Andrew Balding and David Probert Celebrate Big Successes On Clogau City Plate Day

Published on 15 July 2023

Trainer Andrew Balding and jockey David Probert celebrated some big successes on Clogau City Plate Day at Chester Racecourse.

On an afternoon where the crowds again flocked to the Roodee to celebrate the popular City Plate Day, title sponsored by Welsh Jewellery specialists Clogau, it was fitting that Welsh jockey David Probert sparkled, riding a three-timer on the Roodee.

Holguin took the jewel of the day, the Raymond & Kathleen Corbett Memorial City Plate Stakes, under a masterful ride down the outside from Probert, with Loaded Gun another of his successes in the The Rio Steakhouse Chester EBF Novice Stakes.

Victories on those two horses both came for trainer Andrew Balding, who achieved his 100th and 101st winners at Chester Racecourse.

David Probert’s other winning ride on the afternoon came for another trainer, Charles Hills, on Divine Libra in the Edinburgh Gin Handicap Stakes.

Elsewhere, Emiyn took the Clogau Handicap Stakes with Zak Wheatley in the saddle, while Red Royalist and Auld Toon Loon won the Printworks Apprentice Handicap Stakes and The Camden Town Handicap Stakes, respectively.  

Saturday’s action followed a thrilling Camden Town Brewery Ladies & Gents Evening on Friday, where the Ian Williams-trained Dream Harder won the feature race of the night, the Expleo Handicap Stakes.

Our thanks go to all those who joined us, including our title sponsors for the specific days, Camden Town Brewery and Clogau, plus all of our individual race sponsors on the cards.

Next up at Chester Racecourse is Family Day on Sunday 6 August, with a host of activities taking place for children on the Open Course.

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