The National Trainers Federation aided by a strong push from the Racing Post, have created the National Stable Staff Week. Not only is it a wonderful idea, but it is also well overdue that we recognize as an industry the hard work of racing staff.
I appreciate how fortunate I am to have such an excellent team of staff in my first year as a trainer. Working as an assistant in Newmarket on and off for the past 8 years has allowed me to build relationships with many of my current members of staff. Along with some new faces, I feel I’ve a perfect mix of youth and experience.
I set out at the start of my training career to create an environment in which the staff want to work in, which includes additional time off and bonuses, the odd doughnut and most importantly an open door policy, so they can approach me with any issues they might have. I have also purchased a pair of new bikes, so getting work was bit easier for those who could not drive.
Billy, Chris, Phil, Sophie, Lydia, Tom, Khalid, Brian, Muhammed & Fletcher THANK YOU - George