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PUDDING Chare sprang a 50/1 shock in the final race of Tennent’s Raceday at Ayr last Wednesday and in doing carried the blue and grey racecourse colours to their first success.
So far four horses will be running under the Ayr Racecourse banner – Pudding Chare, trained by Mike Smith, Brendan who is based with Jim Goldie, the Iain Jardine trained House of Cards and Eyreborne for Keith Dalgleish.
The aim is to have at least one of the horses in action at every Flat meeting at Ayr between now and the end of the season in October.
The horses will also raise funds for the Racecourse charity partner Ayrshire Cancer Support who will run a series of prize draws and auctions to give people the opportunity to own a horse for the day and the first person to enjoy the glamour of being an owner was Scott Henderson from Dundonald.
Scott and wife Lorraine dined with Owners and Trainers in Western House and were introduced to the trainer and jockey of both Ayr Racecourse horses running on Wednesday – Brendan, who ran a creditable sixth in Division One of the Whyte & Mackay Handicap and Pudding Chare whose success came in the Franklin & Sons Ltd Apprentice Handicap.
The four year-old gelding had run the previous day at Ayr over seven furlongs when he finished down the field but upped in trip by two furlongs and given a really positive ride by young Irish jockey Andrew Breslin he battled all the way to the line to hold off the 11/8 favourite John Honeyman and land a shock win.
The third of the four Ayr Racecourse horses to run last week was Eyreborn who contested the lady amateur riders’ race and finished down the field.
To have a chance of owning one of our racehorses for a day contact Ayrshire Cancer Support on 01563 538008.
Issued by Iain Ferguson on behalf of Ayr Racecourse. For further information please contact Iain Ferguson on 01292-294972 or 07795-565691.
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