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Jim Best entered racing at the age of 13 at Richard Rowe's and Josh Gifford's yard. He had a very successful career as an amateur jockey, riding under both codes, in England and abroad. He rode for some of the top trainers, including John Dunlop, Clive Brittain, Lady Herries, Toby Balding, Hughie Morrison and Richard Hannon.
Although he loved riding, Jim always held a burning ambition to be a trainer, and as such he has always been keen to recognise and gain experience from the various top yards he has been involved with, including assisting Mark Pitman in Lambourn and taking guidance from Champion Trainer Toby Balding.
Tom Best started his career at the tender age of 12 with Richard Rowe and Josh Gifford. After more than 100 rides on the flat, and winning the Amateur Championship Turf and All Weather, and representing England in the Amateur Riders Vergenty Series, he moved to Toby Balding's Fyfield yard. There he switched to National Hunt, winning many high-calibre races including the Cantor Handicap Hurdle at Ascot and the Grade I Sefton Novice Hurdle Race at the Aintree festival.
After two years at Toby's, Tom started to struggle to maintain his weight, and decided to retire from riding and concentrate on gaining as much knowledge about training as possible, spending a year at Champion Trainer Paul Nicholls' yard. Tom, with his abundance of experience, also does most of the schooling at home.
Where we're Going - Be Part of the Winning Team!
After an excellent first year, with the highest strike rate in East Sussex, Jim and Tom are doing even better in the current season. We offer to take on your horse for training in our professionally-run yard, with the emphasis on being able to get your horse to the peak of its physical fitness whilst recognising and treating each horse's individual needs.
Office: 01435 882370 / 01435 882370
(Please note that their mobile phones will be turned off when Jim and Tom are working the horses.)
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