Sue Smith

Presented by David Kelly, Commercial Manager of QBE

Born on a farm in Sussex, where her early life revolved around ponies and horses, Sue Dye – as she was – became an international showjumper and ladies’ champion. Her father owned racehorses at the time and she would ride them out at Epsom. In 1972 rode in the first ladies’ race at Kempton, and was unplaced on the 50-1 shot Beau Canard.

Sue began her racing career as a hobby with her husband and assistant Harvey, training a few horses, including her father’s. She began as a permit holder, gaining full licence in 1990. Has accumulated 468 winners. Best horses include Kildimo, The Last Fling, Royal Emperor, Artic Jack, Mr McGoldrick and Ardent Scout.”

Yorkshire Awards 2013 Hilton Leeds 18.10.13