Thursday, 15 March 2018

Sixty years later... Celebrating Stan's victory

Sixty years ago in 1958, jockey Stan Hayhurst from Durham won the prestigious Cheltenham Gold Cup riding a horse, Kerstin, trained at a Northumberland stables. Stan, now 84, has now been invited to celebrate the anniversary of his win. He returned to Cheltenham to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his win 10 years ago with his wife Patricia, and this time he will be attending with his daughter and son-in-law. Stan’s win was particularly remarkable as he ended the monopoly of southern trained horses and riders to win the Cup. Stan’s achievement is incredibly special and I hope that he enjoys his day at Cheltenham with his family.