Like any professional horse racing yard - the team are paramount to its success. Here at Linkslade we are lucky enough to have a committed and reliable team to train your horse and to make sure that your horses stay with us is a happy and successful one.

Having been born at Fawley Stud, William has spent his entire life surrounded by horses. Now entering his 28th year as a race horse trainer, William has been responsible for well over 670 winners. Notable successful horses include: Averti, Zargus, Material Witness, Texas Gold, Enforcer, Enroller, Saphira's Fire, Purr Along, Stepper Point, Code Red, Jack's Point and Pyledriver just to name a few.

The yard sent out 34 winners in 2021 and won over £980,000 in prize money. There are no better trainers to bring out the best in a horse, be it a 2 year old or a 3 year old+.

Chris graduated from the Royal Agricultural University with a BSc Hons degree in International Equine Management.


Since graduating, Chris has been heavily involved with the training of racehorses that has seen him travel the world gaining valuable experience. Working in Australia, Saudi Arabia and Japan, Chris brings a wealth of training and horse knowledge to Linkslade.

Becky Kerwood
Racing Secretary
Maria Leader
Head Girl

Maria joined the team at Linkslade in 1995 which makes her one of the longest serving members of staff. Maria holds the responsibility of Head Girl where her experience and knowledge of the thoroughbred is outstanding. "Over the years I have seen many wonderful horses come and go through the yard however, there is one special horse that sticks in my mind - Shadoof. The day he won the Zetland Gold Cup is a day I will never forget."

Richard Phillips (CHAD)
Rider/Racing Groom
Rider/Racing Groom
Rider/Racing Groom
Yard Person/Racing Groom
Yard Person/Racing Groom
Yard Person/Racing Groom
Mat Hazell
Work Rider/ Head Travelling