13 March 2018
Aged 14, Pete defys the nay-sayers and those calling for retirement with yet another win at his beloved Sandown. He is very much a favourite of everyone in the yard, especially Wilf who rides him out every day, tollerating and encouraging all his little quirks which make Pete, Peter! Wilf knows when Pete is not right and if he has stopped blowing by the time he gets to the tree, then he is fit. I have always said we will retire Pete when he stops enjoying racing and the everyday work and that remains the case, his enthusiasm shows no stopping and even after his race, he is still pulling Wilf's arms out!!
The entire team have enjoyed reading all the messages from Pete's fan club and really appreciate the love for the grand old horse. It was a fantastic win for Johnny who is looking forward to his Cheltenham rides this week.
We will now aim at returning to the Veterans Final in 2019 aged 15!
Just Your Type broke his maiden when winning at Hereford under Andrew Tinkler to bring a double up on the day. He is a big scopey horse who will come into his own next season once chasing. He was our third winner of the week after Louse Talk won at Carlisle under a terrific ride by Paul O'Brien.
It’s brilliant it’s heart warming and emotional....it’s what l love about Racing ....good lad x— Carole Owen (@ocarole28) March 11, 2018
cant teach and old horse new tricks ??????— pete johnston (@petejohnston3) March 11, 2018
Fantastic effort- heartwarming! It’s what our great sport is truly about. Bring on the festival!— Mark Robert Hawkins (@mrhawkins96) March 11, 2018
Never heard a crowd roaring as loud at Sandown,fantastic to be there— kevin hill (@kevinghill2012) March 11, 2018
Looking forward to Cheltenham but nothing beats watching Pete the Feat win at Sandown— Neil McMinnies (@NMcminnies) March 10, 2018
@CharlieLongsdon Pete The Feat. What a horse. I love the old boy. He just sticks that neck out!— Andy Barton (@ajb4371) March 10, 2018
Great ride by @JohnnyBurke2, had a willing partner but he was very strong in the saddle????— Sean O'Brien (@SeanOOBrien) March 10, 2018
#RUKMomentOfTheDay: Pete will not hear of defeat at @Sandownpark for @CharlieLongsdon— Racing UK (@Racing_UK) March 10, 2018
Watch all the finishes from today for free in our results and full replay section ?? https://t.co/7iJOPsvjqx pic.twitter.com/g5GDEInwQj
Them longsdon horses are tough after Pete won just your type looked out of it but got a 2nd win and plugged away n in the end won easily— Paul Milner (@swadlad) March 10, 2018
If you are wondering why I love National Hunt racing more than flat racing, PETE THE FEAT is one of the reasons why. 14 years old and still going strong. Well done @CharlieLongsdon you are a credit to racing! #RealRacing #NationalHunt #NotAboutStudFees #Controversial Legend— My Racing Tips (@myracingtips) March 10, 2018
The old boy has done it again! PETE THE FEAT (King’s Theatre x Tourist Attraction) wins @Sandownpark for @CharlieLongsdon & @JohnnyBurke2 at the grand old age of 14. Sold @GoffsUK #congratulations #goldfordgrads— Sally Aston (@sallygoldford) March 10, 2018