Emotional Leighton finishes career at Fontwell

Two-time Grand National winner Leighton Aspell bowed out a local hero on his home patch at Fontwell on Sunday, but could not quite complete the fairyt…

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TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTED RUNNER

Swiss Cheer

7:00 Kempton

“Swiss Cheer ideally is waiting for turf racing but having been on the go over the winter following an autumn lay off he may as well try and earn his keep in the meantime. He seems in good form so we hope for a decent run. He ran so well last time and was a little unlucky.”

Jonathan Portman

RECENT LAMBOURN WINNERS

2:00 Warwick

Grand Roi

Nicky Henderson

Won really well last time out and bids to follow up today.

PRICE 1/2F
1:35 Newcastle

On The Blind Side

Nicky Henderson

On The Blindside should enjoy this and the track will suit.

PRICE 6/4
3:11 Huntingdon

Miss Honey Ryder

Warren Greatrex

Ran a lovely race last time and she should build on that today. Ground may be a little soft for her liking but still expecting a good performance.

PRICE 3/1

News in Brief

Double Trigger dies at 29

Double Trigger, the 1995 Gold Cup winner and one of the leading stayers of his generation, has died of a suspected heart attack at the age of 29. Trained by Mark Johnston, the chestnut endeared himself to the racing public with his front-running style and grim determination that saw him become the first three-time winner of the Goodwood Cup.

Tote Guarantee boost for punters

A ‘Tote Guarantee’ that all win dividends will at least match starting prices will be in place in good time for the Cheltenham Festival. News of the bold initiative from the new owners of the UK Tote Group will be greeted as a further boost to horse racing bettors, who some say have never had it so good.

You are spoilt for choice with our Lambourn trainers

THE Lambourn Valley, situated in the north-east corner of Berkshire, is recognised as one of the major racehorse training centres in the country.

With its superb facilities and wide-ranging gallops covering in excess of 500 acres and with more than 30 trainers to choose from – your racehorse could not be in a better place whether it be a flat or National Hunt horse. Our new website is here to provide the latest information of the day-to-day goings on in Lambourn plus quotations from all the day’s runners from our trainers (when available).

There is also information and contact details for all our trainers; the history of training horses in Lambourn; where to stay; our annual Lambourn Open Day – which is held on Good Friday (April 10th, 2020) and all the latest news.

William Henry and Nico De Boinville [right] win the National Spirit Hurdle at Fontwell for Nicky Henderson from Quel Destin [left] and Thomas Darby [centre]. Photo: Steve Davies
William Henry and Nico De Boinville [right] win the National Spirit Hurdle at Fontwell for Nicky Henderson from Quel Destin [left] and Thomas Darby [centre]. Photo: Steve Davies