Richard Kingscote Born in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, Richard Kingscote started riding lessons as a 12-year-old and subsequently spent his early teenage years working ponies, for hours on end, on nearby Brean Beach during school holidays and weekends. He attended the British School of Racing and, thereafter, became apprenticed to Beckham trainer Roger Charlton, with whom he would spend four years.

In his first four seasons, Kingscote rode 2, 31, 36 and 44 winners. In August, 2007, he was approached by Cheshire trainer Tom Dascombe and has been retained jockey at his Manor House Stables ever since. In July, 2008, Kingscote rode his first Group winner, Classic Blade, in the July Stakes at Newmarket, closely followed by his second, Ole Ole, in the Superlative Stakes on the same course the very next day. He had to wait a little longer for his first Group 1 winner, Brown Panther, in the Irish St. Leger in 2014.

In 2015, Kingscote punctured both lungs and suffered multiple fractures to his elbow, wrist and collarbone. Nevertheless, he enjoyed his best season, numerically, in 2016 with 113 winners and has ridden over a hundred winners in four of the last five seasons, only narrowly missing out on making it five from five in the curtailed 2020 season. Nevertheless, Kingscote was crowned all-weather champion jockey, for the first time, in 2020/21 with 79 winners to his name.

George Boughey The son of a Dorset farmer, George Boughey is a recent addition to the training roster, having been granted a licence as recently as July, 2019, at the age of 27. However, prior to setting up on his own at Saffron House Stables, on the Hamilton Road in Newmarket, he had acquired a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of training. After spells with Gai Waterhouse and Lloyd Williams in Australia, he joined Hugo Palmer, with whom he spent six years as assistant trainer.

Starting out with just four horses, Boughey saddled just two winners in 2019, but increased his winning tally to 26 in 2020, at a healthy 20% strike rate. At the time of writing, he has already saddled 40 winners in 2021, at an even healthier 27% strike rate, and currently lies sixteenth in the trainers’ championship, with over £310,000 in earnings.

So far, Boughey has saddled just one Listed winner, Mystery Angel in the Pretty Polly Stakes at Newmarket in May, 2021. However, following a creditable fourth in the Musidora Stakes at York, Mystery Angel will take her chance in the second fillies’ Classic, the Oaks, having been supplemented at a cost of £17,000 to connections. Boughey’s most prolific horse, so far, has been the Godolphin ‘castoff’ Khatm, who has won six of his twelve starts, all on synthetic surfaces, for his new trainer. His biggest single earner, so far, has been the filly Pholas, who won the All-Weather Fillies’ And Mares’ Championships at Lingfield in April, 2021 and has amassed nearly £52,000 in prize money.