An owner with a runner in the Randox Health Grand National is being sought for a very special cause.
Racing Post columnist Lee Mottershead reports that the family of five-year-old terminal cancer patient Bradley Lowery is hoping that a horse can be found to run in his name at Aintree.
The youngster was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in 2013. His life will not be long, but his family aim to take him to the United States to receive medication available only there.
The plight of the little boy, a Sunderland supporter, has already been covered by BBC’s Match of the Day.
The management at Aintree Racecourse has been consulted and the BHA will assist in any leasing or registration arrangement.
However, writes Lee Mottershead, for the plan to take off it requires a Grand National owner to, in some form, allow a horse to run wholly or partly in Bradley’s name of that of his fund-raising campaign.
More can be found at https://bradleylowerysfight.org.uk.
6 March 2017