SERENA BROTHERTON WINS DOROTHY LAIRD AT BEVERLEY
The Racing Post gave us all a good introduction to the Dorothy Laird pro/am ladies race held at Beverley on Tuesday with a fascinating piece on its history written by David Ashforth: A REMARKABLE RACE FOR A REMARKABLE WOMAN (see attachment below).
14 ladies went to post (evenly split between 7 professionals and 7 amateurs) in this 10 furlong handicap. Always handy, Ruth Carr’s SAN CASSIANO in the hands of Serena Brotherton took up the lead from halfway and, hard ridden from a furlong out, managed to hold on by a head from ex-amateur Shelley Birkett and ATTAIN in a thrilling finish. Another ex-amateur Gemma Tutty was 2 lengths back in 3rd, a head in front of Charlotte Greenway 4th.
Many congratulations to Serena on her 3rd winner of the season (her 149th career winner) and huge thanks to Beverley Racecourse for their continued support with this historic ladies race.
Photo credit 1 & 3: Mrs D Brotherton