First set up in 2007, Lord Ilsley Racing is undoubtedly the most dignified syndicate in the sport of kings.
Alfredtheordinary started the ball rolling, allowing the inaugural members to travel the length and breadth of the country as Alfred clocked up sixteen runs in his juvenile season. All this culminated in an unforgettable Sunday afternoon at Kempton Park where the "Ordinary One" finally broke his duck in a pillar to post victory under Sam Hitchcott.
Alphabeth, Alfalevva, Alphacino, Raimond Ridge, Alfraamsey, Prophet in a Dream, Master Macho, Triggerlo, Pay Freeze and The Scuttler have all followed in Alfred's wake having carried the famous yellow and black silks with distinction, allowing LIR Members to do what they do best - go racing and enjoy the fun that can be gleamed from the sport for a modest outlay.
What began as a group of friends expanded to include friends of friends. Then friends of friends of friends and so on.
Today, Lord Ilsley Racing is far more professionally organised than it was at it's inception, but we hope that the core values remain in place. Racing is about trying to win without fear of failure and that's exactly what Mick and the West Ilsley Team have done.
Season 2016's roster includes the ever durable Needless Shouting, three year old Ettie Hart and juvenile colt Sayesse who has already broken his maiden tag at the second time of asking and looks set for an exciting first season on the track.