Abby Rugg

Name: Abby Rugg
Qualification: Gold Standard NCTJ Multi-Media Journalism Diploma. (Including 100 words-per-minute shorthand)
Employment: Worked at BBC Sport and Deltatre for London 2012.
Future Aim: To work in broadcast/production television.
Blog: Started in November 2011. Published on The Sports Investor and Value Horse Tips. Please comment on a post or follow me on Twitter.

Thursday, 29 December 2011


KIERAN BURKE has announced that Sparky May has been retired as a result of a leg injury.

The horse was winner a Grade Two at Ascot and won four consecutive hurdles last season. She  finished as runner-up in the David Nicholson at Cheltenham as well as third in a Grade One at Aintree. 

Trainer Kieran Burke said: It's a big blow, a massive blow for the yard,"

"Nothing showed up after her last run at Ascot but we thought something might be bothering her.

"She did her first bit of work but we had a scan done on her yesterday and we have decided she will have to be retired."

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