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Glorious Goodwood ‘double’ on day 1 of festival meeting

The prestigious Glorious Goodwood meeting is one of the highlights of the British racing calendar and I was delighted to have a double with winners purchased on day 1. The Sussex track is one of the most picturesque courses in the World and the quality of racing is of a very high standard similar to that of York’s Ebor meeting […]

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17-length Class 3 win for National Hunt purchase Golden Birthday

I don’t get to purchase many National Hunt horses but love every chance I do and can boast a 100% winners to runners ratio to date. One of those purchases is the current progressive hurdler Golden Birthday who won a class 3 hurdle by no less than 17 lengths when winning on Monday 31st July. I purchased the son of […]

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Group 3 placed performance from £5,000 yearling purchase Lady Macapa

Lady Macapa is the type of racehorse every owner dreams about. At the yearling sales she was led out unsold having failed to shine but both myself and brother William Knight had seen her at her breeders earlier in the year and liked her so quickly snapped her up at bargain basement level. And what a move it was as […]

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£28,000 Class 2 handicap Won by €30,000 yearling purchase Ballard Down

Progressive gelding Ballard Down won his 3rd race from just 10 starts when winning the Class 2 handicap over 1 mile at Newmarket on Saturday 22nd July. The son of Champion Miler Canford Cliffs won £28,000 for the win and took his rating to 102 – not bad for a horse who cost just €30,000 as a yearling. Congratulations to […]

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Well regarded Areen Faisal wins on first nursery start

Areen Faisal who I purchased from Goffs Orby Yearling sale won his first start in a nursery handicap over 6f. The son of Bahamian Bounty had previously run in some tough races including the Windsor Castle at Royal Ascot and made no mistake dropped in grade at Pontefract. A 2yo with some size and scope it is hoped he can […]

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Great value fillies purchased from Tattersalls July Sale

The Tattersalls July sale is a mix of horses-in-training and mares/fillies and I managed to purchase 2 great value fillies on behalf of a client. The first purchase was Lot 198 a 3-year-old daughter of New Approach who I purchased for just 2,000gns. The filly is named Any Answers and is unraced to date and is a sister to 6 […]

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101-rated Baydar purchased from July HIT sale

I was delighted to purchase Baydar from the Tattersalls July HIT Sale for 110,000gns and he will return to his current trainer Hugo Palmer but for a new owner. The entire son of Rock Of Gibraltar was very progressive in 2016 winning no less than 4 races on the trot including 2 x class 2 handicaps over 1m 2f. This […]

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£26,000 Yearling purchase Mr Wagyu wins class 2 at York

Mr Wagyu who I purchased as a yearling for £26,000 won a class 2 nursery handicap at York racecourse on Saturday 15th July. The improving son of Choisir now boasts form figures of 6211 and landed this £10k to the winner prize under jockey Tom Marquand for trainers John & Sean Quinn. Congratulations to his owners The New Century Partnership. […]

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4 Wins from last 6 starts for breeze-up purchase Fethiye Boy

Fethiye Boy who I purchased for £16,000 as a breeze-up horse made it 4 wins from his last 6 starts when winning the Class 3 5f sprint at Sandown on Friday. The 3-year-old gelded son of Pastoral Pursuits has loads of speed and tends to make all in his races and managed to just hold on here in the competitive […]

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Tasleet provides Royal Ascot Group 1 update for Coach House foal purchase

Royal Ascot has been and gone but there was a very important update for a foal I purchased last November. The foal in question is a daughter of Coach House (who himself was 2nd in the Norfolk Stakes Gr.2 at Royal Ascot in his 2yo year) and is a 3-parts sister to 2017 Group 2 winner Tasleet – I purchased […]

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