JACQUELINE COWARD KICKS OFF THE FLAT FOR THE LADIES WITH A WINNER
The first ladies race for the Flat season, sponsored by the Amateur Jockeys Association, has been won in fine style by Jacqueline Coward for her grandfather, legendary trainer Mick Easterby, at Doncaster on Friday 11th April. In a strongly run race, Blue Spinnaker was given a patient ride by Jacqueline who set him alight coming to the final furlong to draw right away and score by ten lengths.
Jacqueline now joins Lee Newnes in the Flat Championships tables for 2008, Lee having won the mixed race at Southwell the previous Friday for his father, trainer Mark Usher.
This season sees the implementation of wins only being counted towards the Amateur Flat Championship Titles. Points tables which include places will only be applied to sponsors’ series, these being the Gentlemen’s Bollinger Series and the Ladies’ Bathwick Series and Sawfish Software Series later in the year.