Fahey happy to be making hay in the Racing League

Richard Fahey has extolled the virtues of the Racing League having won the feature £100,000 race at the last two fixtures.

Fahey’s Ramazan won at Chepstow last week, while Spirit Dancer was a cosy winner at Windsor on Thursday night.

The Malton handler has been involved in the Racing League from the outset and while he admits there are still improvements to be made, the prize-money on offer means it is a no brainer to be involved in the concept.

Fahey’s North team – led by Mick Quinn – currently sit fourth in the table behind league leaders Wales & The West.

“They are very good races to win, but to be fair to Spirit Dancer he will be running next week at York so I expected him to be in the money,” said Fahey.

“It was good that he got his head in front and the fact that it was a £100,000 handicap means it was a great race to win.

“The races are a great incentive for owners and the public seem to be getting behind it a bit more.

“I’ve been involved from the start, in the first year I was in a team with Tim Easterby. They are tinkering with it and I’m sure they’ll get it right in the end.

“It’s a very difficult thing to organise, even on our team there are trainers who haven’t made an entry yet.

“Some aspects need sorting out still but I don’t care what team I’m on, if they are putting on £100,000 handicaps I’m going to have runners.

“We’ve been lucky, we’ve won the last two of them and over the course of it we’ve had four or five winners so it has been well worth it from our point of view.”

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