Go Racing in Yorkshire’s sponsored apprentice, Kieran Schofield, updates us with life on the yard. Although I’ve been ticking over on the all weather, the start of the turf season is fast approaching which I’m really looking forward to. We were all gutted to see Definitly Red brought down in the Gold Cup at Cheltenham – he was jumping nicely at the time and everyone in the yard shared the disappointment with Mr and Mrs Martin, the owners. We have been busy with the two-year-olds, there are about 30 this year and I have sat on most of them as they have been broken in. I think they are all lovely and I can’t wait to see them in action. The next step is to put them through the stalls so they are prepared and ready for racing. [su_custom_gallery source="media: 7391" width="2... (Read More)
The 2018 Apprentices Series races supported by White Rose Saddlery
24 March – Doncaster
19 April – Ripon
2 May – Pontefract
5 May – Wetherby
26 June – Beverley
22 July – Redcar
3rd August – Thirsk
9 Sept – York
20 October – Catterick
Final – Doncaster 10 November
FUTURE STARS COMP
Sebastian Woods and Paula Muir both missed an opportunity to take the lead in this year’s Go Racing In Yorkshire Future Stars Apprentice Series when they both finished out of the points scoring positions in the penultimate round at Catterick.
With overall leader Kieran Schofield not in the race, there was an an opening for both his nearest rivals in the chase for the title, but Woods on the 9-4 favourite Betancourt finished a disappointing eighth and Muir was two places further back on the 14-1 chance Fillydelphia.
Victory went to Darragh Keenan on the John Ryan-trained Queen Adelaide, a win which registered his first win in the competition and took him to fifth place overall following a fifth place in the round at Redcar.
He is too far behind Schofield to catch him and it will be a three-way battle for the crown, which carries a prize worth over £2,000 and is run in conjunction with the White Rose Saddlery of Malton when the final round is held at Doncaster on November 10.
Only a win would guarantee Kieran Schofield the prize otherwise he would rely on Woods not winning the race. Seb Woods could win by finishing first or second depending on where Schofield finishes, while Paula Muir needs to win and rely on Schofield being out of the first five and Woods being no better than third.
It should be an intriguing finale.
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ROLL OF HONOUR
2018 Kieran Schofield (attached to Brian Ellison)
2017 Callum Rodregiz (attached to Michael Dodds)
2016 Rowan Scott
2015 Josh Doyle (attached to David O’Meara)
2014 Megan Carberry (attached to Brian Ellison)
2013 Gary Mahon (attached to Tim Easterby)