Richard Morecombe and James Ramsden have been involved in all aspects of horse racing for most their lives and have brought their combined experience together for this unique venture.
Chelsea Thoroughbreds enables not just current racehorse owners, but also those who are new to the sport, to benefit from their huge wealth of experience & connections throughout the industry.
Chelsea Thoroughbreds is much as it's name suggests, a London based Racehorse Ownership "Club", aiming to make every part of a shareholders Thoroughbred investment an exclusive, pleasurable & five star managed experience - all based in the heart of Chelsea.
We are proud to be differentiated from other successful racing clubs, in that we place you, the owner, at the heart of everything we do and stand for.
The success of Chelsea Thoroughbreds to date, both on and off the racecourse, gives testament to our passion and belief that we are achieving our aims and objectives.
Richard has had a successful city career & is CEO of Institutional Stockbroking & Investment banking business Whitman-Howard.
He has a huge passion for horse racing over the last 30 years being an owner in his own right & involvement in over 200 winners including those at Group & Listed level. Richard works closely with all of our trainers, whom he has mostly known for many years and has had horses with.
He purchases the yearlings together with the trainers and their agents, on an individual basis, focusing their combined judgement and skill as well as using his vast knowledge and experience to select horses at the right price that are appropriate for Chelsea Thoroughbreds.
The aim is to provide plenty of action at the best possible venues whilst attempting to protect the value of the horses where possible.
Throughout their racing careers, we attempt to place the horses to their best advantage, considering both their ability, and to enhance the fun and experience of their owners.
James is from a renowned racing family and has a wide range of experience and contacts in all aspects racing. He has also enjoyed considerable luck and success as a racehorse owner - winning some of the countries biggest handicaps.
He is co-founder & co-proprietor of The Sydney Arms & The Hungerford Arms having worked in Hospitality & Management internationally for over 25 years since graduating with a diploma from the Swiss Hotel Association Ecole 'Les Roches', Bluche in Switzerland in 1992.
James manages every aspect of the day to day running of Chelsea Thoroughbreds ensuring that all owners' wishes are met via the unique, highly individual and flexible, all-round Concierge racing service that we offer our owners. Attention to detail for all our owners' race day or hospitality needs - on and off the racecourse - is key and James, who is renowned for his fun and friendly approach, will always go the extra mile to ensure Chelsea Thoroughbreds owners receive the most out of their experience, events and hospitality.
James is also the 'brains' behind some of the more innovative and 'headline grabbing' names that the Chelsea Thoroughbreds string have become so well known for.
Raised in Newmarket Hugh Stanley has been brought up surrounded by racing from a very young age at his parents' New England Stud that has bred multiple Classic winners.
With his background in hospitality having spent three years at Tramps private members club, Hugh is responsible for the day to day management of the Sydney Arms in Chelsea and the Hungerford Arms in Berkshire.
He will also oversee hospitality and events within Chelsea Thoroughbreds and attend busy race days.
Born and bred in Newmarket Fred’s family are steeped in racing history. His father was the multiple Group 1 winning trainer David Morley whilst his cousin Tom Morley is a Grade 1 winning trainer in America.
Fred realised his passion for horse racing at a young age and worked as pupil assistant to John Ferguson’s successful jumps operation. He then went onto take on a bloodstock research job at Godolphin. Fred learnt about form here and gained an understanding of the biggest bloodstock/racing operation in the world.
An opportunity arose in Australia within the Godolphin training operation and after a six month stint down under Fred decided to return home to work a sales season for Richard Brown (Blandford Bloodstock). Here he gained valuable experience in all aspects of the bloodstock industry and we are excited to have him on board the team.
Fred will help James with the day to day running of Chelsea Thoroughbreds as well as oversee hospitality and events along with attending race days.
Johnno is the founder and CEO of JSC Communications, which has over a decade of experience in sports PR and under Johnno's leadership has risen to be one of the leading figures in racing PR.
Johnno began his career with Craigie Taylor International (now CAA Sports Consulting) as a PR Executive, where his clients included the likes of Vodaphone and The Famous Grouse. After two years Johnno was promoted to Account Director and started to focus on horse racing accounts, working specifically on the PR for Jockey Club Racecourses such as Sandown Park and Epsom Downs, venue for The Epsom Derby. In 2004 Johnno left Craigie Taylor to set up JSC.
Johnno previously worked with Highclere Thoroughbreds and we are very pleased and excited that he has joined us at Chelsea Thoroughbreds.
Emma's family is heavily involved in flat racing. Her mother was a successful racehorse trainer and Emma was champion amateur flat jockey herself.
She was formerly a channel 4 racing broadcaster between 2001 and 2016.
Emma will bring her wealth of experience and contacts to Chelsea Thoroughbreds and will help in all matters from advising on horse purchases to being one of Chelsea Thoroughbreds faces on the racecourse.