Draft breeds, such as the Belgian, Clydesdale, Suffolk Punch
and Percheron, are the heaviest of all equines, with thick muscular bodies and relatively short legs perfect for pulling.
That let in Mafeking (15-2) to get to the front and register a third course success, winning by a length from Baylini with Layline third and Suffolk Punch
: Least known here, the Suffolk emerged in Norfolk and Suffolk counties in England and were bred by farmers to work heavy clay soil.
Clydesdales are the breed traditionally associated with Northumberland but the festival brings together heavy horses from all over the UK, including Shires and Suffolk Punches
; a breed now also registered with the Rare Breeds Society.
: Outspoken Lee Bowyer has made his thoughts on the St Andrew's regime clear since leaving Blues for Ipswich.
Last time out he was a three-quarter-length fourth in a 7f classified stakes at York, where he would have finished closer but for being carried left by runner-up Suffolk Punch
in the closing stages, and the way he stayed on indicates he will be even better back over 1m today in a first-time visor.
1 Oppose; 4 Bowl over; 9 Tinker; 10 Claimant; 12 Ives; 13 Plant; 14 Alto; 17 Hair restorer; 20 Suffolk punch
; 23 Road; 24 Brood; 25 Chum; 28 Cannibal; 29 Oporto; 30 Sunshade; 31 Streak.
A 20 break from Mick Harper helped him take the opener for the Regent Street side while Bill Meechin doubled the advantage but then the hosts were hit by a Suffolk punch
as Barry made it 1-2 before Shaun nailed the last game to restore parity.
While the Suffolk Punch
, Randall Lineback or Dexter will never compete with John Deere, these animals still have a place on small operations, and their interesting histories and important genetics make them fun to raise, and hopefully will secure their futures.
WOLVERHAMPTON: 2.30 Wizard Looking, 3.00 Bertie Vista, 3.30 Pipers Piping, 4.00 Suffolk Punch
, 4.30 Secret Dubai, 5.00 Voortrekker, 5.30 Mythical Blue.
Like Prince Charles, who uses them on his estates,Susanna's love and work with the Suffolk Punch
is helping the revival of the breed.
The agricultural estate has its own dairy herd and an award-winning stud farm for rare Suffolk Punch