Monday was a Red Letter Day for Team Ditcheat as we set a new record for the number of winners trained here in one season.
We began the afternoon on a score of 155 which matched our best previous total in 2008-09.
The stylish victory of Dolos in the NH Novice Hurdle at Chepstow moved us on to 156 before the impressive triumph of If You Say Run in the closing bumper put us on 157 winners for this campaign. The horses have been in great form apart from a little blip in the first six weeks of the year and I was always hopeful of reaching a figure of 150. I relish the challenge of setting new targets and am now looking to kick on towards a figure of around 170 winners by the end of the final day at Sandown on Saturday week. We have plenty of horses to run before then and plenty to celebrate as they have already won almost £2,250,00 in prize money for their owners which is not a bad achievement given our shortage of Grade 1 horses. In addition this is the fifteenth consecutive season we have passed the mark of £2 million in prize money.