#BettingPeople: Jeff Sealey owns and runs the Bicester schooling track, which has produced two Derby winners, two Oaks winners, one Trafalgar Cup winner, thirteen Produce Stakes winners, five Springbok winners. Following Star’s sponsorship of the venue – saving the track from closure – Carly Philpott visited Jeff at the track to understand more about the history of Bicester, see dogs being schooled, and gather input from owners, trainers and breeders. Meeting Jeff Sealey, with Carly Philpott.
JEFF SEALEY (part 1 of 3)
In part one Jeff talks about his vast experience across a number of tracks, how Star Sports saved Bicester from closing and how important it is to ensure a hare driver is fully trained in order to bring the pups through to racing correctly. He also discusses his long history and involvement with other tracks, and how pet runs are helping to keep the track open.
JEFF SEALEY (part 2 of 3)
In part two, Jeff explains how the track surface is prepared as well as suggestions for ensuring racing goes ahead in cold weather plus where he believes the money from the fund should be spent and he demonstrates how the pups are schooled to be race ready.
JEFF SEALEY (part 3 of 3)
In part three, Carly interviews owners, trainers and breeders to ask how crucial having a schooling facility is in order to ensure the pups are prepared for the racetrack and how that assists with the British breeding market and the importance of Bicester to pet owners to be able exercise their dogs in a safe environment.