Prime Minister David Cameron was in Newmarket today, and hailed British Racing as a “massive success story” which he wanted to see go “from strength to strength.”
Accompanied by Newmarket MP Matt Hancock and leading town trainer John Gosden, Mr Cameron was out early on Warren Hill watching training.
“British Racing is a massive success story and I wanted to come and see and hear about it for myself,” said Mr Cameron. “It’s an industry worth over £3 billion pounds, employs well over 100,000 people. It’s now the second most popular sport after football in our country.
“One of the themes of what I have been talking about is how we need to play to our national successes, whether it’s our science, our universities, our manufacturing base. This is a success story too and we want to make sure it’s continued.”