DOUBLE AT HEAD QUARTERS!
Mon, June 27, 2016
We were delighted to get a double at racing's head quarters at Newmarket's July Course and it was a first ever double for apprentice Jordan Vaughan. Both PERCY STREET & LITTLE LADY KATIE won in good style enjoying the rain soften ground.
MOTHERS FINEST having her first run on an all-weather surface up at Newcastle made it a winning one under Ben Curtis. She is a well regarded filly with good form who has taken a couple of runs this season to get to her peak and won this race in good style. She may now step back up to Listed company.
CARBUTT'S RIDGE stormed clear of his rivals at Nottingham on Soft going, this was his first win on turf but has also won on the all weather.
SPORTY YANKEE followed up his close second with a win under Joey Haynes back at Windsor he will most likely have one more run before heading to the July Sales at Tattersalls.
BURRISHOOLE ABBEY gets of the mark in defiant style on his second ever racecourse appearance under a front running ride from stable jockey Dougie Costello. He is a lovely looking Acclamation colt who should go on from the experience.
QUIET REFLECTION STEALS THE SHOW!
Sat, June 18, 2016
Winning a group one is no easy task and winning a group one at Royal Ascot is even harder but Quiet Reflection the striking daughter of Showcasing made it all possible when taking the Commonwealth Cup under stable Jockey Dougie Costello.
Quiet Reflection taking it all in her stride in the parade ring.
She was taking on the colts and it was her first stint in a Group one but she stepped upto the mark progressing again with each run this year and is still unbeaten in 2016. It was emotional scenes after the race with both Dougie Costello & her lad Jordan Vaughan both in tears aswell as many of her owners.
The whole team here at Spigot Lodge deserve credit for all the hard work and days like these should be cherished as they do not come around that often and really make the hard work and long winters worth it. It was our first UK Group one and our first ever Royal Ascot winner so it was a real landmark day and we will be hoping there is many more to come!
TIMELESS ART broke his maiden at Ayr...
Sat, June 18, 2016
TIMELESS ART broke his maiden at Ayr winning under Joey Haynes in the Class 3 handicap, he is a lovely son of Medicean who is a late maturing type who we have always liked, he will now hopefully benefit from getting his head infront and progress from there.
QUIET REFLECTION Storms home to win...
Wed, June 15, 2016
QUIET REFLECTION Storms home to win the Sandy Lane Group 2 at Haydock in impressive style she now heads for the COMMONWEALTH CUP at Ascot on Thursday, She put up an extremely impressive performance at Haydock and we are very hopeful she can do the same in the Commonwealth.
MOONDYNE JOE who was lightly raced as a two year old after winning first time out and finishing mid field in the super sprint was given a great strong ride by Silvestor De Sousa
to win first time out as a three year old in the five furlong handicap. He will race once more before heading to the July sale at Tattersalls.
JOLIEVITESSE was touched off to finish a close second in a muddling affair at Haydock under Joey Haynes. Reading through before the race it looked set to be a good gallop with plenty of front runners in the race which would have suited as Jolievitesse sits in and comes from behind so we were very disappointed for it not to turn out like that and the leader set a modest gallop and stole the race from the front with Jolievitesse getting going too late. We are hoping he gets in to the Cumberland Plate on Bell day at Carlisle next week.
FELIX LEITER put up a personal best performance under a positive ride from Yard apprentice Clifford Lee in the Class 2 seven furlong handicap at York, making the running Felix put two lengths between himself and his rivals two furlongs from home and hung on gamely.
SHOWDANCE KID a good looking son of Showcasing got off the mark at Carlisle under Dougie Costello he appreciated the stiff six furlongs and took a while to pull up, we are hoping he can progress again after this his experience.
SPORTY YANKEE was unlucky not to break his maiden under Clifford Lee at Windsor as the winner and himself drew seven lengths clear of the rest of the field and he went down only by a head it was defiantly a personal best for the horse and he should get his head in front soon.