May 2015 News

May saw plenty of action for the older horses and the first lot of 2yos to make their racecourse

debuts. RED TORNADO (3yo) took part in the Lingfield Derby Trial and finished an honourable 4th. The jockey reported if the ground had been soft he would have gone very close. He will now be aimed at French races with soft ground. STORM ROCK (3yo) was most unlucky not to have another win by his name when trapped on the inside at Haydock Park he was almost brought down yet managed to recover, go round the field and whizz back up the outside to finish 3rd. The jockey admitted his error but frustrating for both horse and owners.

SEEBEEDEE (3yo) made her seasonal debut at Windsor and finished 2nd at 50-1! She then went to Bath where she ran out a 6 length winner with her ears pricked the entire way! It was a joy to watch and the Glanville Stud staff who were on a team outing to watch her celebrated in style! RUM SWIZLE (3yo) half-sister to Poitin ran a cracking race at also at Bath to finish 2nd giving her connections Nick Pascall and his father John plenty to shout about. EARLY MORNING (4yo) continued his amazing comeback with a gutsy 2nd at Kempton Park beaten just a neck at the finish by the highly regarded filly Spirit Raiser. It was a step up in class and he was giving 5lbs to the winner. He is now rated 89. MEMORIES GALORE (3yo) and ESTOURNEL (3yo) both ran encouraging races and look promising prospects for the season.

SUNDAY ROYAL (3yo) went to Haydock where he finished a very promising 3rd just tiring in the last half furlong. He then travelled north again to become Harry’s first runner at Carlisle where he was buffeted by strong headwinds and lashed with rain yet managed to finish 4th in conditions more suitable for NH racing than Flat! Another horse to make a wonderful comeback from injury was VIKING STORM (7yo) who returned to Salisbury, the scene of his last victory in Sept 2013 and finished 3rd in a race where they smashed the course record. All the Be Hopeful owners who attended were thrilled to see him back where he belongs in the winner’s enclosure. That same evening saw

BRITTLETON (3yo) run another promising race finishing 4th. The first 2yo to make their racecourse debut was KASHTAN (2yo Sakhee’s Secret-Gitane). She ran at Lingfield Park AWT and finished an eye catching 3rd to a very smart horse called Tutu Nguru. She had already been to Lingfield to take part in a new series of Barrier Trials. This gives the horse the unique experience of race like conditions using the starting stalls and a racecourse gallop.

JOCKEY CLUB ROOMS & JUDDMONTE VISIT

As part of their membership of The Windsor House Stables Partnership a visit was organised to tour the Jockey Club Rooms in Newmarket and view the Juddmonte stallions at Banstead Manor Stud. Thirty six members gathered at the rooms to hear a fascinating talk about the history of the Rooms and the £72 million artwork collection. After a delicious lunch the group then travelled to Cheveley to see the wonderful stallions; Dansili, Champs Elysee, Oasis Dream, Kingman and the legend himself Frankel. A truly memorable day for everyone who attended and a thank you to many of the members who have been with Harry from the start.

April 2015 News

Last summer EARLY MORNING (4yo) had just completed a sparkling piece of work when disaster struck and he fractured his leg. Within minutes the vet and horse ambulance were on site and he was stabilised and transferred to Donnington Grove vets in Newbury. An upright operation had to be performed on the leg as it was too risky to have him flat where during recovery he might re- break the leg whilst regaining his feet. He was an outstanding patient especially bearing in mind he was still a colt and fit to race. He remained at the hospital for a number of weeks before returning to Windsor House Stables for a lengthy rest.

Throughout this time despite the confinement he remained the loveliest natured horse. At the end of the year he was given the go ahead to go to Kingwood Stud for a holiday where he could be turned out under supervision. From then on he blossomed, returning to WHS at the beginning of this year. Harry gradually built up his exercise whilst all the time monitoring the old leg injury. He returned to the race track at Kempton Park where under a confident ride by Steve Drowne he WON impressively with plenty in the tank. It was to say the least one of the most emotional winners Windsor House has produced, a real fairy-tale story.

Huge thanks must go to his wonderful owners The Early Risers, whose faith and trust in Harry was dully rewarded. They also bred him as well.

More of the older horses made their seasonal debuts including BRITTLETON

(3yo) who was an excellent 2nd at Lingfield Park giving his patient owners Sir Philip Wroughton & Deodata Blyth Currie lots to look forward to. PALOMA DANCER (3yo) battled on well to finish 3rd in a competitive race at Southwell. Both SUNDAY ROYAL (3yo) and RUM SWIZZLE (3yo) made eye catching runs at Windsor and will be interesting to see how they progress this season. It was tremendous to see six times winner VIKING STORM (7yo) return to the racetrack at Newmarket after a lengthy layoff. He was last seen when winning at

Salisbury in September 2013. His very loyal and patient owners, Be Hopeful Partnership turned out in force and he will come on enormously from the race. Huge credit must go to the team here at Windsor House for the care and attention to detail administered to both him and Early Morning. We are very lucky to have such a dedicated team.

BREEZE UP SALES – for 2yos ready to gallop and race

At the Tattersalls Guineas Breeze up Harry purchased an athletic son of Aussie Rules for existing owners Daniel MacAuliffe & Anoj Don. With two sales to go

Harry will be attending both sales & would be happy to assist with any enquiries.

9 May: Arqana Breeze Up Sale Saint Cloud, Paris

21-22 May: Goresbridge Breeze Up Sale Ireland

March 2015 News

STORM ROCK 3yo kicked off the Flat Turf season with an eye catching 3rd at Doncaster. This lovely natured homebred colt by Rock of Gibraltar has an exciting future in front of him. PACO’S DREAM 3yo finished 3rd at Lingfield Park giving her owners a memorable moment in the Winner’s Enclosure.

The start of the Flat season at Doncaster is always an exciting time and then things go a little quiet before the Newmarket/Newbury meetings. The 2yos are all blooming in this warm weather with some showing early potential.  

BREEZE UP SALES – for 2yos ready to gallop and race

Harry & Crimbourne Stud bought a stunning 2yo filly at the Brightwells Breeze Up Sale at Ascot by Derby winner Pour Moi. She has been named “Pour Pavot” after Charlie & Mary Anne Parker’s youngest daughter Poppy who was at the sale when she was purchased.

14-16 April Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up Sale Rowley Mile, Newmarket

22-23 April DBS Breeze up Sale Doncaster racecourse

30 April Tattersalls Guineas Breeze Up & HiT Rowley Mile, Newmarket

9 May Arqana Breeze Up Sale Saint Cloud, Paris

Harry will be attending all the Breeze Up Sales and would be happy to assist with any enquiries.

LAMBOURN OPEN DAY - Good Friday 3rd April 2015

The Lambourn Trainers Open Day was another great success. Despite the rather damp start to the crowds still came from all over the country, some from as far as Yorkshire. Unfortunately we were unable to put on the usual swimming display due to Phil Wright having aggravated his back and for Health & Safety reasons we were unable to carry out the demonstration. The staff did a wonderful job in turning out the yard to its usual high standard and were on hand to answer any questions from the visiting public.

Tom & William rode with the Vine & Craven Hounds in the main arena and managed not to argue or fall off both quite an achievement! It was also Harry’s birthday and he got to compete in the Scurry Racing which consisted of two small ponies pulling a trap weaving in between cones at high speed. He looked rather red faced afterwards!  The crowd was also entertained by AP McCoy and other fellow jockeys Racing Camels and competing in the Puissance Show Jumping. All monies raised go towards the Lambourn Valley Housing Trust, Lambourn Primary School and other village charities as well as the Air Ambulance.

PONY RACING

A new chapter in the Dunlop family happened at Hackwood Park point to point course on Bank Holiday Monday when Tom & William made their Pony Racing debut on Magic & Scrappy Doo. Let’s just say both ponies are out and out stayers and held their positions very well finishing one behind the other last and second last! Both keen to race again.

February 2015 News

It was back to Chantilly for FLAMBEUSE (4yo) who ran another excellent race this time finishing 2nd over 1m6f. She looks like an improving staying filly and will return to France where hopefully she will be third time lucky in a few weeks’ time. SKYE MORNING (3yo) made an eye-catching debut at Kempton Park over 1m. This well-bred daughter of Invincible Spirit is a nice prospect for this season.

The two year olds continue to flourish. The Windsor House Stables Partnership braved the rather damp and blustery elements to watch their Kheleyf colt gallop up The Long for the first time. He really caught the eye and gave his owners something to look forward to this season.

FIVE TO FOLLOW Competition 2015

A great fun way to keep track of various Harry Dunlop runners. This will be run for the 2015 Turf Flat season. The cost is £5 per entry. Attached to this newsletter is the entry form and for reference a full list of horses in training. Last year we had over 80 entries! Please note that this year’s entries close at 12 noon on 28 March 2015 (Doncaster Lincoln Meeting).

BREEZE UP SALES – for 2yos ready to gallop and race

1 April Brightwells Breeze up Sale Ascot racecourse

14-16 April Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up Sale Rowley Mile, Newmarket

22-23 April DBS Breeze Up Sale Doncaster racecourse

30 April Tattersalls Guineas Breeze Up & HiT Rowley Mile, Newmarket

9 May Arqana Breeze Up Sale Saint Cloud, Paris

Harry will be attending all the Breeze Up Sales and would be happy to assist with any enquiries.

MICHELLE HAYWARD – 13 June 2015 The Macmillan Charity Race at York

Michelle has been the Equine Sports Massage Therapist to the horses since Harry started training. Her quiet but thorough way has helped many horses fulfil their potential. In December 2013 Michelle was diagnosed with cervical cancer. This was followed by major surgery and recuperation. Nearly everyone has been effected by cancer one way or another so Harry Dunlop Racing is keen to support Michelle and her fundraising efforts for Macmillan

Cancer Support who do such a fantastic job providing support, help and advice to those effected by cancer and their families. Michelle assisted by her 2yo daughter Ella is busy getting race fit and you can help her by donating to her race efforts. Either donate online or send cheque/cash to Harry Dunlop Racing made out to Macmillan Cancer Support.

https://www.justgiving.com/MichelleHayward-1

DATE FOR THE DIARY - Lambourn Open Day Friday 3rd April 2015

March is now here and the count down for The Lambourn Trainers Open Day 2015 has already started. Held on 3rd April on Good Friday the majority of the yards will be open to the public from 8.30am-1pm. Then in the afternoon the entertainment continues in the show field next to the equine fibres and gallop. This includes Parade of Vine & Craven Hounds, Scurry Racing, Camel racing, Puissance Show Jumping, Falconry display, Schooling over fences and hurdles & Top jockeys in action. All monies raised go towards the Lambourn Valley Housing Trust, Lambourn Primary School and other village charities as well as the Air Ambulance. Adults £15, Children un12 free & Car parks free so makes an excellent family value day out.. For more information and for discounted tickets go to

http://www.lambourn.info/open-day/more-information/ . If you’d like to donate a Silent Auction prize – anything goes please contact Christina 07968 830 443/ info@harrydunlopracing.com

January 2015 News

The horses are all doing well considering the snow and ice we have experienced over the last month. Despite the cold weather the Jockey Club Estates have done an excellent job keeping all the gallops open and workable. When you visit the yard you will notice that this year Harry has decided to keep the older horses in The Nugent yard and put all the 2yos in The Dovecote Yard and this seems to be working well. The majority of the older horses are beginning to do some faster work up on Kingsdown gallop in readiness for the start of the Turf season. The 2yos are all making steady progress and have now been up on Mandown gallops and doing some light cantering.

FLAMBEUSE (4yo) who was purchased at the Arqana sales in November, made a return trip to France to race at Chantilly. She stepped up in distance for the first time and ran a very good race just being touched off for 4th place beaten overall 2 ¾ lengths by the winner. Despite this Flambeuse still managed to bag some euros & valuable French Owner Premiums. The plan is to continue racing in France. This was her owner Glanvilles Stud’s first French runner and hopefully soon to be their first

French winner. Both STAR ANISE (4yo) and CADMIUM (4yo) were dual winners in 2014 with Cadmium giving our apprentice Leah-Anne Avery her very first winner. They both sold well at the Tattersalls February sale to George Baker and Mickey Hammond respectively to stay in racing. They gave great fun to their owners The Astronomers 2 and Susan Abbott Racing.

HORSES FOR SALE / PARTNERSHIPS

Windsor House Stables Partnership is now sold out.

Sakhee’s Secret – Gitane chesnut 2yo filly

This good looking athletic filly’s full brother Pool House won 3 times in 2014 & placed 7 times. The dam Gitane is a winner. She is also dam of black type horse Mega Back. The filly is the spitting image of her sire, strong with a great depth of girth and is a real 2yo type. 50% has already been sold. 50% Purchase: £5,906 + VAT plus training fees

 VALENTINE’s DAY – Present Solution!

Why not buy a present for your loved one that you can both enjoy!

GOURMENT GALLOPS      £75 per person (max of 4 people, children welcome)

Morning on the Gallops at Windsor House Stables; watch horses work on the historic gallops, seebehind the scenes of a racing yard, Tour of Lambourn, Breakfast with Harry &Christina.

07968 830 443 / info@harrydunlopracing.com

DATE FOR THE DIARY - Lambourn Open Day Friday 3rd April 2015
Don’t forget the Lambourn Trainers Open day when all the yards are open raising money for charity plus entertainment in the afternoon. More details in next Newsletter.

BETFAIR MOORCROFT MASTERMINDS QUIZ 2015

The Landmark Hotel, Marylebone, London on Thursday 23 April 2015  A Black Tie Dinner hosted by Nick Luck & Gina Bryce with a General Knowledge & Sporting Quiz. An annual event attended by many of leading figures from the world of Racing & the City. An ideal event to entertain clients or friends. Table: £2,000 seat 10 people. All profits raised goes to the Moorcroft Racing Welfare Centre, a charity re-homes and rehabilitates former racehorses. Christina Dunlop

07968 830 443 or dunlopchristina@hotmail.com