Dvinsky takes centre stage today when he competes for the 200th time in a race named in his honour at Kempton.

It is believed no horse has made as many starts in Britain before, and the 11-year-old will bring down the curtain on the day’s only meeting in division two of the skysports.com Racing Dvinsky’s 200th Run Handicap (6.00).

Dvinsky began his career with Gerard Butler at Blewbury, near Didcot, winning a maiden stakes at Goodwood.

He then drifted through four other trainers before arriving at Paul Howling’s Newmarket stable in the winter of 2006.

He’s now won 17 races, and Howling said: “He’s very easy to deal with. We never train him very hard, he’s very clean-winded and he’s better off just running on the racecourse.”