Win makes it a great day for Crossford course owner

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FAIRYTALE success stories, drama and excitement kept a 4000 crowd royally entertained at Saturday’s marvellous point-to-point meeting in a sun-kissed Crossford.

A packed Overton Farm witnessed a first ever point-to-point victory in the fifth race for teenage rider John Dixon on Raifteiri, owned by venue boss Willie Young.

“Getting a winner made the day extra special for me,” Willie said. “I was delighted for John. He rode the horse extremely well.

“I had a tenner on Raifteiri at 8/1, but winning money didn’t interest me. What made me happy was the fact that a lot of local people would have had a wager on Raifteiri.

“He is a useful horse well bred from Galileo, one of the top sires in the world. The half brother by Galileo was Frankel, one of the world’s best horses.”

For more on this, pick up a copy of this week’s Carluke and Lanark Gazette.