Catch BissettPersonal Development, Racing Yards and Teams

2019 Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Employee of the Year, Catriona (Catch) was introduced to racing by her father however she doesn’t come from a classically equestrian background.

Her work in racing started off at 15 years old by chance, when her father took her to look at a horse at Lucinda Russell’s racing yard in Kinross. She rode out for Lucinda as much as possible throughout school and university.

After completing an Honours degree in History and Post Graduate degree in Business Psychology she was granted a position on the BHA Graduate Scheme. This scheme placed her with the trainer Richard Phillips. Completing the course and her eight-week placement with Richard, he went on to employ her as Pupil Assistant before quickly promoting her to Assistant Trainer.

A true passion for Scottish Racing would see Catch return to Scotland four years later when the opportunity arose to become Nick Alexander’s Assistant. Catch has worked for Nick at Kinneston for over six years. In her role she assists in planning and implementing the training of each horse but also manages and develops the team.