DOUBLE TRIGGER CONTINUES TO BE HONOURED AT REDCAR

Monday 17 October 2011

Double Trigger, one of Britainís great stayers on the Flat in recent years, is once again honoured in The Double Trigger Maiden Stakes at Redcar on Monday (October 24), when the seven-race programme is scheduled to start at 2-10 p.m. Itís Redcarís penultimate meeting of the season.

 

A contest for two-year-olds over nine furlongs, The Double Trigger Maiden Stakes is supported by The European Breeders’ Fund It’s the equivalent race won by Double Trigger on his racecourse debut in 1993, when he broke the track record for a juvenile over that distance, winning by ten lengths at 14/1! Thus, a remarkable career was launched at Redcar.
 
Trained at Middleham by Mark Johnston, Double Trigger won 14 of his 29 races, twelve of which were Group races, becoming the first horse for over 150 years to win the Doncaster Cup on three occasions (1995, 1996 and 1998). He had a locomotive named after him, while a life-size bronze of Double Trigger stands at Doncaster racecourse. Double Trigger is now a dual-purpose stallion, standing at Clarendon Farm in Wiltshire. In a racing career in which he earned his connections over £500,000, Double Trigger was purchased for just IR£7,200 at the 1992 Irish National Sale!
 
Regular sponsors, Market Cross Jewellers support a handicap contest for three-year-old stayers over one mile and three-quarters.
 
Monday’s opening race, a contest for two-year-old maiden fillies, is also supported by The European Breeders’ Fund. The giant screen, situated opposite the main stands, will enable racegoers to see even more action on the track.
 
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