Over 90s given own race in US
A RACECOURSE in America has broken new ground by holding a race for horses whose trainers are aged 90 or over.
As the contest at Emerald Downs attracted only four runners you would imagine the experiment is unlikely to be repeated. Experience usually comes at a cost for most trainers in this country with the vast majority handing in their licences before they pass seventy.
Not so in Florida where veteran Jerry Bozzo saddled Cotton Tooyah to win at Gulfstream Park a year ago at the venerable age of 96.
He said: “When people ask what the heck are you doing here at your age I tell them I’m enjoying it. That’s why I am doing it.”