Trainee Profile – Kate Phizacklea

Kate Phizacklea is 22, originates from Cumbria and her Employer is Dan Skelton

How did you get into racing?

I got into racing from a young age watching the races at my local track Cartmel, and then after discovering the British Racing School I found the opportunity for me to start my career. Between leaving school and starting at The BRS I had 3 part time jobs at the same time, I was breaking in horses and ponies at an equestrian centre, working in a tack shop and cleaning at a café so I was usedto a busy lifestyle.

What training have you done?

I attended the British Racing School in April last year for 9 weeks and I’m now on an Apprenticeship in Racehorse Care with Dan Skelton Racing. Prior to that I had two weeks work experience at Rebecca Menzies in Yorkshire

What is your career goal?

My ultimate career goal would to become a Trainer and be good at it! But also since joining a yard and working in racing, I would love to get my amateurs licence and ride a few winners in point to points.

How does it feel to lead up a runner at Cheltenham?

Having a runner a Cheltenham is beyond anything I could have hoped for and I'm lucky enough to have two entries. Having watched the festival since I was a young child, it's an absolute dream to be able to take my horses there and have an experience thatnot many people can have. I have to thank Dan Skelton for the opportunities I've had, having only worked for him for such a short time. He’s the best, I honestly don't think there's a better person to have as a boss.


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