Ben PaulingJockeys

Nico de Boinville

Nico de Boinville

As Nicky Henderson's first jockey, Nico probably has the plum job in racing, which makes us here at BPR incredibly lucky to have the frequent use of his Nico's riding abilities.

Racing has been a part of Nico's upbringing from a young age, and he has spent the majority of his career at Seven Barrows, starting as an amateur, and taking on the role of first jockey when Barry Geraghty took on the McManus job.

in 2015 he won the Gold Cup aboard Coneygree, and has won countless big races since, including his lasting partnership with Altior, with whom he has won 17 races.

In particular his ccol head, excellent horsemanship, and capacity to read a race are just some of the benefits we get when he rides our horses.

David Bass

David Bass

Dave first became interested in racing when he attended point-to-point meetings with his father and grandfather when he was very young. Having never sat on a horse, at 16 he decided to do something about it and contacted the British Racing School. From here he went on to work for John "Mad" Manners, an invaluable if unorthodox experience, and in 2009 he was offered the chance to work for the incomparable Nicky Henderson as a conditional jockey. At Seven Barrows he met Ben, and the rest as they say is history.

In 2015 he rode his first Grade One aboard Ben's wonderful horse, Barter's Hill, a horse of a lifetime for both jockey and trainer. Later that season he went on to come a close 2nd in the Grand National aboard Last Samurai, trained by, his now boss Kim Bailey.

A regular at all the top meetings now, where he can regularly be seen aboard Ben's horses, his knowledge, experience and tenacious attitude are invaluable to the yard. 

Daryl Jacob

Daryl Jacob

Originally from Donegal in Ireland, Daryl, after leaving school, began his career as an apprentice to the legendary trainer Dessie Hughes. He did 3 years there before moving to England to Robert Alner's in Dorset where he became a professional jockey, and tasted his first big successes on the Alner's great servant, The Listener, predominantly running in Ireland. Further success followed with Nick Williams, until he joined the powerful yard of Paul Nicholls, first as second to Ruby Walsh and then as first jockey.

In the recent period he is the retained jockey for Simon Munir and Isaac Souede, who's powerful operation has horses all over Britain, Ireland and France and for who Ben trains a number of horses.

A regular visitor to the yard, his positive feedback and excellent advice are as integral as his years of experience and excellent horsemanship.

Luca Morgan - Conditional

Luca Morgan - Conditional

Luca started his career pony racing before moving on to riding out for Paul Nicholls and Johnny Farrelly while still at school. After finishing his exams, he started worked for Johnny full time and gained valuable experience riding a few seasons pointing. We have high hopes that he'll go far with his racing career.

He is now coming into his second season at BPR after a very successful first season, where he got 8 winners under his belt. He's aready started this season with a bang with 3 winners and we expect many more.

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