The sport would simply not exist if those who dedicate their lives to horses and racing did not make such a commitment, and I would like to thank my staff for the great job they do, day in, day out.

We have a large number of horses in our care and, as a trainer, I need a large body of dependable staff. Thankfully, I am fortunate enough to employ a brilliant team, who are skilled, dependable and do a fantastic job.

Racing is a demanding industry and working in a yard requires real graft through long hours and the unpredictability of the British weather.

It’s not to be underestimated the amount of work it takes to get a horse to the course, and each success on the track is a product of the endless commitment from the team at home.

Everyone has a part to play here and everyone plays it wonderfully. Thank you to you all – you are greatly appreciated.