Orin Swift goes very close at Chelmsford
4 year old gelding Orin Swift just lost out in a tight photo finish having looked like winning the 1m5f handicap under regular rider Rob Hornby.
This was a poignant race for him as his devoted owner John Habershon Butcher had suddenly and unexpectedly passed away just the day before.
His family had expressed their desire for him to carry on and race and it looked like some divine intervention would prevail only for the eventual winner to land the spoils in a photo finish by a short head.
John and Gill Habershon Butcher have supported our stable for some 18 or so years with unwavering loyalty so his passing is keenly felt by us and our long serving staff to whom he showed the utmost respect and appreciation.
It is hoped Orin Swift can continue racing here in the family’s colours and with continued success.