Lingfield: Trainers boycott two races over ‘not acceptable’ prize money

Trainers savor launched a boycott of two races at Lingfield’s Winter Derby Day on Saturday in boom at the quantity of prize money on provide.

The five-furlong Newbie Stakes had nine entries at the five-day stage, but no horses savor been declared for the flee.

Slash Litmoden’s Greybychoice modified into once the single entry for the Newbie Stakes over a mile, giving him the £4,500 prize.

Lingfield is owned by Arena Racing Company (ARC), which has been criticised of boring for its prize funds.

The direction elected to slit its contributions on myth of of concerns over the upcoming slit to most stakes on fixed odds betting terminals.

Coach Phil McEntee acknowledged: “The prize money ranges we’re racing for in 2019 are merely no longer acceptable and I, for one, am absolutely joyful with what’s befell.”

ARC acknowledged “constructive talks” to resolve the fret are ongoing.

And Nationwide Trainers’ Federation chief govt Rupert Arnold acknowledged: “The NTF, Racehorse Homeowners’ Affiliation, Racecourse Affiliation and British Horseracing Authority are working collectively to build aside an issue to if we are able to serve resolve the fret with prize money.”

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