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Feilden charity pledge for Baggsy; Racing people Focus on those at the heart of the action.

JANUARY was a good month for Exning trainer Julia Feilden, with four winners from her team of about 25, and hope springs eternal that Baggsy will be adding to her tally in due course when the Statue Of Liberty filly ventures onto the racecourse.

The sister to last month's Lingfield winner State General is named after the much-respected Walthamstow greyhound trainer Gary Baggs, who lost his fight against cancer last October. Half of any prizemoney she acquires will go to cancer charities.

Baggs had been one of Feilden's owners for nearly six years and unfortunately his health had deteriorated by the time King Columbo did the business when beating Barwell Bridge at Lingfield in the same month as the trainer of 1987 Greyhound Derby winner Signal Spark left us.

"She's a very robust filly - just like him. He would have been emotional and flattered by it all and she should be out in mid-season." says the Exning trainer (below).

Many of those who have taken shares in Baggsy have greyhound connections and Terry Rule, who was a friend of the Walthamstow trainer for more than 30 years, is organising the syndication of the filly, with pounds 250 a share and nothing more to pay.

Any interested parties can contact Feilden on Newmarket 01638 577470.
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Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Feb 15, 2009
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