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.

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.

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

Keiran Buckley (Work Rider)

Olivia Jackson (Work Rider)

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!

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

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)

Victoria Churchill (Stable Lass – part time)

Tom Buckley



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.