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.
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 / firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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
Windsor House Stables, Crowle Road, Lambourn, Berkshire RG17 8NR