Sean Levey was born in Swaziland but he was brought up in Ireland and spent eight years at Ballydoyle before moving to British shores.
Since those days, Levey has become an integral part of the powerful Richard Hannon yard and the majority of his 500-plus winners have been for the trainer.
Levey enjoyed a stunning 66/1 win in the QIPCO 1000 Guineas of 2018 on Billesdon Brook (below). It was no fluke, either, the filly showing a fine turn of foot to beat Group 1 winners Laurens, Happily and Wild Illusion.
Levey said: “It’s every man’s dream, I know we ride lots of good winners with the help of Richard Hannon, but you are always looking for that good horse.”
Billesdon Brook continued to be a good friend to him and the combination landed the Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes back on the Rowley Mile in the autumn of 2019.
A couple of weeks later Levey shone on QIPCO British Champions Day when winning the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (Sponsored by QIPCO) on King Of Change. He had finished runner-up on him in the QIPCO 2000 Guineas earlier in the year.
In 2020, Levey enjoyed a lucrative association on speedy two-year-old Happy Romance.