Our jockeys

Callum Whillans
Born February 1989 NH Jockey

Callum profile
For the last couple of seasons Dodlands Steading has had a stable jockey based in the yard. After an enjoyable few seasons down south, first with Donald McCain, then Venetia Williams, Callum returned in Autumn 2016 to be based in the Scottish Borders. Callum again remains based here for 2018-19.

As well as being our first choice, Callum will be hoping to pick up rides for the fair number of NH trainers based in the area, and will no doubt be riding (away from Dodlands) out a couple of times a week.
In recent times, Callum has been fairly consistent riding around 50 winners over the last five seasons, regularly achieving a strike rate of over 10% (a personal best of 19% in 2017-18). The feedback we receive from Callum both at home and after each race is invaluable, and with his claim of 3lb again for this season, he represents top value.

Dodlands Steading is a medium sized yard with now regularly over 20 horses in training each season. In amongst that number each year, are a fair few store horses that have been recently acquired and educated from the National Hunt Store Sales. Callum shares the same ethos with Donald in developing these young, boisterous, sensitive sorts into fit, yet not over primed, racehorses ready to embark upon several seasons of excitement for all connections.   
An ideal match all round!

Callum with Zidane
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