Owners, Trainers & Jockeys
Dual Purpose Trainer
We are thrilled to have Rebecca as our Brand Ambassador. Here are a few words from Rebecca:
"The Racing Industry has already suffered greatly due to the Covid19 outbreak, the effects of which will undoubtedly carry on for a long time to come. I'm really looking forward to working with those behind the new initiative '4 Racing v COVID 19' which has been set up to work in conjunction with Racing Welfare; to raise much-needed funds for those associated with the sport who need it most during this very challenging time."
~ Rebecca Menzies, April 2020
Dual Purpose Irish Trainer
Tel: +353 871853175
Katy is a young, ambitious Irish trainer and we are delighted to have her as an official Brand Ambassador of 4Racing v COVID 19.
Katy is originally from Yorkshire and come from a racing background, her father Joey was a flat jockey and served his apprenticeship with Ian Balding. Her mum was racing secretary to Sue and Harvey Smith and always kept horses. She competed in both showing and showjumping when younger, but was bitten by the racing bug and started her career with 'Sprint King' Dandy Nichols.
In 2008, Katy decided to move to Ireland and worked for Paddy Twomey riding out and preparing horses for the breeze-up sales. She was also head girl/travelling head girl to Sabrina Harty for a number of years and held an amateur jockeys licence.
In January 2017, she decided to take the plunge and set up training for herself and was rewarded with her first winner not long after, which was conveniently at her home track of Wetherby.
Katy trains on the Curragh where the training facilities are second to none.
Last year, was her best so far, with 5 winners and numerous placings under both codes from a very small number of runners.
This year with a string of 20, good quality horses and a good support network of owners and staff, she is really looking forward to the up and coming season and believe she has some exciting prospects on her hands.
Ellie has been right behind our campaign from the outset and we were only too pleased to make her one of our sponsors, in fact the first jockey to be so.
Ellie is a claiming professional jockey attached to Heather Main’s yard, she's worked in racing for 11 years and had her first ride in 2014 on the Arab Racing circuit. Ellie has enjoyed 29 winners, at the time of writintso far both on arabs and thoroughbreds and hopes to ride plenty more in the future.
Quote from Ellie...
"I was Champion Novice Arab Jockey in 2017 and at the time was a proud ambassador for Racing Welfare & now delighted to be a sponsor of 4-racing v COVID 19".