Senior Staff

Jamie Turnbull

Assistant Trainer

Jamie came to the yard in December 2014 with experience gained at various racing yards, including latterly Nick Williams. Jamie rides out but is also in charge of the veterinary issues and the welfare of the horses. He is very conscientious about his work and thoroughly checks each horse weekly, reporting any issues to our vet Eugenio. He is also on hand for any of the riders or yard managers to ask if they are concerned with their horses. He oversees both yards and reports to Lucinda and Scu on each horse at their daily meetings. Jamie was the HorseScotland Employee Of The Year in 2019. Jamie loves a day at a point to point in his spare time and riding in his local common riding festival, enjoying the festivities with friends and family. 


Jaimie Duff

Assistant Trainer & Travelling Head Girl

Jaimie rode out at Arlary while still at school and joined in 1995, many years ago and is our longest serving member of staff. Jaimie has covered all of the jobs in a race yard, and in 2000 she became Lucinda's Assistant Trainer. With the expansion of the yard in 2013 Jaimie became responsible for planning the travel logistics and the race day organisation. Jaimie often does the long distance travelling and will oversee their work if they are away from home. Jaimie is a most positive and supportive team member and has the welfare of the horse at the heart of her day. Having been here since we started Jaimie is an important part of the team and is the rock for the staff, jockeys, owners and trainer. She has made a huge contribution to the success of Arlary House Stables, and was recognised with a final three place in the Godolphin Stud & Stable Staff Dedication To Racing Award in 2019 


Gemma Kennedy

Head Girl At Arlary

Gemma joined us in November 2014 having worked in various yards, including in an animal rescue centre in South Africa. An outgoing girl she rides out and having attained her HGV license in December 2017 she helps Jaimie and Steve with the driving, between yards and to race meetings. In September 2015 Gemma attended the work riders course at Newmarket Racing School. In the autumn of 2018 Gemma started a university course at Perth but continued to ride out and drive part time. In the summer of 2020 Gemma agreed to stand in as Head Girl at Arlary after Ciorstaidh left, and has taken on her new role with typical enthusiasm and organisation. Gemma is a keen gardener in her spare time as well as being a qualified masseuse and enjoying gymnastic pole dancing.


Vicky Haughton

Head Girl At Kilduff

Joining us in the summer of 2014 Vicky is a graduate of Elmwood College and the Northern Racing School. She has worked in Newmarket, and more recently with Sandra Low Mitchell at the Balcormo showjumping stud. She has produced young horses and can work the racehorses on the flat and over poles as well as working them on the gallops. In November 2014 she was promoted to barn manager at Kilduff where she helps oversee the bottom yard including the recuperating and resting horses. Vicky has an excellent knowledge of the veterinary side of racing and attends to any post operative and injured horses. In July 2020 Vicky was promoted to head girl at Kilduff where, with her kind nature she leads the team with an emphasis on horse care. Vicky has horses of her own at home, including previous Arlary racehorses Et Maintenant, Happy River and The Village whom she dotes on and spends her free time caring for.


Tracy Anson

Racing Secretary

Tracy first joined Lucinda Russell Racing as Racing Secretary in 2008 and worked for us for 10 years before leaving towards the end of 2018. She returned to the yard after a year away and her current responsibilities include running the office on a daily basis and dealing with any issues related to ownership such as helping to set up and organise syndicates. Tracy also takes care of owner hospitality and was in charge of running our box at the Cheltenham Festival. Away from work she has two ex-racehorses stabled at home and enjoys spending time with her granddaughter Sophie and walking and working her labradors. 


Fiona Thompson

Accounts Secretary & HR

Fiona is our accounts and HR secretary, overseeing the accounts, invoicing, credit control and staff wage roll and issues. She administers our racing partnerships, reclaiming the VAT and keeping their accounts. Fiona fits in many activities to her spare time, including part-time accounting for a gundog training and breeding kennels, and she is a supervisor selling Herbalife a nutritional and lifestyle program. Fiona also showjumps one of our ex racehorses Ballybill, and in any spare time, she enjoys running in the hills with her faithful labrador Molly.


Carey And Ute Williams

Water Treadmill Operators

The water treadmill is a big part of our operation here at Lucinda Russell Racing. Up to twenty horses a day use the facility and it is run solely by husband and wife team Carey and Ute Williams.

Carey and Scu have known each other for a long time as Carey was an apprentice to Scu’s father in the 1970’s. Carey and Ute moved back to the UK after Carey finished his time at a German Stud called Gestuet Park Wiedingen. Carey brings a lifetime of horse knowledge and is superb at introducing the horses to the water treadmill. Being calm and caring with each horse they are carefully introduced to the machine and given time to condition to it.

Ute is at each 7 o'clock morning meeting to discuss the horses and the different aims with each one that day. Her organisational abilities are second to none and having made a daily list of horses to be on the treadmill, she helps Carey prepare the horses. At the end of each day Ute sends through a report of each horse including any stiffnesses or alteration in their action.

With the sharp eye and depth of horse sense of both Carey and Ute we can monitor each horse on the water treadmill and catch any movement or health issues however minor.

Carey and Ute are also the heart of the team at Kilduff providing support and warming soup for all of the staff there.