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Sixteen year old Meg Lyth, who joined the team in December 2018, was featured recently on the Racing to School blog on her journey into horseracing and becoming a Racing Groom. It’s a great read and please click here to for the article. Meg is pictured with Junction Fourteen one of her favourites here at #TeamLavelle.


TEAM PROFILE – Paddy Cowley

As at: 2 February 2018

Name: Patrick ‘Paddy’ Cowley

Twitter: @paddycowley

Conditional jockey at Emma Lavelle Racing, currently claiming 7lbs

DOB: 3.8.95

From: Ulveston, Cumbria

Total Career wins: 16 (2017/18 season – 6)

Worked in racing since: 2012, and got into racing by following in his sister’s footsteps, as they rode for various trainers

Previous employers:  Sophie Leech and Jonjo O’Neill

Biggest career achievement to date: riding Join the Clan at the Cheltenham Festival for Jonjo O’Neill and owner J P McManus

Favourite horse in the yard: Flemcara (of course!) – he is a brilliant horse, and team mate, and we have won three races on the bounce together

Other favourite horses: Join the Clan, as he gave me my first winner

Ambition: to be Champion Jump Jockey

Football Team: Manchester United

Role Model: Sir Anthony McCoy (AP McCoy)

My three dinner guests would be: Leonardo Dicaprio, AP McCoy and Cheryl Cole

When not racing: I enjoy a good film or going to the movies.  Bad Boys with Will Smith is one of my favourites