Never underestimate the “Arthur” factor if you are planning an encounter with Lucinda Russell’s Grand National winning Arlary House Stables, Scotland’s leading National Hunt yard. Then again never underestimate the “Lucinda” factor in the same case! Well our luck was in because that indomitable duo was the icing on the cake at a superb yard visit on 8 September where generous funds were shared between The BHS and The Injured Jockeys Fund. It was lovely to share the occasion with Tayside Chasers and The British Racing Club too.
Lucinda Russell has been the premier National Hunt trainer in Scotland since 2009/10 training over six hundred winners including nine graded winners and winners at the Cheltenham and Aintree Festivals. In 2013/14 the yard sent out more winners in a season than any other Scottish National Hunt yard and in 2017 they won the Aintree Grand National with One For Arthur. In 2018 Lucinda was awarded an OBE for services to horseracing. Nearly two hundred people took the chance to meet Scotland’s most famous horse, learn about life at a racing stable and enjoy a super parade with great insider commentary from Lucinda; where most of the 27 in training were trotted up eventing style. The September sun shone and everyone enjoyed their day seeing a yard in action with the courteous staff and Scotland’s most famous horse.
The amazing day raised £1434 in total for the two benefiting charities, many thanks to all of our supporters.