Dam: Sea Music
Owner: Mr. R. Tocher
And now for the stables biggest character! Hi Dancer was trained by Ben’s father Patrick before, and provided Ben with his first ever winner back in 2010, taking a handicap hurdle at Newcastle. He has run over 100 times during his long career, and from the way he enjoys taking off with anyone new up the gallops isn’t ready to hang up his shoes just yet! The winner of 17 races, both on the flat and over hurdles, I am sure he will keep us entertained for a while longer yet.
He has certainly been proving retirement is not an option just yet, scoring an emotional win at Sedgefield in 2016, where he romped home by 9 lengths, and following this up with an amazing effort at Cartmel, finishing 2nd. He tried his heart out that day, and probably had gone up the weights a little too much over hurdles by the end of the year.
Just to prove you can teach an old horse new tricks, he has since embarked on a Novice Chase career, coming 4th having led the whole way on his first attempt at Sedgefield in heavy ground. He followed this up with a heartbreaking 2nd, when he really should have won! He has done so muuch to make us proud, and we will let him rest on his laurels with nothing left to prove to anyone.