Former professional jockey. Rode in two Grand Nationals and had several rides at the Cheltenham Festival.
Started training around 20 years ago and has now ridden and trained winners at most Grade 1 tracks including Cheltenham, Newbury and Sandown Park.
Horses trained include Trackmate who cost £5,000 and won at Cheltenham, Aintree and Phoenix Flight who won 5 races and over 22k in prize money} and was placed at Royal Ascot.
Current horses include the Peter Clarke Racing's Dream Composer who has won 7 times for the yard and Justcallmepete who has won 5 times.
Other winners in training for the yard are Croeso Cymraeg, Landlordtothestars, Bungle Bay, Masqool, Kentucky Kingdom, American Rose and Mintana.
Our winners in 2022 included Last Mission, Masqool who completed a hat-trick of wins in September/October 2022, Doonbeg Farmer and Kentucky Kingdom plus Risk And Roll who won at 33/1.
Ghostwing holds the 5f track record at Southwell on the fibresand which will never be beaten as they have switched to a tapeta surface.
James and his wife Jane run the training operation as a team and are very much hands on with Jane in charge of feeding and running the yard with James still riding and dealing with entries/ handicapping and the owners.