Registered Farrier - Michael Haigh
Mike has worked with Suzzanne in the different yards for over 16 years. He has a wide range of experience and he enjoys working with our horses. Mike is always on hand to advise on the good health of our horses feet
Aaron James - Assistant Trainer
Aaron rides out and helps with training of all our horses. As an amateur jockey he rode the first winner for Newstart Yard, riding Stamp Duty at Wolverhampton in February 2012. Aaron also rides out for other local yards.
We will never walk alone.
Pete, Suzzanne's dad, who played a major role in the running and daily routine of Newstart Yard, sadly passed away at home in October 2017. We will carry on with his work around the yards, just as he would wish. We aim to work alongside all the things and ways he has created and developed, making things the best they can be for the home and Newstart Racing. Pete's spirit will forever be with us around the yards and he will always be cheering on the winners throughout our racing adventures.
Vetinary Physiotherapist - Gemma Walker
Gemma is a great link to our success. She visits our yard regularly and checks our horses for any aches, pains & niggles. Gemma has done pressure relieving work for all our winners and gives the horses the comfort and confidence they deserve.
Suzzanne France - Trainer
Suzzanne trained in Newmarket, at the British Racing School. She was apprenticed to Nigel Tinkler then Neville Bycroft. She became head lass forAndy Turnell where she helped to train the successful Class 1 winner Blue Bejan. Then as Assistant Trainer for Neveille Bycroft she helped train Danum Dancer, winner of the Class 1 Totepool Two-Year-Old Trophy. As an apprentice jockey Suzzanne rode 17 winners when, after a serious injury at Redcar, she took up training in her own yard at Cheesecake Hill.
Veterinary Practice - Minster Vets
Minster Vets have a superb reputation around the local training industry. Their branch practice at Malton offers a full service and they are always happy to give assessments and advice for any concerns we have for the athletic racehorses we work with.
Kate Cockerell - Race Day Assistant
Kate joins us for race meetings, preparing the horses and collecting the saddles. She enjoys leading the horse and jockey into the winners enclosure after the race!
Equine Feed Suppliers - Mc Ivor Feeds
McIvor's make our regular food delivery. They are a small family business which has been serving the farming and equestrian community for over 50 years. They only deliver the best quality feeds we require. The lads know the feed room well and where everything goes.
Pat France - Secretary
Pat, a former music teacher in schools, often tries to keep in tune with our accounts and paper work. Pat enjoys giving our yard the tidy blooming appearance that welcomes our visitors.
Peter France (1945-2017) Head Yard Man
Peter was our Yard Man, handy man and true supporter. He could often be seen tidying up around the yard and making plans for more improvements. He would usually been seen at the races, meeting with owners in the parade ring. He played a major role in the running and daily routine of Newstart Racing.