The start of a new flat season kicked off with a flying start for NRT, with three of its notable passengers all taking first place at Doncaster’s Lincoln Heritage Handicap opening weekend at the beginning of April.
The Lincoln Handicap started at Lincoln in 1853 and was originally run over a distance of 1.5 miles, but was shortened to a mile in 1855 and continued that way until 1964. Upon closure of Lincoln Racecourse, the event was moved to Doncaster in 1965 and renamed as the Lincoln Handicap where it continues to this day.
The race takes place on the first Saturday of Britain’s turf flat racing season and along with the Grand National, forms the Spring double.
However, it doesn’t stop there for NRT. We have a packed month of racing, most notably is the Newmarket Craven Meeting, where NRT will be transporting a number of the leading contenders from the UK and Ireland.
We also look forward to the Tattersalls Craven Breeze up Sales where NRT will be offering a full shuttle service from the sales stables to course for both practice and Breeze up, along with a full shipping and transport service throughout the sales supported by our trusted shipping Colleagues.
Spring has also brought with it the welcome return of some of our seasonal staff members. A warm welcome back to Eddie Kennington, Mick Gough, Brian Samphire and Rylee Constable!
It’s our pleasure to have these guys and Girls back with us for the 2017 season (your Revamped Horse boxes are ready for action).
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