It was a marvellous day on Monday (2nd October) as we reached the fantastic milestone of saddling 1000 winners!
"It means the world to me and I can't thank enough people for their help along the way as I haven't just done this by myself. It's a milestone I'd have never have dreamed was possible. I'm very proud. The Group 1 wins we've enjoyed will forever be ingrained in our memories and souls, but this will be too and it's hugely important." – Clive Cox, Racing Post.
Bringing home this momentous result was in the shape of Sergeant Pep, a favourable three-year-old owned by the Middleham Park racing syndicate. As a horse who has proven to like a cut in the ground, having won his last race on soft ground at Windsor, we were pleased that Bath’s track provided the perfect going from the heavy rain that persisted on the day. Ridden under the positive steer of our apprentice Oliver Timms, who is Sergeant Pep's regular rider at home, the pair held a prominent position and quickened away nicely at the final furlong pole to win with a 1¼ lengths in hand. A very pleasing run for him, made all the more special to have been the moment of this landmark victory. It was also Oliver's first winner for us and we hope he has many more to come.