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

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 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).

 

Yearling Sales

Harry is attending most of the major yearling sales to see if he can uncover another Robin Of Navan or Knight To Behold. If you would like him to look at a horse for you please give him a call on +44 (0)7880 791895

4-5 Sept           Osarus Yearling                                             Osarus            La Teste de Buch, France

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

 

July Newsletter

JULY 2018

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 Rachel Davies & Storm Rock

With temperatures regularly recorded over 30 degrees in Lambourn a massive thank you must go out to the staff who haven’t wilted from their work and have ensured all horses have been kept as comfortable as possible. The staff also have been kept hydrated with regular cold drink deliveries and the odd ice-cream or two!

The warmer weather certainly hasn’t affected the Harry Dunlop winning formula with FLIGHT OF FANTASY (4yo) making all at Newbury over 1m2f to the delight of her owner/breeder Peter Deal and the family of the late Gerry Lowe. It was lovely to see this handsome daughter of Nathaniel record yet another win. On his last run JACKFINBAR (3yo) was just denied on the line a winning debut in France and this time made sure that it wouldn’t happen again when running out a clear winner of a valuable race at Sandown over 1m6f at 25-1 the outsider! It was great to see Kevin Freeman’s colours in the winners enclosure. GOLDINO BELLO (2yo) had showed some promise on his start at Ascot and was an impressive winner over 6f at the Newmarket July course on only his second start. This good-looking son of first season sire Anodin who was 2nd in the Breeders Cup Mile, was purchased at the Arqana May Breeze up 2018 sale. 

SPACE TALK (3yo) travelled to Haydock where she ran another brave race to finish 2nd again.  The evergreen JUST AN IDEA (4yo) returned to action with an encouraging 4th at Kempton Park. He then ran at Glorious Goodwood where the ground wasn’t quite soft enough but he was running on well at the end. ROMAN WARRIOR (3yo) ran twice during July and both times finished 2nd at Kempton and Chepstow. WILLINGFORSHILLING (3yo) ran at Lingfield Park where she finished 3rd over 1m1f. The Windsor House Stables Partnership horse GOLDEN IMAGE (3yo) gave them plenty to shout about when 2nd over 1m4f at Salisbury.

EARLY MORNING – The White Horse of Lambourn

One of the all-time yard favourites EARLY MORNING (7yo) has been retired from racing. He was looked after throughout by the most dedicated of stable staff, Phil Donnelly who experienced every possible emotion with this horse over the last 6 years. EARLY MORNING ran 30 times over 7f-1m, 18 turf / 12 all-weather with a highest rating of 107 and won over £85,000 prizemoney.

When he arrived in the yard he was a rangy dark grey with a big knobbly head. At 2yrs he was placed twice from 3 runs. He then ran twice at 3yrs and was placed twice before breaking his leg at the end of an exercise on the gallops. It was a complicated break but combined with his amazing temperament, bravery and excellent medical care from Donnington vets he made a full recovery. At 4yrs in April 2016 he made it a winning return to the track. He then went on to win and be placed in more races. Whilst away on his winter holiday he developed he life-threatening condition Colitis. He then found himself back at Donnington Vets, Newbury where he spent weeks in intensive care. Phil visited him every single day making sure when he felt better there with an endless supply of extra strong mints. Again his will to live saw him survive an illness that normally proves fatal. He returned to Windsor House Stables for his rehabilitation. This extraordinary horse not only survived but the following Spring returned to the track where again he won causing many happy tears. Now aged 5yrs he took part in the international jockeys’ race meeting at Ascot, The Shergar Cup. Ridden by Hayley Turner they slipped the field and won the race to the roar of a hugely appreciative crowd. He raced at 6yrs and continued to win and be placed. He also travelled to Deauville where he added valuable Black Type in a Listed race. At 7yrs he still showed plenty of enthusiasm and was placed but his owners took the sensible decision to retire him whilst he was in good health and sound. He is now having a holiday with a view to go into a retraining program and then a suitable loan home will be found for him. His now distinctive pale grey body will be missed trotting though the village by many who would pop into the yard just to see him. He was always one of the most popular horses at the Lambourn Trainers Open Day. It has been an honour to have had him for his racing career and we all wish him a long and very happy retirement.

STABLE STAFF CHARITY RACE

Part of the Racing Welfare Staff Stable week celebrations saw two staff flat races. One was a Doncaster and the other at Newton Abbott. Malcolm & Alicia Aldis were very generous and allowed our Pupil Assistant, Rachel Davies, to ride their homebred super star STORM ROCK in her first ever race. The distance was a bit far but both jockey and horse returned home with huge smiles and a very well ridden 5th place. Rachel also raised over £800 for Racing Welfare.

 JOHN DUNLOP OBE

Thank you for the wonderful uplifting messages & cards of support offered to Harry since the news of John’s death. They have brought much comfort and have been hugely appreciated.  As many of you will have read in the papers and seen on the TV, John achieved some extraordinary race results and was a pathfinder for foreign racing. But it was what he achieved behind the scenes that so many people will be forever grateful to him. His immense work for the Stable Lads Association was unparallel. He was one of the key men who saved the Grand National. He was also a countryman at heart with a passion for livestock. He was renowned for his excellent eye when judging Show hunters and was equally successful in sourcing future Horse of the Year champions. His Beef Short-horn herd were constantly in the ribbons throughout the 20yrs he bred them from his base in Arundel.  He inspired immense loyalty from his staff and this was shown with great affection when over 70 old employees attended his funeral last Friday.

A Thanksgiving service will be held on Wednesday 19th September 2018 at 2.00pm at St Paul’s, Knightsbridge and everyone is welcome.

PRUDENTIAL RIDE LONDON-SURREY 100 RESULT

This year Harry took up the challenge to complete the gruelling 100-mile cycle ride known as the Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100 to raise monies for Pancreatic Cancer UK. Throughout the long wet winter he was a regular sight in high viz lycra pedalling up and down the hills of Lambourn Downs. With the help of members of Velocity Racing he took part in some Sportive cycling events slowly building up the miles. After six weeks of sunshine and not even one spot of rain race day dawned and along with it came stormy winds and sleeting showers! This though did not deter our intrepid peddler and along with 22,000 other lycra clad friends he competed 100 miles taking him through south London to Epsom and the notorious Box Hill in Surrey. The finish was up The Mall. Christina and the boys were on hand to cheer him over the line. To date he has raised almost £10,000 with donations still coming in via his Just Giving page. An enormous thank you to everyone who has supported him whether it be financially, practical advice, training sessions, or moral boosting, it has all be hugely appreciated.  

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 HORSES FOR SALE

JUST ANOTHER IDEA 3yo half-brother to two Black type horses Just An Idea & Staisenzapenzieri.

Made eye catching debut at Kempton Park. This is a 10-share partnership. Only a couple of shares left.

1 x share @ £1,000+VAT purchase + £3,000 training fees one off

 GOLDEN IMAGE 3yo filly already a winner this season at Salisbury and placed 4 times from seven runs. Leased to Windsor House Stables Partnership where the emphasis is on having fun.

Few shares left @ £1,100 per share all inc. up until 31 Oct 2018 members share the prizemoney

 YEARLING SALES

In a  couple of weeks Deauville will see the first of the European Yearling sales

18-20 August  Premier Sale / 21 August V2 Sale                  ARQANA        Deauville, France       

28-29 August  Premier Sale / 30 August Silver Sale             GOFFS UK     Doncaster, UK

31 August        BBAG Premier Sale                                        BBAG              Baden Baden, Germany

4-5 September Osarus Yearling                                             Osarus            La Teste de Buch, Bordeaux

If you’d like to have a horse in training for 2018/19 season and savor that winning feeling Harry will be attending the sales and would be delighted to advise and answer any questions.

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, Berks RG17 8NR

Harry's London 100 ride!

Harry with Tom & William at the finish line on Sunday!

Harry with Tom & William at the finish line on Sunday!

At the finish line...

At the finish line...

I completed the Prudential 100 mile bike today in very tough and pretty wet conditions and I would like to thank everyone who has sponsored me and raised money for Pancreatic Cancer UK, I think we are on the way to raising £10,000! 

June Newsletter

The Windsor House Stables Partnership win at Salisbury with Golden Image

The Windsor House Stables Partnership win at Salisbury with Golden Image

JUNE 2018

The month of June saw runners at Royal Ascot, The Epsom Derby, the Irish Derby as well as a Double.

It is every trainer’s dream to win the English Derby and this year Harry had his first runner KNIGHT TO BEHOLD (3yo). This stunning son of Sea the Stars had won his trial in eye-catching style and went into the race with plenty of positives. He broke well and was in a handy position to tackle the hill but soon became involved with the O’Brien pacemaker where he was harried all the way up the hill and round Tattenham Corner. It was impossible to keep this pace up and last out the distance and at the 1m2f we knew our fate. He finished in the rear and was very tired post-race. On reviewing the race, it was felt that for his next run he would be ridden a little differently. Royal Ascot came too soon for him and his patient owner/breeder Mr Neil Jones and Harry agreed his next target should be the Irish Derby over the same distance held at the Curragh. He travelled over to Ireland overnight on the ferry to avoid the heat of the day and took the journey extremely well. The ground was riding fast but safe and the staff at the Curragh must be congratulated on producing such a good surface despite the heat and strong drying conditions. Frankie Dettori rode him. Again, jumped well and soon into stride with Frankie using his skills to keep his enthusiasm in check. About a furlong out it looked like we were in for a shout and overall, he was beaten 10 lengths. Frankie reported that it might be time to drop him back to 1m2f and build from there. Lots of positives from both races with the horse gaining valuable experience each time. The media support and good luck messages were overwhelming and hugely appreciated by everyone at Windsor House Stables and it won’t be long before this lovely colt is back in the winner’s enclosure.

Royal Ascot lived up to all its hype and provided an amazing week of racing. FIGHTING IRISH (3yo) was the first ever Royal Ascot runner for his owners Daniel MacAuliffe and Anoj Don. This gusty son of Camelot ran in the Commonwealth Cup Group 1 over 6f. Some of the biggest names in European sprinting took part. Fighting Irish ran a huge race to finish 8th / 22 runners beaten just over 2Ls by the winner and claimed the scalps of Invincible Army, Equilateral, and Sioux Nation. If a horse at the end hadn’t crossed him in the dying strides he would have been even closer. The jockey reported that if the ground had been easier he could have been in the top 3. Quite an achievement! France and better ground now beckon.

At the end of June from 39 horses 6 horses are now rated over 90 – EARLY MORNING 99, PIRATE KING 92, JACKFINBAR 91 with three rated over 100 – ROBIN OF NAVAN 110, KNIGHT TO BEHOLD   110, FIGHTING IRISH 106. This is some achievement from a small yard.

June also saw a spectacular across the card double win with GOLDEN IMAGE (4yo) giving the Windsor House Stables Partnership plenty to shout about when winning at Salisbury. This was a fabulous result also for her breeder Judy Maitland Jones. This filly has been part leased to the partnership after their other filly was unable to race this year. This was her first start for the team and they celebrated in style! (See below for shares available). Then 20 minutes later the half-brother of Dandino, PIRATE KING (3yo) won by 8 lengths at Doncaster only his third start. This colt is by Farrh who is producing some exciting offspring. He looks a lovely stayer in the making with still some maturing to come.

With the ground conditions getting dryer and faster the all-weather is a very useful alternative. BALLET RED (2yo) made her racecourse debut at Kempton Park where she just failed by the narrowest of margins to win. A wonderful start to her career and gave her owners the Ascot 9 lots to dream about.

JACKFINBAR (3yo) ran a big race at Sandown over 1m6f where he was just out of the frame. Feeling fresh and well he then travelled over to Compiegne, just north east of Paris, where he was just denied on the line to finish 2nd. He ran another super race and is getting better and better with each run. Seconditis seemed to be the theme for this month with SPACE TALK (3yo) just beaten at Wolverhampton. She has now run 3 times and been 2nd twice! JUST ANOTHER IDEA (3yo) brother to JUST AN IDEA made a very pleasing racecourse debut at Kempton park and would have learnt plenty from his experience.  

THE WINDSOR HOUSE STABLES PARTNERSHIP

One or two shares are still available in the Windsor House Stables Partnership. Leased from Mrs Judy the remainder of the 2018 flat season. GOLDEN IMAGE (3yo) was a winner at Salisbury on her latest start last month and due to run very soon. She has now won and been placed three times from 6 runs. The partners get a share of the prizemoney and visits to equine places.

Few shares available £1,100 per share

HORSES FOR SALE

JUST ANOTHER IDEA 3yo half-brother to two Black type horses Just An Idea & Staisenzapenzieri.

Made eye catching debut at Kempton Park. This is a 10-share partnership. Only a couple of shares left.

1 x share @ £1,000+VAT purchase + £3,000 training fees one off

 YEARLING SALES

It is hard to comprehend but August will see the first of the European yearling sales.

18-20 August  Premier Sale / 21 August V2 Sale                  ARQANA        Deauville, France       

28-29 August  Premier Sale / 30 August Silver Sale             GOFFS UK     Doncaster, UK

If you’d like to have a horse in training for 2018/19 season and savor that winning feeling Harry will be attending both sales and would be delighted to advise and answer any questions.

GERRY LOWE

It was with immense sadness we heard the news about the sudden passing of Gerry Lowe. Gerry was a co-owner with Peter Deal including winning filly Flight of Fantasy (4yo). He was a charming person and a great racing enthusiast. He will be much missed by many and our thoughts are with his family.  

RED MISCHIEF

When Harry spent 1,500gs on a Red Clubs small bay filly with big ears and very little pedigree little did he realise what joy she would bring to so many owners. Bought for the Harry Dunlop Racing Partnership she won at Leicester over 6f on firm ground and was placed a few times. When it was time to sell she was bought for £3,000 by half the members as their first broodmare prospect. Headed up by Heather Royle she was sent to first season sire Showcasing where she produced a good-looking colt. At the foal sale he realised a staggering 82,000gs. He was then resold by his buyer as a yearling for £170,000 at Goffs UK Premier sale to Shadwell Stud. They named him Waqaas. He went into training with C Hills and ended up a winner and Group 2 placed. Her next colt was also a winner. She had two more colts both waiting to make their racing debuts. Sadly she died of colic two months after producing her first filly by Adaay. This much-loved mare will be hugely missed by her devoted owners and showed that anything is possible owning a racehorse and nothing is predictable.

 

Velocity Racing Trip

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The velocity Racing syndicate were treated to a long weekend's worth of cycling and excursions including the Chantilly training centre, a trip to the races and a visit to Monet's Garden. Harry is looking forward to next year's trip!

Flight Of Fantasy makes all to win at Newbury

FLIGHT OF FANTASY produced a strong staying performance from the front under Keiran O'Neil. A two-time winner over 1m4f in her career, she had plenty of early use made of her and responded gamely to pressure in the final quarter-mile to repel all challengers. We were delighted by the way she won and hopefully you will see her out again soon.