Three Pound claimer Daniel Samson is getting plenty of experience on horses from his guv'nor Seamus Mullins, and steered a fifth winner of the season for the Mullins yard this afternoon, and a third for his own tally, at Newton Abbot before making the trip back up the A303 past Larkhill to home. It's been a good week, or a very frustrating one for the Willsford team, depending on your point of view, with a winner and 3 runner-up berths from the last six runners since Friday.
Every owner and trainer loves a winner wherever they are, but no-one would argue that winners on the big stage of the UK's major racecourses are that much sweeter. Older readers will recall the late Arthur Stephenson remarking that "little fish are sweet" from Hexham on the day his The Thinker won the Gold Cup in his absence from Cheltenham. Wiltshire trainers Emma Lavelle and Neil Mulholland will have enjoyed the sweet flavour of a winner at Wincanton this Sunday, the day af
It was a busy day on Wednesday for Bath trainer Neil Mulholland, fielding 9 runners across the fixtures at Hereford and Fontwell, and the blanket approach paid handsomely with a treble on the card at the Sussex figure-of-eight course. Wrapping up both divisions of the opening Maiden Hurdle with Lord Accord and the inaptly named Rookie Trainer, Mulholland followed up with Chirico Vallis in the Handicap Hurdle to underscore his team's wellbeing as the opening Cheltenham fixtur
Wilsford trainer Seamus Mullins came within a whisker of a memorable long distance double at Kelso yesterday , but still came away with his fourth winner of the term when Playa Blanca held on to win the 2m Handicap Hurdle qualifier opening the Sunday card. Plantaganet came with 3/4l of making that a double in the handicap chase, but more than justified the 730 mile round trip. Seamus comes from a family where racing is part of the genetic code. His uncle, the late Paddy Mu
Richard Hawker wouldn't rank among Somerset's most fashionable trainers. In fact, given his runners under Rules have numbered just 86 since 2016, to say his ventures on to professional racecourses are select might be viewed as understatement. Yet on a day for the girls at Newton Abbot's penultimate day of a season without spectators, there was no doubting the happiest man to leave the course this afternoon after his seven year old Sastruga beat better known rivals in the aft
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