Southwell century for General

All-weather veteran General Tufto will break new ground on Tuesday when making his 100th appearance at just one racecourse, Southwell.

General Tufto (not pictured) will clock up his Southwell century

Trained in Lincolnshire by Charles Smith, the 11-year-old has had a total of 187 races in a career going way back to September 2007.

The son of Fantastic Light has won 16 races, 14 of which at Southwell.

His first success was in February 2009, but it is nearly two years since he graced the winner's enclosure.

Owned locally by John Theaker, General Tufto will be ridden by Joey Haynes, who has steered him to victory in his last four wins at Southwell, in division one of the one-mile handicap.

Southwell executive director Mark Clayton said: "General Tufto has become a cult hero for the racegoers here at Southwell.

"He has a real strong legion of followers who will back him every time he runs.

"Everyone here at Southwell is very proud to be playing a part in his record-breaking achievements."

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