Princess sees pioneering racing innovation

PRINCESS Anne has unveiled a plaque to officially declare open the pioneering Kurtsystems racehorse technology.

The Princess Royal visited Kingwood Stud, Lambourn, last Thursday and was greeted by the Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire, James Puxley.

She was then introduced to the inventor behind the monorail system – 69 year old Mehmet Kurt and his son Kaan.

Mr Kurt senior is one of Turkey’s leading industrialists and racehorse owners who owned the winners of the 1993 and 1999 Turkish Derby.

He bought Kingwood Stud in 2011.

Among the guests were jockeys, owners and trainers, such as Nicky Henderson from Seven Barrows and West Berkshire Council chairman Quentin Webb (Con. Bucklebury), who said during a previous visit: “Such an innovative idea can only benefit the horseracing industry.”

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