A pair of youngsters had an unexpected chance to meet a Grand National winning horse.
Max Taylor, 11, and Martins Sokolovics, 6, met the 2017 national winner, One For Arthur, as part of a trip during their stay at Rachel House children’s hospice in Kinross.
One for Arthur stables at nearby Arlary, run by premier horse trainer, Lucinda Russell and partner Peter Scudamore, MBE.
As a horseracing fan, Max often watches the sport with his grandfather whenever it is on the TV and was thrilled staff organised for riders to put on a display for the boys.
Ms Russell said: “We were delighted to welcome Max, Martins and their carers to the yard. Being local to Rachel House, we appreciate the wonderful support they give to their children and families.
“Everyone here at Lucinda Russell Racing is privileged to work with our racehorses and the empathy that the horses show towards all children is incredible.
“We were touched by the joy that they brought to Max and are pleased to have been a very small part of the fabulous work that CHAS do.”
Senior Staff Nurse at Rachel House, Mary Paterson said: “Experiences like these can mean the world to children so we’re very grateful that they were so inviting.
“It was an unexpected bonus that we were able to meet a Grand National Winner, One For Arthur.”