Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Red Baron Flies in the William Hill Scottish Sprint Cup

Red Baron was a popular winner of the £100,000 William Hill Scottish Sprint Cup at Musselburgh Racecourse, especially as he was a well-backed 4-1 favourite. 

Trained by Eric Alston, Red Baron flew home in the hands of Neil Farley to win the richest race on the racing calendar at Musselburgh, making it four wins from his last six starts for owner’s The Longton Pals.

But while punters celebrated the favourite winning, it could not have been a worse result for the bookies.

“It was a brilliant performance from Red Baron to smash the track record and he is a very worthy winner of Musselburgh’s richest race,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke. “But the bookmakers will be counting the cost of the best-backed horse of the day winning!”


Full Result:


1st Red Baron 4/1Favourite

2nd Fast Track 7/1

3rd Confessional 25/1

4th Barnet Fair 15/2

NEW TRACK RECORD! 57.10seconds


Winning Owner: The Longton Pals

Winning Trainer: Eric Alston

Winning Jockey: Neil Farley