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RACING: Adielsson's heading back home to Sweden
Hans Adielsson is to leave his Kings-ton Lisle stables, near Wantage, and return home to Sweden next month.
The 70-year-old trainer has decided to make the move back to his Malmo base due to the small number of horses he has at his Manor Farm Stables.
He said: “I am going home in probably no later than a month’s time. We have a few things to sort out before we go.
“It is going to be permanent unless Sheikh Mohammed rings me and says I will give you 30 horses. I would consider that offer.”
Adielsson took the bold step to move to England three years ago after being invited over here by long-time friend and racehorse owner Erik Penser, who lives at nearby Compton Beauchamp.
After a slow start, he has made progress each year – especially when teaming up with teenage jockey Nicole Nordblad – and his tally in 2013 stands at 18 winners from 96 runners.
“We have had three wonderful years, but Erik, who has been very generous to us in all ways, only wants to run a small firm and you need a few more numbers to survive in the game,” he added.
“We have been taking it day by day during those three years. I would have liked to stay, but since the numbers are so few it is about time to go.
“We have only 12 to 15 horses and I would have liked to train 50 to keep things going.
“We have 30 boxes up here and that number would have been OK, but when you are a very small yard that doesn’t suit me.”
Nordblad, 18, who has taken a break from riding due to weight issues, will also be going back to Sweden where she may return to the saddle.
The pair enjoyed their biggest success in this country when Buckland won the prestigious Rosebery Handicap at Kempton in front of the Channel 4 cameras in March Compton Bird provided Adielsson’s latest winner when scoring at Brighton recently, and he will be among a handful of runners the trainer has before he departs, when he runs at Kempton next Wednesday.
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