Syn­di­cate will hon­our Sally and David

Gloucestershire Echo - - SPORT -

TWO mem­bers of a pop­u­lar Glouces­ter­shire rac­ing fam­ily are be­ing fondly re­mem­bered through the for­ma­tion of a new syn­di­cate.

Or­a­cle Rac­ing have a horse in train­ing with Adrian Win­tle, whose un­cle David and sis­ter Sally bravely bat­tled can­cer.

A per­cent­age of win­nings from two-year-old filly Cassino Royale’s per­for­mances, when she makes her de­but this au­tumn, will be do­nated to Can­cer Re­search in their mem­ory.

West­bury-on-sev­ern trainer Win­tle said: “Any­one you talk to will un­for­tu­nately have a story about can­cer.

“I liked the idea of giv­ing some­thing back through a syn­di­cate.

“Sally was my big­gest sup­porter in my rid­ing ca­reer and trained my first point-to-point win­ner. She would have been com­ing rac­ing with me to­day if she was still here.

“For many years she was un­cle David’s head girl and we also lost him to can­cer two years ago.”

Or­a­cle Rac­ing was set up by two own­ers, Adrian Simp­son and Gary Brady, who met Win­tle through the power of so­cial me­dia.

Their first horse is set to start her ca­reer next month over six or seven fur­longs.

As she con­tin­ues her ed­u­ca­tion, the team will head to the sales and find a hand­i­cap­per.

Next week’s Septem­ber Horses in Train­ing Sale run by Goffs will be their first port of call.

“The idea is to have a cou­ple of horses so mem­bers will have run­ners reg­u­larly,” added Win­tle. “Cassino Royale is pleas­ing at home so we are look­ing for­ward to see­ing what type of en­gine she has got.

“We’ve al­ways had Na­tional Hunt horses but we are pre­dom­i­nantly Flat-based now. We have some nice suc­cesses, es­pe­cially with Ken­stone.

“Quite a bit of mo­men­tum is build­ing and I’d like to think we are cre­at­ing some­thing good.”

David Win­tle, who died in 2017 aged 77, trained for more than 40 years.

He sourced many qual­ity horses from Ire­land, in­clud­ing The Out­back Way.

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