Horse racing is popular even in summer! And August was a very good month for horse race lovers this year. UK horse race fans could enjoy many tournaments in August 2018, and many good races and unexpected wins have occurred.
In the following paragraphs, we will cover the most surprising horse racing news in August 2018. Stay tuned!
LIGHTNING SPEAR DELIVERS AT TOP TABLE
On August 1st, Lightning Spear landed group one GOLD in the Qatar Sussex Stakes at Goodwood! After a long time of being beaten up in competitions, the amazing Lightning Spear got back in the track and made a great win. The top one place was won with the help of Oisin Murphy, who rode Lightning Spear steadily and firmly. Murphy matured as a rider, as David Simmock, the trainer, said. He matured and got in touch with Lightning Spear, and the number one place came as a reward!
NICKY HENDERSON SADDLED 3000TH CAREER WINNER
The famous horse race trainer, Nicky Henderson, saddled his 3000th career winner! The winner was Brave Eagle that won the race at Worcester, and became his 3000th! His long-lasting, successful and glittering career started in 1978 when the Seven Barrows won his first race. From then on, Nicky Henderson trained and saddled many winners. Even though he was not sure when all that happened, he was extremely happy that his love for horses made a huge success!
On August 21st, Terri Rules was the two-time champion by giving its jockey a perfect head start at Mark Sumner Golf Shops Handicap. Jaime Spencer was very good at the race! The stability the jockey possessed was amazing. The horse did provide a head start, however, the jockey’s good lead provided the victory. Spencer is the jockey of the new age and we are eager to see his victories in the future!
TATTERSALLS SOVEREIGN STAKES: FRENCH RAIDER TAKES THE GOLD
French raider Plumatic took gold at Tattersalls Sovereign Stakes on August 16th! Even though many expected Elarqam to win, Elarqam managed to win number four place. Mark Johnston, the trainer of Elarqam, was very disappointed. Nevertheless, he congratulated Plumatic’s trainer on the great and unexpected victory.
These were only some of the horse racing news in August. Horse race lovers stay tuned to find out more news on the topic and enjoy the races in the months to come.