Ron Lott, who recently retired from his position as senior stallion man after 42 years of sterling service at Nunnery Stud, was the worthy winner of the TBA Stable Staff Award at the organisation’s Flat breeders’ awards evening at Chippenham Park on Thursday.
Ron has overseen the care of numerous superstar sires over the decades, including the likes of GREEN DESERT and NASHWAN. But none were closer to his heart than the incomparable UNFUWAIN.
Born in London, Ron got into the industry at the age of 14 after a chance encounter with the Queen Mother’s first retained jump jockey Tony Grantham, who ran a farm but also trained point-to-pointers after he retired.
He started out as a stable hand and later requested a transfer to work with stallions. Highlighting the length of his career, he actually worked at Nunnery Stud before it was sold by Sir John Musker to Shadwell in 1984.
Congratulations from all your friends and former colleagues at Shadwell, Ron!