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Rob Burrow: Beep Beep Burrow all set for long-awaited at Doncaster for Jedd O’Keefe and Good Racing Company | Racing News
January 25, 2023
Beep Beep Burrow, named in honour previous rugby league star Rob Burrow, is all set to make a long-awaited debut on Sky Sporting activities Racing at Doncaster on Saturday.
The gelding, who is experienced by Jedd O’Keeffe, is owned by the Superior Racing Organization Ltd and will be campaigned to increase money for the Motor Neurone Illness Affiliation, a problem Burrow was identified with in 2019.
Burrow attained himself the nickname ‘Beep Beep Burrow’ through his time at Leeds Rhinos and it has been transferred to the horse, who will go on the get the job done started out by former O’Keeffe inmate Burrow Seven – retired thanks to injury in November after a handful of promising runs.
Beep Beep Burrow experienced been declared to run on City Moor earlier this thirty day period, with a setback on the day ruling the horse out at the very last minute.
Fortunately, O’Keefe’s runner was only lame for a brief time and will now head again to Doncaster for the Fantastic Luck Beep Beep Burrow Open up NH Flat Race stay on Sky Sports activities Racing at 4.25pm.
“It can be a incredibly particular working day and we’re incredibly considerably hunting forward to it,” O’Keefe explained to Sky Sporting activities Racing. “It is been marginally delayed for just one motive or another, with floor troubles prior to Christmas and then a ‘freak’ damage wherever he was lame for 24 hours.
“The horse did his ultimate work out this morning [Wednesday] and we’re completely ready to go.
“He arrived to us in the Autumn and has done good. He’s incredibly athletic and a excellent mover so I believe the floor on Saturday will go well with him.
“We have a feeling he may possibly end up wanting two-and-a-50 % or a few miles before as well long so two miles in a bumper may possibly be on the sharp side for him but I can see him finishing very well.”
Burrow and his spouse and children are anticipated to be trackside to cheer on their runner, as they did for Burrow Seven – who is now getting ready for a job as a racehorse ambassador.
“Rob named the horse himself right after his nickname at Leeds Rhinos and it definitely reflects his individuality,” O’Keefe defined. “I am informed Rob and his household will be there on Saturday which will be wonderful.
“He comes up to the yard when we can and it is really noticeable that he will get an terrible large amount of enjoyment from viewing the horses.
“Possessing been a top-course athlete in his vocation he understands the procedure of teaching horses to get them prepared for races.”