Louth horse racing trainer coach Sue Ringrose was the proud recipient of an award at the prestigious UK Coaching Awards ceremony last week, joining an impressive cast of leaders including Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, per Louth Leader.
Tennis coach Judy Murray, also the mother of former world No.1 Andy Murray, and Mel Marshall, trainer of global and Olympic swimming champion Adam Peaty were also among those honoured at the event on Thursday.
Ringrose, who serves as a coach educator for the British Horse Racing Authority, was named Coach Developer of the Year for her outstanding work, having trained more than 50 horse racing coaches recently, all qualifying via 100 percent records.
The trainer is credited with helping to create a “coaching culture” for the BHA’s Jockey and Rider Coaching programmes, as well as motivating senior racing staff to undertake courses to become rider coaches and seeing to the development of over 6,000 racing grooms. She is also the writer of a coaching handbook.
Sue made the cut for the final three as it relates to the aforementioned award back in October and BHA Vocational Training Manager Gill Greeves wasn’t short on praise.
“Whether developing the coaching skills of a former Grand National winning Jockey or a 20 year old Racing Groom, Sue is able to share her passion for coaching with sensitivity, compassion, humour and a determination to showcase the best in horse and rider safety and welfare,” he said.
“I’m thrilled that her dedication, hard work and constant desire to improve has been recognized by the UK Coaching Awards and there would be no more deserving winner were she to win in December.”
Speaking after being named Coach Educator of the Year, Sue said: “I was absolutely ecstatic to win the award – it is a marvelous accolade to mark 45 years working in the industry. I owe a lot to the British Horse Racing Authority for giving me the opportunity to really develop coaching in racing.”
“There are so many things I find rewarding about coaching. I love helping people from all different backgrounds achieve their ambitions and aims, and creating a really positive, inspirational learning environment.”
In addition to what’s noted above, Sue is also responsible for securing a grant of £300,000 to aid her coaches in their development.
Meanwhile, fans looking to get some punts in could have a look at the horse racing betting guides from freebetscom. There will be no shortage of events to bet on in the coming days but the turn of the year will present even some of the biggest races on the British racing Calendar. The Cheltenham Festival and Grand National are examples of such but if you’re keen on closer events, you could check out the odds on offer for the King George VI Chase on December 26.
Bet365 has Cyrname as the favourite at 2/1, with Lostintranslation currently set at 5/2 while Clan des Obeaux has been attached to 4/1 odds. Altior is listed at 7/1 by Ladbrokes, who have Footpad at 10/1.
The Paddy Power Chase is up next and will take place on December 27. No Comment is favoured to win that one at 7/1 by the sponsors, who have Poker Party at 10/1. Fitzhenry is at 14/1, Plan of Attack is at 14/1, as is Raven Hill.