A local hero brought down the curtain on a distinguished career on the All-Weather this week while a promising young jockey rode five winners in just 24 hours.
GENERAL BOWS OUT A HERO
GENERAL TUFTO ran his last race amid emotional scenes at his favourite track, Southwell on Thursday. Devoted trainer Charles Smith called a tearful time on a career that yielded 17 wins - 15 of them at the Fibresand venue.
RODRIGUEZ ON HOT STREAK
Young jockey CALLUM RODRIGUEZ rode five winners in 24 hours to maintain a hot streak of form since riding out his claim as an apprentice in the summer. He followed up a double at Newcastle, where he boasts a 25% strike rate, with three more at Southwell on Thursday.
ENABLE’S SISTER IN WINNING FORM
ENTITLE, a half-sister to the great Enable, got off the mark in a novice stakes at Lingfield on Wednesday. Like the dual Arc winner, she is trained by John Gosden for Prince Khalid Abdullah and was ridden by stable jockey Robert Havlin.