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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.
RITA'S BOY ran another fine race in defeat finishing 2nd..
Tue, May 19, 2015
RITA'S BOY ran another fine race in defeat finishing second once again in a competitive event at Chester, he is a consistent horse who is always thereabouts on the softer ground.

TRIXIE MALONE won her sixth race of her career in great fashion making all of the running and drawing clear in the final furlong. She is an ultraa tough filly who always tries her heart out.

YOU'RE FIRED took a step up into Listed company at the York Dante festival and was only denied by a head to make it back to back wins, he had a little trouble in running but stuck to his guns and ran well in defeat.

ODELIZ again ran a good race to finish fourth in the Group 2 mares race at York, she travelled very well throughout and bringing her back a furlong will probably suit her better.

DRESSED IN FUR broke her maiden at the third time of asking as she battled hard under a strong ride from Ben Curtis to win on the rain softened ground at Hamilton, she should come on for stepping up in trip.

LONDON PROTOCOL a French bred son of Muhtathir made his debut at Redcar after being full of himself in the preliminaries and giving Ben Curtis a hairy ride to post he ran green but ran on well in the closing stages to take third. He is sure to come on for the run and should do better in the future.

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Thu, May 7, 2015
THE LAMPO GENIE made all under Joey Haynes to break his maiden on his first start as a three year old. He was gelded at the end of last season after a couple of pleasing runs and although a lazy horse at home he did it well on the track.

MOTHERS FINEST a lovely looking daughter of Tamayruz was only just touched off on debut at Redcar but put that well behind her when beating well bred and fancied rivals at Haydock under Silverstor De Sousa

WE'LL SHAKE HANDS made it a treble on the day at Haydock when weaving his way through the pack under a well judged ride from Ben Curtis in a first time Visor, he then went onto finish third at Hamilton on soft ground which wasn't ideal.

YOU'RE FIRED made it four wins for the team in one day when winning the one mile handicap at Ripon in stylish fashion steered home by Graham Lee. He showed an impressive turn of foot in the last half furlong to win comfortably.

RITA'S BOY seemingly rather an unlucky horse was second again at Ripon when finding one too good. He is a consistent colt who loves any cut in the ground. He will head to Chester.

ANGELOFTHENIGHT ran a very respectable race on her debut to finish second beaten a head but she was very tight for room on the inside rail in the last few furlongs and showed how tough she is to keep battling on when short for room.

MILLENIUM FALCON won on her second start when grabbing the rail at Thirsk and staying on nicely. She looks like she will appreciate six furlongs and should go on from her maiden win.

We had a nice double courtesy of BE BOP TANGO winning on only his second racecourse start at Catterick in the two year old Maiden followed shortly after by STEPPING AHEAD who won the claimer under Michael Stainton. Stepping Ahead was subsequently claimed by Ian Williams.

TRIXIE MALONE makes a winning start to the year...
Wed, Apr 22, 2015
The ultra consistent TRIXIE MALONE makes a winning start to the year at Catterick with usual rider Joey Haynes on board, she may be blind in one eye but that never seems to alter her toughness and enthusiasm for racing. Trixie is one of the yard favourites and has now won five of her twelve starts.

RITA'S BOY was narrowly denied again going down by just a neck in the sprint handicap at Nottingham, he was very unlucky as he was hampered badly early on which looked the difference between him winning and being second. He loves the softer going and should get his head back infront again soon.

YOURARTISONFIRE seems to relish in the spring and after coming third in the spring mile he romped to victory under a fine ride by Silvestor De Sousa to win the mile handicap comfortably.

YANKEE MAIL made easy work of her first ever run when winning with ears pricked in the three year old maiden under Joey Haynes, he felt she had a lot more to come and with her enjoying abit of cut in the ground and being French bred she may head across the water to compete for the great French premiums.

PushingMyPatience a daughter of Azamour also was having her first racecourse experience but was narrowly denied by a head at Redcar by a more experienced rival in the apprentice rider maiden. She ran very green and should improve for the run and possibly an extra furlong.

REVE DE NUIT soon becoming the King of Southwell having won there seven times from eleven runs did it again under Joey Haynes when taking the one and half mile claimer in easy fashion.

TOOCOOLFORSCHOOL ran a pleasing first run back stepped back upto 7 furlongs in the Greenham stakes at Newbury to finish fifth. It was a Group 1 in all but name with some of the top two year olds from last year coming together, the ground was on the fast side and proved to fast for Toocool who won easily on soft going in the Mill reef stakes last year. He will now head back sprinting and will be aimed at Haydock in May.

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