Meet the Team

Martin Bosley - Trainer

 

After riding over 100 winners as a jump jockey for prolific trainers, including Henrietta Knight, David Elsworth, and the late Captain Tim Forster, Martin has gained a lifetime experience and knowledge of horsemanship.  In 1997 he retired from the saddle to take over training from his well respected father John Bosley .

 

Martin Bosley - Trainer

John Bosley trained successfully for 42 years under both codes, producing good horses such as Corn Street, Pusey Street and Bridge Street Lady on the flat and Eyecatcher who was 3rd in the 1976 and 1977 Grand National's.

 

Since Martin started training in 1997 he has produced and revitalised some remarkable performers as you will see from the 'Winners table' - horses that had lost their way with various training problems with their previous handlers. 


Most notable winners revitalised by Martin who went on to win Grade 1 events were Rubhahunish (Cheltenham and Punchestown Festivals) and Sabadilla - winner of The Galway Hurdle in Ireland.

 

Continuing to ride out daily, Martin is "hands on" with all the horses in his care ensuring he is familiar with each individual's character and ability.  He is renowned for his patience, attention to detail and selective race planning for each individual horse.

 

With regard to hobbies Martin enjoys all sports from golf, tennis, football, cricket and rugby.


Martin talking to Tom Marquand at Chelmsford




Jockeys


When looking for a jockey to ride a horse in a race Martin will use the best available and in some cases a jockey to suit the horse. 


When looking out for future top Jockeys Martin has a good eye for noticing the early talent at the start of their careers such as George Baker (gave him his 2nd winner), Hayley Turner (rode us winners in her second season), Nico De Boinville (rode for us as an amateur before he went professional) and to the present day early talent - George Wood (gave him his 5th winner of his career),  Mr Zac Baker (started with us at the age of 12 and gave him his first two winners at 16yrs in Point to Points, followed by his first five wins under rules) and Paddy Pilley (came to us at 13 and when he was 16 we placed him with Mick Channon as his apprentice).



Sarah Bosley

Sarah BosleySarah, married to Martin in 1990, rode for 14 years on the flat under rules gaining 48 winners in the UK and abroad - riding in over 600 races. 


Achievements

* Lady Amateur Flat Champion in Great Britain in 2000 and 2004

* Winner of the prestigious Ladies Diamond Race at Ascot (July Meeting) in 1998

* Represented Great Britain finishing 3rd in the Ladies World Championship Series,  competing in 23 countries.




From 1991 to date Sarah has been running the 'Bosley Racing' office for Martin's father and now Martin Bosley Racing.



 

EmilyScarles

Joined the Team in 2015 after successfully achieving three A' levels at school.  Emily is a competent work rider and works very hard in the yard.  Emily is an exceptional swimmer having won many races whilst at school.  In September 2017 Emily swam in a relay across the English Channel, raising money for the charity 'Aspire'.  Emily is always smiling, another very important member of our team.




 
Alexandra Powis

Our newest member of the team, Alexandra joined us in March 2018.  Acting as our Operations Manager having come from Godolphin in Australia.  In 2017, Alexandra successfully gained first class honors BSC in Equine Science and Thoroughbred Management at Oxford Brookes University.  Whilst at University was the President of the OBU Horse Racing Society.  Excellent team organiser and player.

 


  
Oliver Timms

Currently goes to the local school to our stables.  Oliver assists us at weekends, holidays and a few days before and after school.  He is very keen and dedicated to becoming a jockey in the very near future.  Oliver rides to a high standard for his age and already is a polished work rider.  Apprentice jockey in the future - super team member.
 
   
Jennifer Pahlman

Part time work rider for us who has an Amateur Jockeys Cat 'A' licence on the flat.  Jennifer has over 10 years experience in the UK and in Sweden.  A very important member of our team.

 
Chloe Swaffield

Part time work rider who has ridden winners point to pointing and two winners under the ARO rules of racing.  A very valuable team player.

2nd on El Jo 


  
 

At Martin Bosley Racing we ensure our horses benefit from the best assistance.

  • Alan Walker - Consultant vet
  • Olwen Lloyd  - Chess Valley Equine Veterinary
  • Ian Buck - Farrier
  • John Bosley - Haylage supplier
  • Olwen Lloyd - Vet & Chiropractor
  • Topspec - Nutritionist / feed analysis
  • Christy O'Connor - Equine dentist
  • Andy Thorpe & P C Fixup - Computer & Office software
  • Inca  - Accounting

 



2007- Martin Bosley Racing