March Newsletter

Earlier in the month, the editor Giles Anderson contacted Harry with a view to producing an article on his exploits in France for the European edition of Trainer Magazine. Little did we know it was going to be the cover story including six pages of photographs and questions & answers! To see the edition in full go to https://www.trainermagazine.com/issues-to-read-online/april-june-2019-issue-65/2019/3/21 To subscribe to the magazine, click the link below

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 On the opening day of the Turf Flat season ROBIN OF NAVAN (6yo colt) made his seasonal debut at Kempton Park showed plenty of enthusiasm for racing when contesting the Magnolia Listed race. In fact, he perhaps was a little too fresh and keen and the jockey felt this would have brought him on nicely for his next run on the turf. Earlier in the month COASTAL CYCLONE (4yo g) ran another good race to finish 4th at Chelmsford. BALLET RED (3yo f) also made her 2019 racecourse debut at Kempton Park when looking in contention when just fading to finish 5th, She again should benefit from this run and will be running again soon.

 THE LAMBOURN ECONOMY REPORT

https://jockeyclubestates.co.uk/news/report-highlights-the-value-of-the-valley-of-the-racehorse

 The report, commissioned by Jockey Club Estates and West Berkshire District Council and undertaken by economic and social researchers SQW, showed Lambourn and close-by parishes East Garston and Great Shefford benefited from racing to the tune of £22.6m, and the sport was also responsible for the equivalent of 754 full-time roles, 30 per cent of an estimated total of 2,500 jobs in the area. Horseracing contributes more than £20 million a year to the Lambourn area and is responsible for almost one in three jobs, according to a study which local MP Richard Benyon says underlines the importance of the sport to the region.

 We employ 16 full and part time staff here at Windsor House Stables and it is great to contribute to the local economy as a family business.

 RACHEL DAVIES – AMATEUR LICENCE

Our Assistant Trainer Rachel has got the bug for race riding after riding super star lead horse STORM ROCK in a Charity race for Racing Welfare last year. She has completed her Amateur Rider course at the British Racing School and is now looking forward to having her first ride under rules.

 BREEZE UP SALES

The weather is sunny and the Flat season has started so if you haven’t got a horse to have any fun with there is still time to purchase one at the forthcoming Breeze Up sales. Harry will be attending most of the sales looking for another Breeze up graduate like Robin of Navan who cost 47,000 euros and has now won over 750,000 euros and a Group 1 race!

 2-3 April         Ascot Sale                 Tattersalls Ire            Ascot Racecourse

10-11 Apr      Osarus                       Osarus/Tattersalls    La Teste de Buch, Bordeaux, France

15-17 Apr       Craven                       Tattersalls                  Rowley Mile, Newmarket

24-25 Apr      Doncaster Breeze Up Goffs UK                Doncaster Racecourse

2-3 May          Guineas                     Tattersalls                  Rowley Mile, Newmarket

10-11 May      Deauville Breeze Up Arqana                     Deauville, France

24 May           Goresbridge              Tattersalls Ire            Goresbridge, Ireland

 

If you’d like a catalogue, please contact the office 01488 73584 / info@harrydunlopracing.com

 HORSES FOR SALE

Unnamed Epaulette-Joyful Risk                                                50% available

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 50% purchase + training fees or smaller shares available

DATES FOR THE DIARY

The Peter O’Sullevan 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 £15pp children under 12’s free. Tickets can be bought in advance and are discounted £12 until 14th April.  Car parking is free. For more info and tickets go to https://www.lambournopenday.com/

 

The Biggest Football Match Ever…! Easter Sunday 21 April 2019 at 10.30am Lambourn Sports Club, Bockhampton Road, Lambourn

Eat your Easter eggs guilt free after part-taking in William’s Biggest Football Match Ever in aid of the Injured Jockeys Fund. There is time to attend the Easter Service, play Football and make it to family lunch. 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. All monies go towards William’s fundraising target for his 78 mile bike ride on Saturday 7 September. Donations can be made www.virginmoneygiving.com/WilliamDunlop2 cheques made payable to IJF.

 

CAR BOOT SALE – Sunday 28th April 9am-12pm at Windsor House Stables

Time for a spring clean and a chance to turn unused items into cash. Christina is holding a Car Boot sale in the big paddock here at Windsor House Stables £10 per car and £30 per van. All are welcome.