TWO DOUBLES IN TWO DAYS!
Mon, July 20, 2015
Everyone was in high spirits here at Spigot Lodge after completing two doubles in two days courtesy of the tough JAYKAY making it three wins in ten days under Joey Haynes when taking the one mile handicap at Hamilton, he's a game horse who loves a bit of cut in the ground when he hits form he seems to rattle off a few wins in quick concession as he did the same last year. QUIET REFLACTION was the first part of the double when winning her maiden first time out at Hamilton in fantastic style. The daughter of Showcasing has been working nicely at home after being purchased from Doncaster Breeze up sales in May she eased clear to win very comfortably under Joey Haynes.
WAYWARD HOOF ran a good race forst time out after being green to finish third in a Novice event but he showed no greenness this time when winning at his second attempt at Haydosk under Keegan Latham. He beat a lot of fancied horses and did so in good style he may now head to York for the Ebor meeting.
YOURARTISONFIRE wins his fifth race under Sylvester de Sousa in the feature handicap at Pontefract. He loves to run fresh and after a short break after his spring campaign he has been in great form at home and managed to transfer that to the track when winning in a tight finish. He is a consistent old horse and a lovely character to have in the yard.
DRESSED IN FUR made the trip to Dieppe in France worth while when winning the claimer and getting claimed to stay in France. She won twice for us this season and were sure she will manage to pick up plenty more Euro in France.
WE'LL SHAKE HANDS makes it two wins for the season...
Tue, July 14, 2015
WE'LL SHAKE HANDS makes it two wins for the season when stepped upto One Mile 2 furlongs at Newcastle ridden by Ben Curtis.
KATIE'S DIAMOND makes it two wins from two starts in first time colours of Qatar racing who purchased her with one of our owners Barbara Keller. We were delighted for her to win being our first horse for them and an exciting prospect for the future. She now heads to France.
ODELIZ gets her head infront in Hamburg after finishing in the places for the majority of the season. She really deserved her Group win and Owner Barbara Keller was delighted to see her get her head infront on her first trip to Germany. She may well now go to France in August.
LORD BEN STACK the huge son of Dylan Thomas was unlucky not to get his head back infront at Haydock under Graham Lee when being touched off by a neck after being denied a clear run in the final furlong. He is a horse with plenty of potential and should keep improving with time. Graham Lee was very impressed by him and were hoping to see him come on nicely from that run.
JAYKAY makes it two wins in a week both times at Ayr and both ridden by Joey Haynes who rode out his claim on his second win on him. He thrives at this time of year and enjoys the front running tactics that saw him score easily. He will now go with a penalty and head to Hamilton.
DALMARELLA DANCER was narrowly denied a double back at Windsor when going down by a nose in a photo finish. She has ran well both times at Windsor under yard apprentice Jordan Vaughan and may head back there next week.
YOURE FIRED ran another solid race when finishing third coming through the pack late on under Graham Lee at York. He prefers a little more give under foot but put up a genuine gutsy performance.
MOONDYNE JOE makes a winning debut
Thu, June 25, 2015
MOONDYNE JOE makes a winning debut under Ben Curtis at Carlisle in the two year old sprint. The good looking son of Bushranger hung on gamely and should come on for the run.
The always consistent TRIXIE MALONE finished in the money again finishing in second place at Carlise, she is a super tough filly and always tries her heart out!
DALMARELLA DANCER put her best foot forward when gaining her second career win at Windsor under a good ride from stable apprentice Jordan Vaughan. She has been frustrating since her three year old win but we are delighted to see her back in front.
LITTLE LADY KATIE won the feature handicap at Ayr only to be disqualified and placed into second position after drifting over on the second. It was a great shame for all connections involved but she has defiantly trained on at three and were hoping she can gain another win again soon.
BARBAROUS RELIC won at Ayr on his second career start under Ben Curtis, upped to six furlongs made all the difference and the son of American sire Scat Daddy should keep improving.
MILLENIUM FALCON finished third in the conditions race at Chelmsford where she didn't handle the sharp bend and they broke the track record.
KELLY'S DINO was another two year old to make a winning debut at Carlisle even after making hard work of it being left 8 lengths coming out of the stalls and coming wide round his rivals. He should come on a lot for the run like most of our two year olds and is bred for further.
QATAR RACING JOIN THE TEAM
Fri, June 12, 2015
KATIE'S DIAMOND an imposing daughter of first season sire Turtle Bowl confirmed what we had hoped and won comfortably first time out in a maiden at Redcar. Impressive enough to attract plenty of offers in from both the UK and over seas. She has now been purchased by QATAR RACING and Mrs Barbara Keller who already has two in training with us. We are extremely pleased to be training for Sheikh Fahad and his team and we hope to have plenty of success in the future for them.
YEEOOW got his head back infront when he got up close home at Pontefract in the sprint handicap under Martin Harley, he is a horse that loves a stiff finish and relished the good ground.
ARCAMENTE finally broke his maiden at Catterick under a well judged ride from Micheal Stainton, he has been knocking on the door in several runs and the ground has usually gone against him. The win should give him some confidence and were hoping he can progress on from that. As a stayer he may give hurdling a try.
LONDON PROTOCOL ran another respectable race second time out at Hamilton although he was still very coltish in preliminaries and has subsequently been gelded this should really help him concentrate and fulfil his potential he has shown us at home.
ODELIZ always seems to run a solid race in defeat and once again she managed to get herself into the placing where she finished 3rd in the Princess Elizabeth Stakes (Group 3) at Epsom on Oaks day.