Ralph Beckett runs Kimpton Down stables in Hampshire.
Ralph started as stable lad in 1989, spending a year in Australia working for Hall of Fame trainers Colin Hayes and Bart Cummings. 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. Ralph has gone on to train no fewer than 3 Classic winners.
Since moving to Kimpton in 2011, Ralph has trained 520 winners (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.