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UK Gr1 Breeders Acknowledgement By Jockey Club
Britain's leading racecourse operator, The Jockey Club Racecourses, has announced it will begin awarding trophies to every breeder of a Gr1 winner at each of its 15 tracks, reports racingpost.com. The organisation has awarded winning breeders of some of its best races for a number of seasons now but recently decided to introduce a policy incorporating all of its tracks, commencing with the Gr1 Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket. Group director of international and racing relations Stephen Wallis commented, "Breeders are vital to our sport... without them we would have no horses, and clearly without horses we would have nothing. The Jockey Club is delighted to take the lead in recognising breeders' achievements".