Lavelle ends unlucky run as Grey Lady cruises home

Wednesday, 08 May 2013

Emma Lavelle  had gone 30 days without a jumps winner and endured four seconds from her last 11 runners, so relished the winning return of classy mare Kentford Grey Lady, who defied top weight and a 270-day absence to take the 2m4f Russell Bowes Memorial Mares’ Handicap Hurdle.

Waited with until taking up the running between the last two flights, she was left with a decisive advantage when Justazippy crashed out at the last and crossed the line two and a quarter lengths clear of One Lucky Lady, who held Tempest River in a photo for third.

Nobody Knew Who He Was and The Judges Couldn't Believe It

Wednesday, 08 May 2013

Dressage has been described as the equine equivalent of a figure skater doing the compulsories. 

In that case, retraining a racehorse for this unique discipline would seem akin to asking a downhill skier to don the sequins and ruffles and try their hand at the triple salchow.