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WELSH HORSE RACING AWARDS WINNERS

WELSH HORSE RACING AWARDS WINNERS

The Jockey of the Year award, sponsored by Cotts Equine, went to David Probert. David has ridden well over a hundred winners in the last year, earning over £1.2m of prize money, and is on course to beat his personal best for the 2019 calendar year. The Trainer of the Year category, sponsored by Gain Equine Nutrition, was awarded to Evan Williams. He earned the most prize money, over £660,000, mainly due to the exploits …

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Raceday Report – Thursday 28th November

This was an extra meeting, arranged to help compensate for the wet-weather abandonments of so many fixtures around the country in the last month or two.  The first hurdle and the second fence in the home straight were omitted on account of the heavy going.  Any punters who piled into the first six winning favourites were not complaining, though. Harry Whittington’s Stick With Bill (8/11 fav) made virtually all the running in the opener, a …

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Raceday Report – Friday 22nd November

Stamina and determination were necessary on a damp, windy day where the going was soft, heavy in places.  Nevertheless, there were some good performances to note for future reference. The favourite won the first race of the day, a 3m chase.  Heavenly Promise (3/1 fav) was travelling well before cruising into the lead after the third last.  She was not hard pressed to score by five lengths from Misty Mai. The winner has been rejuvenated …

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THE NOMINATIONS FOR THE WELSH HORSE RACING AWARDS SPONSORED BY THE RACEHORSE OWNERS ASSOCIATION

THE NOMINATIONS FOR THE WELSH HORSE RACING AWARDS SPONSORED BY THE RACEHORSE OWNERS ASSOCIATION

The panel was spoilt for choice regarding the nominees for Jockey of the Year sponsored by Cotts Equine. James Bowen rode the winner of the Midlands Grand National, adding to his victory in the Welsh equivalent a year earlier.  His brother Sean achieved his breakthrough first Grade 1 win at the Aintree Grand National meeting, on If The Cap Fits in the Ryanair Stayers Hurdle.  18-year-old conditional Connor Brace won the Scottish Champion Hurdle on …

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Raceday Report – Sunday 10th November 2019

The going was soft on this fine late autumn Sunday, with some good racing and a couple of Welsh-trained winners. The card began with a 3m chase.  At eleven years of age it looked like Horatio Hornblower’s best was behind him, yet he simply cruised alongside the leaders four out.  When one of the others made a terrible blunder and another ran out of steam Horatio was left in front.  Then Frankly Speaking tried to …

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