Head Girl

Becks, from Leeds, is Gemma’s younger sister and she joined the team on a full time basis in September 2011 after learning her trade in Ireland, spending five years working as head girl and successfully competing in point to points.

She's a popular and highly enthusiastic member of Middleham’s racing community with bags of energy, a razor-sharp wit and an opinion on most things, it was once said of Becks that you'll hear her before you see her and we won't disagree with that!

During her first Flat season with us in 2011, Becks rode her first winner on Terenzium in an amateurs’ handicap at Hamilton, coincidentally the same race Gemma had won on Charlotte Vale four years earlier; She partnered her first winner over hurdles on Catawollow for Richard Guest at Wetherby in April 2013 and recorded her first winner over fences aboard Richard Ford's Camillas Wish at Cartmel in June 2017.

2017 was easily Becky's most successful year to date, helped by her flour jumps successes on Camillas Wish, but her most valuable winner came in early 2015 aboard Sand On Fire in a $38,500 Arabian bred race at Sam Houston Park in Texas. She went on to finish a close second in the final of that prestigious world championship series in Abu Dhabi.

Becks has also trained a hunter chase winner, worked tirelessly to raise money for the Injured Jockeys' Fund following a serious injury to her knee in late 2013, taken part in a boxing match for charity and become an ambassador for Racing Welfare.

In her spare time, Becks enjoys going to the gym, hunting and skiing. She also loves walking her dog Paddy and going back to Leeds to relax with her friends and family.

"I love schooling over fences and I listen to all the advice I get from the boss and from any professionals that come in," says Becks. "The best moments of my career so far have been riding my first winner, seeing my little baby Angel Meadow run with distinction in two Listed sprints in 2016 and when I won at Nottingham on Quoteline Direct, a horse I'd done everything with since we bought him at the breeze ups."

Becks’ contribution to all our recent success, her road back from injury, her fundraising achievements and her IFAHR series rides while representing Great Britain were recognised in the 2016 Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards, in which she made the final three in the rider and groom category won by Alyson Deniel.

Contact Information

Contact Information
Tel: 01969 625 223Call Micky: 07808 572 777 Email: mickyhammondracing@hotmail.com
Visit:
Micky Hammond Racing,
Oakwood Stables,
East Witton Road,
Middleham
DL8 4PT
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