By News Team
Last Updated: 12th March 2020
William Hill’s newly-launched interactive Back Your Local Trainer tool has plugged in the statistics and plotted the coordinates from yards across the width and breadth of the UK and Ireland to find that Berkshire shines brightest of all when it comes to training winners at the four-day event.
William Hill’s Back Your Local Trainer campaign puts racing fans on the pathway to search for their local stable with a live chance at this year’s Cheltenham Festival by entering their postcode and navigating the land via: https://backyourlocaltrainer.com/
The interactive map includes all trainers with runners entered over the four-day jump racing bonanza, stretching from Suzi Best in East Sussex to Nick Alexander in Fife and over 150 trainers in between.
Users can input their postcode to find their local trainer, while the app also gives insights into the yard’s recent form, record at the track and success at previous Cheltenham Festivals.
The unique microsite contains 155 separate trainers from 49 different counties across the British Isles who, combined, have amassed 413 Festival winners.
While six different trainers from Berkshire have celebrated Festival winners, including the great Nicky Henderson with 64 in total, Suffolk, Worcestershire and Hampshire are among the regions represented by trainers this year without any previous Cheltenham Festival winners.
The nearest yard for racing fans from London to follow is Gary Moore’s Horsham-based stable, which in 2014 was the home to Queen Mother Champion Chase winner Sire De Grugy.