Edward Bethell

We are delighted to have a horse in training in Middleham with Edward who has taken over the reigns from his father James in 2021.

Edward is vastly experienced in racing at the highest levels. Recently he worked with notable trainers Charlie Hills and Robert Cowell as an Assistant trainer, working with some of the best horses in training. Previously Ed had learnt his trade for a spell in Australia under the tutelage of legend trainer Gai Waterhouse.

We are thrilled that Edward will be training The Queens Ladies for us this year. It is a huge advantage to be able to work on the renowned Middleham Moor gallops and it will be marvelous to see our members visiting on Saturday mornings , once the pandemic allows such normal activities to resume. Taking over from his father James will be a tall order but at 6ft 4 Edward fits the bill in so many ways. When Lukoutoldmakezebak first entered training he spent a considerable time with James at Thorngill and made a number of racecourse appearances. James and Sally always made us extremely welcome and made us aware of everything that was happening with him. When the opportunity came to resume the link with the Bethell’s it was something we grabbed with both hands.