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Sat - Oct 14, 2017     A+ | a-
We were over the moon for all connected with the beautiful daughter of Siyouni LAURENS she has been a stand out filly since we first saw her when she was purchased at Goffs UK by Daniel Creighton for owners John & Jess Dance and she has never let us down winning three of her four starts this season. Lucy Burke rides her everyday and looks after her and you could see how much it meant to her when leading her favourite filly back in to the winners enclosure. It was a first Group 1 win for jockey PJ McDonald who is retained by the owners and is currently having his best ever season. She is a filly for the future and will enjoy a well earned break now.


BEATBOX RHYTHM also owned by John Dance got his head in front again this time in a competitive nursery at York under talented apprentice Clifford Lee.


One of the older members of the team JAY KAY managed his 6th course success at Ayr when taking back to back wins there in handicaps under Joey Haynes who rides him to perfection.


WAX AND WANE made it a double on the day to win the two year old mile novice under a well judged front running ride from Ben Curtis. The imposing son of Maxios should improve with age and we look forward to his three year old career.


RIVIERE ARGENTEE fitted with a visor back down in trip to one mile four put her best foot forward and won decisively at Catterick.


RINARIA got back to winning ways this time held up after a slow start she came through to win by a head, she will run once more before heading home for a rest.
Fri - Oct 6, 2017     A+ | a-
UNWRITTEN cruises clear to win by 9 lengths in the two year old maiden at Pontefract. The imposing son of Poet's voice enjoyed every yard of the stiff mile at Pontefract as he won very comfortably under PJ Mcdonald.
LONDON PROTOCOL has had a great year running in valuable French handicaps and taking advantage of there fantastic prize money and owners premiums and he travelled out once again to run on ARC weekend at Chantilly where he made all the running and proved he wasn't for catching winning under Tony Piccone to the delight of his very excited owners!
MARSH PRIDE made her last run before heading off to stud a winning one. The gutsy mare dug deep on bottomless ground at Chester to come through the pack and win by a length for Owners John and Jess Dance. Hopefully her off spring have as much determination as this mare who was winning her second race for us after a string of placed efforts.
JAY KAY one of the older residents in the yard reunited with jockey Joey Haynes made all the running to win nicely in a class 3 handicap up at Ayr. That was his eighth win and sixth under Joey.
Thu - Sept 21, 2017     A+ | a-
We are delighted to welcome owner/breeders Cheveley Park to our yard as they have purchased the Group one winning Unfortunately to stay in training with us for a three year old campaign. He will run in the Middle park at Newmarket in there colours next Saturday which looks to be an extremely competitive and exciting renewal of the race.

LAURENS the beautiful daughter of Siyouni and apple of owner John Dance's eye showed her class to win the May Hill Group 2 event at Doncaster. They went slow early which didn't suit her but she showed real class to quicken through the pack and get there on the line under a perfect timed ride by PJ McDonald. Owner John Dance was ecstatic to have his first Group win and put in some good Dance moves live on ITV Racing. Laurens may now head to Newmarket in October. 

ELLTHEA came back to form nicely to bolt up by six lengths in the valuable nursery at Doncaster under Clifford Lee, she is a filly who has a lot of ability but has been badly in season through the summer and this has effected her performances. She will now try get some black type in the up and coming last weeks of the season. 

WAX AND WANE made his second racecourse appearance a winning one when taking the Carlisle maiden under Ben Curtis. He needed every yard of the one mile trip and just got on top of the Andrew Balding trained favourite in the final strides. He is a big backward horse that should keep maturing and improving. 

HAVANA GREY who has been one of our leading forces of the season put up another tremendous performance in defeat to finish second in the Flying Childers at Doncaster. That was his eighth race of the season in which he has finished in the first two on seven occasions. We are immensely proud of his achievements this year. 

CIRRUS MINOR ran a cracking debut in a hot Newcastle nursery to finish a clear second behind a horse of Godolphins that had previously won. She should come on for that and we look forward to seeing her second time out.