Richard Hobson Racing
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Richard Hobson


Ex Jockey and successful Bloodstock Agent for French National Hunt Horses
With a lifetime experience with racehorses having grown up in his fathers racing yard in England and from the age of eleven in France. Hence he is fluent in French. Racing truly runs in Hobson family with Richards sister and brother both having been jockeys too. His sister in Italy and his brother in America where he now trains too.

Shirley Becker

Assistant Trainer

Richards partner and assistant. She grew up in her parents racing yard in Germany. She rode in pony races and then rode successfully as an amateur jockey in Germany. She moved to England in 2008 after securing a place on National Stud Diploma Course in Newmarket. She has worked since in a variety of roles within the racing industry such as Breaking and Pre-Training, Stud work and Sales Preparation as well as Administration. As well as assisting Richard and going racing she is in charge of the preparation of our young stock for the various sales.

Dawson Lees

Head Lad

We are delighted to have Dawson as our Head Lad. He brings with him 35 years of experience in a variety of roles. His passion lies with young horses, breaking and sales preparation. Flat jockey for Barry Hills, worked for Jenny Pitman looked after and lead up Royal Athlete to win the 1995 grand national.

Tom Broughton

Conditional Jockey

Conditional jockey originally from Lincolnshire has a bright future ahead of him as a jump jockey. Joining late spring he has already a Highlands grand national on Chic Name to his CV.

Becky Hares

Yard Manager

A huge asset to us. Very reliable and conscientious. She also accompanies horses to the races and helps prepare young stock for the sales when that time of the year comes around. She particularly enjoys doing the sales. In her free time she has her own retired racehorse which she showjumps and hunts. Enjoys going racing on her days off when her boyfriend Tom Broughton rides.

Georgia Jeal

Part Time Groom

Big racing enthusiast A great team player who has ridden out, goes racing when needed, always has a smile on her face. She’s studies BSc Racehorse Perfomance and Rehabilitation


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