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Team

Our unique culture comes from having an exceptional team.

We all share the same passion for horses, enthusiasm for progression, and commitment to you. Together with our wealth of knowledge and experience we are dedicated to breeding and raising outstanding thoroughbreds. Our structure at Newsells Park Stud encourages free-thinking, creativity and an extraordinary drive that sets us apart from our competitors.

Each member of the team is encouraged to make the most of their opportunities to progress in their career. We are proud of the fact that employees receive one of the best remuneration, training and accommodation packages in the industry.

julian dollarJulian Dollar, General Manager
Julian Dollar has been General Manager and a Director since 2006, having successfully managed Castleton Lyons Farm in USA and previously been Assistant Manager to Chris Richardson at Cheveley Park Stud.

"Newsells is an exciting operation and it is a privilege to head up such a dynamic team. Everyone here shares a commitment for progression and success that was inspired by the Stud's late founder Klaus J. Jacobs."
 

gary coffeyGary Coffey, Racing & Nominations
Gary Coffey joined Newsells in 2001 initially as Stud Manager following positions with Darley Stud and Godolphin. He is a Director of Newsells Park Stud, and has been the Racing Manager for the Jacobs family since 2005.

"The management approach here is so refreshing. Everyone is made to feel key to the operation, with feedback welcomed on all aspects."

 

david whitwoodDavid Whitwood, Chief Financial Officer
David has been CFO and a Director of Newsells Park Stud since 2006, having previously worked for Jockey Club Racecourses at their Head Office in London and, prior to that, for Juddmonte Farms in Newmarket.

"It's a hugely exciting time to be part of Newsells. The whole team works incredibly hard with one objective in mind - the future success of the operation."
 

Isobel AnthonyIsobel Anthony, Stud Secretary
Isobel joined Newsells Park Stud in 2007.  Following a BSc Hons in Biology & Marketing degree she spent four years in Kentucky at Taylor Made Farm & Sales Agency, working her way up from Intern to Pedigree Research Director. Plus she has experience in foaling mares, neonatal foal care, working with stallions, sales preparation and administration. Isobel also runs our hospitality box at Tattersalls.

"Newsells is a forward thinking fresh enterprise, home to quality broodmares with strong international pedigrees and exciting stallions."

David Porter-Mackrell, Stallion Man
The stallions at Newsells Park Stud are in first-class hands with Stallion Manager David Porter-Mackrell, who joined the Stud in 2009, having gained experience at Whitsbury Manor Stud and Banstead Manor Stud.

"It is a privilege to have responsibility for the stallion unit at Newsells, and be part of such a dynamic and ambitious team."

 

Mark Grace, Yearling Manager
Mark joined Newsells Park Stud in 2013 as part of the yearling preparation team, and has been promoted several times taking up his current position in 2019.  He has also worked for Lane’s End Farm and Castleton Lyons in Kentucky, and Vinery Stud in Australia, following his BSc Equine Science.

“It’s a great honour to work with such high quality stock and provide each horse with everything they need to become the great racehorses they were bred to be.”

Barn Leaders
The Barn Leaders are key members of our team. They are Fay Cort, Paul Crick, Carey Plummer, Britany Rushworth, Kim Skolfield and Elody Swann. 

"I am very fortunate to be the foaling unit barn team leader and part of the Newsells Park team.  Each season brings something new and more hope for an exciting future."  Kim Skolfield