(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog September 2012, reposted to this blog with permission.)
David Nicholls began training horses back in 1992. After a successful career as a
jockey he turned his hand to training. David started training with five horses with the
help of his wife, champion lady Jockey Alex Greaves, he now has around
100 under his care.
Well, that's all well and good but what's this got to do with Coronation Street?
David has named some of his horses after Coronation Street characters. After I'd noticed in the press that one of his horses was called Albert Tatlock and another was named Ena Sharples, I contacted David to ask him why he's named his horses after Corrie characters.
David tells us here at the Coronation Street Blog that his horses have been given classic Coronation Street names because David's mum Doreen is a massive fan of the show and they think of the characters like friends! Horses have been named to suit the Corrie person they're most like in the show.
And so, here with go with pictures of David's horses named after Coronation Street characters. If I was a betting woman I'd keep a close eye on that Albert Tatlock one - he's doing very well indeed at the moment winning races.
ALBERT TATLOCK has ran three times and won once, and it looks like there is more to come.
ANNIE WALKER ran 11 times and was only out of the Money 2 times, she was
sold to Bahrain at the end of August where hopefully she will do well.
ENA SHARPLES ran 5 times and won once and hopefully has plenty more to give.
HAYLEY CROPPER ran 5 times in UK where she won twice and then was sold
on to NORWAY where she is very happy.
David also had a horse called ELSIE TANNER who ran twice
then they realised she didn't want to be a racehorse, so she is now enjoying life as a riding horse.
So, there you go. These are the Cornation Street horses - and David says they're very pleased to have them
in their yard.
Check out their website at www.davidnichollsracing.com
And follow David Nicholls on twitter at https://twitter.com/NichollsDandy
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