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‘Better than winning the lottery’: Trainer John Quinn lauds Nunthorpe Stakes’ victory for Highfield Princess as mare with humble beginnings continues stunning form Highfield Princess raced to victory in the Nunthorpe Stakes at York on Friday The mare completed a stunning rags-to-riches crowning story with her latest win Jockey Jason Hart rode superbly to win by two-and-a-half-lengths in York Trainer John Quinn claimed that victory was ‘better than winning the lottery’

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The rags-to-riches story of Highfield Princess is complete after she stormed to a two-and-a-half-length win in the Nunthorpe Stakes at York, prompting trainer John Quinn to say victory was ‘better than winning the lottery’.

Landing a career-first Group One success 12 days earlier in the six-and-a-half-furlong Prix Maurice de Gheest at Deauville had been special for the Jason Hart-ridden mare trained 20 miles from the track at Malton.

After all, this was a mare beaten off a handicap rating of 57 on her first try in a handicap in a modest event at Doncaster in August 2020. 

Highfield Princess completed her rags-to-riches story by winning the Nunthorpe Stakes

Highfield Princess completed her rags-to-riches story by winning the Nunthorpe Stakes

Jockey Jason Hart (red cap) rode the mare to a two-and-a-half-length win in York on Friday

Jockey Jason Hart (red cap) rode the mare to a two-and-a-half-length win in York on Friday

But to come out on top on only the second try in her 29-race career at five furlongs — and arguably over the fastest speed test in British racing — was something else for a horse whose

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