Teddy the Shetland’s racing dreams come true in heartwarming video

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  • A cheeky Shetland has proved size is no barrier to prevent him from achieving his dreams in an adorable video.

    Teddy, who has more than 55,000 Instagram followers, is promoting Sandown’s Tingle Creek festival as the racecourse’s jump season ambassador.

    The fun video follows the pint-sized pony as he imagines what it would feel like to gallop down the turf to the roar of the crowd.

    But a spanner is thrown into the works when Teddy’s owner double-books his trip to the races with the farrier’s visit.

    However luck is on Teddy’s side and a last minute cancellation by Phil the farrier means he can go to Sandown with his equine friends.

    The camera follows Teddy as he dons a smart Newmarket-style rug and is cheerfully greeted by punters, asked for tips and finally meets up with two other ponies to watch the action.

    The Tingle Creek Festival (8-9 December) is one of the major pre-Christmas fixtures in the National Hunt calendar.

    The Saturday features two Grade One races – the Henry VIII Novices’ Chase and Betfair Tingle Creek Chase.

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