Former jockey returns home to Market Rasen as trainer

Olly and Lynsey Williams EMN-150727-113602002
Olly and Lynsey Williams EMN-150727-113602002

Former jockey Olly Williams is heading home to start the next chapter of his racing career after being granted his professional racehorse trainer license.

Olly, born and raised in Market Rasen, has set up a new yard at Nettleton Top, near Claxby, with his wife Lynsey, who is also a former jockey.

The 30-year-old was a National Hunt jockey from 2001 to 2011 and rode 14 winners, five of those at Market Rasen Racecourse.

The new racehorse training facility is set on his parents’ land on top of the Lincolnshire Wolds as he bids to become a successful dual purpose racehorse trainer.

He said: “I’m excited to have moved back to the area from Newmarket and to build our yard from scratch.

“Lynsey and I look forward to training many winners from the Lincolnshire Wolds.

“We have made racehorse ownership accessible for everyone, owning a racehorse is more affordable than you think.”

Olly is currently taking on new owners and has opportunities available for syndicates and partnerships.

The couple will be holding an open day at the yard later in the summer which will be open to the public.

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