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Mating plan success Priceless wins 5f Listed race by 5 lengths

4-year-old Exceed And Excel filly Priceless who was the result of one of my mating plans won a Listed race at Bath on Friday 21st April by 5 lengths. Off a rating of 105 Priceless led from 3f out and completely routed her rivals and looks like a serious prospect for the season ahead. Not only was Priceless the result […]

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£38,000 breeze-up purchase El Astronaute wins class 3 handicap at HQ

El Astronaute who I purchased as a breeze-up horse for £38,000 from the Ascot sales won his 5th race of his career on Tuesday when winning the 5f class 3 handicap at Newmarket. The lightning fast son of Approve was winning off a rating of 88 and will likely now head for the Epsom dash at a course where he […]

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High-class sprinter Solar Flair wins class 2 handicap at Kempton Park

Solar Flair who I purchased for £19,000 as a yearling won a class 2 handicap over 6f at Kempton Park on Saturday off a rating of 100. The son of Equiano was winning his 5th race and showed what a high-class sprinter he is and what an exciting prospect he is for good sprint races in the season ahead. The […]

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3 Exciting colts purchased from Goffs UK breeze-up sale

The Goffs UK breeze-up sale enjoyed a stellar year in 2016 so both purchasers & vendors alike were looking forward to this years sale and I was delighted to return with 3 exciting colts. The first colt purchased was Lot 43 – a colt by the Coolmore 1st season stallion Most Improved. The strong, scopey colt breezed well and is […]

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First 2-year-old runner of the year is a winner as Jasi wins on debut

I am delighted to report that my first 2yo runner of 2017 is a winner as Jasi won on debut for Sheikh Abdullah Al-Malek Al-Sabah and trainer Richard Fahey. I purchased the son of Kodiac with Sheikh Abdullah from the Goffs UK Premier sale where he cost £50,000. In the race today he broke smartly under jockey Paul Hanagan and […]

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Smart Lawman colt purchased from Tattersalls Ireland Ascot breeze-up sale

The first breeze-up sale of the year was held at Ascot on Wednesday 5th April and I was very pleased to purchase a smart colt by Lawman with John & Sean Quinn. The colt (pictured below) breezed a very good time and showed a fantastic attitude in his gallop with his rider struggling to pull him up in the back straight. The […]

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Yearling purchase Hajjam wins 7f maiden at Lingfield

Hajjam who I purchased as a yearling for 25,000gns won his maiden over 7f at Lingfield on Wednesday for owner Sheikh Abdullah Al-Malek Al-Sabah and trainer William Knight. The son of Paco Boy was making his seasonal reappearance having run 4th & 3rd in maiden races as a 2-year-old and won in good style under Jim Crowley. Congratulations to Sheikh […]

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Fact-finding Ireland Breeze-up trip taking shape

In the last week of March I am planning a trip to Ireland to see a large number of breeze-up sales consignors to try and get a heads-up on what horses they like and to gain an advantage on my purchasing rivals before the forthcoming sales. At the moment the trip looks likely to consist of 12 of the largest […]

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First UK Listed winner for Al Areen Racing’s Salateen

It’s great to report that Sheikh Abdullah Al-Malek Al-Sabah enjoyed his first UK Listed winner when Salateen won at Wolverhampton on Saturday 11th March. Salateen has enjoyed a very productive month having won over £110,000 with victories in Dubai & UK. The son of Dutch Art is a high-class performer with an official rating of 105 and will now contest […]

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Salateen wins in Dubai for Sheikh Abdullah Al-Malek Al-Sabah

So good to see Salateen win in Dubai for Sheikh Abdullah Al-Malek Al-Sabah and his Al-Areen Racing last night. 5-year-old Salateen (by Dutch Art) has been a great servant to Sheikh Abdullah having won 6 races in total and won last night off a rating of 103. He likes to be ridden up with the pace and travelled supremely well last night […]

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