Friday, 25 October 2013

Racing Summary and Sales Season!

Runners and Riders!!

Cafetiere picked up £2,500 for coming fourth in a Deauville claimer. In a maiden today at home at a big track you can pick up £400 for coming fourth, it just shows you the terryfying comparison. She will head there in December now.

Meritocracy ran really nicely to win at Kempton since his gelding he seems to have settled and become a very handy racehorse. Cape Arrow was unlucky not to win under Jimmy Quinn and he will race again on the aw-weather at Wolverhampton. Silverheels did not like the ground at Ascot and he will probably head to Deauville in December.

Sales and Results!!

We went looking high and low at the sales in Newmarket and Deauville and it was very hard work to create value as we got outbid at numerous times anyway with hard work we managed to buy some exceptionally nice horses and came back with ten.

For Sale:
Paco Boy colt (Goffs 122)
Rip Van Winkle colt (Tatts 591)
Shamardal colt (Arquana 39) French premiums
Mount Nelson colt (tatts 1156)
Starspangledbanner colt (Tatts 674)

Black Run Racing:
Royal Applause (Tatts 1131)
Rock Of Gibralter (Tatts 833)
Aussie Rules (Arquana 73) French premiums

(for more information please look go down to black run racing an affordable way to get involved in three horses)

Mrs Fitri Hay
Teofilo colt (Goffs 77)

Richard Green
Dutch Art colt (Tatts 821)
Iffraaj colt (Tatts 1114)

Alan Spence
Iffraaj colt (Tatts 1297)

Colin and Melba Bryce
Dansili Filly (Tatts 1317)

Friday, 4 October 2013

A very big weekend for Whatcombe after a great year!

We have been very lucky to have some good horses this year and that has been show by our percentages, our 2 year old winners to runners is in the top 2 in Britain. Headed by Berkshire and Gifted Girl we have had a great year. We have been supported by some great owners and hopefully it will role on next year. Jim Crowley has also played a big part in the operation and has ridden very consistently for us. Our staff have done a great job and its been a real team effort. We have already bought some nice two year olds from Goff's and touch wood thy turn out to be good.

Berkshire ran a great race to beat Somewhat in a thrilling finish the race was best described as a football match in which "Manchester United play badly but still managed to win". He pulled hard for the first couple of furlongs was on the side where there was no pace, did not like the ground didnt come down the hill straightened out and had to catch the winners, class prevailed. Jim Crowley gave him a great ride and the dream is still alive.

Gifted Girl ran a great race in the Dubai Duty Free at Newbury it was run over 1 mile 3 furlongs and she was last of the bridle and did not get home inside the last furlong her optimum trip is 1 mile 2 furlongs in which the Prix De L'Opera is run over she is in the form of her life, still thriving and should put up a good show on Sunday.

We plan to have some runners in Deauville in October and December and will buy some French breds as the prize money with the premiums is so much bigger in France. We will be happy to assist anyone who would be interested in purchasing a French bred.