On Saturday 26th December, 2015, Lizzie Kelly became the first woman in history to win a Grade One jumps race in Kempton, Britain. Riding her horse Tea for Two, Lizzie won at the Kauto Star Novices Chase by as much as four lengths. Hayley Turner who won the Shergar cup in August, congratulated Lizzie on her win via Twitter.
Her horse Tea for Two is trained by her mother Jane Williams and stepfather Nick Williams. Lizzie said to the UK Press Association, “He’s tricky and is a difficult horse. Mum has always looked after him, been very quiet and slow with him and he’s just beginning to really come into himself now.” Jane said, “I’m thrilled for her. It’s important for girls to make it in racing and we set out to try to prove girls can win Grade Ones.”
Wow, go @LizDKelly! First Lady to ride a Group 1 over jumps, and no steering job. Take a bow
— Hayley Turner (@Hayleyturner123) December 26, 2015