People like Josephine Saunders, who works at the Hillwood Stud in Aldbourne, are the backbone of the racing and bloodstock industries - the six thousand or so women and men who look after the horses at training yards and stud farms throughout the British Isles.
That would almost certainly be Dissavril - a striking five year-old grey mare who is very small but very together and strong - and a winner.You would be forgiven, as you passed a string of racehorses in Ogbourne Maizey on its way to the gallops, for thinking that a polo pony had come along for, as it were, the ride.
They saw a great performance from the novice Kalashnikov to land the £155,000 Betfair Hurdle, Britain's richest handicap hurdle - they saw Altior cruise to victory - and they saw return of locally trained veteran Valdez.Despite some atrocious weather, there was a large crowd at Newbury Racecourse for Betfair Super Saturday (February 10).
On Saturday (February 10) he's sending a team of five horses into the race in his bid for a sixth victory.Nicky Henderson has trained five winners of Britain's most valuable hurdle race - Newbury Racecourse's Betfair Hurdle.
With the new eventing season just a few weeks away, the Event Rider Masters Series (ERM) has announced its 2018 calendar of six legs, which builds on last year's international expansion into mainland Europe by including a new leg in Belgium.
. It is Britain's richest handicap hurdle and it's run at Newbury Racecourse on February 10 as part of Betfair Super Saturday.A total of 41 horses remain on course for the £155,000 Betfair Hurdle, following the January 23 scratchings deadline