About Laura Morgan
Laura has been involved in racing for most of her life. She is the daughter of former trainer Kevin Morgan, who incidentally had probably his most successful spell as a trainer whilst based in Waltham and using the same gallops that Laura now uses.
After assisting her father for several years , Laura then had a spell as travelling head lass for neighbouring trainer Chris Bealby at Barrowby.
Laura was then awarded a Racing Scholarship and chose to spend her 6 months of learning with legendary Australian handler Peter Moody. During her time down under she helped with the preparation and training of the amazing “Super Mare” Black Caviar.
On her return from Australia, Laura took up a fantastic position as Travelling Head Girl for Jonjo O’Neill at Jackdaws Castle. Whilst in Gloucestershire, Laura made many friends and forged excellent contacts throughout the world of racing. She was responsible for preparing and turning out many big race winners at The Cheltenham Festival, Aintree and all the other big National Hunt meetings.
After 4 years at Jackdaws Castle , Laura took over the Trainers Licence from Chris Bealby and after a brief spell at Barrowby, moved the string back to the family home at Foxfields Stud, Waltham where things have gone from strength to strength and the winners are flowing !
Laura has assembled a hard working and loyal team to support her in her hectic training schedule. Brother Tommy is the yard Farrier and also spends a lot of time with Laura planning races for the various horses, which is a vitally important part of the yards success. The yard has a strong team of talented work riders, led by Tommy’s partner Lizzie Harris, who also manages to find time to train a small but hugely successful string of point to pointers ! The team is made up of event rider Ellie Harding, Amateur Jockey Antonia Peck and former point to point rider Emma Ogle.
Behind the scenes, binding everything together is Lauras Mum, Carol who does anything and everything from boxdriving to babysitting…….