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RECENT LAMBOURN WINNERS

3:30 Southwell

Shantou Vow

Harry Whittington

He has been in good form at home and frustratingly has missed two opportunities due to abandoned meetings, a step up in trip should suit him well.

PRICE 9/2
2:50 Hereford

Ivilnoble

Charlie Mann

He’s had a foot problem so is probably best watched today.

PRICE 4/1
6:30 Chelmsford City

Bold Suitor

Ed Walker

Bold Suitor is an improving colt and I’m looking forward to seeing him running tomorrow in what will be his most difficult task yet. He looks fabulous and is moving well, It looks a wide open race with some unexposed and progressive horses in there, but hopefully he can continue to climb the ladder.

PRICE 11/10F

News in Brief

Gold Cup winning trainer Peter Beaumont dies

Racing’s thousands of self-employed and freelance workers face a further anxious wait before learning how the government plans to replicate Yorkshire farmer-turned-Cheltenham Gold Cup-winning trainer Peter Beaumont has died at the age of 85. He won chasing’s most prestigious race in 1993 with Jodami, who also won three straight runnings of the Irish Gold Cup.

BHA sets out plan to resume on May 1

The BHA has indicated that Flat racing under restrictions will be the priority when the sport is allowed to resume with summer jump racing fitting in when it can. Racing is shutdown until the end of April with no indication when it will be able to resume. But industry leaders say the sport must have a plan to resume from May 1 if allowed and have published a COVID-19 operational plan.

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.

Simply The Betts [right] wins at Cheltenham for trainer Harry Whittington from Happy Diva. Photo: Steve Davies
Simply The Betts [right] wins at Cheltenham for trainer Harry Whittington from Happy Diva. Photo: Steve Davies