Kayley Woollacott on Lalor and continuing her late husband Richard’s legacy
National Hunt trainer Kayley Woollacott and her Devon-based team bid to celebrate the life of her late husband Richard with more racecourse success for stable star, Lalor.
Having taken over Richard’s training licence after the 40-year-old father-of-three sadly passed away in January, Kayley has continued to train the horses as the team look to create more memories in his honour.
Already the horse of a lifetime having won the Grade One Betway Top Novices’ Hurdle at Aintree in April, Lalor is being targeted at the big Grade One two-mile novice chases this season, and is set to make his first appearance of the new campaign in the Racing Post Arkle Trial at Cheltenham on Sunday 18 November.
In the video Kayley, mother to three-year-old Bella, discusses the tough decision to continue training after Richard’s death, what Lalor means to her family and why this “lottery ticket” of a horse is capable of continuing Richard’s legacy.
Kayley Woollacott said “Lalor meant the world to Richard and has brought us many memories both before and after he passed. It’s only right we look to continue his legacy through Lalor this season.”
“He’s one of the family, a perfect gent. He’s amazing with my daughter and we couldn’t ask for a better stable star. He’s a one-in-a-million and hopefully he can go all the way again this season.”
14-1 Lalor wins the Betway Top Novices’ Hurdle pic.twitter.com/CweWsZKPx0
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