Pattern and Group Races: 2018

KNIGHT TO BEHOLD winning his novice the previous season meant that there was much to look forward to on his first run of 2018. He ran and won the Lingfield Derby Trial beating Kew Gardens who went on to win the Queens Vase at Ascot, the Grand Prix de Paris at Longchamp and the St Leger at Doncaster. KNIGHT then ran in the Epsom Derby but it wasn’t to be. He went onto win by 4 lengths the Prix Guillaume D’Ornano beating the French Derby winner. We are all looking forward to what he has to come in 2019!

JACKFINBAR progressed very well through the ranks after winning his Maiden at Wolverhampton and it culminated in him going to Longchamp for the Prix de Lutece, Group 3 which he duly won by 2 lengths. Another super improving horse for 2019.

ROBIN OF NAVAN didn’t manage to win one this year but ran some amazing races to have 4 Pattern race places including a 4th in the bet365 Group 2 at Sandown.

FIGHTING IRISH ran a blinder to finish 3rd in the German 2000 Guineas and then a very good run in the Group 1 Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot and only getting beaten 3 lengths.

PIRATE KING & GOLDINO BELLO both winning their Maidens at big tracks in Doncaster and Newmarket respectively.

Pattern and Group Races: 2017

ROBIN OF NAVAN started the year well with 2 places in a Group 2 then a Group 1 and was then rewarded with a Group 3 win at Chantilly in La Coupe he was consistent all through the year and then won the Darley Club Stakes, a Group 3 at Newmarket. He was then invited to run in Hong Kong at Sha Tin in the Longines Hong Kong Cup (Group 1). He ran well and finish 8th, just out of the money.

After winning his Maiden and a Nursery race, FIGHTING IRISH went to Maisons-Laffitte for the Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte (Group 2) and won, beating the odds on favourite who went and won a Group 3 next time out.

Pattern and Group Races: 2016

Although no Pattern races were won this year we had 19 winners and over £170,000 in prize money in Great Britain alone.

ROBIN OF NAVAN had seconds in a Group 2, Group 3 and a Listed race and then to finish the season off, he was only beaten a length in the Group 1 Premio Roma.

With EARLY MORNING winning two big handicaps including the a Shergar Cup race at Ascot and STORM ROCK winning a class 2 as well as running well in the Lincoln all contributing to a decent pot of prize money, the season was set to go well.

JUST AN IDEA was an improving 3rd in the Dragon Stakes at Sandown for a small syndicate of loyal Owners.

Pattern and Group Races: 2015

ROBIN OF NAVAN was our flag bearer and super star this year with three pattern wins in the Criterium du Fonds European de L’Elevage (Listed), the Group 3 Prix de Conde beating CLOTH OF STARS and the Group 1 Criterium de Saint Cloud where he won £110,000 plus 75% French Premiums which he earnt on top of his prize money.

EARLY MORNING won a competitive Handicap at Haydock giving his Owners over £8,000

NH Success & Cheltenham Festival

As a dual licence holder Harry has also had horses in top races under National Hunt rules. In 2008 SWORDSMAN ran the race of his life in the valuable Tote Summer Hurdle at Market Rasen to finish third in conditions that didn't suit his running style.
Also that season, four-year-old JUST A THOUGHT was second in the Newbury Grade 2 Bumper race and ran well in the Champion Bumper at Cheltenham Festival. He went on to be fourth in the Grade 2 Novices Hurdle at Warwick behind Carruthers, a future Hennessy Gold Cup Winner.

Pattern and Group Races: 2014

The 2014 season saw classy two-year-old RED TORNADO (Fr) travel to France four times, plundering yet more euros and valuable French Owner Premiums. Starting with a second at Compiegne, he went one better at Clairefontaine and followed that up with another win at Chantilly before finishing fourth at Longchamp in a Group 3. His exploits bagged over 100,000 euros in prize money.
STORM ROCK won impressively at York and LULANI out-battled a high-class field at Newbury to win her maiden. Both look exciting prospects for their three-year-old campaigns in 2015.

Pattern and Group Races: 2013

SIR PATRICK MOORE continued the fine form that he showed in 2012, finishing second in the Group 3 Greenham Stakes at Newbury, beaten just a length by Olympic Glory on his seasonal debut and having been put to a mark of 110, he became the highest rated horse Harry has ever trained.
He went on to finish fourth to the legendary Moonlight Cloud in a Group 3 at Longchamp before being sold for a substantial sum to race in Australia for Chris Waller Racing. He originally cost just 16,000 euros.
ROZ gave Harry his first Classic runner when she lined up for the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket and her tenth place in a competitive field was a proud day for the whole team. She went on to finish ninth in the Oaks at Epsom later in the summer.

Pattern and Group Races: 2012

This was a landmark year for Harry Dunlop Racing; with exciting two-year-old ROZ providing Harry with his best ever finish in a Group 1 race. Second to Certify in the Fillies Mile at Newmarket, she gave the whole team hope that she would turn into a Fillies Classics horse for 2013.
VIKING STORM continued to fulfil his promise, winning four out of six races and placing in the other two. He stepped up in class and finished third in a Listed race, ending the season on a mark of 106.
This year also saw Harry have his first ever French winner. Having been bred in France, two-year-old SIR PATRICK MOORE (Fr) was eligible for the valuable French Owner Premiums and he ran three times in France winning at Compiegne under Christophe Soumillon, finishing second at Longchamp in a Listed race and sixth at Deauville in the valuable Sales race. He went on to win his debut maiden at Newbury and finished the season sixth in the Group 1 Racing Post Trophy.

Pattern and Group Races: 2010

Having not raced for 365 days THREE MOONS made a remarkable comeback as a four-year-old when finishing fourth in the Group 3 Dahila Stakes at Newmarket. She went on to run at Royal Ascot were she was a gallant fifth in the Wolferton Handicap Stakes before being fourth in the highly rated Upavon Fillies Stakes at Salisbury.
GREEN MOON gave Harry his biggest handicap success when winning the London Gold Cup at Newbury by a magnificent four lengths. The son of Montjeu went on to win the prestigious Fairway Stakes at Newmarket by two lengths and subsequently finished an unlucky fifth in the Group 2 King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Pattern and Group races: 2009

THREE MOONS, bred by Ben Goldsmith at Rushbrooke Stud, finished second on 1,000 Guineas day at Newmarket in the Pretty Polly Stakes. Sadly she went wrong just a couple of days before the Oaks at Epsom which was a bitter disappointment for everybody.
As a two-year-old she had been beaten a neck by Midday and it was very hard to watch the Oaks finish, in which Midday finished second by a neck. Who knows where Three Moons could have finished had she been allowed to take her chance.
Now in her third year in training, FESTOSO won yet another Black Type race at Haydock, taking the Cecil Frail Stakes. In her final season of a fabulous race career she went on to finish a fine third in the Dubai Duty Free Cup Listed race at Newbury.
Owners ‘Here Come the Boys’ experienced the winning feeling at the first time of asking when PRACTITIONER scored on debut at Salisbury under Richard Hughes. The gelding went on to finish second in the prestigious Washington Singer Stakes at Newbury. At the end of his two-year-old career he was sold for 80,000gs at the Horses in Training sale to race in Hong Kong. Not bad for a horse that cost £5,500 only a year earlier.

Pattern and Group races: 2008

Following her success at Newcastle, CLASSIC REMARK headed to Glorious Goodwood to make her Group 1 debut in the Nassau Stakes. Despite the race ending up a sprint, she ran a fantastic race, finishing sixth and beaten only three lengths by Halfway To Heaven, the Irish 1,000 Guineas winner and Lush Lashes, the Coronation Stakes winner.
On the final turf day of the Flat season she signed off her racing career by finishing second at Doncaster in the Gillies Fillies Stakes. A wonderful filly for Harry and the team, she is now a broodmare. FESTOSO signed off an injury interrupted three-year-old season with a brave third in the Sceptre Stakes Listed race at Doncaster.

First Listed winner

It didn’t take long for Harry’s first Listed winner to arrive. In just his second full season training the three-year-old CLASSIC REMARK, owned by Hesmonds Stud, won the Hoppings Stakes at Newcastle on 26th June 2008 at odds of 40-1 on soft ground to the great delight of her trainer and owners.

First Group horse

In 2007, Harry’s first full season as a trainer, FESTOSO gave him a taste of competing at the highest level when running in Group 1 and Group 2 races. After winning a maiden race at Newmarket the two-year-old returned to the track for her third start where she finished second in the Group 2 Cherry Hinton, beaten just a neck by Youresothrilling.
She finished the season third to subsequent 1,000 Guineas winner and European Champion two-year-old Natagora in the Group 1 Cheveley Park at Newmarket. Despite being plagued with injuries she won Black Type races as a three- and four-year-old and sold for £500,000 at Tattersalls sales.

First winner

On 2nd November 2006 Harry sent out his first runner and first winner when SITULA made all under Dane O'Neill at Wolverhampton to give Harry a 100% record.