The Committee

Dan Abraham


Dan runs Foxtrot Racing, which offers national hunt syndicates and he has been Chairman of the RSA for six years. His background is in sports performance, he’s a sports psychologist and a UEFA qualified football coach.

Best Racing Moments: Foxtrot's Hogan's Height running in the Grand National was a special day and also Vosne Romanee winning his 12th race for his syndicate after we bought him for just £10,000.

Interests: Enjoys all sports and supports West Bromwich Albion, although he tries to keep that quiet!

Tina Dawson

Vice-Chairman & Benefits

Tina runs Insignia Racing and considers herself lucky enough to have been involved in racing most of her life. She has experienced many facets of the industry including being Manager of Huntingdon Racecourse and Commercial Director of the National Stud.  She now runs her own bloodstock and racing business carrying out bloodstock work for a number of clients, including dealing with nominations for stallions, Sixties Icon, Rumble Inthejungle and Planteur and managing Insignia Racing.

Best Racing Moments: Any winners trained by my father, Tony Brisbourne, owned and bred by my mother, ridden by my brother and led up by me!  Watching two 2,000 Guineas winners – Frankel winning his in such breath taking style in 2011 and Cockney Rebel winning his, four years earlier.

Interests: Tennis, enjoy watching most sport, food and travel.

Phil Boyle

Marketing and Media Sub-Committee Lead

Phil Boyle, who runs BG Racing, has been following racing since his teens and was a Junior Member at Sandown. He bought a horse called Oscara Dara in 2010 and formed BG Racing with some friends to share the ownership and what is currently BG Racing Syndicates started from there. A member of the RSA Committee for two years, he leads the Marketing and Media Sub-committee and co-hosts the monthly podcast, “Inside The Rails.”

Best Racing Moments: Oscara Dara winning his first race in a “jumpers bumper” at Southwell just after Christmas 2010. Phil was on crutches having had a hip replacement and “almost fell down the steps trying to get to the Winners Enclosure to greet the horse!”

Interests: Golf and Chair of the Guildford Flames Ice Hockey Club Supporters’ Committee.

Simon Double

Marketing and Media Sub-Committee

Simon, who has run Solario Racing LLP since 2010, has been in racehorse syndication for 27 years and been an active member of the RSA committee for three years. He sits on the Media Sub-committee, co-hosts the podcast, “Inside The Rails” and edits the RSA newsletter.

Best Racing Moments: Spring Romance winning Solario Racing sponsored race at Windsor in May 2018 and Dancinginthewoods winning on his debut at Newmarket at 50/1 a year later.

Interests: Music, playing jazz piano, film, photography, writing, food and wine.

Sam Hoskins

Central Members Representative

Sam who runs Hot To Trot Racing and Kennet Valley Thoroughbreds has been following racing since a very young age with his grandmother's prolific winning horse, Errant Knight, starting the addiction by winning regularly around Newton Abbot and Stratford. He founded Hot To Trot Racing in 2011 whilst he took over the running of Kennet Valley Thoroughbreds in 2014. He sits on the Board of the ROA.

Best Racing Moments: An equal split, Magical Memory winning the 2015 Stewards Cup for KVT and Heartache winning the 2017 Queen Mary for HTT. The latter saw over 50 members somehow make their way into the Royal Ascot winners enclosure, even bigger than Sheikh Mohammed’s entourage by all accounts! Great days.

Interests: Cricket, Tennis, Travel and Second World War History.

Alan Crombie

Northern Representative

Alan who runs Grange Park Racing has had a passion for racing from his days as a young boy, when he would attend York’s Ebor Meeting with his father during the late 60s and 70s. His first involvement with racehorse ownership was being part of a syndicate in the Mary Reveley-trained Celestial Welcome in the late 90s. A member of the RSA Committee for three years and its Northern Representative, he is also involved with the RSA Racecourse Assessment Scheme.

Best Racing Moments: Celestial Welcome winning the Old Newton Cup. I never thought that as part of a syndicate, I could be involved with such a prestigious winner!

Interests: Football, Cricket and History

Alex Smith

Member without Portfolio

Alex joined Highclere Thoroughbred Racing in February 2001 having spent fifteen years in the wines and spirits industry, the last five of which were as Sales Director of Percy Fox & Co. Ltd. He is no stranger to Highclere, having been a shareowner himself since 1992 when Highclere Thoroughbred Racing launched its first syndicate. Alex’s principal role is the management of communication with HTR’s owners and trainers.

Kim Bailey

Member without Portfolio

Kim Bailey has trained over 1300 winners and is lucky enough to have achieved the magical "Big Three", The Grand National (Mr Frisk), The Cheltenham Gold Cup (Master Oats) and The Champion Hurdle (Alderbrook). Kim has come from a background steeped in Jump racing and he’s passionate about the sport. Having started his career in leading Jumps yards of Captain Tim Forster and Fred Rimell before starting on his own, he has a wealth of experience on which to draw from. Combine this with a state of the art training facility, an enthusiastic support team and an exciting selection of young horses, he’s looking forward to a great deal of success in the years to come.

Best Racing Moments: Alderbrook winning the Champion Hurdle.

Interests: Salmon Fishing and Cricket.

Tommy Williams

Member without Portfolio

Tommy, who is a Director of Premier Thoroughbred Racing, has been involved in racing from an early age as his late uncle, Frank Jordan, was a successful trainer.  He started riding out from the age of 13 and took part in a number of charity races including at the Cheltenham and Punchestown Festivals.  He plunged into racehorse ownership in 2012 with Little Carmela, who Tommy later rode to finish 2nd in the 2013 Newmarket Town Plate.  She then became a broodmare and Premier Thoroughbred Racing was born in 2017.  He is also responsible for operations at Warwick Racecourse.

Best Racing Moments: Watching Enable win both of her Arcs was a great experience but the reception that Sprinter Sacre received when he regained his crown in the 2016 Champion Chase was incredible!

Interests:  Football, golf and cricket.

Andrew Cambridge

Member without Portfolio

Andrew runs Cambridge Racing and Grey Horse Syndicates in North Yorkshire. He lives in York and all of the horses are trained by Mark Walford nearby. Andrew has loved racing all his life and was introduced to racing as a small boy when he lived in Manchester and regularly visited the local track at Haydock. He first got into ownership and syndication five years ago and has had numerous winners. Besides syndication, he is a also a Director of an organisation called ‘The Blueberry Academy’ which supports young people with a learning disability to find work and gain independence skills.

Best Racing Moments: Wins by syndicate horses Miss Amelia and Jante Law.

Interests: Golf and following Manchester City.