Like any professional horse racing yard - the staff 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 650 winners. Notable successful horses include: Averti, Zargus, Material Witness, Texas Gold, Enforcer, Enroller, Saphira's Fire, Purr Along, Stepper Point and Code Red just to name a few.
William trained 23 winners in 2019 and won over £290,000 in prize money. There is no better trainer to bring out the best in a horse, be it a 2 year old or a 3 year old +.
Lucy recently joined Linkslade to help with the day to day running of the Office and Accounts. She has always been surrounded by horses and has previously worked for Highclere Stud and Donnington Grove Vets, her know with horses is second to none and she owns two ex-racehorses herself.
Lucy has a very welcoming approach and is looking forward to meeting everyone involved with Linkslade.
Richard Phillips (CHAD)
Yard Person/Racing Groom
Work Rider/ Head Travelling
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."