Ancient Cross joined us in March 2008 after running just once for Mark Johnston. He was placed five times in his first season here, but did not win his first race until the age of five.
Ancient Cross was a horse who got better with age. After many placed runs he won his first race at Musselburgh in 2009 and won again a few weeks later at Catterick.
After winning at York in May 2011 he scored his biggest career win in the 2011 Gosforth Park Cup at Newcastle. Ancient Cross was again a winner at York's Dante Festival in 2013 and the following month he won the Ayr Silver Cup under top weight.
As time was catching up with him, it was decided to retire him in June 2016. However, he went out with a bang and he became a popular winner at Hamilton Park when he came home in front for Joanna Mason, which was to be Ancient Cross's last race.