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Awards Recognition for Scotland's Top Horse Racing Trainers

25th March 2010

Isle of Skye Blended Scotch Whisky recognised Scotland's most successful Trainers of 2009, Scottish Jumps Trainer, Lucinda Russell and Scottish Flat Trainer, Jim Goldie on Saturday at the Premier Hurdle Day meeting at Kelso Racecourse.

Presented in the Winners' Enclosure by Iain Weir, Marketing Director of Ian Macleod Distillers, brand owners of Isle of Skye Blended Scotch Whisky, these special awards recognised the overwhelming success of both Scottish trainers in 2009. A commemorative, limited edition, decanter of Isle of Skye 21 Years Old and an engraved presentation quaich was presented to each of the winners.


Iain Weir (centre), Ian MacLeod Distillers, presents Isle of Skye 21 Years Old to the top trainers of 2009, Scottish Jumps Trainer, Lucinda Russell and Scottish Flat Trainer, Jim Goldie.


(left to right): Iain Weir, Ian MacLeod Distillers, presents bottles of Isle of Skye 8 Years Old to trainer Peter Monteith (centre) and Alex Irvine, owner of Raysrock, winner of the Isle of Skye Blended Scotch Whisky Handicap Steeple Chase.


Raysrock, winner of the Isle of Skye Blended Scotch Whisky Handicap Steeple Chase, ridden by Wilson Renwick.

Winner of the Top Scottish Jumps Trainer, Lucinda Russell won 15 Scottish races during 2009, including seven at Ayr, three at Kelso, three at Perth and two at Musselburgh, superseding her closet pursuer, Peter Monteith who enjoyed nine wins at Scottish tracks during the calendar year.

Jim Goldie, scored 24 wins on Scottish tracks in 2009, double the number of his closet rival, Ian Semple. Jim preformed particularly well at his local Ayr track, where he trained 11 winners with a further seven at Musselburgh and six at Hamilton Park.

Bottles of award winning Isle of Skye 8 Years Old were also presented to trainer Peter Monteith (centre) and Alex Irvine, owner of Raysrock winner of the 1:55pm Isle of Skye Blended Scotch Whisky Handicap Steeple Chase.

For more on the meeting at Kelso Racecourse, visit: http://www.scottishracing.co.uk/racecourses/kelso/  

Curious to discover more about Isle of Skye Blended Scotch Whisky, contact Ian Macleod Distillers Ltd on tell: 01506 852205 or see www.ianmacleod.com.

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