Ben PaulingJockeys

Daryl Jacob

Daryl Jacob

We are thrilled to have secured the services of Daryl Jacob for the forthcoming season. He will still be retained by Simon Munir and Isaac Souede to ride their horses in England but we will have first call thereafter. I spoke at length with all parties and we feel it is a very positive move for everyone concerned. Daryl moved over from Ireland when he was 19yrs old and went straight to Robert and Sally Alner to ride in Point to Points, I know he had a great relationship with the Alner’s from the start and he still talks with Robert regularly to ask advice. Whilst continuing with the Alner’s he rode for other trainers as well namely Paul Keane, Nick Williams and latterly Paul Nichols. His career has been filled with big race experience and success, from Diamond Harry in the English Hennessey and The Listener In the Irish Hennessey. Neptune Collonges winning the Grand National, Zarkandar winning the Triumph and more recently Messire Des Obeaux winning the Challow and L’ami Serge winning the French Champion Hurdle. Daryl and his wife Kelly and children Harry and Darcie are currently living in France during the quieter time in the British National Hunt season and Daryl is riding out daily which I feel is great for fitness, experience and he will come back ready for the season ahead. We have some really smart horses for the coming season and I am very much looking forward to getting going properly. Most of our horses won’t be ready till the middle of October though so it will give Daryl time to get to know them at home before we get to the track.

Nico De Boinville

Nico De Boinville

Nico has a very strong background in racing having grown up with the sport around him since his childhood. Ben got to know him while they both worked at Henderson's. Nico was the amateur jockey at Seven Barrows, but also worked on the yard. Nico has also been a big help to us from the early days. His 5lb and 3lb claims were a huge help but it was no suprise they didn't last long and it was great to watch his fight for the conditional title last season. Of course Nico also had the most fantastic season winning the Gold Cup on the very special Coneygree.

David Bass

David Bass

Ben and David got to know each other during their time at Seven Barrows, where he rode as Nicky's conditional.  While he still rides for Henderson and various other trainers he comes down to the yard as much as he can. David has been a big part of the team from day one. I have always valued his opinion at home and on the course and it was great to see him have the best season of his career last season, he rode winners at both the Cheltenham and Aintree Festivals. 

Maurice Linehan

Maurice Linehan

Maurice joined us recently having been at Jonjo's since coming to England five years ago. He has ridden 51 winners and claims 3 lb which is useful and has already ridden two winners for us. He rides out four or five times a week and is a great help. 

Alex Ferguson

Alex Ferguson

I am thrilled to have Alex join the team as our Amateur jockey. He has had plenty of experience for his age having had three rides at the Cheltenham and Aintree Festivals this year and rode round the national fences as well. He is a fantastic person to have on the yard and a great asset to the team. 

 

 

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