ROBIN OF NAVAN (6yo h) added a new country stamp to his passport when he travelled out to Dusseldorf in the north west of Germany to compete in the Racebets de Meilen Trophy Group 2 over 1m. Ridden by Alexander Pietsch he broke a little slow but was soon into stride enjoying the sweeping downhill start. With not much pace he was soon in the front. As he entered the home straight his jockey asked for a winning effort and he sped up the hill to the finish line easing up to win by 2 lengths from Grp1 placed filly Indian Blessing with the rest of the field strung out behind him. It was Robin back to his brilliant best! It was a fantastic result for his owners Kevin Freeman and Richard Foden. This extraordinary horse has now won at every level – Group 1, Group 2, Group 3 & Listed. As well as this he has multiple placings at all the same levels. He is now 6 years old, still an entire horse and it is a remarkable testament to the whole team who have kept him fit and well.
Not to be left out 6 days later KNIGHT TO BEHOLD (4yo c) ran in the Sky Bet York Stakes Group 2 at York and finished 3rd to Elarqam (Sheikh Hamdan al Maktoum) who is now been aimed at a Group 1 race. He was staying on well at the end and unlucky not to beat Royal Ascot winner Addeybb. This was another Group result after his fine 2nd in the Group 3 Gordon Stakes to Crystal Ocean who subsequently went down in a legendary fighting finish with Enable in the King George & Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes Grp1 at Ascot.
It was a busy month for Susan Abbott’s Be Hopeful racing syndicate horse CRANEUR (3yo g). First stop was Salisbury where he ran a fabulous race and was only beaten in the final 50yds to finish 2nd. Next he went to wales to Ffos Las where he was unlucky to encounter false ground after all the hot weather then torrential rain making it loose on top but bravely ran on for 4th place.
Great British Racing members had an enjoyable day at Wolverhampton watching MISS GARGAR (3yo f) finish 3rd. Wolverhampton was also the scene for VOICE OF CALM (3yo f) where she made her racing debut. This rangy filly has been given plenty of time and patience by her breeders Hungerford Park Stud to mature. This was rewarded by an eye-catching performance running on for 4th place.
For a moment it looked like BROOKLYN BOY (3yo c) was going to fulfil his promise at Newbury ending up finishing 3rd beaten only a length by the winner. With a different ride he most likely would have won. This handsome son of Camelot has taken time to get to peak fitness but has lots of potential for his patient owners.
SALE DATES FOR 2019
Surely it can’t be that time already! Yet the catalogues for the first sales are already arriving on through the letterbox. Harry will be attending most of these sales and will be delighted to assist you in anyway.
17th-19th August Arqana Premier Sale Deauville, France
20th August Arqana V2 Deauville, France
27th-28th August Goffs UK Premier Sale Doncaster
29th August Goffs UK Silver Sale Doncaster
30th August Baden Baden Premier Sale Baden Baden, Germany
3rd-4th September Osarus September Yearlings Le Teste de Buch, France
10th September Tattersalls Ire Ascot Yearling Sale Ascot
17th September Goffs UK NEW DATE Yearling Doncaster
21st September SGA Italian Yearling Milan
24th-25th September Tattersalls Ire September Part 1 Meath, Ireland
26th September Tattersalls Ire September Part 11 Meath, Ireland
1st-2nd October Goffs Ire Orby Sale Kildare, Ireland
3rd-4th October Goffs Ire Sportsman Sale Kildare, Ireland
5th October Arqana Arc Sale Saint Cloud, France
8th-10th October Tattersalls October Book 1 Newmarket
14th-16th October Tattersalls October Book 2 Newmarket
17th-18th October Tattersalls October Book 3 Newmarket
18th-19th October Tattersalls October Book 4 Newmarket
22nd-25th October Arqana October Sale Deauville, France
SIR DAVID SIEFF THANKSGIVING SERVICE
A thanksgiving service for Sir David Sieff with be held on Thursday 26th September at 11.30am in the Purcell Room at Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX. If you are planning on attending please rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org
SHARE AVAILABLE IN A READY TO RUN 2YO
Einstein Partnership consists of Mike & Shirley Cross & Rupert Gregson-Williams and Sandy Dudgeon the new Senior Steward and they are looking for one other 25% shareholder to join them.
RELATIVITY Rio de la Plata x Relation 2017 (2yo) chestnut colt Eligible for French Owner Premiums
consigned by Bansha House stables who sold Harry the great Robin of Navan. From the family of Danehill, Champion European Sprinter & Eagle Eyed
25% share: £8,729 purchase price plus VAT & Training fees from 1st July
For more info contact Harry 07880 791895
THE PRUDENTIAL RIDE LONDON 100 MILES – Phil Wright
Head Lad Phil Wright took part in the 100 miles bike ride at the weekend in aid of Racing Welfare. Besides getting up every morning at 4am to feed the horses he was seen out nearly every evening training up the hills surrounding the Lambourn area. If you would like to sponsor this great effort please go to http://www.justgiving.com/Philip-Wright24?utm_id=27 for Phil’s page or send donations to the office payable to Racing Welfare. Many congratulations Phil a fantastic achievement running alongside your day job!