Katy Holford, award winning, glass designer and Managing Director of Cumbria Crystal spent the day yesterday at Cartmel Races.
It is the first time there has been a two day meeting in July and it was a great success with race-goers, owners, trainers and jockeys.
Jason Maguire, the Irish horse racing jockey, who won the 2011 Grand National on Ballabriggs, raced to a win in the 3.35 at Cartmel with Red Kingdom, trained by Cumbrian Dianne Sayer. Sam Twistin-Davies rode to two wins on Foundry Square in the 2.25 and Desolait in the 5.55; Derek O’Connor won the 3.00 on Inamalabalusaloon; Alice Mills won the 4.10 on Epee Celeste and Britain’s top female jump jockey, Lucy Alexander won the Lady Riders’ Handicap Hurdle Race at 4.50 on Constant Contact trained by Cartmel’s leading trainer Donald McCain. What a day’s racing!
At the end of the day, Katy was there to watch the sixth race, the Handicap Hurdle Race (Class 3) and present the stunning Cumbria Crystal Trophy, a perpetual trophy specially created for the race, which fielded 15 runners.
A substantial prize purse was sponsored by totepool.com and the race was won resoundingly by number 14, What a Steel (14/1), b g 2004 Craigsteel (GB) Sonya’s Pearl (IRE), owned by Mr J D & Mrs S Wright, trained by Alistair Willans and riden by his son Ewan. Totepool’s Financial Director and wife were there to present the winners’ prize.
The full results can be found at ukracingresults.com