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 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.