Sandeep is originally from India. He moved to the UK in 2008 and started working for Neil at St Gatiens, his yard in Newmarket. When Neil relocated to the Marlborough Downs, Sandeep moved with him. His family joined him here a few years ago.
Sandeep is a very reliable and hard working member of the team who looks after the yard and mans the horse walker whilst the rest of the team are riding out. Neil is always telling him he is the best yardman he has ever had. (He's the only yardman Neil has ever employed!!)
Sandeep Thapa -
Alex has always been interested in racing and wanted to be a jockey. He took part in pony races as a child, and worked for Mick Easterby in Yorkshire for whom he rode two winners on the flat.
Outside of racing he enjoys playing his guitar and walking his dog.
Alex Fielding -
Daisy has been an important member of the team at Ridgeway Racing since 2014. As well as riding out, Daisy plays a key role looking after our owners and visitors. Her cooked breakfasts are legendary and have even been written about in the press!
Daisy is originally from Norfolk and grew up with ponies and horses, enjoying hunting and eventing. She is captain of the Marlborough Hockey 3rds and plays hockey most Saturdays throughout the winter. She also enjoys walking her cocker spaniel, Aura, and taking her picking up on shoot days.
Daisy’s favourite horse is Regulation who she regularly rides and gets on with like a house on fire. Many years before we knew Daisy, she helped break in Milansbar and educate him in his early days with his breeder, so credit must go to her for what a lovely horse he is now and his recent successes!
Daisy Beckwith -
Oriana joined the team in August 2019 after 5 years as secretary to Warren Greatrex and 2 years with John Hills. Previously, she has ridden out for Brendan Powell, Charlie Mann and as a teenager for Harry Willis. Oriana has owned horses and has closely followed racing most of her life. A racing memory close to her heart was being at Cheltenham to watch Cole Harden win the Stayers Hurdle in 2015 - an extra special moment because her (now) husband was his daily work rider. Outside of racing Oriana is kept busy with her 3 children and 3 grandchildren. she's one to watch at the Poker table and loves to play golf and open-water swim.