One week after what became known as 'Ruby Thursday' at Cheltenham, officials at Ludlow Racecourse were left bemoaning the fact that their card today attracted only 35 horses - and that despite the fact that more than £70.000 in prize money was on offer.
Trainers and owners cannot have it both ways. They cannot on one hand moan that prize money is so poor it's not worth them sending their racehorses up and down motorways, only to leave those horses in their stables when a racecourse does offer decent returns.
The Cheltenham factor is at work once again. So . . .
Want to read more? Log-in or sign-up to access the full post.