It has supported and enabled 190 major projects but hundreds of smaller schemes too, from improvements to village halls and parish centres to local parks, salmon ladders
in the Thames and a Hindu temple in the Midlands.
Moreover, they're too fat to leap salmon ladders
, and may clog up streams and prevent wild salmon from reaching their spawning grounds.
' owner Martyn Arbib collected his own prize after the Paul Cole-trained gelding landed the Group 3 Perpetual St Simon Stakes under a good ride from Richard Quinn.
Doug said: 'We started seeing the first signs of fish eight or nine years ago, and since then obstructions have been cleared and three salmon ladders
have been built.