Trainer & Director
Jeremy is the trainer at Horses First Racing. He came over from Australia in 2007 with his wife Kerrie and their young family, where he had enjoyed considerable success, with more than 250 winners. Jeremy is one of an elite group to have trained winners in the UK, Australia and Dubai, plus taken horses to Singapore, Germany, France, Qatar and Ireland. For more information on Jeremy’s career please see his full bio page.
Founder & Managing Director
With a lifelong interest in racing Eamonn enjoyed a misspent youth at Windsor races. He tore himself away to start his career in publishing. After moving to Silicon Valley to publish a computing magazine, he set up the world’s first commercial internet service. On his return to the UK he founded leading interactive agency Online Magic, which he later sold to Agency.com, staying on as their European CEO after the company went public in 1999. Eamonn bought founded Horses First Racing in 2004. In 2014 Eamonn was invited to join the board of the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) as a non-exec director. He is also a founder of Total Performance Data Ltd.
Client Services Manager
Kerrie is the first point of contact in the office for Owners, looking after the racing admin, running yard visits, and going racing with owners whenever she can. She juggles this with looking after Darcie 15, Larnie 13 and Harrison 11, and of course Jeremy. She is also keen to lend a hand in the yard when needed and enjoys riding out with the kids.
Operations and Finance Manager
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Amy joined us in March 2008 originally as a work rider, progressing to become Head Girl in 2010. She then decided to further her career in 2013 by doing something completely different, Accounting. Amy then went to work for Wiltshire Council to cement her new skills. We were delighted when Amy returned to us in 2015 and she is now managing the operations, staff and finances. With her love for horses she still rides two or three a week when they do their ‘flat work’. Amy also rides in her spare time away from the yard and has just taken on a youngster, Leo.
Irishman David Parkes, is a terrific young lad, very eager to learn. He was apprenticed to JS Bolger in the beginning. He rode 3 winners for Mr Bolger and was with him for 3 years. A talented up and coming jockey with a big future ahead of him, still claiming five. David suffered a broken femur in a stable accident in 2014, but is well on the road to recovery and is now back in the saddle with a few wins under his belt so far, one being Fandango at Epsom. He has also been given the opportunity to ride in Sweden and Denmark of late.
Another Hungarian on the team, Alexandra, ‘Sandi’ as she likes to be called, is a very experienced and talented work rider, pictured here with one of her favorite rides, a young filly called K’gari Spirit. She is also great friends with Aggie and Attila and they all enjoy cooking Hungarian food for the rest of the staff, she too enjoys taking the horses racing.
Megan came to us last year on work experience, her aim was to do the 14 week course at the British Racing School and she needed more experience. She was an asset to the team from day one. She has finished her time at BRS and is now with us on a full time basis. Megan has developed as a work rider and one day hopes to take out her apprentice licence. She will ride and work in the yard and also enjoys going racing when she can. Pictured here with stable steed Sonny Jim.
Attila is also a great asset to the team. He too has plenty of experience behind him and is a great with the colts and young horses.
Agnes and her husband Attila are from Hungary. With over 20 years experience between them, Agnes is a backbone of the yard. She is great with the young horses. She also loves to go racing with her favourites! Aggie and Attila have a son, Balint 13, who is always keen to lend a hand.
Sophie was our weekend yard manager and has now decided to join the weekly roster on a more part time basis, she also enjoys going racing when she can. Sophie juggles this with her young son, Arlo. She likes to ride in her spare time and the Gask children have had her out pony riding too. She is great with the young horses and is an asset to the team.
Parris joined us full time in April 2016 having worked at Pets at Home for some time . She loves the horses and thought a career change would be ideal. She has two New Forest ponies that she enjoys riding and competing on at local shows. Parris also enjoys going to the races and riding the Gask ponies when called upon!
Darcie 15, the eldest of the three Gask children has been in the yard since day dot. She loves the horses and enjoys going to the races too. She has joined the team as a yard groom and works in the holidays and on the weekends, school first though! She is a keen rider and has just taken on ex racer Dutch Archer, while her pony is out on loan. One day she would like to train and take over from her Daddy! Pictured here with her beloved Dutch.
Charlotte is one of our fab weekend girls, since joining us she has really become a part of the team and loves spending time with the horses. She also works whenever she can in the school holidays as she currently studies at Sparsholt College, and is in her final year. Pictured here with her beloved horse, Silver, she too is a keen rider in her spare time. Two of the Gask children have already had her out riding around Danebury too. She enjoys taking horses to the races when she can, her favourite being Born To Finish.
Uta who hails from Germany has been with us since 2015, originally only working weekends. She enjoyed her time with us so much she was appointed to a full time position. Uta loves working in the yard and is part of our great team.