Prosecco gets win

Much ‘Prosecco’ was downed at Ayr Racecourse last Saturday when a horse of the same name, ridden by Peter Buchanan, romped to a 10-length victory over a quality field in the £15,000 feature race of the day at odds of 11/4, after having been heavily backed.

Prosecco is owned by the 90 strong members of the Tayside based Tay Valley Chasers Racing Club and some 18 of them made the journey to cheer on their star.

Keen Brechin racing fans and club members Mike Guthrie, and Dek and Ken Reid were among them. Mike said: “The Racing Post tipped him up saying he would sparkle at Ayr but we thought it was more of a starburst as he destroyed the field.”

Prosecco is stabled at Lucinda Russell’s Arlary House Stables at Milnathort. Lucinda, ably supported by assistant trainer and racing legend Peter Scudamore was in striking form on Saturday as well, Prosecco forming the start of a treble, completed by Tap Night and Rhymers Stone.

Lucinda is Scotland’s top National Hunt trainer who is on track to beat the Scottish record of 63 wins in a season held by Len Lungo.

Prosecco just loves it around Ayr. That was his fourth win and it’s odds on he will be back there shortly to continue the winning streak.

The club’s other horse, Wild Geese, which was a winner at Perth Racecourse in 2011, is set to make his debut over fences at Musselburgh today (Thursday) you can be sure there will be another large contingent making the journey from Brechin to watch him attempting to keep up the hot streak.

Tay Valley Chasers Racing Club was formed in 2007 and in five short years has had six winners and numerous places, with its spiritual home being Perth Racecourse.

Members enjoy much of the benefits of ownership in ‘The Sport of Kings’ for a yearly fee.

The club list is being capped at 100 members so if anyone would like further information go to or contact managing partner George Godsman on 07885 593 255.