A BUSINESSMAN is backing a new Chester-based winner in a race for success.
As managing director of Mold-based Eatonfield holdings Rob Lloyd is best known for his pedigree property developments.
But the 42 year-old is taking a new course into the sport of horse racing.
His first sweet taste of victory came on home ground when Dream of Paradise won the 4pm race at Chester on Sunday August 6.
Ranked as an outsider at odds of 25-1 the win netted Rob £4,000 in prize money.
More importantly it means he can carry out his ambition of becoming a horse breeder.
'It was fantastic,' Rob said. 'It's just an amazing feeling. You always want to win on your local track. The horse lead from early on, so it's a remarkable success.'
His four horses are stabled with trainer Lisa Williamson at Saighton, near Chester.
But Dream of Paradise will be brought in for breeding at Rob's farm in Halkyn, where he lives with his wife Helen and their children.
The entrepreneur also plans to buy another three horses next month and will be on the look-out for a Grand National prospect.
'I have always been involved with horses all my life,' Rob said.
'My eldest son used to show jump for Wales.Horse racing is somethingI have always wanted to get into.
'I would like to praise Lisa Williamson because she has done a fantastic job.'