Lady Bowthorpe redemption for Shoemark after shame of cocaine ban

By: Greg Wood at Goodwood Friday 30 July 2021
  • First Group One winner for jockey after low of 2018
  • Renowned music agent puts Jarvis back at top table

Oisin Murphy led a celebration party from the weighing room holding a sign that read “Smile, dance, wave and celebrate” after Lady Bowthorpe’s success in the Nassau Stakes here on Thursday, neatly summing up the mood around the winner’s enclosure after a rare Group One which managed to slip through the fingers of Flat racing’s biggest stables.

The general delight was in part for William Jarvis, Lady Bowthorpe’s trainer, who was celebrating his first top-flight win for 27 years, and also Emma Banks, agent to music stars including Kylie Minogue and Katy Perry, whose loyal support of Jarvis’s yard had finally been rewarded with a Group One success.

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