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Racing Syndicate Support

12 January 2021

The Foundation is proud to have the support of a horse racing syndicate that donates all prize money to the charity.

London Scots for Doddie was established by some great friends of the Foundation after a "long" St Andrew's Day lunch hosted by London Scottish Rugby in 2017.

The Scottish trainer Lucinda Russell won the Great Scot award that day in recognition of her exploits in training the Grand National winner, One for Arthur, that year.

It was perhaps inevitable that, after a few post lunch drinks, a group of diners with varying racing connections decided to buy a racehorse for Lucinda to train with all winnings going to the Foundation.

So the London Scots for Doddie syndicate was born at The Savoy.

They now have three horses running in the blues and red silks (based in the iconic London Scottish strip): “Behindthelines”, “Royal Reserve” and “Brodick”.

All winnings go direct to the Foundation and, with two wins and several places to date, over £12,000 has already been raised.

The syndicate, which covers all costs, is led by Colin Bryce and includes Malcolm Offord, Chair of London Scottish Rugby.

Doddie himself is very much part of the team and has been along to Kelso and Musselburgh to cheer on the runners.

The three horses are being prepared by Lucinda and her team near Kinross to return to the track over the next few months.

Hopefully this will coincide with restrictions on attendance at racetracks being lifted as the syndicate is about good fun and camaraderie as well as raising funds for a great cause.

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Doddie received his award from Gary Armstrong, alongside Doddie's youngest son, Ben.
Doddie received his award from Gary Armstrong, alongside Doddie's youngest son, Ben.

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