JOHN DIXON enjoys Pistol success at Carlisle
A memorable afternoon was enjoyed at Carlisle today when John Dixon, riding PISTOL for his trainer father John, defied a 14 lbs penalty earned only 12 days ago also at Carlisle when the winning partnership had scored by 26 lengths! Their determined front-running tactics paid dividends , successfully repelling the final flight challenge of odds-on favourite Maxie T to prevail by a length and a quarter. His trainer said “He’s been showing form all of the time and he loves this place. I put him in a better race to keep his weight down on this ground.”
PISTOL is owned by John’s mother Sheila and was led up by his two sisters who cheered on his exciting success in the Watch Racing UK Handicap Hurdle. “My mother Ella was the only one of us who missed it and she is 94! She’ll be the only one who’s backed him.” said John senior. “We have been at it a long time. My late father (also John) was a trainer and Carlisle was his lucky course. He still holds the record here for 8 wins with the same horse – The Last Light.” he added.
Many congratulations to winning connections on a truly remarkable achievement.