Ben Haslam Racing | The Team
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The Team


Our small team of staff work tirelessly here at Castle Hill Stables to give each horse the individual care and attention it deserves. Ever cheerful, their passion for the horses shows through on a daily basis.

Alice Haslam

Alice and Ben have recently got married, which was a nice start to the season! Alice rides out, as well as being in charge of the social media and website.

Andrew Williams

Andy is a pivotal part of the Castle Hill Team, and undertakes the majority of our racing duties, an extremely essential part of what we do here! He brings a lot to the yard in a daily basis and can always be relied on to keep everyone smiling.

Simone Massey

Simone is such a pleasure to have around, and really cares for every horse she comes into contact with. She has a good eye for detail and gets on with everyone, humans and horses alike! She is proving a great asset to the yard.

Tab Threadgall

Tabs joined us at the start of the year, and is hugely entertaining to have around the yard. She is about to commence her own point to pointing career and we shall all be cheering her on!

Dragos Sava

Dragos has recently joined us from his homeland, Romania, and has excelled himself in his new life in England! Always cheerful, he has fit in brilliantly and adores all the horses.

Colin Neasham

Colin is an absolute star, and works superbly on the yard with Dragos. A real master of all, he is as handy with a hammer as he is with a fork or a lunge line, and we are delighted to have his experience on the ground.

Helen Cuming

Helen first arrived in Middleham in 2001 to work for Ben’s father Patrick as Racing Secretary, so has known Ben since he was just 16! She has been a part of the office ever since and transferred to helping Ben when he took out his licence in 2010. She now takes care of the yard accounts and last year started her own business offering a payroll & bookkeeping service to local small businesses –


No racing yard is complete without it’s own version of a Formula 1 Pit Team, and we are eternally grateful to our physio, farriers and vets for the sterling work they do here at Castle Hill Stables to keep all our horses in tip top form all year round

Marike Bronke

Marike is our brilliant physio, who works wonders with our horses on a regular basis. Racehorses have a lot of physical demands put on them, and we really rely on her to make sure they are comfortable and able to do their job to the best of their ability. She has a real feel for horses, and they all love her visits.

Oliver Lees

The truest saying in racing is ‘no foot, no horse,’ and we are thrilled to have Ollie here to ensure ours are in fine form! Every horse is treated like an individual and he has worked wonders with many of them. A keen hunting man, he brings a huge sense of humour and a fairly interesting singing voice into the yard!

Philip Jones

Philip is our exceptional Vet, who is always on hand to make sure that the horses arrive on race day at their optimum. Very experienced, he is a huge asset to the team and we are lucky to have him on call.


Patrick and Anne

Patrick and Anne Haslam are Ben’s wonderful parents, who are on hand every day with invaluable help and advice. Patrick is legendary in the world of training, having sent out over a 1000 winners, managing the rare feat of having one at every racecourse in the country at the time. Such help can never be undervalued, and he has been a huge source of inspiration to Ben throughout his life. Anne is one of the most energetic women around, full of fun, and equally brilliant with the horses. They are a huge part of Castle Hill Stables and it is a pleasure and a privilege to have them here.