I’m guessing its as much an economic decision as anything. Always seemed like a good bloke during interviews and knew how to train, flat or jump. Despite so few runners in 2008 his strike rate was not bad and even had some nice winners like Against The Grain in Ayr Silver cup. Good luck to him in the future though. Does pose one question…will someone else take over the carruthertown operation??
Len Lungo’s letter published in yesterday’s Racing Post dispelled the idea that he was packing up for financial reasons. The gist of it was that at 60 years of age he was now looking to do other things. That aside, I reckon the sport is in his blood and he simply won’t be able to resist keeping a few jumpers on the go under permit.