A racehorse trainer from West Sussex is celebrating a successful first half of the year, having scooped seven wins so far.
Luke Dace has been training winning racehorses at his yard in Pulborough for almost ten years and 2014 is proving to be one of his most successful years to date.
Another cause for celebration was Dace’s recent open morning, which he held at his Pulborough training yard to showcase his world-class training facilities.
The event featured a special appearance from none other than Leighton Aspell, this year’s Grand National winning jockey.
Guests attending the open morning were also offered the chance to meet Dace’s top racehorses including American Spin - who recently broke a track record at Kempton Park Racecourse - Echo Brava and Bobby Benton.
The party then travelled to watch horse racing at Goodwood Racecourse, where they were greeted by champion jockey Richard Hughes.
Dace said: “The open morning was a great success and it was wonderful to have Leighton here to meet and greet guests.
“Leighton lives in West Sussex and has been a friend of mine for many years, but it’s always a special moment when he makes an appearance at the yard, or rides one of our horses in a race.
“It’s great to be able to show off our facilities to racehorse owners, who may be looking for a new trainer, or looking to making an initial investment in a racehorse.
“We were even able to sign up some new racehorses at the open morning, who we have taken under our wing to train, so watch this space.”