The Staff

Our Team

Eddie Buckley (Assistant Trainer) – Eddie started with us in February 2015 and comes with 25 years experience in racing having previously been head lad to Martin and David Pipe. Eddie rode 50 winners as a jockey and also worked for Jim Bolger in Ireland.

Eddie brings a wealth of experience to Throne Farm and is well respected within the industry.

Eddie Buckley

Eddie Buckley – Assistant Trainer at Thorne Farm Racing

Poul Andersen (Head lad) – Poul has over 40 years experience with horses and has worked in many disciplines. He arrived from Denmark over 20 years ago and worked for champion trainer Mr Martin Pipe as assistant head lad at Sunnyside yard for over 19 years.

Poul Andersen

Poul Andersen – Head Lad at Thorne Farm Racing

Lee Drowne (Amateur Jockey, Pupil Assistant Trainer) – Lee is a highly experienced jockey and is exceptionally good with our young horses. He has ridden many point to point winners and has obtained 25 rides under rules.

Lee Drowne rides Tokyo Javilex at Uttoxeter

Lee Drowne – Amateur Jockey, Pupil Assistant Trainer at Thorne Farm Racing

Rodi Greene (former jockey) – Roddy is also a regular presence at Thorne Farm and a huge asset to the team.


Rodi Green

Keiran Buckley (Work Rider)

Keiran Buckley with Speredek

Olivia Jackson (Work Rider)


Olivia Jackson riding Pomme

Stable Staff

We have a great team of stable lasses and lads that  do a fantastic job! They’re a very good team and reliable and are a pleasure to have around the yard. When the horses are well looked after this all contributes to their welfare and ultimately their performance and is all part of our training regime. Everybody has a part to play!

Natalie Stone (Stable Lass) – Natalie has worked for Linda Blackford and Grant Cann previously and has her own horse to point to point this coming season.

Thorne Farm Racing

Natalie Stone at Thorne Farm

Rachel Burrows (Stable Lass) – Rachel rode point to pointing and has been around racehorses all her life.

Thorne Farm Racing

Rachael Burrows – Stable Lass

Naomi Sims (Stable Lass)

Lucy Furlong (Stable Lass and Work Rider)

Sam Christian (Stable Lass and Work Rider)

Katie Bennett (Stable Lass and Work Rider)

Katie Bennett riding Phoenix Firebird.


Victoria Churchill (Stable Lass – part time)

Tom Buckley (Stable Lad – part time)

Tom Buckley with Queen of Epirus



Tom Scudamore  (Jockey) – Tom is a great asset to the yard, he is a top class jockey and rides the majority of my horses as often as possible on the racetrack. His input on the horses in the yard is invaluable as he generally rides out as frequently as he can.

Mister wiseman and Tom Scudamore

Mister wiseman and Tom Scudamore

James Best (Jockey) – One of our regular jockeys who has successfully ridden many winners.

James Best

James Best with Master Neo

Ciaran Gethings (Jockey) – One of our regular jockeys who has successfully ridden many winners

Ciaran winning with Speredek

We also use Danny Cook, Sam Twiston-Davies, Dave Crosse, Tom Bellamy,  Dougie Costello, Conor O’Farrell and Jamie Moore or the best available.