Becky Smith

Assistant Trainer

Gemma’s younger sister, joined the team on a full time basis in June 2011 after learning her trade in Ireland, spending five years working as head girl and successfully competing in point to points. She was Head Girl for a number of years before stepping down to concentrate on race riding. 


She's a popular and highly enthusiastic member of Middleham’s racing community with bags of energy, a razor-sharp wit, it was once said of Becks that you'll hear her before you see her and we won't disagree with that!


During her first Flat season with us in 2011, Becks rode her first winner on Terenzium in an amateurs’ handicap at Hamilton, coincidentally the same race Gemma had won on Charlotte Vale four years earlier. She partnered her first winner over hurdles on Catawollow for Richard Guest at Wetherby in April 2013 and recorded her first winner over fences aboard Richard Ford's Camillas Wish at Cartmel in June 2017. She now co - owns the mare and has bred two foals, one by Kayf Tara and one by Jack Hobbs.

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Becks was crowned Lady Amateur flat jockey Champion in 2018, by a record number of winners with 11.


Becks’ has contributed to all our teams success over the years on and off the track. 


Her long road back from injury, her fundraising achievements and her IFAHR series rides while representing Great Britain were recognised in the 2016 Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards, in which she was runner up in the rider and groom category won by Alyson Deniel.


January 2020 has seen Becks make her way to Australia where she spent a month shadowing Ciaron Maher and David Eustace in his yards in Melbourne and Sydney, all through the great achievement of winning the Alex Scott future trainers travel scholarship.

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