Britain: Industry Mourns Passing Of Pioneering Female Trainer

The British racing industry is mourning the death of the successful dual-purpose trainer, Mary Reveley, who died Monday at the age of 77.

According to the Guardian, Reveley saddled over 2,000 winners during her career, which spanned over 20 years. Reveley grew up around horses, and dabbled with riding and training for several years prior to taking out a full license in 1982, when she was in her forties. Although she was known primarily as a trainer of jumpers, she also had success on the flat.

Reveley, who was known as the “Canny Granny” by racing fans, was the first woman to saddle 100 winners in a calendar year (1991).The following year, she became the first woman to saddle 50 winners on the flat, according to the Racing Post.

“She lived for her horses,” her son Keith told the Post. “She started with point-to-pointers and loved hunting and had show ponies – she was just always involved with horses.”

Read more in the Racing Post and the Guardian

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