Steven Brookshaw (Pre-Training and Farm Manager)
Began his career in racing as a jockey who rode 148 point-to-point winners and 25 winners under rules, but he will perhaps be better known for his many years as a successful National Hunt trainer, most memorably training Grand National Winner Lord Gyllene for the late Stan Clarke. He may be unique in having trained the winners of all three of the only races run over the Grand National fences at the Aintree Festival, the other two events being the Topham Chase (which he won twice, with Listen Timmy and Cassia Heights) and the The Fox Hunters' where he was victorious with Rolling Ball. Now retired from the training ranks, he brings his vast experience to the preparation yard, where he works along side Sarah.
Sarah Taylor (Yard Manager)
Sarah has worked full time at Mickley Stud since 2008, after being introduced to racing by Mrs S Crow and receiving an excellent grounding in racehorse care. She has since become yard manager, and also serves as Steven Brookshaw's Assistant Trainer. She has gained her Racehorse Care and Management Levels 1, 2, and 3, and completed an Advanced Apprenticeship in Racehorse Management, and has extensive experience in breaking, sales, schooling, medications, foaling and riding work.
John R Newcombe (BVetMed MRCVS)
We are fortunate to be able to call on the services of John Newcombe as our Vet. Qualified from the Royal Veterinary College London in 1968, John is one of Britain’s most prominent equine stud vets. He is a well respected vet and scientific author, with over 50 scientific papers published to date, on all aspects of equine reproduction. John attends the Stud throughout the stud season attending to the gynaecological needs of the mares.
Laura Smith (BVM MRCVS) (Vet)
Laura qualified from the Royal veterinary College in 2005 and is a vital part of the Nantwich Equine Veterinary Group. Laura attends Mickley Stud on a daily basis to ensure the best possible care for mares, foals, and our stallions. Her main area of interest is neonatal medicine, making her a huge asset to the Stud.