First lady of Scots racing
Following outstanding performances in showjumping in her youth, Linda Perratt went on to become a top quality amateur rider who won 10 flat races for her predecessor at Cree Lodge, John Wilson, and Colin Parker of Lockerbie.
After succeeding John Wilson at the historic Cree Lodge Stables at Ayr in 1991, Linda built a reputation for producing winners at racecourses up and down the country.
Arguably, her greatest achievement came in 2009 when her horse Big Timer triumphed in the Wokingham Stakes.
This makes her the only Scottish trainer to saddle a winner at Royal Ascot – an incredible record that Linda still proudly holds to the present day.
She also produced Ho Leng to win the Bunbury Cup at Newmarket in what is still a record time and her horse, Ho Choi, ran the superstar Rock of Gibraltar to its closest finish in the Gimcrack Stakes at York.
Thoroughbreds schooling well at her yard include Jinky, Mystical King, Silver Rime, Blue Sonic and juvenile Little Belter.
North Allerton Farm also stables the biggest racehorse in the UK, Anatopia, measuring in at a whopping 18.3 hands.
Linda also heads Jackton Racing Club – a syndicate of around 15 local owners.
Linda as a young jockey in 1997 riding Philmist