- Ruth Carr Racing -

York McMillan Charity Day - 17th June 2017

Angela Clark Photography

Macmillan Charity day is a special day at York with memories of a fantastic day for myself and others on our team.  In 2012 vet, Edmund Collins, dusted off his racing boots, raised a load of money and rode in the race.  The same rainy day Klynch won the 6f race on soft ground for the yard. 

Five years on, the weather was very different, the ground fast and Meshardal won the same 6f race - his third on the trot this season under another confident ride from Jimmy who had already ridden the big winner of the day for Tim Easterby. 

My big day was last year, and this year it was another of our vets getting fit and raising money for the very worthwhile charity that is Macmillan Cancer Support.   Catriona rode Tanawar in the mile and one race.  Tan generally runs over 7f so thought he should go a bit faster than Catriona wanted him to but they set a good even gallop and he stuck to his task well to finish third beaten only 2 lengths.  

Thanks to everyone who has supported Catriona with sponsorship and of course to Tanawar's owners who kindly allowed us to run him in the race!

Photos: Angela Clark

Be Perfect is saddled for the First Race Be Perfect is saddled for the First Race
Be Perfect before his run in the Queen Mothers Cup Be Perfect before his run in the Queen Mothers Cup
Meshardal stays in the shade before his race Meshardal stays in the shade before his race
Emily leads Meshardal in after his win Emily leads Meshardal in after his win
Meshardal and Jimmy, led in by Emily Meshardal and Jimmy, led in by Emily
Meshardal and Jimmy, third win on the trot Meshardal and Jimmy, third win on the trot
Jimmy delighted with his second win of the day Jimmy delighted with his second win of the day
Meshardal's owners delighted after a third win Meshardal's owners delighted after a third win
Meshardal is given a well deserved drink Meshardal is given a well deserved drink
The owners pose with Ruth The owners pose with Ruth
The presentations take place The presentations take place
Ruth takes the trainers award Ruth takes the trainers award
Catriona is relieved its her race time at last Catriona is relieved its her race time at last
Owners and trainer with Catriona Owners and trainer with Catriona
Catriona with owner Graham Catriona with owner Graham
Kay and Tanawar parade for the Charity Race Kay and Tanawar parade for the Charity Race
Catriona is mounted and led round Catriona is mounted and led round
Catriona and Tanawar Catriona and Tanawar
Tanawar stays cool in the heat Tanawar stays cool in the heat
Catriona relaxes once in the saddle Catriona relaxes once in the saddle
Final adjustments before going onto the course Final adjustments before going onto the course
Tanawar set a good gallop Tanawar set a good gallop
Catriona led most of the way Catriona led most of the way
Tanawar and Catriona finished third Tanawar and Catriona finished third
Catriona really had the Ride of her Life Catriona really had the Ride of her Life
Smiling all the way back to the paddock Smiling all the way back to the paddock
Still laughing whilst unsaddling Still laughing whilst unsaddling
Everybody crowded around to congratulate Everybody crowded around to congratulate
Mum was definitely relieved and very proud! Mum was definitely relieved and very proud!
Another group shot with the proud jockey Another group shot with the proud jockey
One final pic, and don't forget to weigh in! One final pic, and don't forget to weigh in!
And finally the two bosses And finally the two bosses
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