Brodie Hampson repeats Royal Artillery Gold Cup success
Brodie Hampson memorably won the 2016 Royal Artillery Gold Cup in her father’s colours before his sad death later that year and repeated that emotional success earlier today at Sandown, having spread some of her late father’s ashes on the winning line earlier in the day.
It was a thrilling race to watch with Brodie partnering Ben Pauling’s Carlos du Fruitier and making much of the running. Brodie explained “The plan wasn’t to make the running, but with a circuit to go the pace was a bit on and off and I know he needed a good pace, so I thought ‘we are going to have to take it up here and now, and you are going to have to help me out and I will help you out’.
“I definitely spread some more of his (father’s) ashes at the winning line today and he was with me all the way, I know that. It was massively emotional – it is every time I come here.
“Dad was was in the Royal Artillery for 24 years, so it was a big part of his life and to come back here and do it again for him, he would be so proud.
“Next year hopefully we will get back into his colours again on another horse.” Many congratulations Brodie!