February

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Laura Kenny 2yo vs Laura Kenny Olympic Team GB Cyclist

 From a small team of All Weather runners we have had some great results. The first runner of 2018 was FLIGHT OF FANTASY (4yo) who made a winning return to Kempton Park when bolting up by 5 lengths. It looked like she had gone too early, but she just extended her long legs and kept on running. Delighted for breeder Peter Deal & co-owner Gerry Lowe. This daughter of Nathaniel then headed off to Wolverhampton where she finished 2nd over 1m4f.

ASSANILKA (4yo) travelled to Lingfield Park to finish 3rd beaten a length over 1m2f. She then returned to the track where she so nearly won just beaten a nose on the line over 1m. It was an agonising head bob which saw her the winner just before and just after the line. A brave and gutsy filly who seems to thrive with age. The evergreen EARLY MORNING (7yo) raced at Lingfield Park over 7f Class 2 where he finished a gallant 2nd racing from the widest draw and giving 9lbs to the winner and beaten less than a length. Another brave effort by him. LOOKING FOR CARL (3yo) made his debut at Lingfield Park finishing an eye catching 4th. This son of Lope de Vega has been given time by his owners to mature into a lovely looking horse and hopefully their patience will be dully rewarded.

JACKFINBAR (3yo) ran another encouraging race finishing 4th at Wolverhampton. He is French bred and will be aimed at races in France to make the most of those valuable French Owner Premiums. By super sire Dubawi out of Roses for the Lady (runner up Irish Oaks) WHISPERING SANDS (3yo) made her eagerly awaited debut at Lingfield Park. She ran a great race with her best work at the end which saw her closing in on the front runners to finish 3rd beaten three lengths over 1m2f. An exciting filly to follow this summer.

LAURA KENNY & VELOCITY RACING

Last year Harry joined some cycling friends on cycle trip to the Somme battlefields. During the long road rides an idea was hatched to create a racing syndicate for those who also had a mutual interest in road cycling. Velocity Racing was the result. This year they have leased a Dutch Art filly out of Lottie Dod, named after the five times Wimbledon Ladies Tennis Champion. It was decided it would be fun to continue the cycling theme when naming the horse and it was suggested that they approach Britain’s No.1 Olympic and World Champion Laura Kenny who straight away agreed to have the filly named after her.

 LAMBOURN TRAINERS OPEN DAY - Good Friday 30 March 2018

A fantastic day out for anyone who loves racing or would like to know more. Between 8.30am-1pm nearly all the yards in Lambourn are open for visitors to have a look round, meet their favourite horse and see what goes on behind the scenes. As usual we will have the Easter Bunny bouncing around and various fun stalls. Then from 12.30pm-4pm the showground field by the Fibresand Gallop will host a number of entertainments inc. Jockey’s Show Jumping, Schooling over Fences, Camel Racing, James Dylan Stuntworld and more. There will also be a fairground and a wide selection of trade stands. Tickets £15/ £7 after 1pm and un12 free, car parking free. For more information and advance tickets www.lambournopenday.com

The recent weather has made it pretty unpleasant for both man and beast but the team here at Windsor House Stables have worked tirelessly to ensure all the horses needs are met despite battling with the elements. A record cold overnight temperature was recorded as -13!