Following Thursday’s launch of the 2015-16 All-Weather Championships, we are delighted to announce The All-Weather Blog. You’ll be able to find weekly updates here on www.awchampionships.co.uk/category/the-all-weather-blog every Friday, throughout the All-Weather Championships up until Finals Day at Lingfield Park on Good Friday, 25 March 2016.
We’ll be hosting a posts from a number of guest bloggers, including All-Weather racing fans as well as our charity partner, Richard Farquhar of Walking the Courses. Walking the Courses will be fundraising throughout the winter, and you’ll be able to see their mini film on racecourse screens and donate via bucket collections on course as well.
Starting from next Friday, 6 November, The All-Weather Blog will be hosting bi-weekly exclusive analysis of the racing action from Timeform, courtesy of sectional timings expert Simon Rowlands. Simon and his team will be breaking down all the data to give you the inside edge on the All-Weather performances.
As well as giving you the inside track on the action that has taken place over the previous two weeks and looking ahead to the upcoming meetings, Simon will be highlighting the stand-out performances, both equine and human, to help you pick out the potential All-Weather Championships stars.
Launch Day at Lingfield
Newmarket trainer James Tate had possibly the biggest smile at Lingfield Park on All-Weather Championships Launch Day as he took the two valuable Listed races with a 75.5/1 double. Lamar achieved a deserved success in the 32Red/ebfstallions.com Fleur De Lys Stakes which is a Fast-Track Qualifier for the £150,000 32Red.com All-Weather Fillies’ & Mares’ Championships on March 25, Good Friday 2016.
Lamar’s record during the All-Weather Championships this seaon and last now stands at three wins, three seconds and a fourth from seven starts. She was well positioned throughout by reigning All-Weather Champion Luke Morris and wore down her rivals in the straight to win by a half-length from Very Special, sent off the 5/2 favourite, with Clarentine three quarters of a length further back in third.
Tate said: “I am so pleased for Lamar because she has been the bridesmaid so many times.
“She got beat a short-head here in the Winter Derby Trial, she was beat a neck on Good Friday and has run well in loads of other black type races. It was lovely to see her get her head in front today.
“I think things would have been different on Good Friday if she had had a better draw but you would have to say a Listed win is more important to her economically.
“She is a lovely filly with a decent pedigree and she can go off to stud like she was supposed to last winter.
“She was meant to go to Kingman and continue racing but she kicked the living daylights out of the teaser. As a result, she wasn’t allowed anywhere near Kingman!”
We look forward to welcoming James, Luke and Lamar back to Lingfield Park for All-Weather Finals Day on Good Friday 2016, as well as plenty more excellent results over the coming months.
Make sure to follow the All-Weather Blog for all the news, opinions updates and offers throughout what is sure to be another fantastic All-Weather Championships!