Phil Machin

Favourite race courseChester
Favourite part of your job?Walking around at the end of the day seeing all the horses with their heads in their feed mangers
Favourite quote? If you’re not first, you’re last
Superpower for the day?Horse whisperer
Who would play you in a movie?Lassie

As Head Lad, Phil brings over thirty years of experience to Manton. He is responsible for the overall running of the yard and the day-to-day management of diet and feed. The management and care of horses is something Phil has lived and breathed since he began his working life as a jockey with Jocelyn Reavey. Over the course of his career he has also worked with the likes of Henrietta Knight and John Gosden before joining us here at Manton