Trainer Tomáš Šatra has died
The death was announced on March 31st of trainer Tomáš Šatra, at the age of 78. Tomáš Šatra trained for almost 50 years at Velká Chuchle racecourse. He trained about 700 winners, including 15 winners of classic races, making him one of the most successful Czech-based trainers of all time. Before the Changes in 1989, he trained Kendo, winner of two classic races. He had two Czech Derby winners in the 1990s, Progression and Nora Jeane. More recently, he trained Blue Coral and Chardonney Tcheque, both owned by Jiří Charvát, which both won listed races in Italy. He continued training until the end of the 2018 season.