The dead horses, six-year-old Dennis the Mennis
and seven-year-old Jaccout(corr) were worth hundreds of thousands of pounds and between them had won eight races.
Jaccout and Dennis the Mennis
, which had won eight races between them, died in the fire at trainer Bob Johnson's stables in Newburn, Northumberland.
The dead horses, Jaccout and Dennis the Mennis
, were worth hundreds of thousands of pounds.
Dennis The Mennis turned in a gritty display to gain a pillar-to-post success in the selling handicap hurdle under a well-judged ride from 3lb claimer Declan McGann, who drove home the six-year-old to beat Frankincense by three lengths.
T rained by Bob Johnson, and retained without a bid, Dennis The Mennis is the first horse owned by the Holmestead Racing Club, a Tyneside syndicate.
Today top racehorse trainer Bob Johnson told of the devastation which destroyed horses Jaccout and Dennis the Mennis.
The other two, Jaccout and Dennis the Mennis, were trapped and we couldn't get to them.
Bob Johnson, who ended a long losing spell with Sands Rising at Sedgefield last week, followed up with Dennis The Mennis
, who gotthe best of Francken and Jack Flush in a blanket finish to the selling hurdle.
Johnson's wins came with Jaccout (9-2) and Dennis The Mennis (4-1).
Dennis The Mennis also revelled in the testing conditions to take the John Wade Skip Hire Conditional Jockeys' Selling Handicap Hurdle.
Dennis The Mennis was the lucky winner of the rhodar.
Red Flyer looked to have the race in the bag when going clear approaching the final flight but he made a bad mistake and unseated Tristan Burton-Pye, leaving Dennis The Mennis (16-1) to get the better of Francken and Jack Flush by a head and the same.