A great days racing culminating in the Landini Tractors Nursery Stakes was enjoyed by a capacity crowd during the famous St Leger meeting at Doncaster racecourse - including a group of Landini dealers and their wives.
Landini UK general manager Ray Spinks presents the Landini Tractors Nursery Stakes trophy to winning jockey Jamie Spencer and to Rebecca Gray who represented the owners and trainer.
They were invited to Doncaster for the weekend as a ‘thank you’ for the way they represent Landini UK in their area and for their sales performance over the past year.
“Some dealers were invited because they are among the top-selling retailers of our tractors,” explains Adrian Winnett, Landini UK sales manager. “Others were asked along in recognition of an impressive improvement in sales or for the professional way they run their business.
“Most of all, we wanted say ‘thanks’ to the dealer’s wives for the special contribution they make to the day-to-day running of these successful dealerships,” he adds. ”I hope they had a good time – and judging by the messages I’ve received, it seems they did!”
The dealers who enjoyed a full day’s racing from a hospitality suite at Doncaster racecourse were Nigel and Margaret Burns of W & M Burns Tractors, East Lothian; Tim and Jean Ward of Cornish Tractors, Devon; Jason and Rachael Toogood, representing Andrew Marwood in Yorkshire; Roger and Hilary Newman of Newman Enterprises, Wiltshire; and John and Sue Addyman of Wharfedale Tractors, Yorkshire.
The ladies chose Battle of Hastings, trained at Michael Bell’s Newmarket stables, as the best turned-out runner – and were delighted when the horse went on to win the race, especially those who backed their choice with a few pounds at the bookies!
Landini UK general manager Ray Spinks presented the winner’s spoils to stable representative Rebecca Gray and to young Irish jockey Jamie Spencer.
Landini ladies at Doncaster races – Adrian Winnett, Landini UK sales manager, presents the best turned-out runner prize to Vicky Nicholl of Michael Bell’s Newmarket yard, which was chosen by (from left) Sue Addyman, Wharfedale Tractors, Yorks; Jean Ward, Cornish Tractors, Devon; Judith Spinks, wife of Landini UK general manager Ray Spinks; Carey Peace of Landini UK; Samantha Thornton from Landini UK's parts department; Hilary Newman, Newman Enterprises, Wilts; Margaret Burns, W&M Burns Tractors, East Lothian; and Rachael Toogood, wife of service manager Jason Toogood at Andrew Marwood Ltd, Full Sutton, Yorks.
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