Now trained by County Durham handler Howard Johnson, the fiveyear-old won two of his three bumper races
for George Moore before being sold to Wylie and his wife Andrea for 290,000 guineas, and this was his third appearance for them.
Defying a penalty in bumper races
is not easy but Knockara Luck looks a cut above her rivals in the Mencap Mares Only National Hunt Flat Race.
A winner of three bumper races
last season, Karanja was desperately unlucky in the Champion Bumper at Cheltenham when jockey Nina Carberry was catapulted out of her saddle just as the starter was bringing the field in to line.
Dark Character, winner of two bumper races
and trained by Alan Swinbank, was making his jumping debut and seemed to be travelling sweetly enough for Jim Crowley as they raced to the third flight.
Not bad for a young lady whose earlier aversion to starting stalls meant that she began her racing career in bumper races
, events usually designed for potential hurdlers and steeplechasers.
Glenmoss Tara is unbeaten in two starts over timber since switching from bumper races
, where she won two out of her three outings.
Winner of the last four of the five bumper races
he contested, the Risk Me gelding has had enough speed to strike on the Flat and made a most impressive start to his hurdling career when toying with his rivals over three miles on this course late last month.
The Irish bet on bumper races
as if money had lost all value and there will never be a settling day.
Most want to put on seven- or eight-race cards, but the priority will go to creating more novice chases and novice hurdles and even bumper races
We're working as hard as we can to find racecourses that want to race andare able to race - most want to put on seven or eight-race cards but the priority will go to creating more novice chases and novice hurdles and even bumper races
A NEW series of bumper races
designed to support British racing at grassroots level was unveiled yesterday by Jockey Club Racecourses, writes James Burn.
Turbo Linn started out in low-class bumper races
on tracks in the north of England, making her debut with a 15-length win at Carlisle last October.
The six-year-old has won one of three bumper races
and will have been well schooled at King's Barbury Castle base.
Usually, only a sparse number of racegoers watch these bumper races
unless they are at the two main Festivals, but today a fair few will surely stay behind to give Jenny a last cheer, whether her horse comes first, second or last.
Gillespie said: "I got to know George through his sponsorship of the Grunwick bumper races
, and later through other sponsorships.