August saw an explosion of winners both in England & France with ROBIN OF NAVAN 2yo making big headlines in Deauville. Having won at Compiegne he was stepped up in class and finished 2nd to a highly regarded colt called George Patton trained by JC Rouget. Just 2 weeks later Robin returned to Deauville and WON the €122,000 Criterium du Fonds Listed race for his game owners Michael & Shirley Cross, Peter & Pam Deal, Richard Foden & David & Jeni Sieff. He showed true grit and determination on very soft ground. This exciting son of American Post keeps on giving and improving - everything you could want in a racehorse!
Yard favourite SEEBEEDEE 3yo is another who won’t be beaten and WON at Windsor in great style making it two wins for her breeders Glanvilles Stud. MEMORIES GALORE 3yo made it back to back wins when running out an impressive WINNER at Lingfield Park. For a moment it looked as if SKYE MORNING 3yo was about to lose her maiden tag when she was cruelly denied on the line when finishing 3rd at Ffos Las. She really does deserve a win. EARLY MORNING 4yo continued his fabulous comeback season with a fine WIN at Haydock Park finishing impressively being eased down on the line. One horse that has given his owners Philip Wroughton and Deodata & James Blyth Currie masses of fun is BRITTLETON 3yo. Not only did he bolt up to WIN at Salisbury, 7 days later he did the same again at Goodwood to WIN by 5l. He has now won three times this season and been placed three times from 7 runs. RUM SWIZZLE 3yo finished 2nd at Lingfield Park and 6 days later registered her first WIN when battling it out to be first past the post at Lingfield Park. It was wonderful to see owner Nick Pascall’s colours finally in the winner’s enclosure in first spot. This year she has been 2nd, 2nd, 3rd, 2nd, now Winner!
MR MARBIN 2yo ran a game race to finish 3rd at Brighton. Heather Royle’s & Hot to Trot Racing Club’s POULICHE 2yo came very near to winning at Wolverhampton when finishing 2nd. Surely her time on the winner’s podium can’t be far away! KASHTAN 2yo was another to be unlucky not to have won when 2nd at Leicester. She has now been 3rd, 2nd, 2nd! French Breeze up graduate EVIDENCE 2yo made her racecourse debut at Salisbury making great progress towards the end to finish 3rd. PERCY ALLELINE 3yo regained some of his former form when 2nd at Lingfield Park. INVIGORATE 2yo was unfortunate to encounter extreme soft ground at Brighton but still put in a brave performance to finish 3rd.
VIKING STORM RETIREMENT
Our longest inhabitant VIKING STORM 7yo has finally been retired. He took his owners the Be Hopeful Partnership on a roller coaster journey from start to finish. He was originally bought by Anthony Bromley at the Tattersalls Book 1 for 20,000gs. This handsome son of Hurricane Run had a couple of forgettable runs at 2yrs but when he was 3yrs he won his maiden by a memorable 10 lengths! He went on to win another 5 races and was placed 8 times. His hat-trick of wins came during the Summer of 2012 included winning the Shergar Cup at Ascot, which was the pinnacle of his career. Having suffered a leg injury in Sept 2013 he made an amazing comeback this season. There were emotional moments when he finished 3rd & 2nd at Salisbury and Sandown respectively storming up the hills just to be denied glory on the line. He deserved to bow out with another win but the old injury began to grumble and everyone agreed to retire him intact. He has been accepted by Moorcroft Racehorse Welfare Centre near Arundel where he will be rested then retrained and rehomed. He will be under MRWC care for life. He will be much missed by everyone especially his lad Phil Donnelly who has been with him from day one. We all look forward to visiting him in his new home.
Very sadly at the end of July racing lost one of its great supporters, Tony Lakin. Tony was a highly respected vet. From his Wisborough Green stud he bred Classic winner, Silver Patriarch winner of the St Leger & Derby runner up. He also bred in partnership Early Morning who is currently trained by Harry. Our thoughts and prayers are very much with his family and especially his wife Sarah.
ARQANA August sale and the DBS Premier sale marked the start of the European Yearling sales season.
SUND CITY Turtle Bowl-Calithea 2yo bay filly French Owner Premiums Qualified
Stunning moving breeze up 2yo filly from the July Arqana Breeze Up sale just 40% remaining
Sire has produced Classic winner Lucayan (Poule d’Essai des Poulains French 2,000gs Grp1) & French Fifteen (Grand Criterium Grp1). The dam has already produced 6 winners inc. multiple Black Type filly Chill & Remus de la Tour (colt) Grp3 winner & Grp2 & Grp3 placed.
Cost: €10,644 for 40% share + training fees
UNNAMED Myboycharlie-Ana Style bay colt French Owner Premiums Qualified
Imposing, athletic son of Myboycharlie, winner of the Prix Morny Grp1 and sire of Group horses Euro Charline, Peggy Jean, Jameka and more black type winners. Dam won at 2yrs & 3yrs and this is her first foal. From Black type family inc. Chinandega, Chirango, Spirits Revench. Bought at the Arqana August sale Lot 383. 50% already sold 50% available or two 25% shares.
Cost: €15,000 for 50% + training fees
Cost: €7,500 for 25% + training fees
For more information and photo/dvd please do give Harry a call 07880 791 895.
FORTHCOMING YEARLING SALE DATES
Harry will be attending the majority of the forthcoming sales. If you are interested in attending the sales please do let him know. Also if you require a catalogue for any sale please contact Sarah in the office and she will arrange to have them sent direct. firstname.lastname@example.org / 01488 3584.
15-16 Sept Osarus Bordeaux, France
22-24 Sept Tattersalls Ireland Fairyhouse, Ireland
29-30 Sept Goffs Orby Kildare, Ireland
1-2 Oct Goffs Sportsman Kildare, Ireland
3 Oct Arqana Arc Sale Saint Cloud, France
6-8 Oct Tattersalls Book 1 Newmarket, England
12-14 Oct Tattersalls Book 2 Newmarket, England
15-16 Oct Tattersalls Book 3 Newmarket, England
19-22 Oct Arqana October Deauville, France
Windsor House Stables, Crowle Road, Lambourn, Berks RG17 8NR
Harry 07880 791 895 / Christina 07968 830 443
tel: 01488 73584 email: email@example.com