And so here it is, the end of my first season here at Plumpton and one that created many memorable moments for me, but hopefully for you as well. That said, my absolute favourite was still seeing Josh Moore getting clapped into the weighing room when leaving the parade ring after his brilliant winning ride on Leo Luna here on the 29th January.
May has come around and that only means one thing here at Plumpton; the season is over. For me personally, it is the end of my first season at Plumpton. It has flown by and really has been a roller coaster of a journey, with 10 racedays in 5 months, including 2 abandonments,
The sun was shining as Ladies Day brought the 2017-18 season to a close at Plumpton. Champion Conditonal James Bowen enjoyed a double, including in the final of the Racing Excellence Conditional Training Race Series on board Brave Eagle for boss Nicky Henderson.
The inaugural Sussex Raceday showcased plenty of what the region has to offer and the seven-race card produced some exciting action.
Martyn Collins our new Marketing Executive looks back over the last two months, in what has been a whirlwind of events.
With jumps racing likely to be thin on the ground in the coming week it was great to see Monday’s seven-race card get the go-ahead and it produced some exciting winners.
An exciting six-race card in aid of the Injured Jockeys Fund took place on Monday and might have thrown up a couple who could make the trip to next month’s Cheltenham Festival.
Anthony Honeyball continued his fine run of form with a second double of the season at Plumpton on At The Races Raceday.
Vinnie Lewis was the star of the show on Sussex National day, becoming the first-winning favourite in the 17-year history of the At The Races-sponsored feature handicap.
On Plumpton’s final raceday of 2017, it was fitting that Gary Moore continued his fine record in the Plumpton Cheltenham Festival Bonus Series races as Not Another Muddle lowered the colours of 1/5-shot Fixe Le Kap in the Happy Birthday Chris Kinane Novices’ Chase.