FLIGHT OF FANTASY (4yo) kicked off the new year with an awesome 5 length win at Kempton Park. This imposing daughter of Nathaniel led from start to finish skipping away from the field. Later in the month she made her first visit to Wolverhampton where she finished a brave 2nd. It will be interesting to see how she runs on the turf later in the year.
Next up was ASSANILKA 4yo racing at Lingfield Park where she gave her owners plenty to cheer about when finishing 3rd.
Group 1 winner & sire Aqlaam’s half-brother CARACAS 4yo made his final appearance for his owner/breeder when finishing 4th at Chelmsford over 2 miles. He will now head to the Tattersalls February sale on 2 February Lot 430 and would make a nice NH prospect.
The evergreen EARLY MORNING 6yo gave another gutsy performance when racing at Lingfield Park where he finished 2nd giving the winner 8lbs and had the worse possible draw. This horse just never knows when to give up!
LOOKINGFORCARL 3yo made an eye-catching racing debut at Lingfield Park where he finished 4th giving his owners plenty to look forward to for the future.
The team have been busy repainting all the stable interiors in readiness of the new intake. The majority of 2yos have now arrived and settled into their new routine. The older horses have all returned from their various holidays and have moved into the main yard. ROBIN OF NAVAN 5yo has received an invitation to compete in the Group 2 ITM Cup race in Doha, Qatar on 23rd February so may be adding another stamp in his busy passport.
AU REVOIR & THANK YOU
For 11yrs Sarah Scott has been first point of call in the office here at Windsor House Stables. She joined Harry Dunlop Racing in its infancy and has been part of the roller coaster journey of a racing yard. At the end of January, she will be leaving us to pursue other interests. Her role started as Racing Secretary but has evolved into other areas of running a racing yard including invoicing and human resources. Accompanied first by her ridgeback dog Bailey then in recent years Romeo, her loyalty and dedication to the job has been unquestionable and she has been a key part of the team that has taken Harry Dunlop Racing from grass roots to Group 1 level. She has become not just a valued employee but a family friend. She is a very talented artist and sculptress as well as accomplished dressage rider. We wish her well for the future.
Joining the team is Jenny Newby. She has been involved with racing for most of her career including working for Ralph Beckett & Paul Cole and will be based in the office. The contact details remain the same firstname.lastname@example.org / 01488 73584.
DATE FOR THE DIARY
Not to be missed, the wonderful Lambourn Trainers Open Day held on its usual slot
Good Friday, 30 March 2018.