Monday, February 12, 2007

Two further notes from Newbury

Copsale Lad, a 14/1 shot and better known as a chaser these days, is pictured after winning the three mile handicap hurdle with considerable ease. The horse had a good blow afterwards, practically knocking over an anonymous pundit wearing a black hat. The result seemed to surprise trainer Nicky Henderson as much as everyone else. When asked where next, Nicky nominated at least three different races at the Festival. Entries will be monitored.
On a much sadder note Venn Ottery had to be put down after fracturing his pelvis in the Game Spirit. Quite rightly the events surrounding his death are to be investigated. Further details at

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It is a terrible shame that 'Venn Ottery' has passed away. Even though I never had a winning bet on the horse, I had great fun backing him and dreaming of that big performance, but sadly, this tale ends sadly. I will miss looking out for Venn Ottery even if it was in the vain hope of the big payout.

That is what racing is all about (in my opinion) :-)