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Briggs congratulates Scottish trainer of Nakeeta on York racing success.

Miles Briggs, Scottish Conservative & Unionist MSP for Lothian, is congratulating Scottish racehorse trainer Iain Jardine on his success after Nakeeta won the Ebor Handicap at York Racecourse on Saturday. In a Parliamentary motion lodged at Holyrood today Miles is highlighting how Nakeeta’s win means that Scottish racecourse trainers have scooped the two richest handicaps in British racing this year after One for Arthur, trained by Milnathort based Lucinda Russell, won the Grand National in April.

Speaking today Miles, who is Convenor of the Scottish Parliament’s Cross Party Group on Scottish Horseracing and Bloodstock Industries, said:

“ Nakeeta’s win in the Ebor Handicap at York is another welcome boost for the profile of Scotland’s trainers and for Scottish racing as a whole and comes on top of One for Arthur’s fantastic success in the Grand National in April.

“ While Scotland might only host a small percentage of the horses in training, it is clear that we have some world class trainers who are producing horses able to compete with the very best internationally.”

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* Please see below the motion as tabled by Miles today at Holyrood.

Motion Number: S5M-07372
Lodged By: Miles Briggs
Date Lodged: 30/08/2017

Title: Scottish Trained Horse Nakeeta Wins Ebor Handicap at York Racecourse

Motion Text:

That the Parliament congratulates the racehorse trainer, Iain Jardine, on producing Nakeeta, which won the Ebor Handicap at York Racecourse on 26 August 2017; notes that this now means that Scottish racehorse trainers have landed the two richest handicaps in the British racing calendar this year, after One For Arthur also scooped the £1 million Randox Health Grand National in April; understands that Scotland has just 518 horses in training, 3.7% of the British total, and yet Scottish racing is producing winners on an international platform, and wishes all involved in the sector continued success.

Miles Briggs