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.
As at: 13 April 2018
Name: Lucy Adams
Role: Joint Head Girl at Emma Lavelle Racing
From: Stratton Audley, Oxfordshire
Worked in racing since: 2014. I worked previously for trainer Alex Hales Racing and also for David Barker managing their hunters.
How did you get into racing: I’ve ridden ponies/horses since a child and competed in Pony Club. Both my parents are horsey and my dad used to help train point-to-pointers, my best friend was also really into the sport which also got me interested.
Career highlight to date: Taking Junction Fourteen over to Ireland to race in the Galway Plate.
Role model: David Annett ‘Bodge’, who used to be Alex Hales’s head lad. I try to live up to how he ran the yard and his outlook on life.
My three dinner guests would be: Prince Harry (even though he is now sadly taken!), Sam Thompson and William Fox-Pitt.
When not racing/working: I relax by enjoying a glass of wine and reading trashy magazines!
As at: 2 February 2018
Name: Patrick ‘Paddy’ Cowley
Conditional jockey at Emma Lavelle Racing, currently claiming 7lbs
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