Ten year old Blinding Lights (also known affectionately in the stable yard as ‘Ben’), owned and trained by Barry and Mary Sanderson from Calverleigh near Tiverton has had a great season winning two Point-to-Points and a Hunter Chase. He’s also had several placings.
Fed on Yeoman Haylage, Ben went on to win the prestigious Tiverton Foxhounds Point-to-Point Members’ Race in February, making Mary the all-time record holding winning racehorse trainer of the Members’ Race in the history of the Tiverton Foxhounds Point-to-Point, followed by another win at the Great Trethew Point-to-Point in Cornwall in April. Ben then went on to run in two Hunter Chases at the Devon & Exeter Racecourse at Haldon with a win and third placing in April.
What a horse you might think! He’s as impressive to look at as are his results on the racetrack. Mary would tell you he’s a delight to train with a temperament to match. Ben is now out at grass having a well deserved rest before he comes back into training in the autumn.