Monday 19 October 2015

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 26), when racing programme is scheduled to start at 12-30 p.m.

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). As a result, 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, another contest for maiden two-year-olds, is also supported by The European Breeders’ Fund in conjunction with British Stallion Studs. The giant screen, situated opposite the main stands, will enable racegoers to see even more action on the track.

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