The Betfair Malton Stable Staff Sprint

Four months ago, trainers in Malton were given a unique challenge; to put forward a member of staff to race at Beverley in the first ever race of its kind.

Staged as part of the annual Malton Open Day on the 31st August, the rules were simple: runners must be stable staff currently working for a Malton Racing Association Trainer, have not ridden a winner before, and pledge to raise £500 for the Injured Jockeys Fund.

Intrepid staff from the yards of Ollie Pears, John Wainwright, Tony Coyle, Richard Fahey, Brian Ellison, Geoff Oldroyd and Tim Etherington's answered the call and have been in intensive training ever since.

Craig Lidster, Vicky Pears, John Thirsk, Georgia Dukes, Jaimie Kerr, Kathy Boothman, Billy Hardy, Rachel Laird, Rebecca Shepherd, Liam Bottomley and Anne Eddery will line up, and with the pride of the stable at stake, be here on the 24th August at 6.10pm to see who will triumph.