'There wouldn't be a day I don't think about those boys and their families'

Lambourn correspondent James Burn talks to a trainer determined to bounce back

Warren Greatrex after Emitom  had won the 2m 4.5f novices hurdleNewbury 1.3.19 Pic: Edward Whitaker
Warren Greatrex: trainer is now based at Rhonehurst in LambournCredit: Edward Whitaker

It is remarkable how a horse winning a race, even a relatively minor one, can prompt such extreme reactions from the successful connections.

When Abuffalosoldier repelled the King's Steal A March in a handicap hurdle at Newbury three weeks ago, his owners – Mahler and the Wailers – carried on as if they were about to carry off the World Cup, Grand National and Christmas Number 1 rolled into one.

For the five-year-old's trainer Warren Greatrex, there were cheers but also tears. He was also in buoyant mood but became choked with emotion when debriefing the media.

Read the full story

Read award-winning journalism from the best writers in racing, with exclusive news, interviews, columns, investigations, stable tours and subscriber-only emails.

Subscribe to unlock
  • Racing Post digital newspaper (worth over £100 per month)
  • Award-winning journalism from the best writers in racing
  • Expert tips from the likes of Tom Segal and Paul Kealy
  • Replays and results analysis from all UK and Irish racecourses
  • Form study tools including the Pro Card and Horse Tracker
  • Extensive archive of statistics covering horses, trainers, jockeys, owners, pedigree and sales data

Already a subscriber?Log in

Published on inSeries

Last updated