Ralph Beckett


Ralph started as stable lad in 1989, spending a year in Australia working for Colin Hayes and others. He then did two seasons with Jimmy Fitzgerald, a summer in Belmont, New York, and two and a half years with Arthur Moore. After a season with Martin Pipe, he went to work for Peter Walwyn as his assistant in 1996.

Ralph took over from Peter in 2000, training 105 winners from Windsor House in Lambourn. Whitsbury Manor’s Landlord Chris Harper asked him to go there for the 2006 season, replacing David Elsworth. Look Here won the 2008 Oaks, becoming the first and only classic winner trained at Whitsbury. Muhannak won the Breeders’ Cup Marathon in the same year. In all, Ralph sent out 245 winners during his stint there.

Ralph started negotiating to buy Kimpton Down from Toby Balding and his son-in-law Jonathan Geake in 2010. This was completed in time to move for the start of 2011. In all, Ralph has trained 520 winners from Kimpton to the end of 2017. His best result being a 1-2 in the 2013 Oaks with Talent and Secret Gesture. Simple Verse won the 2015 St Leger, becoming the first filly to do so since User Friendly in 1992.

Ralph has trained some nice horses for Al Shahania, such as Honor Bound or Desert Haze.

Date Horse Race Class Location Distance(m) Jockey Trainer Result More
October 14th, 2020 SARAMENHA Novice Stakes Bath 2000 H Bentley Ralph Beckett 4
October 14th, 2020 NETTE ROUSSE Beckford stakes Listed race Bath 2800 Ryan Rossa Ralph Beckett 9
October 1st, 2020 QALANSIA Novice Stakes Salisbury 1600 R Hornby Ralph Beckett 6
September 7th, 2020 NETTE ROUSSE Prix Dirickx Listed Craon 2400 T Bachelot Ralph Beckett 7
August 18th, 2020 SARAMENHA Novice Stakes class 5 Kempton 1600 H Bentley Ralph Beckett 3
June 21st, 2020 PAGAILLE Novice stakes class 5 Kempton 2400 H Bentley Ralph Beckett 3
June 15th, 2020 NETTE ROUSSE Pontefract castle fillies stakes Listed race Pontefract 2400 G Lee Ralph Beckett 5
September 25th, 2019 NETTE ROUSSE Handicap Class 2 Goodwood 2800 H Bentley Ralph Beckett 5
September 7th, 2019 ROWLAND WARD Handicap class 3 Thirsk 2400 H Bentley Ralph Beckett 7
September 6th, 2019 DOBRIANKA Handicap class 5 Kempton 2400 H Bentley Ralph Beckett 2
August 19th, 2019 NETTE ROUSSE Novice Stakes Windsor 2000 H Bentley Ralph Beckett 4
August 11th, 2019 NETTE ROUSSE Handicap class 3 Leicester 2400 H Bentley Ralph Beckett 1
July 27th, 2019 NETTE ROUSSE EBF handicap class 3 York 2100 R Kingscote Ralph Beckett 8
July 20th, 2019 ROWLAND WARD Handicap class 4 Ripon 2400 K Stott Ralph Beckett 2
April 9th, 2019 ROWLAND WARD EBF maiden stakes class 3 Pontefract 2400 Bentley, Harry Ralph Beckett 2
February 16th, 2019 DOBRIANKA Ladbrokes Home Of The Odds Boost Novice Stakes class 5 Lingfield 1600 Kingscote, Richard Ralph Beckett 3