Ella Jayne Smith today (13th June) won the second leg of Racing Welfare’s Best Turned Out series with her charge Man Of The Night, who is trained by Richard Hannon and owned by Saeed Manana. Sponsored by Betfair, the second leg of the initiative saw Racing Welfare award the BTO prize in the ‘It’s Not Rocket Science With MansionBet Handicap’ this afternoon.
As well as accompanying Man Of The Night to the races, Ella has looked after him since he arrived at the Everleigh base as a yearling and is his regular partner on the gallops each morning.
In her video, Ella said of Man Of The Night: “He [Man Of The Night] is a gentleman to look after but can be cheeky at times!”
Racing Welfare’s Chief Executive, Dawn Goodfellow, said: “Ella has done a brilliant job in turning out Man Of The Night to such a high standard today and full recognition must go to her and the team at Richard Hannon Racing. We hope this initiative showcases a behind the scenes angle on the skills, dedication and passion that goes into getting these horses to the racecourse in such pristine condition. A huge thank you to everyone who took part and of course to Newbury Racecourse and the sponsors, Betfair and MansionBet for their continued support.”
The third leg of the series, to be held during Royal Ascot, will be announced early next week; follow @RacingWelfare on social media or use #RWBTO to see all of next week’s entries.
Racing Welfare is asking everyone enjoying Racing Welfare’s Best Turned Out to donate the price of a racecard to its Covid-19 Emergency Appeal after they cast their vote for their winner, the total amount of which will be doubled by Betfair, up to the value of £30k. Donations to Racing Welfare’s Covid-19 Emergency Appeal can be made here: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/RWEmergencyAppeal.