July Newsletter

ROBIN OF NAVAN (6yo h) added a new country stamp to his passport when he travelled out to Dusseldorf in the north west of Germany to compete in the Racebets de Meilen Trophy Group 2 over 1m. Ridden by Alexander Pietsch he broke a little slow but was soon into stride enjoying the sweeping downhill start. With not much pace he was soon in the front. As he entered the home straight his jockey asked for a winning effort and he sped up the hill to the finish line easing up to win by 2 lengths from Grp1 placed filly Indian Blessing with the rest of the field strung out behind him. It was Robin back to his brilliant best!  It was a fantastic result for his owners Kevin Freeman and Richard Foden. This extraordinary horse has now won at every level – Group 1, Group 2, Group 3 & Listed. As well as this he has multiple placings at all the same levels. He is now 6 years old, still an entire horse and it is a remarkable testament to the whole team who have kept him fit and well.

 Not to be left out 6 days later KNIGHT TO BEHOLD (4yo c) ran in the Sky Bet York Stakes Group 2 at York and finished 3rd to Elarqam (Sheikh Hamdan al Maktoum) who is now been aimed at a Group 1 race. He was staying on well at the end and unlucky not to beat Royal Ascot winner Addeybb. This was another Group result after his fine 2nd in the Group 3 Gordon Stakes to Crystal Ocean who subsequently went down in a legendary fighting finish with Enable in the King George & Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes Grp1 at Ascot.

 It was a busy month for Susan Abbott’s Be Hopeful racing syndicate horse CRANEUR (3yo g). First stop was Salisbury where he ran a fabulous race and was only beaten in the final 50yds to finish 2nd.  Next he went to wales to Ffos Las where he was unlucky to encounter false ground after all the hot weather then torrential rain making it loose on top but bravely ran on for 4th place.

Great British Racing members had an enjoyable day at Wolverhampton watching MISS GARGAR (3yo f) finish 3rd. Wolverhampton was also the scene for VOICE OF CALM (3yo f) where she made her racing debut. This rangy filly has been given plenty of time and patience by her breeders Hungerford Park Stud to mature. This was rewarded by an eye-catching performance running on for 4th place.

 For a moment it looked like BROOKLYN BOY (3yo c) was going to fulfil his promise at Newbury ending up finishing 3rd beaten only a length by the winner. With a different ride he most likely would have won. This handsome son of Camelot has taken time to get to peak fitness but has lots of potential for his patient owners.

 SALE DATES FOR 2019

Surely it can’t be that time already! Yet the catalogues for the first sales are already arriving on through the letterbox. Harry will be attending most of these sales and will be delighted to assist you in anyway.

 

17th-19th August          Arqana            Premier Sale               Deauville, France

20th August                  Arqana            V2                                Deauville, France

27th-28th August           Goffs UK         Premier Sale               Doncaster

29th August                  Goffs UK         Silver Sale                   Doncaster

30th August                  Baden Baden  Premier Sale               Baden Baden, Germany

 3rd-4th September        Osarus            September Yearlings  Le Teste de Buch, France

10th September           Tattersalls Ire  Ascot Yearling Sale    Ascot

17th September           Goffs UK         NEW DATE Yearling Doncaster

21st September           SGA                Italian Yearling            Milan

24th-25th September    Tattersalls Ire  September Part 1       Meath, Ireland

26th September           Tattersalls Ire  September Part 11     Meath, Ireland

 1st-2nd October            Goffs Ire          Orby Sale                    Kildare, Ireland

3rd-4th October             Goffs Ire          Sportsman Sale          Kildare, Ireland

5th October                  Arqana            Arc Sale                      Saint Cloud, France

8th-10th October           Tattersalls       October Book 1           Newmarket

14th-16th October         Tattersalls       October Book 2           Newmarket

17th-18th October         Tattersalls       October Book 3           Newmarket

18th-19th October         Tattersalls       October Book 4           Newmarket

22nd-25th October        Arqana            October Sale               Deauville, France

 

SIR DAVID SIEFF THANKSGIVING SERVICE

A thanksgiving service for Sir David Sieff with be held on Thursday 26th September at 11.30am in the Purcell Room at Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX. If you are planning on attending please rsvp to davidsieffthanksgiving@gmail.com

 SHARE AVAILABLE IN A READY TO RUN 2YO

Einstein Partnership consists of Mike & Shirley Cross & Rupert Gregson-Williams and Sandy Dudgeon the new Senior Steward and they are looking for one other 25% shareholder to join them.

RELATIVITY Rio de la Plata x Relation 2017 (2yo) chestnut colt Eligible for French Owner Premiums

consigned by Bansha House stables who sold Harry the great Robin of Navan. From the family of Danehill, Champion European Sprinter & Eagle Eyed

 25% share: £8,729 purchase price plus VAT & Training fees from 1st July

 For more info contact Harry 07880 791895

  THE PRUDENTIAL RIDE LONDON 100 MILES – Phil Wright

Head Lad Phil Wright took part in the 100 miles bike ride at the weekend in aid of Racing Welfare. Besides getting up every morning at 4am to feed the horses he was seen out nearly every evening training up the hills surrounding the Lambourn area. If you would like to sponsor this great effort please go to http://www.justgiving.com/Philip-Wright24?utm_id=27 for Phil’s page or send donations to the office payable to Racing Welfare. Many congratulations Phil a fantastic achievement running alongside your day job!

 

Robin wins Group 2 in Germany

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What a true living legend Robin Of Navan has turned into. Now a 6 year old, he travelled with Christina & Tom Dunlop to Dusseldorf in his favourite Lambourn Racehorse Transport lorry. Survived overnight thunder storms to produce the Robin of old to win his race leading from the start. Tom sheered and Christina burst into tears. He has now completed the full hand of pattern levels winning Listed, Group 3, 2 and 1! He has also been placed at every level as well. He is simply our Superstar Ginger Ninja, a huge thank you to all the team.

Velocity Racing Trip

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Velocity Racing enjoyed a fantastic tour from Cherbourg along the D-Day landing beaches and the French countryside. Over the 5 days they visited the Bayeux Tapestry, Omaha Beach and enojyed an afternoon at Deauville races amoungst other activities, and a lot if cycling! Their filly, Saffron Lane, should be running very soon for them all.

June Newsletter

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D-Day Memorial

A moments silence held by all the staff at the plaque remembering the 101st Airbourne Division who had been based in Lambourn

It is always an exciting time when the two-year olds graduate onto the racecourse for the very first time. This season’s first colt debutant was VULCAN (2yo colt). This good-looking son of first season sire Free Eagle ran an eye-catching race at Sandown in a very high-class novice over 7f. The hill and rain softened ground was much to his liking with just under 3 lengths separating the field. He then went to Salisbury where he was denied 3rd place in a head bob finish and had to settle for 4th. Here he ran on well despite the winner crossing right over him in the home straight. The winner was Positive owned by Alan Spence and according to both Lambourn gossip and the betting market is Clive Cox’s best 2yo which was proved accurate by the fasted winning time at the course for over 10yrs. VULCAN is the half brother of FIGHTING IRISH (4yo) who won a Group 2 at 2yrs and was 3rd in the German Guinea’s at 3yrs. There is lots to like about him and one to keep an eye on as he matures.  His sire Free Eagle won The Prince of Wales’s Group 1 at Royal Ascot when he was 4yrs and also placed 3rd in the Champion Stakes Group1 at Ascot at 3yrs & 4yrs. GOLDEN LIPS (2yo f) capitalised on her racing experience to finish 4th at Newbury in another hot maiden over 7f. Again the photo finish went against us but she ran a very strong race and will only improve as she goes up in distance. She is by another first season sire Derby winner Golden Horn.

 

For a team with 38 horses it was a great achievement to have two runners at Royal Ascot. On the advice of Ryan Moore ROBIN OF NAVAN (6yo c) ran in the Royal Hunt Cup over 1m. Unfortunately, the weather went against him and on the Wednesday the rain bucketed down. Even though he won his Group 1 on heavy ground as he has matured his action has changed and he has done his best efforts on good-firm ground. He came back after finishing mid-division looking like he’d been at Cheltenham!

 On the Saturday FIGHTING IRISH (4yo c) took his chance in the Wokingham Handicap over 6f. Annoyingly for him he would have liked the rain, but the sun was out and the ground was good-firm. Again, he gave a good account of himself but with more give in the ground would have gone a lot closer. The good news is both horses returned safe and sound and hopefully the weather will be in their favour next time. FIGHTING IRISH also ran earlier in the month at Hamilton on soft ground over 6f. This was a good performance in Group 1 company with Sands of Mali and Brando just in front.

BALLET RED (3yo f) went to Chepstow and gave The Ascot 9 lots to cheer when finishing gamely up the undulating hills in 3rd place. RIVERINA (3yo f) for a moment looked like she was coming with a winning run at Lingfield Park but she got a good 4th place, this daughter of Australia seems to be getting better with age. PIRATE KING (4 yo c) ran very well at York to finish 3rd in a competitive 12 furlong handicap under our apprentice Mitch Godwin who has been riding our horses very well since joining us.

Relativity (FR) 2017 one quarter share available.

Relativity (FR) 2017 one quarter share available.

  BADEN BADEN SALES – SHARE IN A READY TO RUN 2YO

Harry attended his final breeze up sale at the stunning spa town of Baden Baden, Germany where he was thrilled to buy RELATIVITY a 2yo French bred colt by Rio de la Plata. He now has three 25% share holders in the Partnership and with one share left there is a chance to join The Einstein Partnership. The other owners are Mike & Shirley Cross & Rupert Gregson-Williams and Sandy Dudgeon the new Senior Steward and a new owner with Harry Dunlop Racing.

 RELATIVITY Rio de la Plata x Relation 2017 (2yo) chestnut colt Eligible for French Owner Premiums

consigned by Bansha House stables who sold Harry the great Robin of Navan. From the family of Danehill, Champion European Sprinter & Eagle Eyed

 

25% share: £8,729 purchase price plus VAT & Training fees from 1st July

 

for more info contact Harry 07880 791895

 

 

STAFF NEWS

 NEW RECRUIT

Emma Grainger is the newest recruit to join the Harry Dunlop Racing Team. Emma is not unfamiliar with working for a member of the Dunlop family. She started off working at Castle Stables for John Dunlop riding out at the age of 13yrs. She has experience of working abroad including France and is an good work rider.

RACING STAFF WEEK 29TH June – 6th July

Each year the racing industry lead by Racing Welfare holds a week celebrating racing staff. This year Harry Dunlop Racing is hosting a BBQ and rounders match on Wednesday 3rd July in the big paddock. No doubt it will be a competitive affair especially if the vets and farriers also take part! Newbury racecourse are offering a free racing badge for their evening meeting to all staff members with a dedicated area for all staff including free pizza.

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THE GROUPIES

 Jackfinbar Grp3, Robin of Navan Grp1 & Knight to Behold Grp2

(Fighting Irish Grp 2 lives opposite!)

 

THE PRUDENTIAL RIDE LONDON 100 MILES – Phil Wright

Head Lad Phil Wright has taken the lycra lead from Harry and is taking part in the 100 miles bike ride in July in aid of Racing Welfare. He is training very hard in the afternoons. If you would like to sponsor their great effort please go to http://www.justgiving.com/Philip-Wright24?utm_id=27 for Phil’s page or send donations to the office payable to Racing Welfare.

 

May Newsletter

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Velocity Racing’s two day trip to Newmarket

MAY 2019

 PIRATE KING (4yo c) returned to the racecourse this season in bouncing form finishing an eye catching 3rd at Doncaster over 1m6f. He then went to Haydock where he just missed out on 3rd when caught on the line over 2m. This handsome son of Farrh is the half brother to the progressive late maturing horse Dandino.

 It was lovely to see The Megson family colours crossing the line in first place at Salisbury with OOFY PROSSER (3yo g) winning in fine style. He is not the most straightforward horse and it was also great to give jockey Mitch Goodwin his first win since returning to racing and joining us at Windsor House. BALLET RED (3yo f) ran another gutsy race for her owner The Ascot 9 finishing a close up 3rd at Bath. From 9 starts she has only once been out of the prize money.

 ROBIN OF NAVAN (6yo h) met with all sorts of trouble when racing at Newbury on Lockinge weekend. His jockey Ryan Moore admitted it was “terrible”. Luckily the horse is all well and will now be aimed at a race at Royal Ascot. KNIGHT TO BEHOLD (4yo c) travelled to Paris for the Prix d’Ispahan Group 1 over 1m1.5f for 4yo+. It was one of the most competitive running’s of the race with a number of proven horses at Group 1 level. He led for the majority of the race and in the last furlong couldn’t quite stretch them on the good going and was beaten 3 ¾ lengths. He returned safe and sound and will be aimed at some Group races over 1m2f.

 CRANEUR (3yo g) was unlucky not to be in the frame when running a big race at Doncaster. He will most certainly come on from the race.

 The first 2yo runner of the year was GOLDEN LIPS (2yo f). This daughter of first season sire and Derby winner Golden Horn travelled very well in the race at Haydock to finish just behind some very well-bred fillies. She is definitely one to keep an eye on for the future.

 While it is lovely to work in sunny weather the ground is in desperate need of rain. This also applies to the racetracks. It has been frustrating not to be able to run but Harry doesn’t want to risk jarring up any horses on unsuitable firm ground, rain in forecast and hopefully his patience will be rewarded!

 On 6th June 2019 we will be commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the D-DAY landings. Membury Airfield was used by the Americans to launch the 101st Airborne Division into France.  Lambourn played its part billeting many of the soldiers and officers in various racing stables in the village. One of these was Windsor House Stables. According to local historians 9 soldiers were allocated per stable and the chimney holes from the tortoise stoves can still be seen in the back of the colt boxes in the main yard. The officers were housed in the main house. There is a memorial plaque in place next to the boxes and relatives of those who stayed here during the war are often welcomed and given a tour of the yard. There is a photograph of all those who departed from Lambourn on 5th June 1944 and there is also a list of those who did not return, sadly it was a high number. On Thursday 6th June 2019 we will be silent for a minute and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice. We will remember them.

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 In memory of the soldiers stationed at Windsor House Stables for the D-Day landings

 THE HON SIR DAVID SIEFF

It is with immense sadness to report the death of Sir David Sieff. David was one of Harry’s original owners sharing horses with his wife Jeni. Their most successful horse with Harry was Robin of Navan whom they owned in partnership who gave them so much pleasure running in David’s famous turquoise blue colours with the distinctive white cap culminating in winning the Group 1 at Saint-Cloud. He originally had horses in training with John Dunlop and had many successes over the decades including the super stayer Orchestra Stall.

 David cut an elegant figure at the races especially in his role as Chairman of Newbury racecourse and was always ready to listen and offer advice only if asked. His immense generosity with his time and support will be greatly missed as will his wonderful smile. Our thoughts are very much with his family at this time.

 THE PRUDENTIAL RIDE LONDON 100 MILES – Phil Wright & Rachel Davies

Head Lad Phil Wright and Assistant Rachel Davis have taken the Lycra lead from Harry and are both taking part in the 100 miles bike ride in July in aid of Racing Welfare. They are training very hard in the afternoons. If you would like to sponsor their great effort please go to http://www.justgiving.com/Philip-Wright24?utm_id=27 or send donations to the office payable to Racing Welfare.

Harry Dunlop + 44 (0)7880 891 895   Christina Dunlop + 44 (0)7968 830 443

Office: + 44 (0)1488 73584 Email: info@harrydunlopracing.com / www.harrydunlopracing.com

April Newsletter

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Lambourn Trainers’ Open Day 2019!

The weather continues to defy all logic. April turned out to be one of the driest on record. The Lambourn river has not even started running in Upper Lambourn which is almost unheard of and the Jockey Club Estates have been out with water bowsers dampening down the walk-back tracks which have become so dusty. Luckily the horses don’t mind, and this month has seen two Black Type results. KNIGHT TO BEHOLD (4yo) made his seasonal debut in the extremely competitive Gordon Stakes Group 3 at Sandown Park. On ratings alone on paper this race was more Group 2 level. Ridden by Oisin Murphy he settled beautifully, bowling along in front with Group 1 performer Crystal Ocean just on his shoulder. In the home straight they pulled well clear of the rest of the field with Knight to Behold finishing an honourable two lengths 2nd with another three and a half lengths back to the 3rd horse. It was a delight to see him run so well and frank his 3yo form.

 The old warrior ROBIN OF NAVAN (6yo) was back to his best when contesting the Paradise Stakes Listed race at Ascot. This was part of the Royal Ascot Trials day over one mile. Rather than letting him front run he was asked this time to settle in behind. He came with a flying run and was unlucky not to get a clear passage and finished 3rd just behind 2,000gs runner up and Group 1 winner Barney Roy. A fantastic run showing all his wonderful want to win characteristics. Watching the replay with a clear run he would have gone very close – as it was, he was still excellent value at 25-1!

 Malcom and Alicia Aldis very kindly let Rachel Davis, Harry’s assistant make her Amateur rider’s debut on their homebred COASTAL CYCLONE (4yo) at Salisbury. She was drawn extremely wide but didn’t panic in a large field of horses and allowed the horse to settle into a nice rhythm. At the end she rode a very tidy hands and heels finish to complete in 6th place. She also rode STORM ROCK in the Racing Welfare charity race last summer who coincidentally is Coastal Cyclone’s half-brother. Huge thanks to Malcolm and Alicia and all the team that helped.

 The two-year olds have now been up the Straight Mile grass gallop and thought the starting stalls on Mandown. Some are more advanced than others and Harry has started to make some plans whilst some are having a short break out in the spring grass with a view to making their debuts later in the season.

 BREEZE UP SALES

Harry will be in France for the Arqana Breeze up hopefully buying another Robin of Navan who was a graduate of this sale for 47,000 euros. 07968 830 443 / info@harrydunlopracing.com

2-3 May           Guineas                       Tattersalls                    Rowley Mile, Newmarket

10-11 May       Deauville Breeze Up   Arqana            Deauville, France

24 May            Goresbridge                Tattersalls Ire  Goresbridge, Ireland

 

The Peter O’Sullevan Lambourn Open Day 19th April 2019 Good Friday

 It was wonderful to see so many of you at the Lambourn Trainers Open Day. The weather was fantastic, and the horses all behaved beautifully constantly posing for photographs! Ted the show cob took a star turn in the Jockey/Trainer show jumping when filling in as a last minute replacement for Jamie Osborne’s intended ride, and William took part in the parade of horses on his racing pony Seb. Record monies were raised for the

Lambourn Valley Housing Trust and other local charities.

 ROA candidate

 One of our owners, Nigel Scandrett, is standing for the Board of the ROA this year. Voting papers should have hit ROA members' doormats in the last couple of days. Nigel has over 40 years experience in advertising, leisure marketing, catering and hospitality and has pledged to use all his knowledge to forward the interests of owners, simplify the paperwork at the outset and to further enhance the racing experience for anyone be they in a syndicate, partnership or sole ownership. There are an unprecedented 16 candidates for just 3 places. Read his manifesto and vote for Nigel!

 

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The Biggest Football Match Ever…!

 Over 65 people turned up to take part in the football match raising over £800 in cash and more online. An enormous thank you to John Francome and the Lambourn Sports Club for all their help. Ben the referee did an amazing job, with two balls on the pitch - no wonder he had to have a refreshing pint at half time!  William has now started his bike training culminating in taking part in the 78 mile bike ride on Saturday 7 September in aid of the Injured Jockeys fund in memory of his Grandfather John Dunlop. If you would like to make a donation www.virginmoneygiving.com/WilliamDunlop2  or cheques made payable to IJF.

 PONY CLUB PONY RACING

Tom has had enormous fun racing his brother’s hunting cob Flicker (13hh) at two of the top racecourses in the UK. He has no wish to be a jockey or have a racing pony but he as he says can now tell everyone he has ridden up the famous Cheltenham hill and galloped up the iconic Ascot straight! Flicker has one pace and no gears which meant Tom suffered a stitch at the 4f pole and whipped in both times but was delighted to be there. Flicker will return happily to her day job of hunting and RDA.

 

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March Newsletter

Earlier in the month, the editor Giles Anderson contacted Harry with a view to producing an article on his exploits in France for the European edition of Trainer Magazine. Little did we know it was going to be the cover story including six pages of photographs and questions & answers! To see the edition in full go to https://www.trainermagazine.com/issues-to-read-online/april-june-2019-issue-65/2019/3/21 To subscribe to the magazine, click the link below

https://www.trainermagazine.com/subscribe

 On the opening day of the Turf Flat season ROBIN OF NAVAN (6yo colt) made his seasonal debut at Kempton Park showed plenty of enthusiasm for racing when contesting the Magnolia Listed race. In fact, he perhaps was a little too fresh and keen and the jockey felt this would have brought him on nicely for his next run on the turf. Earlier in the month COASTAL CYCLONE (4yo g) ran another good race to finish 4th at Chelmsford. BALLET RED (3yo f) also made her 2019 racecourse debut at Kempton Park when looking in contention when just fading to finish 5th, She again should benefit from this run and will be running again soon.

 THE LAMBOURN ECONOMY REPORT

https://jockeyclubestates.co.uk/news/report-highlights-the-value-of-the-valley-of-the-racehorse

 The report, commissioned by Jockey Club Estates and West Berkshire District Council and undertaken by economic and social researchers SQW, showed Lambourn and close-by parishes East Garston and Great Shefford benefited from racing to the tune of £22.6m, and the sport was also responsible for the equivalent of 754 full-time roles, 30 per cent of an estimated total of 2,500 jobs in the area. Horseracing contributes more than £20 million a year to the Lambourn area and is responsible for almost one in three jobs, according to a study which local MP Richard Benyon says underlines the importance of the sport to the region.

 We employ 16 full and part time staff here at Windsor House Stables and it is great to contribute to the local economy as a family business.

 RACHEL DAVIES – AMATEUR LICENCE

Our Assistant Trainer Rachel has got the bug for race riding after riding super star lead horse STORM ROCK in a Charity race for Racing Welfare last year. She has completed her Amateur Rider course at the British Racing School and is now looking forward to having her first ride under rules.

 BREEZE UP SALES

The weather is sunny and the Flat season has started so if you haven’t got a horse to have any fun with there is still time to purchase one at the forthcoming Breeze Up sales. Harry will be attending most of the sales looking for another Breeze up graduate like Robin of Navan who cost 47,000 euros and has now won over 750,000 euros and a Group 1 race!

 2-3 April         Ascot Sale                 Tattersalls Ire            Ascot Racecourse

10-11 Apr      Osarus                       Osarus/Tattersalls    La Teste de Buch, Bordeaux, France

15-17 Apr       Craven                       Tattersalls                  Rowley Mile, Newmarket

24-25 Apr      Doncaster Breeze Up Goffs UK                Doncaster Racecourse

2-3 May          Guineas                     Tattersalls                  Rowley Mile, Newmarket

10-11 May      Deauville Breeze Up Arqana                     Deauville, France

24 May           Goresbridge              Tattersalls Ire            Goresbridge, Ireland

 

If you’d like a catalogue, please contact the office 01488 73584 / info@harrydunlopracing.com

 HORSES FOR SALE

Unnamed Epaulette-Joyful Risk                                                50% available

Strong bay filly by Australian sire Epaulette from a fabulous Black Type family. The dam has produced 8 winners. Could she fulfil that Royal Ascot dream?!  25% already sold

£2,250 50% purchase + training fees or smaller shares available

DATES FOR THE DIARY

The Peter O’Sullevan Lambourn Open Day 19th April 2019 Good Friday

A fabulous day for all the family with behind the scenes yard visits in the morning with fantastic entertainment in the afternoon including Jockey Show Jumping, Parade of Equine Stars, Daredevil Stunt Motor Bike Riding, Camel Racing and lots of trade stands. Entry £15pp children under 12’s free. Tickets can be bought in advance and are discounted £12 until 14th April.  Car parking is free. For more info and tickets go to https://www.lambournopenday.com/

 

The Biggest Football Match Ever…! Easter Sunday 21 April 2019 at 10.30am Lambourn Sports Club, Bockhampton Road, Lambourn

Eat your Easter eggs guilt free after part-taking in William’s Biggest Football Match Ever in aid of the Injured Jockeys Fund. There is time to attend the Easter Service, play Football and make it to family lunch. Any age can play with the aim being to have as many people on the pitch as possible. To take part you just need to pay a min. donation of £5 per person on the day. All monies go towards William’s fundraising target for his 78 mile bike ride on Saturday 7 September. Donations can be made www.virginmoneygiving.com/WilliamDunlop2 cheques made payable to IJF.

 

CAR BOOT SALE – Sunday 28th April 9am-12pm at Windsor House Stables

Time for a spring clean and a chance to turn unused items into cash. Christina is holding a Car Boot sale in the big paddock here at Windsor House Stables £10 per car and £30 per van. All are welcome.

 

 

 

 

February Newsletter

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February brought snow, frost and fog. With a few runners on the all-weather LADY COSETTE (3yo) made an eye-catching racecourse debut for the yard when just beaten into 2nd place at Wolverhampton first time over an extended trip. Credit to Ian Rogers her regular rider who has been very patient with her and was so nearly rewarded with a win. This stunning daughter of Wootton Basset holds French Premiums and may well cross the Channel this turf season. The older horses are all being stepped up in their work in preparation for the start of the Turf Flat Season – Doncaster 30th March.

 PETER BAILEY 1937-2019

It is with great sadness to announce the death of Peter Bailey. Peter was a member of Susan Abbott Racing partnerships with various horses. He was a much respected and admired trainer whose career spanned 26yrs with notable victories at the Cheltenham Festival - Hal’s Farewell (1968 Grand Annual Chase) & Canasta Lad (1974 Arkle Chase) as well as training Strombolus to win the 1978 Whitbread Gold Cup, Zeta’s Son to win the 1976 Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup and Canasta Lad to win the Welsh Champion Hurdle 1972 & 1974. Peter also had links to Windsor House Stables when he was assistant trainer to Peter Walwyn. Our thoughts and prayers are very much with his wife Jane and family.

HORSES FOR SALE

Unnamed Epaulette-Joyful Risk                                        75% available as a SMALL PARTNERSHIP

Strong bay filly by Australian sire Epaulette from a fabulous Black Type family. The dam has produced 8 winners. Could she fulfil that Royal Ascot dream?!  25% already sold

£2,250 75% purchase + training fees or smaller shares available

 

 SAFFRON LANE (Bay Filly by Mukhadram)                                                              VELOCITY RACING

Bay filly sister to multiple winner Moneycantbuymelove & 3rd in Nassau Grp1.

You don’t have to be a keen cyclist to join but it does have the added bonus of additional organised bike rides. Prize money is split between members and along with the cycle rides we have a Jockey Club Rooms dinner & Newmarket visit plus France D-Day landing beaches & Deauville 2019 cycle ride

£1,000 per share 30 share lease partnership with just 3 shares left!

 

DATES FOR THE DIARY

 The Peter Sullivan Lambourn Open Day 19th April 2019 Good Friday

A fabulous day for all the family with behind the scenes yard visits in the morning with fantastic entertainment in the afternoon including Jockey Show Jumping, Parade of Equine Stars, Daredevil stunt motor bike riding, Camel racing and lots of trade stands. Entry £15 per person children under 12’s free

William in his pony racing Trull House Stud silks drawn by Birdie

William in his pony racing Trull House Stud silks drawn by Birdie


 William Dunlop 2019 Charity Fundraiser

In July 2018 William’s grandfather John Dunlop died. William (11yrs) is keen to honour his memory and has decided on 7th September 2019 to take part in the Sussex Classic South Downs Bike Ride over 78 miles in one day raising monies for the Injured Jockeys Fund. This was an idea he came up with himself. Throughout the year he will be hosting some fun events for people to take part in with monies raised at these events all going towards his sponsorship target. He will be accompanied on his bike ride by his lycra clad father!  They are already in training. All donations grateful received. www.virginmoneygiving.com/WilliamDunlop2 cheques made payable to IJF.

 The first fundraising event is The Biggest Football Match Ever…! Easter Sunday 21 April 2019 at 10.30am Lambourn Sports Club, Bockhampton Road, Lambourn Come along and take part in the Biggest Football Match. Any age can play with the aim being to have as many people on the pitch as possible. To take part you just need to pay a min. donation of £5 per person on the day.

January Newsletter

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SAFFRON LANE 2yo filly leased to Velocity Racing for 2019 by Mukhadram

January saw very little racing action on the all-weather with the majority of horses back from their holidays starting canter work. It was great to see COASTAL CYCLONE (5yo) return to the track and finish 4th just beaten half a length by the winner.

 We are very proud to have been awarded a 2-star status in the Lycetts Team Champion Award 2018. There was a large entry in both sections of the competition, one section was for racing yards with 40+ horses and the other for racing yards with 40 or under horses. The assessment criteria for Lycetts Team Champion Award were based on The Winning Approach, a best practice standard developed for the National Trainers Federation by consultants Sport and Beyond. They included effective recruitment and induction systems, a safe and positive working environment, developing staff to fulfil their potential, and rewarding achievement. The top rating was 3-star something we will be aiming for in 2019. Well done to all the staff members for working hard and contributing to Harry Dunlop Racing!

 HORSES FOR SALE

Unnamed Epaulette-Joyful Risk                                        75% available as a SMALL PARTNERSHIP

Strong bay filly by Australian sire Epaulette from a fabulous Black Type family. The dam has produced 8 winners. Could she fulfil that Royal Ascot dream?!  25% already sold

£2,250 75% purchase + training fees or smaller shares available

SAFFRON LANE (Bay Filly by Mukhadram)                                                              VELOCITY RACING

Bay filly sister to multiple winner Moneycantbuymelove & 3rd in Nassau Grp1.

You don’t have to be a keen cyclist to join but it does have the added bonus of additional organised bike rides. Prize money is split between members and along with the cycle rides we have a Jockey Club Rooms dinner & Newmarket visit plus France D-Day landing beaches & Deauville 2019 cycle ride

£1,000 per share 30 share lease partnership with just 4 shares left!

 

DATE FOR THE DIARY- The Peter O’Sullevan Lambourn Open Day 19th April 2019 Good Friday

A fabulous day for all the family with behind the scenes yard visits in the morning with fantastic entertainment in the afternoon including Jockey Show Jumping, Parade of Equine Stars, Daredevil stunt motor bike riding, camel racing and lots of trade stands. Entry £15pp children under 12’s free

 

Harry Dunlop + 44 (0)7880 891 895   Christina Dunlop + 44 (0)7968 830 443

Office: + 44 (0)1488 73584 Email: info@harrydunlopracing.com / www.harrydunlopracing.com

Lycett Team Champion Award

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We are very pleased to say our nomination was of a very high standard and we earned a 2-star rating denoting that the yard has very good levels of team ethos and staff engagement!

We are proud of our staff with the contributions that they made to progress with this award and we thank Lycett Insurance Brokers & the National Trainers Federation for sponsoring this award.

Hopefully we can go one better next year!

2018 Review

This year saw some phenomenal results both in England & Europe from a team of under 40 horses.  Some of the highlights included:

 

  • 1st Classic success - German 2,000 Guineas 3rd

 

  • Group 2 Winner

 

  • Group 3 Winner

 

  • Listed Race Winner

 

  • Multiple Horses placed at Group 2, 3 and Listed level

 FIGHTING IRISH (3yo colt) 3rd in the German 2,000gs Group 2 just losing out on the line for 2nd. He was also placed at Group 3 level at Ascot and ran a huge race in the Commonwealth Cup Group 1 at Royal Ascot to finish 8/20 just 2 lengths off the winner. A tough son of Camelot who was a Group 2 winner at 2yrs. He stays in training for 2019.

 JACKFINBAR (3yo colt) progressed throughout the year fulfilling his early promised when stepped up in distance and won impressively at Sandown before heading to France where he won the Prix de Lutece Group 3 at Longchamp, the 3yo stayers French St Leger trial, a race not won by a British trainer for more than 16yrs. He hopefully has all the makings to be a serious Cup horse for 2019.

 KNIGHT TO BEHOLD (3yo colt) lit up the Derby betting when running away from subsequent St Leger winner Kew Gardens in the Lingfield Derby Trail Listed. The Derby wasn’t run to suit his racing style, but he flew the flag high and proud for Lambourn. He then ran a much more promising race in the Irish. After a rethink by the home team he travelled to France where he upset the French by winning the historic and very valuable Arc trial race, The Prix Guillaume D’Ornano Group 2 at Deauville, beating the first three home in the French Derby. He still has some maturing to do and it will be fascinating to watch him progress in 2019.

 ROBIN OF NAVAN (5yo horse) the most consistent horse at the very highest level and again didn’t disappoint. He was placed 2nd La Coupe Group3 Maison Laffitte, 4th best365 Group 2 Sandown, 4th Earl of Sefton Group 3, and 3rd Ben Marshall Stakes Listed.  For much of the year the ground conditions were not in his favour, but all his jockeys commented on how brave he was and how they loved riding him as he never gave up wanting to win. His prizemoney pot stands at over 700,000euros inc. his French premiums not a bad return on a breeze up costing 47,000euros! He will now race for the Haven’t a Pot & Richard Foden partnership for the 2019 season.

 Other winners included LOOKINGFORCARL (3yo) a slow maturing sort who will come into his own at 4yrs; PACT OF STEEL (3yo) was a winner and will race in Ireland for his connections in 2019; PIRATE KING (3yo) winner at Doncaster met with a minor injury at Ascot and has wintered well; GOLDEN BELLO (2yo) was an impressive winner at Newmarket over 6f; JUST AN IDEA (4yo) the smallest horse in the yard yet won again this time at Chepstow. At the end of the season it is always sad to see horses retire or sold but most gratifying when they sell well for their owners such as SPACE TALK and GOLDEN IMAGE both winning fillies.

 Late in the season the yard lost one of its favourite horses, FLIGHT OF FANTASY a multiple winner earlier in the year. When she arrived as a yearling, she was already nearly 17hh with wonderful gangly legs and big ears. Wearing her white fluffy noseband, she developed her own unique determined front running style which either meant she won in spectacular style or nowhere. It was a very sad time for her breeder and owner and for everyone in the yard.

 2018 also saw the retirement of the legendary grey EARLY MORNING signing off with another Listed place. This horse captured everyone’s heart with his passion to win and no one could forget the excitement and joy of him winning the Shergar Cup at Ascot under the comeback ride of Hayley Turner.

 Harry Dunlop Racing were delighted to announce in 2018 the signing of the new yard sponsor Class 1 Personnel, providers of temporary and permanent staff to the hospitality, construction, driving & industrial sectors enabling all owners to reclaim the VAT from their racing expenses.

 This year could be described as a roller coaster of emotions with the death of Harry’s father John Dunlop in July. Great comfort was gained from the enormous post bag full of wonderful evocative letters of stories of past celebrations and trips down memory lane. His racing and charitable legacy runs on through his two sons and grandchildren with Harry completing the Prudential Ride 100mile Bike ride raising over £10,000 for Pancreatic Cancer and both Tom and William taking part in pony races with John being on hand to witness William’s first pony race win ever at Ascot.

 2019 looks full of promise with plenty of horses looking to fulfil their potential after being given plenty of time to mature by their patient owners. The proven older horses have wintered well and the majority are now all back cantering in readiness for a Spring campaign.

 Finally, a huge thank you to everyone one of our owners. None of this would be have been achieved without the enormous support we have received during the year.

  In Harry’s own words – Onward and Upwards into 2019!

 

 

 

 

December Newsletter

Happy “Official” Birthday to all the Horses!

December was full of Christmas cheer. A huge thank you to all connections who gave so generously to the Staff Christmas Box. This was very much appreciated by Phil Wright and the team who work so hard in whatever the weather might throw at them to make sure all horses are happy and content. Happy Horses makes a Happy Trainer! This month saw the arrival of quite a few yearlings from various nearby pre-training yards including Hetta Stevens and Mark Grant. It also is the time of the year when these young horses need to be formally named. Some owners like to do it themselves whilst others like to set the challenge to Tom and William which can have interesting results! Tom’s best named horse to date was Red Tornado who was a multiple winner & placed at Grp3 level whilst William has failed to get off the mark with a winner – Incredible Thunder sadly didn’t quite live up to his name!

 

HORSES FOR SALE

Unnamed Epaulette-Joyful Risk                                        SOLE OWNERSHIP/SMALL PARTNERSHIP

Strong bay filly by Australian sire Epaulette from a fabulous Black Type family. The dam has produced 8 winners. Could she fulfil that Royal Ascot dream?!  35% already sold

£1,950 65% purchase + training fees or smaller shares available

 

Unnamed Mukhadran-Sabreon                                                                                   VELOCITY RACING

Bay filly sister to multiple winner Moneycantbuymelove & 3rd in Nassau Grp1. You don’t have to be a keen cyclist to join but it does have the added bonus of additional organised bike rides inc. Deauville 2019 – this could be part of the fitness NY resolution!

£1,000 per share 30 share lease partnership with just 7 shares left

 

Wishing you a very Happy & Healthy New Year with plenty to celebrate preferably in the winner’s enclosure!

 

Harry, Christina, Tom, William and All the Team here at Windsor House Stables

 

Robin of Navan getting his 6th birthday polo mint from William on 1st January 2019

Robin of Navan getting his 6th birthday polo mint from William on 1st January 2019

November Newsletter

NOVEMBER 2018

November sees many of the older horses head off on their well earnt holidays. This can be back to their owners’ farms or off to local studs that offer turnout. The yearlings are all out at various pre-training establishments with some being backed to be ridden here at Windsor House Stables. Harry can visit all the horses and monitor their progression. This is one of the most important stages in a racehorse’s career as it will give them the confidence to cope with the next stages. If a horse isn’t ready to mentally or physically proceed then we will back off and restart again at a later date.

 There have only been a handful of runners this month. These included CRACKAWAY (2ys), CRANEUR (2yrs) & BROOKLYN BOY(2yrs) all who look to be very promising for next season when hopefully their owner’s patience will be rewarded on the racetrack. ROBIN OF NAVAN (5yo) ran another courageous race at Newmarket in a Listed race. The ground conditions were described by his jockey Adam Kirby as “glue like” and he praised the horse for his bravery when battling to finish 3rd just missing out on 2nd on the line. He seems in tremendous form and Harry will be looking at international races for him this winter/spring 2019.

 HARRY THE TV PUNDIT

Some of you may have seen Harry on Racing UK in the late afternoons/evenings during all-weather racing from Kempton. He was all prepared for hair and makeup sadly none of which was on offer! Watch out for more appearances in the New Year.

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 TED & BORIS & TEAL


Treacle (11yrs) Teal (5mths) Teasel (4yrs) 

At the Owners Day our latest “guard dog” made her appearance. Teal is now 5mths old, another black Labrador and joins Treacle and Teasel. Not only do the dogs act as a good burglar deterrent but also, they are popular in the yard with members of staff whether it be for a game of football or just a comforting hug. Another key change in the equine team is the departure of Boris and the arrival of Ted. Boris, the grey cob has been offered a wonderful forever home which he has earnt after spending 5yrs here as nanny to the yearlings and hunt escort to the boys. He also spent 3yrs as Robin of Navan’s wingman giving him reassurance when out on the gallops. He ponied horses at the races and even took part in a charity race over 1m3f – 1m too far for his speed, when he raised over £3,000 for the Air Ambulance. He will be much missed, but he has a stunning replacement in Ted.

 Ted or to use his show name Cochrane, is owned by Lucinda Freedman and together they won numerous Show Cob championships including Royal Windsor Horse Show and qualified for Horse of the Year Show six times in a row. He is 9yrs and retired from showing but she was keen for him to have an active non-showing home. He is having great fun teaching the yearlings what to do but not enjoying having to lose his show weight! He will be seen escorting the winner of the Ladbroke (Hennessy Cup) at Newbury on Saturday ridden by the whip of the Vine & Craven Hunt.

 STAFF CHRISTMAS BOX

Outside the weather is horrible but this doesn’t stop our team from daily battling the elements to make sure the horse needs come first. If you would like to show your appreciation to the staff for all their hard work then please make a donation to the Christmas box. Last year your contribution to the Staff Christmas box was incredibly generous. If you wish to make a donation then please send cash or cheque payable to “Harry Dunlop Racing” to the office address. It is handed out equally just before Christmas and it is greatly appreciated.

 HORSES FOR SALE

Unnamed Epaulette-Joyful Risk                        SMALL PARTNERSHIP

Strong bay filly by Australian sire Epaulette from a fabulous Black Type family. The dam has produced 8 winners. Could she fulfil that Royal Ascot dream?!

£3,000 purchase + training fees 65% available

Unnamed Mukhadran-Sabreon                                                                          VELOCITY RACING

Bay filly sister to multiple winner Monycantbuymelove & 3rd in Nassau Grp1. You don’t have to be a keen cyclist to join this partnership but it does have the added bonus of additional organised bike rides inc. Deauville 2019.

£1,000 per share 30 share lease partnership with just 8 shares left

 

CHRISTMAS PRESENT IDEAS & EVENTS

 

The Injured Jockeys Fund Carol Service – Come listen to Harry in the Choir!!

The IJF concert will be held on Tuesday 11th December 2018 at Lambourn Church RG17 8XS at 5.30pm for 6pm. Always an amusing uplifting evening! This year Harry will be joining the choir to add volume! Tickets £15 available Oaksey House or 01488674 242 or chicky@ijf.org.uk

 

VELOCITY RACING

Velocity Racing could be the answer to that difficult Christmas present conundrum! In 2018 Harry set up this partnership for those who enjoyed riding bikes and watching racing. Combined visits to racecourses & studs with fabulous cycle rides in stunning locations as well as a 4 day trip to Chantilly made it a very popular syndicate. For more information contact Harry at info@harrydunlopracing.com / 01488 73584 / 07880 791 895.

 

BOOK OF THE YEAR - Peter Walwyn – True Stories

When Peter Walwyn died the family were inundated with wonderful amusing true stories all about Peter. His great friend Mark Smyly has put together a collection of these tales. It is  available at the Ladbroke Festival Meeting at Newbury and from the author himself smyly@breathemail.net all profits to go to the Lambourn Valley Housing Trust who provide affordable housing for racing staff and their families.

October Newsletter

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BALLET RED (2yo) ran a fantastic race on her first trip to France finishing 2nd in a maiden race to a very nice horse of Andre Fabre’s called In Favour. This was Harry’s first runner at Le Croise-Laroche located just 70miles south of Calais. She had been bought at the German BBAG Yearling sale but is French Owner Premiums eligible and banked over 5,000 euros for her owners The Ascot 9.

 British Racing Club had an exciting evening at Wolverhampton when their runner MISS GARGAR (2yo) looked for a moment like the winner and ended up 3rd at 100-1! She is a lovely filly who should give lots of fun over the winter.

 PACT OF STEEL (3yo) continued to give his owners podium positions when finishing 2nd at Wolverhampton. LOOKINGFORCARL (3yo) came 3rd at Wolverhampton over 2m ½ f just losing out winning 50yds from the line. The Be Hopeful Partnership’s Showcasing colt CRANEUR (2yo) continued to build on his eye-catching run at Salisbury to finish 4th Kempton Park over 1m. They have been very patient with him allowing him to mature and hopefully this will be rewarded next season.

 RIVERINA (2yo) a good-looking daughter of Derby winner Australia, finished 4th Bath over 1m2f. She appreciated the step up in distance and will only strengthen and improve over the winter.  

OWNERS DAY & PARADE OF HORSES
The rain tried to squeeze through, but the sun fought back in time for the Parade of Horses to go ahead in beautiful Autumnal sunshine. It was wonderful to see so many past, present and future owners at the event. The team at Windsor House Stables turned the horses out to a very high standard and a massive thank you to them all for helping make the day run so smoothly. Both Knight to Behold and Robin of Navan enjoyed parading in front of an audience, both keen to show off their athletic skills! The newly purchased yearlings behaved very professionally and caught the eye of quite a few people. See below for more details. The bangers and bubbles washed down with red wine and sloe gin all contributed to a very successful day.

 

HORSES FOR SALE

Unnamed Montmartre-Water Feature                                                                    75% FOR SALE

Black colt lot 836 Tatts Bk2 family packed with Black Type by a tough proven Aga Khan sire.

15,000gns for 75% or split 50%/25% shares 25% sold to Henrietta, Duchess of Bedford

 

Unnamed Iffraaj-Honky Tonk Sally                   WINDSOR HOUSE STABLES PARTNERSHIP

Bay Filly Lot 405 Tatts Bk 1 full sister Umneyati multiple 2yo winner and Listed placed

£1,100 per share 20 share lease partnership with just 1 shareleft

 

Unnamed Mukhadran-Sabreon                                                                          VELOCITY RACING

Bay Filly sister to multiple winner Monycantbuymelove & 3rd in Nassau Grp1. If you are a keen cyclist this partnership has the added bonus of additional organised bike rides.

£1,000 per share 30 share lease partnership with just 8 shares left

 

YEARLING SALES

Just two yearling sales to go - still time for Harry to buy so do give him a call 07880 791 895.

 

6-7 Nov          Goffs UK October Yearling Sale               Goffs UK        Doncaster, UK

26 Nov           Tattersalls December Yearling Sale         Tattersalls      Newmarket, UK

 

 

CHRISTMAS PRESENT IDEAS & EVENTS

 

The Injured Jockeys Fund Carol Service

The IJF concert will be held on Tuesday 11th December 2018 at Lambourn Church RG17 8XS at 5.30pm for 6pm. Always an amusing uplifting evening! Tickets £15 available Oaksey House or 01488674 242 or chicky@ijf.org.uk

 

Shares in Horses

What could be more fun than joining one of our syndicates and be part of the thrill of racehorse ownership! Visits to equine places or bike rides associated with racing locations. Windsor House Stables Partnership and Velocity Racing offer something for everyone and have some spaces left. Please contact Jenny for more information info@harrydunlopracing.com / 01488 73584.

 

Peter Walwyn – True Stories

When Peter Walwyn died the family were inundated with wonderful amusing true stories all about Peter. His great friend Mark Smyly has put together a collection of these tales. It is published on 14 November 2018 and will be available at the Hennessy Meeting at Newbury and from the author himself smyly@breathemail.net all profits to go to the Lambourn Valley Housing Trust who provide affordable housing for racing staff and their families.

 

Racing Albums

In 1981 Susan Abbott and her late husband Dan founded Racing Albums and for years have produced unique Racing Scrapbooks and Owner’s Racing Record books. These beautiful leather-bound books can be personalised with names, initials and Racing Colours. www.racingalbums.com / racingalbums@gmail.com / 01273492 495.

 

 

 

 

September Newsletter

Join Harry at Arqana October sale where he will be looking for another Jackfinbar!

Join Harry at Arqana October sale where he will be looking for another Jackfinbar!

September saw more BLACK TYPE results! Flag bearer ROBIN OF NAVAN (5yo) looked in fantastic shape at Maison-Laffite where he just missed out on winning yet another Group 3 when caught at the line to finish 2nd to a very good filly Golden Legend. He always gives his best and added yet more euros to his overflowing pot bringing over 700,000 euros in prizemoney won to date. PACT OF STEEL (3yo) rewarded his owners with a fantastic WIN at Lingfield Park over 1m2f. Last time out he had finished 2nd over 1m 1.5f and the extra half furlong was enough to help record his first win. Delighted for connections and for the team at home all who believed he had the ability to be first past the post.

 One of the highlights of the year so far had to be watching SPACE TALK (3yo) finally get her nose in front and WIN at Lingfield Park. Earlier in the month she was 2nd by a nose and this time she reversed the placings under a nerves of steel ride by Nicola Currie coming off the pace flying down the outside to reach the line in the shadow of the winning post. Congratulations to Mr Kurt and the team at Kurtsytems and Kingwood Stud. LOOKINGFORCARL (3yo), a handsome son of Loup de Vega returned to the track after a summer break to finish 2nd over 1m4f at Kempton Park beaten just under a length. At the end of the month he returned to Kempton Park where he WON impressively over 2m for very patient owners Haven’t a Pot. He will be a lovely stayer for next season.

 The Windsor House Stables Partnership were in good voice at Sandown shouting their filly GOLDEN IMAGE (3yo) all the way up the hill but weren’t quite loud enough to see off the favourite who just got the better in the last 150yrds. Another fabulous performance this time finishing a brave 2nd at a grade 1 track

 CRACKAWAY (2yo) made an eye-catching racecourse debut at Salisbury running on well to finish 4th in a competitive maiden. He was bought at the Arqana October Sales and therefore qualified for the Sales race on Arc weekend at Longchamp where first prize was 137,000 euros with monies down to 8th place. His sporting quartet of owners decided to give this son of Whipper a chance to return to France and he rewarded them by picking up prizemoney and a wonderful day out racing in Paris. Once he has grown into his frame he will be an exciting prospect for 2019.

 BALLET RED (2yo) finished 4th at Kempton and now mostly likely will make the trip across the Channel to plunder euros for her owners The Ascot 9. Another 2yo to make an eye-catching racecourse debut was CRANEUR (2yo) at Salisbury for the Be Hopeful Partnership. This good-looking son of Showcasing has taken a while to mature and come to hand and it was lovely to see their patience rewarded.

 KNIGHT TO BEHOLD & ROBIN OF NAVAN headed to Paris Longchamp for the Prix Dollar Grp2 (1m2f) and Prix Wildenstein Grp2 (1m) respectively. Both very competitive races as expected on Arc weekend and unfortunately after the re-development of the track the ground conditions were extremely inconsistent and didn’t suit either horse. This was a compliant echoed by many other jockeys and trainers. This was most disappointing as both horses in good form, but it was a fantastic achievement to end up with 3 horses including Crackaway running at the Arc meeting from a team of 35 horses.  

NEW YARD SPONSOR – CLASS 1 PERSONNEL
It is with great excitement we are delighted to announce CLASS 1 PERSONNEL have agreed to be the new yard sponsor replacing SiS. This will enable any owner within the yard to reclaim VAT from their racing expenses in exchange for carrying the company logo on the silks at the races. Class 1 Personnel provide temporary and permanent staff to the hospitality, construction, driving and industrial sectors. We are extremely grateful to have this support and look forward to wearing their logo with pride at the races. For more information please go to www.class1personnel.com

THANK YOU

Harry would like to thank so many of you for your extremely kind words about his late father John Dunlop. He has been inundated with cards and letters full of wonderful memories of fun times. The thanksgiving service had a huge turnout and both Simon Crisford and Sir Thomas Pilkington delivered both entertaining and moving addresses.

 

YEARLING SALES

The main yearling sales focus is now at Newmarket where Harry will be busy working to find more winners who qualify for the various sales bonus races.

 9-11 Oct          Tattersalls Book 1 Sale                                   Tattersalls       Newmarket, UK

15-18 Oct        Tattersalls Book 2 Sale                                   Tattersalls       Newmarket, UK

18-120 Oct      Tattersalls Book 3 & 4 Sale                            Tattersalls       Newmarket, UK

23-26 Oct        Arqana October Sale                                      Arqana            Deauville, France

6-7 Nov           Goffs UK October Yearling Sale                     Goffs UK         Doncaster, UK

26 Nov            Tattersalls December Yearling Sale               Tattersalls       Newmarket, UK

 Harry will be attending most of the sales to see if he can uncover another Robin of Navan or Jackfinbar. If you’d like him to look for a horse for you just give him a call on +44 (0)7880 791 895.

 Date for the Diary - OWNERS DAY Sunday 28 October 2018

Everyone is invited to attend the annual owner’s day to include Parade of Horses & Yearlings followed by Lunch. This is a great opportunity to see friends, make new acquaintances and view the current champions and see possible champion of the future. Please let the office know if you are able to attend.  info@harrydunlopracing.com / Jenny 01488 73584.

 

 

For more information:

 

Harry Dunlop + 44 (0)7880 891 895

Christina Dunlop + 44 (0)7968 830 443

Office: + 44 (0)1488 73584 Email: info@harrydunlopracing.com / www.harrydunopracing.com

Windsor House Stables, Crowle Road, Lambourn, Berkshire RG17 8NR

August Newsletter

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KNIGHT TO BEHOLD (3yo) colt

Winner of the Prix Guillaume d'Ornano Haras du Logis Saint-Germain (Group 2)

“It’s all about the horse”

As all owners know, Group races at any level are incredibly competitive and hard to win. Within two weeks Harry struck gold in France winning a Group 2 & a Group 3 worth a total prize fund of 280,000euros.

Harry’s strong faith in KNIGHT TO BEHOLD (3yo) was justly rewarded in Deauville when this handsome son of Sea the Stars out of Angel of the Gwan bolted up in the Prix Guillaume d’Ornano Haras du Logis Saint-Germain Group 2.  Dropped back to 1m2f he was given a masterful ride by 22year old jockey Oisin Murphy. He broke well and strode into the lead setting a decent strong even pace. On the home turn all the horses behind were in trouble and he ran out a comfortable winner by 4 lengths. In the process he beat the first three home in the French Derby including the Derby winner Study of Man. This was an awesome performance and showcased Harry’s talents as a patient trainer and all the hard work the team at home had put in over the last few months. Knight to Behold has returned fit and well and may now be aimed at the Prix Dollar Group 2 at Longchamp on Arc weekend.

Not to be outdone JACKFINBAR (3yo) travelled to Longchamp to contest the Prix de Lutece Group 3 over 1m7f. Ridden by Jim Crowley this son of Whipper was given a lovely lead by the French pacemaker, made his move on the home bend and won impressively by 2 lengths from Listed winner Ziyad with another 9 lengths to third placed horse Mystic Sunshine. This was a brilliantly bit of placing by Harry and he will now be aimed at the Prix de Chaudenay Group 2 on Arc weekend over 1m7f for 3yos only. It is hard to believe he was the last of Harry’s yearling sale’s purchases to sell! This was a first group winner for owner Kevin Freeman and his family who have been so supportive.  

JUST AN IDEA (4yo) returned to one of his favourite tracks Chepstow and under an inspiring ride by Nicola Currie made it a winning visit much to the delight of his loyal owners. With plenty of rain falling he made a quick return to Wales where he finished 3rd in a higher rated race. One of the smallest horse’s in the yard but certainly one of the biggest hearts. STAR GYPSY (4yo) ran a very encouraging race when 3rd over 1m at Kempton Park. PACT OF STEEL (3yo) ran a great race when 2nd at Wolverhampton.

BALLET RED (2yo) followed up her 2nd at Kempton Park with 4th at Windsor and then 2nd again this time back at Kempton Park. A gusty filly who keeps trying her very best. She has French Premiums and may soon by crossing the channel to plunder some euros. GOLDINO BELLO (2yo) ran a cracking race on his first trip to Deauville going down by four noses in a blanket finish yet still picked up £2,500 in prizemoney. If he’d had drawn the rail rather than the centre of the track, he most likely would have won. Lovely colt by French first season sire Anodin bought at the Arqana Breeze up sales in May.

ROBIN OF NAVAN (5yo) had a well earnt mid-season break after three runs in quick succession and looked for a moment he would play a leading part in the Group 3 at Deauville when just tiring in the final half furlong. He needed the run and has returned in great shape. Looking forward to Autumn campaign.

REMINDER – THANKSGIVING SERVICE FOR JOHN DUNLOP OBE

Many have asked for information on the memorial service for John Dunlop. The Thanksgiving service will be held on Wednesday 19th September 2018 at 2.00pm at St Paul’s, Knightsbridge and everyone is welcome.

SPONSORSHIP

Currently the majority of owners here at Windsor House Stables carry the SiS logo under the LTA agreement which enables VAT to be reclaimed off racing expenses. This agreement is due to run out at the end of August. The Lambourn Trainers Association is in talks with a possible new sponsor to cover all members of the LTA  but if anyone has a company who might be interested in sponsoring Harry Dunlop Racing and  would like to see their logo on the silks around at various race tracks please do get in touch with Jenny in the office on 01488 73584 / info@harrydunlopracing.com. We have been assured that even when it runs out we will still be able to reclaim the VAT whilst searching for a replacement. The cost is £100 per horse paid to the owner via Weatherby and the production of the logos to go onto the silks and any other branded clothing.

 YEARLING SALES

 And they’re off……the Arqana sale ring in Deauville was buzzing with high prices for well bred horses.

11 Sept            Tattersalls Ascot Yearling Sale                      Tattersalls       Ascot Racecourse, UK

25-27 Sept      Tattersalls Ireland Sept Yearling Sale            Tatts Ire           Fairyhouse, Ireland

2-3 Oct            Goffs Orby Sale                                              Goffs               Kildare, Ireland

4 Oct               Goffs Sportsman Sale                                    Goffs               Kildare, Ireland

6 Oct               Arc Select Sale                                               Saint Cloud     Paris, France

9-11 Oct          Tattersalls Book 1 Sale                                   Tattersalls       Newmarket, UK

15-18 Oct        Tattersalls Book 2 Sale                                   Tattersalls       Newmarket, UK

18-19 Oct        Tattersalls Book 3 Sale                                   Tattersalls       Newmarket, UK

23-26 Oct        Arqana October Sale                                      Arqana            Deauville, France

6-7 Nov           Goffs UK October Yearling Sale                     Goffs UK         Doncaster, UK

26 Nov            Tattersalls December Yearling Sale               Tattersalls       Newmarket, UK

 Harry will be attending most of the sales to see if he can uncover another Robin of Navan or Jackfinbar. If you’d like him to look for a horse for you just give him a call on +44 (0)7880 791 895.

Date for the Diary - OWNERS DAY Sunday 28 October 2018

Everyone is invited to attend the annual owner’s day to include Parade of Horses & Yearlings followed by Lunch. This is a great opportunity to see friends, make new acquaintances and view the current champions and see possible champion of the future. More details to follow.

For more information:

Harry Dunlop + 44 (0)7880 891 895 / Christina Dunlop + 44 (0)7968 830 443

Office: + 44 (0)1488 73584 Email: info@harrydunlopracing.com / www.harrydunopracing.com

Windsor House Stables, Crowle Road, Lambourn, Berkshire RG17 8NR

Jackfinbar wins Group 3 at Longchamp

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European Breeders News 3rd September - 

DUNLOP LAUNCHES ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL RAID WITH JACKFINBAR Harry Dunlop made another successful raid to France, following Knight To Behold’s Gr.2 Prix Guillaume d’Ornano success last month, when Jackfinbar landed the Gr.3 Prix de Lutece. The son of Whipper tracked Solesili (Dansili), who set a good gallop and had the field well strung out. They closed in on the pacemaker before the turn for home and after it Jackfinbar kicked on, followed by Ziyad (Rock Of Gibraltar). Ziyad appeared to be travelling better but Jackfinbar kept on finding ran on to score by two lengths. They were nine lengths ahead of Mystic Sunshine (Maxios). A winner over 1m1½f at two, Jackfinbar was unsuccessful in three starts this season before scoring in a 1m6f handicap at Sandown Park in July on his last start. Bred by Larissa Kneip and Sandrine Grevet, he is a full-brother to the Listed Silver Tankard Stakes winner ann Gr.1 Criterium de Saint-Cloud runner-up Willie The Whipper and a half-brother to the German Listed-placed Anna Magnolia (Makfi), a half-sister to the Gr.2 Union-Rennen winner Aspectus (Spectrum).