Kent trainer John Best enters horses in French races

A Kent racehorse trainer is sending his horses to race in France because the prize money is so much higher than in the UK.

John Best, who trains around 50 racehorses from his yard in Hucking near Maidstone, has started entering races at French venues this year.

"We are ideally located," he told BBC South East Today.

"To go from home to France is not much more than going to York. The prize money makes a big difference."

Best has four French-bred horses in his stable, which are eligible for extra prize money in races on French soil.

On Wednesday the first prize in the 11:20 at Deauville in Normandy was 12 thousand euros, which equates to around £9,750.

The winner in an equivalent race on the same day at Lingfield in Surrey would receive £3,340.