Racing: Bridgwater to share Bradstock's stable

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THE FORMER National Hunt jockey David Bridgwater has confirmed that he is to start training. Bridgwater has taken a six-month lease on part of Tim Forster's former stables near Wantage. He will share the yard with Mark Bradstock, who moved in four years ago.

"I've got 16 boxes and I hope they will be full within the next couple of months," Bridgwater said. "I've spoken to a lot of people who have promised to support me - it's just a case of getting bums on seats now, or rather horses in boxes.

"It was tough having to give up riding in February [due to a bad elbow injury], but I don't cry for long. Racing's all I know and I always knew I'd train one day.

"It's a fantastic location - Captain Forster sent out three National winners and over 1,000 other winners from here."

The champion jumpers Sea Pigeon (1980 & 1981 Champion Hurdle), Burrough Hill Lad (1984 Cheltenham Gold Cup), and Sibton Abbey (1992 Hennessy Gold Cup) will parade before racing at Market Rasen on Sunday.