Sam Waley-Cohen - Next Generation Club President
Sam Waley-Cohen is a successful Amateur Jockey and Businessman. He enjoyed his most successfuly racing season to-date in 2011 capped by a win aboard his father's Long Run in the 2011 Cheltenham Gold Cup, where he made history as the first Amateur Jockey to take the race in 30 years. Sam is the founder of the Portman Healthcare chain of Dental Practices, which he started in 2009.
SAM HOSKINS - Next Generation Club Chairman
Sam Hoskins runs the new Hot To Trot Racing Club and also assists bloodstock agent Geoffrey Howson during the sales. Previously, he worked two and half years for leading owner and breeder the Niarchos Family.
Sam completed the Irish National Stud Thoroughbred Breeding Course and as part of the Joss Collins Scholarship, worked on leading stud farms in New Zealand and America. Other industry experience includes working for John Warren, Mckeever St Lawrence, Highclere Thoroughbred Racing and Tattersalls.
After graduating from Cambridge in 2006 with a degree in French and Spanish, Gina embarked on the Darley Flying Start training course where she learnt about all aspects of the bloodstock and racing industry completing valuable placements on stud farms and in training stables in England, Ireland, America, Australia and the UAE.
She graduated from the course in the summer of 2008 and soon after started working as a contracted presenter for At The Races. Gina has also written on a freelance basis for the Racing Post, The Irish Field and Pacemaker magazine.
Gina's family has a small breeding operation in Hertfordshire and she takes an active role in contributing to mating plans and stock analysis.
Matt has had a lifetime love of racing and began his career with a four-year stint as commercial executive at the British Horseracing Board, assisting the management team and being closely involved with the commercial changes to the industry from 2000 to 2004. He then spent two years as part of the second Darley Flying Start Programme, travelling around the world working and learning about every part of the industry under the Darley banner.
Following this programme, Matt secured a job with Anthony Stroud and has been working as a bloodstock agent, based in Newmarket, for the past four years.
Hetty graduated from Imperial College, Wye, in 2005 with a BSc (Hons) in Equine Business Management. Since then Hetty has completed the BHA Graduate Scheme, with placements in both the racing and bank divisions of Weatherbys, followed by a six month spell in the Racing Administration department.
In 2006 Hetty took up a role in the Bloodstock department at Tattersalls, and was promoted to Sale Organiser in 2010, with responsibility for the July Sale amongst others.
Hetty's parents train point-to-pointers in Norfolk, something she is heavily involved in along with the re-training of racehorses for a life after racing.
After graduating from the University of St. Andrews in 2004, where she was a founder member of the University Polo Club, Ali travelled to Australia where she was employed by William Inglis Thoroughbred Auctioneers as Marketing Assistant. From the Inglis headquarters at Newmarket, Sydney, she moved to Melbourne to work for the Victoria Racing Club as part of the Membership department for the 2006 Melbourne Cup Carnival. Since her return to the UK, and after a brief stint in London working for the Jockey Club, she has worked in Darley’s marketing department and is now Head of European Marketing.
Mike is CEO of Student Racing and is currently studying Economics & Business Management at Newcastle University, having completed a 12 month industrial placement as a consulting analyst at Deloitte.
Mike set up Student Racing with a fellow student in 2010 as part of a module for his degree and it quickly developed into a flourishing buisness that aims to introduce all students to horseracing.
Katherine Graduated from Myerscough College in 2007 with an MSc in Equine Science, and following a year in Australia, began working for the General Stud Book department at Weatherbys. During that time she also provided editorial content to many of the Weatherbys websites including weatherbys.co.uk, bettrends.co.uk, nhstallions.co.uk, which she continues to do outside of her current role as Marketing Co-ordinator for The Point-to-Point Company, which is jointly owned by Weatherbys and the Point-to-Point Authority. Katherine has also provides feature content for such publications as the National Hunt Betting Guide, Hunter Chasers & Point-to-Pointers 2012 and International Thoroughbred.
Since qualifying from Newcastle University with a degree in Countryside Management and obtaining an Open University degree in Chartered Surveying, Charlie has gained vast experience in the industry having worked on stud farms in the UK, USA and Australia. He has also spent time working for a top trainer in Australia and a leading auctioneer in Argentina as well as visiting stud farms in India and Chile.
Between overseas stints, Charlie has worked the sales season for McKeever Bloodstock, where he has now taken up a full time role as a bloodstcok agent.
Harry is a young entrepreneur currently in his first year studying Business at Oxford Brookes. He previously spent 3 months with Godolphin in Dubai, prior to which he worked a sales season for Tattersalls in Newmarket. He also has experience working for Racing UK, Paul Webber, John Warren and Jonny Peter Hoblyn.
He currently also runs Student Racing Syndicates.
Will has always been a passionate racing fan and has an extenxive knowledge of the sport. On leaving school Will gained experience at New England Stud Farm where he prepared yearlings, foaled mares and worked a sales season.
He then spent 18 months abroad, splitting his time between Windsor Park Stud in New Zealand and David Hayes' Racing Stable in Australia. On his return to England Will was keen to further his knowledge and spent time as Pupil Assistant to both Luca Cumani and Ed Dunlop in Newmarket. He joined Gordon-Watson Bloodstock in January 2010 and assists Charlie in all aspects of his work.
Will is especially knowledgeable on racing form and helps Charlie extensively with his Horses In Training purchases. He attends most sales and is gaining a thorough all round grounding working under Charlie.
Tallulah is currently in a deferred year from studying for a degree in Equine Breeding and Stud Management at Writtle College in Essex. During her time at Writtle College she founded and chaired the Writtle College Equestrian Club and worked as a Stud Hand at Lordships Stud gaining experience of the sports horse breeding industry. Taking time out from studying has enabled her to take up a position in the Racing Services department at Weatherbys as an Assistant Project Co-ordinator to increase her understanding of the administrative side of the racing industry.
After completing her degree Tallulah is aiming to apply for the Darley Flying Start program.