Mount racing fans‘ galloping success

Geoff Holden of Mount Racing Club with winning horse Valantino Oyster.
Geoff Holden of Mount Racing Club with winning horse Valantino Oyster.

A HORSE racing club have registered more success at the races.

Fleetwood’s Mount Racing Club, under the ownership of Geoff Holden and Andy Eaton, took their prized asset Lord Leasing to race at Lingfield, Surrey, on Saturday.

Despite the inexperience of Lord Lansing, ridden by Luke Morris, the Fleetwood horse was able to match the favourite for most of the race before losing by half-a-length.

Mr Holden said: “Although we had to settle for second place this time, Lord Lansing lost nothing in defeat and when you consider the front two were well clear of the others in the race, it goes to show how good an effort it was.

“The horse will obviously improve from the run and on his favoured Polytrack surface, judging by Saturday’s performance, his turn for winning can’t be too far away.

The club recently moved stables from Ben Haslams to the Group One winning trainer Karl Burke.

Mr Holden says this has made a huge difference to the performances of his horses.

He added: “The horses are performing a lot better and there’s a lot more forward and positive planning regarding future race targets.”

Mount Racing recently won their first ever race at Ripon with Valentino Oyster ridden by Patrick Donaghy in June.

Mr Holden told The Weekly News “exciting times” lay ahead for the club and they are currently in the midst of purchasing a yearling to bolster their impressive selection of horses.