Divinsky to equal record as Britain's busiest!
When Dvinsky runs in the 5.45pm race at Kempton Park this afternoon (Wednesday 12 September), he will equal the modern-day record for the busiest ever racehorse in Britain.
It will be the 11-year-old bay gelding’s 217th race in ten racing seasons and he will match the feat of the horse Sharp Hat who ran his last race in 2007.
He faces 13 rivals in the re-named Betdaq Dvinsky Record-Equalling 217th Run Handicap Stakes and will be ridden for the 26th time by jockey Tom McLaughlin in what is his 76th race at the Sunbury racecourse just south west of London.
It is no wonder that his trainer Paul Howling says: “Dvinsky is incredible.”
1. He has run at 23 racecourses, most frequently at Kempton Park;
2. He has had 8 different trainers;
3. He has been ridden by 44 different jockeys, including 5 champions - Paul Hanagan, Ryan Moore, Kieren Fallon, Seb Sanders and Kevin Darley;
4. He has earned his various owners over £117,000 in prize-money;
5. He has won 19 races, 15 of them on artificial surfaces (10 at Kempton Park) and 4 on grass;
6. He was born on 4 February 2001, made his debut in August 2003 and won his first race at his second attempt at Goodwood a month later;
7. He has run just over 172.5 miles in his 216 races to date;
8. He lives near the seaside on The Solent in Hampshire;
9. His dad, the stallion Stravinsky, won two of Britain’s top sprint races – the July Cup (Newmarket) and the Nunthorpe Stakes (York);
10. He has had six different owners, the latest of whom - David Hardaker – bought him for 1,800 guineas. His sale price as a yearling was 200,000 guineas.
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