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Len Lungo

Len Lungo is a Scottish champion race horse trainer and former jockey.

Born 1949.

Len Lungo is based at Hetland Hill stables in Dumfriesshire overlooking the Solway Firth.[1]

In 2001 Len Lungo's work was impacted due to government placed restrictions regarding animals in light of the foot and mouth disaster.[2]

Len Lungo broke the late Ken Oliver's Scottish record for the most wins in a National Hunt season. Lungo extended that record again in subsequent years setting a new personal best of 63 winners in season 2002-3. In the two seasons following, the number of winners dropped to 47 and 56, still comfortably ahead of any other Scottish trainer but disappointing by the high standards he sets himself.[3]

As of June 2009 it has been reported by the Elite Racing Club that Len is "cutting back his training interests" with a view to letting out the train facilities at Carrutherstown.

Away from horses

Len Lungo is a fan of Dumfries football club Queen of the South.[4][5]

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