Neil King showed off his equine team set to do battle over the course of the winter months at his annual open day on Saturday.
Around 130 people gathered at the Newmarket trainer’s St Gatien yard to see his current roster of horses take part in a parade and to listen to his comments and thoughts about their aims for the 2013/14 National Hunt season.
Among those paraded in front of the crowd were winning hurdler Kaysersberg, smart National Hunt flat performer Keltic Rhythm and recent recruit Ashbrittle, who has joined Mr King’s team from David Pipe’s yard.
“We were very pleased with the turnout on Saturday and it was great to see a mixture of old and new faces come through the gates,” said Mr King.
“We managed to sell two quarter shares in a horse called Princeton Royale who was up for sale, while many of last year’s members in the Racing For Fun Partnership have re-joined with the addition of some new faces.”
Twenty four hours later Mr King was one of more than 30 trainers in the town to open to the public for this year’s Betfair Newmarket Open Day.
“Although we didn’t have as many come to our yard on Sunday compared with last year, we still enjoyed opening up to the public and showing what the stable gets up to,” said Mr King.