Carole Mortimer: No short cuts to breeding success *H&H VIP*

Opinion

Congratulations to all the winners of awards presented at the recent British Breeders’ dinner and especially to (an unsuspecting) Lynne Crowden, who was awarded the Meritoire Lifetime Achievement Award, a secret until revealed on the night. It has taken Lynne — and her husband Dave — more than 25 years of hard work to win this award. I suspect — horses being what they are — the pair will have literally spent blood (stood-on feet, fingers bitten by door catches), sweat (mucking out, running around chasing loose horses) and I imagine plenty of tears (of joy, sadness and frustration), as well as having some fun along the way.