A racehorse named in Doddie's honour made a winning debut at Ludlow on Thursday with its winnings benefiting the Foundation. Doddiethegreat, trained by Nicky Henderson and ridden by Nico de Boinville, was the 9/4 favourite in the Newcomers Standard National Hunt Flat race and won in style ahead of Knickerbockerglory.
All prize money won by the 4 year old gelding will be donated to the Foundation, thanks to the wonderful support of the horse's owner, Kenny Alexander.
A number of years ago Kenny and his family met Doddie at a Scotland rugby match and the big man clearly made quite an impact! They decided to name the young horse after the former Scotland lock forward and we can't wait to see how it runs on its next outing.
Doddiethegreat was bred at the Rathmore Stud in Limerick and is now trained by top NH trainer Nicky Henderson. It is hoped it will make its debut over hurdles soon - we'll be cheering him home!