Early December Meeting Racing Raises £1,250 for Graham Lee and the Injured Jockeys Fund

Published on 6 December 2023

The winning distances at Bangor-on-Dee’s Early December Meeting resulted in £1,250 being donated to the fundraising efforts for Graham Lee and the Injured Jockeys Fund.

Bangor-on-Dee pledged to support Graham in his recovery from serious injury, via the Injured Jockeys Fund, by offering up £25 for every length that a winner won by on the six-race card.

The Donald McCain trained Chti Balko was the biggest runaway winner of the afternoon, racing to an 18-length victory with Donald’s daughter Abbie in the saddle. That win distance alone amounted to £450 being donated to the fund.

Other notable distance winners on the card came under the ride of jockey James Turner aboard Guard The Moon and Shesupincourt, who recorded 10 and 8 length wins, respectively.

Winning margins less than a length were rounded up, leading to a total of 50 lengths being recorded across the afternoon’s racing.

Racing results and distances:

12.36pm – The Xenon Handicap Hurdle Race (Class 3, 4+yo)
Winner: Ballygeary by 1 ¾ lengths (rounded up to 2 for fundraising)

1.11pm – The Richard Pennell Memorial Handicap Hurdle Race (Class 4, 3+yo)

Winner: Chti Balko by 18 lengths

1.44pm – The Thank You John Burgess Maiden Hurdle Race (Class 4, 4+yo)

Winner: Clondaw Royale by 4 ¾ lengths (rounded up to 5 for fundraising)

2.21pm – The Paul & Janet Mizen Wedding Anniversary Novices’ Hurdle Race (Class 3, 4+yo)
Winner: Act of Authority by 7 lengths

2.56pm – The Yorton’s ‘Postponed’ Conditional Jockeys’ Training Series Mares’ Handicap Hurdle (Class 5, 4+yo)
Winner: Shesupincourt by 8 lengths

3.31pm – The Excel Signs Open National Hunt Flat Race Class 5, 4-5yo)
Winner: Guard The Moon by 10 lengths


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