Christie in the money as National Hunt season starts

DERRYLIN trainer David Christie is already riding high despite horse racing’s National Hunt season in the UK only officially starting this weekend. The start of the winter National Hunt season in the UK traditionally comes after last Saturday’s Champions Day at Ascot, which serves as the finale to the British Flat racing season. However, Christie has been quietly […]

Cheltenham win would be perfect tonic for Christie

A FIRST win at Cheltenham for David Christie next week will mean even more to the local horse trainer as he has been struggling with ill health recently. A mystery virus first laid him low at the South West Acute Hospital, before matters took a turn for the worse and he contracted meningitis followed by […]

Racehorse trainer happy to stay under the radar

FOR a man who has trained more than 350 winners, it’s a surprise that David Christie is not better known in a horse racing-mad county like Fermanagh. The trainer from Derrylin is well respected in National Hunt horse racing circles throughout Ireland and the UK, and last May he completed a successful raid to Stratford by claiming the big […]