Kerry Lee, Welsh National & Grade 1 winning Racehorse Trainer.
Kerry Lee was born to train racehorses. From an early age she was assisting in the running of her father Richard’s successful stable and now holds the licence in her own right. With a stable of 31 horses in training, Kerry’s focus is on each individual horse. Based at Byton, The Bell House nestles in the rolling Herefordshire countryside. The purpose-built yard features a six furlong private all weather gallop known as Brand Hill, schooling grounds including cross-country jumps, brush hurdles and fences, as well as extensive woodland hacking. The yard is located on the Shropshire and Welsh borders and we count Bangor, Cheltenham, Chepstow, Ludlow, Worcester and Warwick racecourses as our local tracks.
Thanks to Cheltenham Mares Hurdle sponsor, OLBG.com, for offering me a charity bet in the Grand National where my winnings will be donated to the Injured Jockeys Fund. My pick is £25EW on Raz De Maree because he’s the 13yo winner of this season’s Coral Welsh National and beat our very own Alfie Spinner in doing so. Visit OLBG’s Grand National Guide http://www.grand-national-guide.co.uk/grand-national-runners.php for the full list of 2018 Grand National Runners.
Kris Spin gave us all reason to grin at Kelso on Saturday. Kris Spin and Richard Patrick enjoyed the attritional conditions in the £40,000 Edinburgh Gin Handicap Hurdle at the Scottish Borders track and powered home to beat Donna’s Diamond by just over two lengths. Kris Spin’s own prize of a bag of carrots headed back to Herefordshire on Saturday night with him and will accompany him on a long and well earned summer holiday. At the age of 10, Kris Spin has run to a career high mark of 140 having won at Ayr, Fontwell and Kelso this season.
Continuing his excellent recent form, seven-year-old Yeats gelding Sir Will made it two wins from three starts when powering clear to win in convincing fashion at Ascot on Sunday. Driven out by Richard Patrick for a four and a half length triumph over nearest pursuer Salmanazar, Sir Will was completing a notable double on the day, to add to the success of Happy Diva earlier in the afternoon. Sir Will, who race in the colours of West Coast Haulage, has thrived since being stepped back up in trip and may well take a trip to Scotland later in April. Happy Diva landed...