Lesley grew up on Mondellihy Stud, Co. Limerick in Ireland, where her parents raised cattle and bred National Hunt horses, including the successful Lantern Lodge and Very Promising. Following graduation in 1999 from the University of Limerick with a Bachelors degree in Equine Science, and an Associates Degree in Marketing, Lesley moved to Lexington.
Her year in Coolmore’s Creekview Farm and 7 years as a veterinary technician at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute proved a valuable education as she and her husband, Ted, developed their own Dundrum Farm in Versailles, Kentucky. Graded Stakes winners raised on Dundrum include Sweet Talker, Yellow Agate, Bern Identity, Surf Cat, and Lesley’s homebred Ms. Locust Point.
Lesley has been the Accounts Manager at Paramount Sales for the past 10 years, where she has been an integral part in the growth of the company. She is proud mom of University of Kentucky Junior, Paddy, University of Kentucky Freshman, Roger and daughter, Sive. When not watching racing and studying pedigrees, she loves to travel with her family, ride her two off-track Thoroughbreds with Sive, and spend time on the farm.