Happy New Year! Dear My Friend gives the yard the first win of 2024

By John Scanlon

Happy New Year!

Johnston Racing lost no time in recording its first winner of 2024. The four-year-old Dear My Friend encountered trouble in running in the valuable mile handicap on Newcastle’s Trials card on New Year’s Day, but quickened up well in the closing stages to win decisively by two lengths from Symbol of Light. The gelding has now qualified to run in the Mile Final on All-Weather Championships’ Finals Day at the end of March.

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