Trainer Toby Balding on the way to recovery - Horse Racing Update

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  • Trainer Toby Balding on the way to recovery - Horse Racing Update

Trainer Toby Balding on the way to recovery - Horse Racing Update

Toby Balding is not a new name for those who follow the sport of horse racing. He is one of the most famed British race-horse trainers, who has saddled the best in the most prestigious and exalted events of the sport. With national and international acclaim, Balding has wins in two editions of the Grand National meeting to his credentials.

It was very unfortunate for the people affiliated with the sport, when the celebrated trainer suffered an intense stroke and was admitted to the Royal Hampshire Hospital, in Winchester last week. As a result of this stroke, the trainer lost his sight.

The correspondents made a visit to his brother Ian Balding, to inquire about the health of the trainer. Ian was satisfied with the way Toby was recovering and said, “Toby is doing much better. He’s had a couple of good days and is very much on the mend, although he still can’t see much.”

The British trainer is seventy-four years of age now and had planned to attend the John Smith Grand National meeting, which was held over this weekend. However, things did not work the way he had planned and thus he was not able to attend the prestigious event at the Aintree racecourse.

Toby has been undergoing motility therapy at the hospital where he was moved to on last Monday. The treatment would help him to overcome the effects of the stroke. The National winner trainer was seen to be improving at the hospital, where he is currently admitted. The Briton has trained over two thousand winning horses in his career.

Based on his current health condition, it cannot be said with certainty that Balding will attend the ceremony that has been scheduled to take place at the Buckingham Palace next month.

Nonetheless, the trainer was able to enjoy the Saturday meeting of the National event, for which he himself has been a champion with his colts, Highland Wedding and Little Polveir.

 

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