Teri trainer romps into record books

HAWICK horse handler Keith Dalgleish has made it into the record books after achieving his 60th winner of the season.

The 30-year-old former jockey confirmed his status as one of the sport’s most prodigious young handlers when Chookie’s Lass made all the running to romp home at Wolverhampton.

That all-weather victory beat the previous record for a single campaign by a Scotland-based flat trainer – that of the late George Boyd who sent out 59 winners from his Dunbar stables in 1957.

And the moment was especially sweet for Dalgleish because steering home Chookie’s Lass was fellow Teri Jason Hart, who has recently been crowned Champion Apprentice.

Dalgleish took out his trainers’ licence in January 2011 and now works out of Belstane Stables near Carluke along with younger brother Kevin.

“To improve on last season’s total and surpass the record of the legendary George Boyd is a real tribute to everyone at the yard,” he said.