Marcus Townend

Marcus Townend is the Sportsmail correspondent for the Daily Mail with a focus on writing about racing. In October 2015 he set about learning to ride having accepted a challenge to ride in a charity race. From zero experience to riding a thoroughbred in the HEROS Charity race at Royal Windsor Racecourse in August 2016…

Paul Roy

Paul Roy has more than 30 years’ experience in the banking and securities industry and is presently Chairman of RoR. Paul has had several of his horses rehomed by HEROS over the years, Tamiami Trail and Twilight Blues to name a few and HEROS currently have his wife’s first racehorse Susan’s Pride, here in our HEROS…

John Reid MBE

Retired from racing in September 2001 John was a triumphant flat jockey. His first classic victory came in 1982 in the 1,000 Guineas aboard ON THE HOUSE. He followed with wins in the King George and the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes twice to name a few. His biggest win came on DR DEVIOUS in the…

Michelle McCullagh

We were delighted to welcome Michelle as a Patron of HEROS in 2014 after she visited us with the Society of Equestrian Artists (SEA) and saw what we we do here. Horses have always been a huge part of her life – she was on a horse before she could draw and was drawing before…

Richard Hughes

Three-time champion jockey Richard Hughes has followed in the footsteps of his late father Dessie and his sister Sandra by joining the training ranks. Richard understands the diversity of Thoroughbreds: “They are intelligent and willing animals – it’s easy to support them on the track while they’re in the limelight so to speak, but all…

Dr George & Rosemary Greener

George and Rosemary retired after busy lives running businesses and providing counselling services. Their interests in horses began when George learned to ride at 50 and Rosemary began her involvement with breeding and racing. They got to know Grace and the Muir family very well and quickly realised just how special Grace is with horses…

John Francome MBE

Former Team European Show Jumping Champion and Young Show Jumping Rider of GB and seven-times Champion National Hunt jockey referred to as ‘The Greatest Jockey’ by Lord Oaksey, he Is now a racing journalist having retired from presenting racing on Channel 4. He is also a writer of fictional racing thrillers and has been President…

Mick Fitzgerald

One of the most successful National Hunt jockeys of our generation, he won the Grand National on ROUGH QUEST in 1996 and held the title for leading jockey at the Cheltenham festival for two years running in 1999 and 2000. He now runs his own racing syndicates and commentates on the TV.