Gemma Hogg is assistant trainer at Micky Hammond Racing, which is based in Middleham in North Yorkshire. She has spent her entire career at Micky's yard, joining in 1998 as a stable lass and working her way up to her current position. As well as operating as Micky's right-hand woman when it comes to training horses, she mentors new staff and is passionate about re-homing retired racehorses. In 2016 Gemma was named Employee of the Year at the prestigious Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards, where she also triumphed in the Leadership category. Stable Lass is her insightful account of life in one of the country's top racing yards.
Full of heartwarming stories and some very characterful Thoroughbreds * Horse & Rider * An exhilarating ride and a fascinating `muck and all' glimpse into the closed world of horse racing. * Lancashire Post * A poignant, compelling, hilarious, emotional account of life as a Yorkshire stable lass. * Racing Post * A delightful romp. * Daily Mail * Vividly funny, shockingly frank, deeply passionate, movingly sensitive - and that's just about the horses! A bawdy, caring, and wickedly insightful stable yard rite of passage that no racing fan should miss. There's never been a book like this before. -- Brough Scott