Graham Lee

UK jockey Graham Lee won the Scottish Grand National in 2004, on Howard Johnson-trained Grey Abbey. Since 2006, Graham Lee has been riding for Ferdy Murphy. With Murphy’s winning streak at the 2007 Scottish Grand National, this makes Graham Lee a jockey to watch. About Graham Lee, Ferdy Murphy said, “He’s got a fantastic record and we couldn’t believe it when he became available.”

Graham Lee’s winning streak started in 2004, when he won the Grand National at Aintree riding Ginger McCain’s Amberleigh House, as well as the Scottish Grand National at Ayr. Ginger McCain was also the trainer of legendary Red Rum, who won the Grand National at Aintree a record three times.

In 2005, Graham Lee put in a star performance at the Cheltenham Festival. On the opening day of the Festival, he won rode Arcalis to victory in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle. The next day he went on to win the Royal & SunAlliance Hurdle, riding No Refuge. He also won the World Hurdle, riding Inglis Drever to take the race in front of Baracouda. All three of the winning horses were trained by Graham Wylie and owned by Howard Johnson. Graham Lee’s three Cheltenham wins earned him the prestigious Daily Telegraph Trophy, which is awarded to the top Cheltenham Festival jockey.

In 2007, Graham Lee rode Ferdy Murphy’s Aces Four to victory in the Mildmay Novices’ Chase at Aintree. Also in 2007, Graham Lee took second position, riding Nine de Sivola, in both the Scottish and the Irish Grand Nationals. On Hot Weld, Graham Lee won the 2007 Betfred Gold Cup.