Sam Twiston-Davies celebrates a walkover victory with Moulin De L. a. Croix at Worcester in 2012

Because the row over prize-money in British racing reaches boiling level with two races to be boycotted at Lingfield on Saturday, ideas are revived of a identical state of affairs at Worcester on July 11, 2012.

A dozen runners had been declared for the general race of the day, a category four newbie hurdle, however there have been 11 non-runners with ten being because of a instructor boycott on account of low prize-money.

The opposite non-runner, Cabimas, overlooked the race after working at Uttoxeter the day past, leaving the Nigel Twiston-Davies’s Moulin De L. a. Croix to earn victory by means of walkover, permitting Sam Twiston-Davies to salute the group as he handed the submit.

Nigel Twiston-Davies: allotted successful prize-money amongst running shoes of non-runners

Edward Whitaker

Twiston-Davies snr accrued the entire £3,000 prize fund, however agreed to distribute the cash between the opposite running shoes, who integrated Nicky Henderson, David Pipe, Philip Hobbs, Venetia Williams, Alan King and Charlie Mann.


Watch the replay of the Worcester walkover right here


The £3,000 on be offering used to be £900 beneath the extent set out within the Horsemen’s Team tariff, and Philip Hobbs informed the BBC on the time: “Area have just lately had a huge upward push of their media rights source of revenue however prize-money continues to fall. They are able to indubitably do higher.

“I am somewhat uncomfortable and would somewhat no longer cross to those lengths, however we had to do one thing.”

The row used to be in the end resolved after the BHA met the Horsemen and agreed to extend prize-money to a degree which represented an build up of 12 in line with cent in opposition to the tariff.


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