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Our Team

The Team at Michael Blake Racing


A great team is vital for the smooth running of the yard. Our staff are dedicated to the welfare of each and every horse in our care and all have a wealth of experience and knowledge.

Sharon Blake -  at Michael Blake Racing


Favourite Drink: Gin

Favourite Food: Roast Beef

Favourite Place: North Cornwall

Hobby: Somerset Cricket

Favourite TV Show: Fawlty Towers

Favourite Saying: Pay up and look big

Favourite Artist: Leonard Cohen

Sharon Blake -  at Michael Blake Racing


Favourite Drink: Gin and tonic

Favourite Food: Salmon fish cakes

Favourite Place: Staverton Farm

Hobbies: Horses, gardening and playing in a brass band

Favourite TV Show: Any drama

Words of Wisdom: Don't lust after an outcome, life sorts itself out

Favourite Song: Thank you for the day - Kirsty Mcoll

Sarah Meadwell - Head Racing Groom at Michael Blake Racing


I have always loved riding and worked with Michael and Sharon with their team of Point to Pointers before we all moved to Andy Haynes yard in September 2008. Apart from a year off to have a baby I have worked with the racehorses ever since. I love my work and enjoy the great team spirit we have here.

Favourite Drink: Gin, gin and gin

Favourite Food: Steak and peas

Favourite Place: Austria for skiing

Hobbies: Baking and riding horses!

Favourite TV Show: Clarksons Farm

Words of Wisdom: No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle Winston Churchill

Favourite Song: Ask Sharon Blake - she loves everything I sing!!! (NOT!)

Kelly Ann Appleby - Racing Groom / Work Rider at Michael Blake Racing


Favourite Drink: Coffee…and wine

Favourite Food: Cake! I just love cake 😂

Hobbies: Horses, horses, horses…and wine

Favourite Film/TV Show: - I find it very difficult to sit still long enough to watch a film and if I try I usually fall asleep. However, I do love The Great British Bake Off - it’s just so full of cake!

Favourite Place: In the saddle without a doubt

Favourite Saying: "no hobbit left behind", "go hobbit go!!!" And "stop hobbit, stop!" I am the hobbit in most of these scenarios 😂

Favourite Song or Artist: Any arias from any Puccini opera. In my previous career I was a trained classical singer and there is nothing more beautiful to listen to, give them a try.

John Agate - Racing Secretary at Michael Blake Racing


My job is to look after the office side of things while Michael and Sharon concentrate on the horses. I deal with all things relating to horse ownership, invoices and am available to answer any owner problems not directly concerning the horses!

Favourite Drink: Red wine

Favourite Food: Salmon

Hobbies: Dog walking, Hockey & Golf

Favourite Film: Shawshank Redemption

Favourite Place: Home

Words of Wisdom: you have one life so live it

Favourite Artist: ELO

Favourite Song: The One (K Minogue)

Horses in Training at Michael Blake Racing

Michael Blake Racing welcomes new owners

If you would like your horse trained by Michael Blake or you're interested in becoming an owner, please contact us

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