£35,000 Doncaster horse bought by pupils at Kate Middleton's old school

Pupils at Kate Middleton's old £35,000 a year college have bought a racehorse that was sold in Doncaster.

Wednesday, 21st September 2016, 10:42 am
Updated Tuesday, 4th October 2016, 12:54 pm
Pupils at Kate Middleton's old school have bought a 35,000 Doncaster racehorse.

Students at the prestigious Marlborough College in Wiltshire, where the Duchess of Cambridge studied, have clubbed together to splash out £35,000 on the horse which was sold in Doncaster in 2014.

The boarding school pupils joined forces with housemaster Sean Dempster to buy a half share in the three-year-old gelding, which they have named Pack It In, according to The Times.

Ten families, a former matron and two tutors contributed to the cost of the horse, apparently named after a phrase often used by Mr Dempster when he has to deal with the 60 boys aged from 13 to 18 who live in the boarding house.

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The horse has run ten times, with wins at Bath and Lingfield this year, and has also placed twice at Epsom – although prize money to date is only £7,000.

The horse - which is trained by Brian Meehan, the father of one of the boys, at the 2,000-acre Manton estate - was bought at a Doncaster Premier Yearling sale in 2014.