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Home By The Lee Horse - Age, weight, trainer, owner, race record and form

Home By The Lee is a quality hurdler and one of the National Hunt stars of the Joseph O’Brien stable, with plenty more success likely in the future.

The gelding was a Grade 1 winner in 2022 and although 2023 didn’t go as hoped, Home By The Lee will be targeting a Cheltenham Festival success.

Home By The Lee Owner

Home By The Lee was bred by Sean O'Driscoll and has been owned by the same Irishman ever since, being his pride and joy as his only active racehorse. 

Home By The Lee Trainer

Home By The Lee is and always has been trained by Joseph Patrick O'Brien, the son of Aidan O'Brien - who is widely regarded as one of the greatest Flat trainers of all time. 

Former Irish Champion Jockey Joseph Patrick O'Brien began training in 2016, operating out of Owning Hill in County Kilkenny, and has enjoyed a successful start to his fledgling career. 

The 30-year-old runs a dual-purpose yard, meaning he trains both Flat and National Hunt horses, with plenty of success in both spheres. 

He won the Irish Derby with Latrobe in 2018, highlighting his talent as a Flat trainer, while he has enjoyed plenty of wins over timber too, with the likes of Fakir D'oudairies, Banbridge and Home By The Lee all providing O'Brien with big Jumps wins in both the UK and Ireland. 

Home By The Lee Age

Home By The Lee is now nine-years-old, having made a winning debut in a bumper at Killarney as a gelding back in 2019. 

Home By The Lee Official Rating

Home By The Lee currently holds an official Hurdle rating of 155, having been dropped from his peak mark of 157 following four runs without a win. 

His opening rating over hurdles was 150, following back-to-back seconds prior to being given a mark, which was a rating he would stay at for three runs until his spectacular Lismullen Hurdle victory at Navan in November 2022 which saw him rise immediately to 157. 

His current mark of 155 makes him the joint-eighth best hurdler in Ireland, tied with Lossiemouth and Sir Gerhard in that position. 

Home By The Lee Weight

The majority of Home By The Lee's races have seen him carry 11st 10lb, including his Stayers' Hurdle effort at last year's Cheltenham Festival, although he has raced with weights as high as 11st 12lb and as low as 10st 12lb.

Home By The Lee Next Race

Although his preparation for the race has not gone to plan, the target is still the Cheltenham Festival's Stayers' Hurdle for Home By The Lee - a contest he is currently 33/1 for. 

The Stayers' Hurdle is his only entry at present and, barring any injuries, Home By The Lee will line up for the contest on Thursday 14th March at Prestbury Park as he bids to improve on last year's fifth place in the same race. 

Home By The Lee Record

Home By The Lee is enduring a tough spell at the moment, following up his 2022 Christmas Hurdle victory with a fifth at Cheltenham before pulling up in the Liverpool Hurdle at Aintree's Grand National meeting to end the season. 

His two runs this season have been just as disappointing as he has failed to defend his title in two prestigious races that he had won the year prior, finishing third in the Lismullen Hurdle at Navan before finishing fifth of sixth in the 2023 Christmas Hurdle. 

O'Brien will need to get his charge back at the top of the game sooner rather than later with Cheltenham just around the corner and conditions will need to suit too. 

Four of Home By The Lee's eight career wins have come on soft ground, so connections will be hoping the rain hits Gloucestershire ahead of the historic meeting. 

Home By The Lee Prize Money

Home By The Lee has earned connections £194,378 in his career so far, with £157,785 of that prize pot coming through winnings. 

£130,231 of the total earnings came via Hurdle races, with the rest being made up of Chase and NH Flat efforts. 

Home By The Lee News

All the news surrounding Home By The Lee is on his return to Cheltenham with the feeling that, despite his issues this season, he could still run a big race. 

He made a mistake at the sixth in last year's Stayers' Hurdle but still went on to finish fifth, highlighting how impressive he can be on his day and why connections have not given up faith yet. 

O'Brien stated in a stable tour with the Racing Post in November of 2023 that 'He [Home By The Lee] ran a great race in the Stayers' Hurdle at Cheltenham last season' - highlighting how happy the trainer is with the nine-year-old, even if he is not getting the desired results of late. 

His price of 33/1 is a big one in the Stayers' Hurdle for the two-time Lismullen Hurdle and one-time Christmas Hurdle winner and he is certainly one to keep an eye on when Cheltenham comes around. 

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