Welsh jockeys continue on a hot streak
THE recent spell of hot weather certainly hasn’t stopped the winning streak of Welsh jockeys.
Ffos Las ambassador Sean Bowen has been enjoying another good spell of success as he rode a winner on board Mariners Moon on Tuesday for trainer Caroline Bailey.
He is currently seventh in the jockeys’ championship title.
Another Pembrokeshire jockey who notched up success in Southwell was Richard Patrick, who won aboard Sinakar for his boss Kerry Lee to take the conditional jockeys’ handicap hurdle, beating Theatre Act from the Dan Skelton yard by a couple of lengths.
Tim Vaughan made the long trip to Cartmel last Monday a winning one with Champagne Chaser and Canton Prince both successful in the hands of champion jockey Richard Johnson.
Also on the mark at the Cumbria track were James and Peter Bowen, who struck with Dr Robin, who was winning for the third time in a row this season.
On the flat, Chepstow-based trainer David Evans enjoyed success at his local track on Friday evening where Amor Fati took the first race of the evening, providing jockey Rossa Ryan with the first leg of a double on the evening.
Ryan’s other winner was Malvern for trainer Richard Hannon. He was making his racecourse debut and looks a nice prospect for the future.
The next meeting at Ffos Las is tomorrow (Thursday), which is a Gin & Jazz evening. Tickets are £12 in advance and there is a fantastic offer of an admission package for just £24 which includes your entry, a gin & tonic, a pot of strawberries and whipped cream and a raceday programme.
On August 13 there is a Picnic Raceday where you can bring a picnic to the racecourse and enjoy an afternoon of flat racing.
And don’t forget our feature meeting of the year, which is the Heatforce Ladies’ Day on Friday, August 23, where the popular ABBA tribute band Bjorn Again play after the last race.
Tickets for this are a fantastic £22 in advance.
For more information and tickets head to www.ffoslasracecourse.com or ring the office on 01554 811092.