Syndicate will honour Sally and David
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.