Lee who was born in the west midlands was the first in his family to enter the racing game. Being jockey size, it was thought this would be the perfect career for him. Lee was apprenticed to the Master Reg Akehurst and also the late Terry Mills. Lee had good success under rules. He also rode Notable horses Bimsy, Where or When and Mitcham. Who had success at Ascot.
Lee came to work at Clear Heights under John Akehurst, after John's passing he took over the licence. Lee takes great pride in the yard and the horses under his care. He is assisted by his fantastic team of staff and loyal owners.
He has a keen eye for a horse and has had huge success in improving horses both in appearance, attitude and performance
Lee gives each horse his individual attention as well as our owners who are updated and kept up to speed with information from the gallops and entries.
At the moment Lee gets on particularly well with The Warrior. Although he would find it hard to name a favourite horse.
When Lee isn’t Racing he is a keen pool player. He supports Aston Villa, for which we will forgive him. He is the proud dad of two beautiful daughters and 2 lovely sons, although none of them follow in his footsteps in a career racing they are proud of his succes.
A VERY YOUTHFUL LEE IN HIS RIDING DAYS !
Summer 2017, The Master Reg Akehurst pictured in the shadow of the Queens Stand with 3 of the lads who used to work with him at South Hatch, Shane Ryan, Reg, Lee and Tony Keeley.