Diploma Course 2001
With his family being involved in the Thoroughbred industry Jamie grew up on a number of stud farms including a period at The National Stud. In 2001 Jamie returned to the National as he was accepted on the 2001 Diploma course from which he graduated in the summer of 2002. Since then he has gained a wide range of experience in the industry; from working for bloodstock agents James Delahooke and Gordian Troeller, to working at Tattersalls and Doncaster Bloodstock Sales and then assistant trainer to John. W. Hills in Lambourn.
More recently, Jamie has been based in California as assistant trainer to James Cassidy and Patrick Gallagher.
Simultaneously, he was operating his own racing stables as a licensed trainer and managing his own bloodstock operation; Jamie Lloyd Bloodstock. Over the last ten years Jamie has purchased many graded stakes winners for himself and other trainers. Jamie’s most recent venture is a return to the UK with the purchase of Far Westfield Farm in Warwickshire with the intention of running a quarantine operation alongside other services such as spelling, pre-training, rehab and breaking.
Diploma Course 2008
Sales and Nominations
Philip had always been a racing fan and from that he became interested in breeding and pedigrees. In 2006, Philip completed a degree at Warwickshire College in Business and Management in the Horseracing industry. Before starting on the Diploma Course Philip gained some much needed practical experience at Cheveley Park Stud. Philip commented “The Diploma Course was ideal for me, I still lacked hands on experience but had gained a lot of underpinning knowledge from university, the Diploma gave me the opportunity to develop my hands on experience as well as further my theory based stud knowledge and combine the two vocationally which I previously hadn’t had the chance to do.”
Having graduated from the course in summer of 2008, he immediately travelled to Australia to work on Eliza Park’s foaling unit for the breeding season. Philip was able to apply much of what he had learnt and experienced at the National Stud, so much so that within a short time of arriving in Australia, he was given more responsibility in the unit. After the season he moved on to work with the Stud’s yearlings before returning to the UK in 2009. Once back in the UK, he worked in a similar role at Lanwades Stud, however it took only one phone call in June for him to pack his bags and return to Australia.
Since July 2009 Philip has been at Eliza Park working in the Sales and Nominations division. He attends most of the sales around the country from Perth to Sydney, Melbourne to the Gold Coast and even in the UK, “there’s plenty of travelling, which is great” enthused Phil. Away from the Sales he looks after much of the nomination sales to the Eliza Park stallions, which includes the sire of Black Caviar, Bel Esprit! Phil also provides mating advice for existing and potential customers.
Phil admits “After the Diploma I realised there were so many more options than I had previously thought, the Diploma gave me the tools to aim higher, I would probably never have had the opportunity to work in Australia if it I hadn’t completed the Diploma Course.”