Ian 'Clarko' Clarkson
Ian joined Micky Hammond Racing as a Saturday helper in 1990 after fitting new carpets in the yard. Since then Ian and Micky have become great friends.
Due to this and his love of horses Ian rode out every Saturday for many years and has never missed a Christmas morning.
Ian did hang up his boots for a few years, but was still a huge part of the MH team, before join the yard full time in 2016. Firstly working in the yard mucking out and grooming, he was also the utility man and gardener. Surprisingly it was not long before he got the bug again and has been riding out ever since.
Ian got to the final 3 in rider groom category at the The Stud and Stable Staff awards 2019, where he met some lovely people and really enjoyed the whole experience.