Ben shines in Kentucky

May 19, 2015

The stable is extremely proud of the achievements of our apprentice Ben Thompson overseas last week - the 18-year-old in winning form during the prestigious HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Apprentice World Championship series held at Kentucky.

In front of a large crowd, Ben and Es Mi Cielo emerged victorious after a two horse war down the straight and he could not have been more delighted.

“This is my first race outside Australia and the first time I have ridden an Arabian horse. But he was superb and I am so very happy with this victory,” he enthused.

In winning the race Ben secured himself a berth in the series finale to be held in Abu Dhabi on November 8 with the title of Apprentice World Champion up for grabs.

"There has been a lot of talk in Australia about my participation in series," Ben said, "and I am happy to be returning with some silverware!”
"Now I am looking forward to Abu Dhabi.”