Tom Lacey Grand National Wins
Tom Lacey has never trained a horse that has won the Grand National.
None of their entries have ever finished the race.
Tom Lacey would begin his career in racing by being a point-to-point amateur jockey. He would have success in that sphere and ended his riding career with 27 winners. From this point, he would turn to training, but rather than training runners to race, he would concentrate on breaking in horses, pre-training and schooling, the early stages of a career.
He would begin as a pupil before reaching assistant trainer and then head lad, and it was at this point where Lacey decided to start training his own runners, but this time for the track. The 2012/13 national hunt season was where he began, but the start was very slow, and he would fail to have double-figure winners in all of his first four seasons.
From that point, things would begin to change, with more winners coming from the yard, and an increase in the quality of the runners he had, so he was running horses for more prize money on a regular basis.
One big race he did find a way to was the Aintree Grand National, with his first runner in the race coming in 2021, a huge day for the yard. Kimberlite Candy was the horse he trained for the race, with Richie McLernon taking the ride, and they almost made it the whole way around, but the horse was tired and pulled up at the 29th fence.
He’s still only got a small string, and horses with the right profile to run in the Grand National are not easy to find. But the hope is that Lacey can continue pushing forward and find runners for the big events such as the Grand National.
Famous Horses Trained by Tom Lacey
Here are some of the most famous horses trained by Tom Lacey.
- Kimberlite Candy
- Thomas Patrick