Staff Profile | Lee Favell
He used to run competitively, and his greatest achievement was making the big move from the UK to base himself in New Zealand. Meet Stallion Handler Lee Favell.
Q What is your role on the stud and what does a typical day on the farm for you involve?
A I’m a Stallion Handler and I’m responsible for the day to day care of the boys and making sure they’re fit and ready for the season.
Q How did you get involved in the Thoroughbred Industry and what path did you take to get where you are now?
A I did work experience on a stud farm and have never looked back.
Q What aspect of stud work are you most passionate about?
A I love the foaling. Helping to bring new life into the world is an awesome feeling. I do of course really enjoy the stallions as they always keep you on your toes!
Q How do you explain what you do for a job to a non-horsey person?
A I pick up horse poo.
Q Do you have a favourite stallion?
A I love them all but I do have a very good bond with Savabeel, he is such a pleasure to work with.
Q What is something that not many people know about you?
A I used to run competitively.
Q What would you consider to be your greatest achievement?
A Moving from the UK to New Zealand.
Q What is your favourite thing to do in your spare time?
A Shooting, fishing, and playing with my family
Click the video below to watch Lee and the stallions in action.
The corner with Garry Chittick
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Icebath rounds off hot day for stud
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