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Newmarket's George Peckham may continue to train despite Fawzi Nass withdrawal from British racing

Newmarket trainer George Peckham has revealed that he may not be giving up his licence following recent reports.

News broke at the weekend that Bahrain businessman Fawzi Nass – Peckham’s main backer – had opted to re-evaluate his involvement within British racing.

That decision subsequently resulted in suggestions that Eve Lodge-based Peckham would be forced to call it a day, but Ed Dunlop’s former assistant has now stressed that may not be the case.

George Peckham
George Peckham

“Nothing is set in stone at this present moment,” he said. “The news is still quite fresh right now and we are still exploring other avenues, but I would say that continuing to train is not out of the question.

“Fawzi has decided that financially it is not viable and we respect that decision – racing is an expensive game. These things happen but I will hopefully still continue to be involved in the sport, whether that is as a trainer or in another capacity.”

Peckham has trained 22 winners to date, the most noticeable of which was Inshiraah.

The daughter of Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere-winner Holy Roman Emperor racked up a hat-trick of victories back in 2017, two of which came during outings on Newmarket’s July Course.

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