Friday 6th December
Cilaos Glace was not declared for Sandown Park today and is instead likely to head to Leicester next Wednesday.
Congratulations to the Gary Moore team who have won the first at Sandown Park impressively with Goshen! They send another 7 runners to the track today so good luck to the team.
We will be spending our weekend in Lambourn and Newmarket at Oliver Sherwood and Marco Botti’s yards seeing our horses in action. Our Walk In The Park 3yo will be in action on the Lambourn gallops whilst in Newmarket Lady De Vega and Latin Knight will be cantering and we will get a look at our new yearling filly! SB
Wednesday 4th December
It was a shame to see Ruby Yeats unseat at Lingfield yesterday but Gary felt the tacky ground was not to her liking and this type of ground will be avoided moving forward. Her next target could be a mares chase at Cheltenham on 13th December.
We have today released the details on our 2-year olds for 2020! Both are very different yet likeable sorts with strong pedigrees and good conformation. Stable visits include: Saturday 7th December to see our Invincible Spirit filly with Marco Botti and Saturday 14th December to see our Pivotal colt with David Menuisier. Contact us now to book your place! SB
Monday 2nd December
Ruby Yeats has been declared for Lingfield Park tomorrow with Joshua Moore back in the saddle. She steps up in trip to 3m but has a lot of weight in testing ground conditions to contend with! Good luck to her Owners.
Cilaos Glace was not declared for Southwell tomorrow, and instead holds two entries at Sandown Park on Friday. SB
Saturday 30th November
Sadly the wet weather has scarpered any plan of Cilaos Glace racing at Doncaster today. He does however hold an entry at Southwell on Tuesday and will be entered at Sandown Park for next Friday. He appears to be in good order at home so fingers crossed we can see him on the track soon.
Ruby Yeats looked great on the gallops this morning as she prepares to race at Lingfield Park on Tuesday. SB
Tuesday 26th November
Ascot racecourse held its first ever ‘Discover Racehorse Ownership’ weekend and HOTSR was delighted to be a part of it. The event went extremely well and our exhibition stand was obviously the most popular! Our Walk In the Park gelding also paraded prior to racing (a great experience for him and he looked a picture) and we are now down to the final share in this exciting syndicate – see him in action and meet trainer Oliver Sherwood on 7th December!
As for runners, Cilaos Glace holds an entry at Doncaster on Saturday (fingers crossed it dries out a little) and Ruby Yeats could return to Lingfield Park next Tuesday.
Waikiki Waves unfortunately scoped dirty at the weekend but we’re hopeful he’ll be back in action before Christmas. Quloob too was found to be poorly after his race at Plumpton, and with every start for HOTSR landing a spot in the Winners Enclosure, he’s now earned a well deserved Christmas break. EA.
Wednesday 20th November
Quloob by no means disgraced himself at Plumpton on Monday to finish 3rd. He did tire in the closing stages and this could be that he possibly did not like the ground or track, but also a few of Gary’s horses appear to not quite be firing at the moment and perhaps Quloob has an infection lingering. He will be given a decent few weeks to freshen up before racing again.
Ruby Yeats gave a pleasing run at Lingfield Park yesterday on debut for us. Overall she jumped well and appeared to travel fine in the heavy ground. She was a little careful over the final three fences and Josh Moore felt had the mare been a bit slicker then she would not have been far off winning but she still stayed on strongly to finished a close 3rd. We are excited for the winter ahead with Ruby! SB
Saturday 16th November
We look to have a busy week next week with Quloob entered up at Plumpton on Monday and Wincanton on Thursday (Plumpton would be the preference if the ground is suitable.) Ruby Yeats looks on track to make her debut in our colours at Lingfield Park over fences on Tuesday and Waikiki Waves could take his chance at Ascot on Friday.
We will also be exhibiting at Ascot Friday and Saturday next week for their Discover Racehorse Ownership weekend. Our 3yo by Walk In The Park will be taking part in the parade as we are now down to the final two shares in him. We hope to see some of you there! SB
Wednesday 13th November
I had a great morning in Lambourn today seeing our 3yo with Walk In The Park. Physically he looks fantastic as he cantered up the gallops amongst Oliver Sherwood’s string and mentally he is quite a forward 3yo. Oliver could not be more pleased with the horse and unsurprisingly we have just two shares remaining in him now. View some fresh photographs of the horse here.
Quloob has been entered over hurdles at Plumpton on Monday (subject to the ground) and other options for him include Ascot and Wincanton next weekend.
Monday 11th November
We had a great stable visit to see Ruby Yeats on Saturday morning and I am pleased to confirm that all shares in her have now been sold. She worked brilliantly upsides Waikiki Waves at the weekend but Gary feels she would benefit from another piece of work and therefore she is likely to make her debut in her new colours at Lingfield Park next Tuesday. SB
Friday 8th November
Cilaos Glace by no means disgraced himself on his chasing debut at Chepstow this week. A faller at the 2nd fence and a fast pace did not help with the horse’s confidence and he is likely to step up in trip next time. Expect to see him back over fences in around 3 weeks time.
Ruby Yeats has been entered over fences at Huntingdon on Tuesday. Some of her Owners are coming to watch her work on Saturday before Gary confirms if she is to be a definite runner or not. SB
Tuesday 5th November
It was another spot in the Ascot Winners Enclosure for Quloob on Saturday, this time finishing 3rd on hurdling debut! His jumping was careful but once again he stayed on like a trooper and will definitely improve once stepped up in trip. He remains such a likeable sort. Episode (under our ownership management) also ran a nice race for Mr Paul Hunt finishing 5th, and is set to improve for this pipe opener.
Our next runners will be Cilaos Glace at Chepstow tomorrow (first time over fences arghhh!) and new girl Ruby Yeats at either Huntington 12/11 or Lingfield Park 19/11. One lease share remains in this fun syndicate for the winter – learn more about her at our stable visit this Saturday!
The little legend that is Waikiki Waves could run at Lingfield on 19/11 too. After winning at Fontwell last month, how will he handle his 10lb rise by the handicapper?! EA
Friday 1st November
We rounded off our flat season with two seconds from half brother Good Luck Charm and Aiguillette. Good Luck Charm made up a lot of ground in the home straight to just get up for second on the line whilst Aiguillette was unlucky to come up against a well handicapped horse on the night. We were thrilled with both horses and they will now enjoy a break over the winter before returning to action in 2020!
We can now focus on the National Hunt runners and are starting the weekend with Quloob being declared for Ascot tomorrow. Fingers crossed not too much rain falls for him and we look forward to seeing him over hurdles. Good luck to Mr Paul Hunt’s mare Episode (who we manage for him) who gets her season underway at Ascot too with Niall Houlihan on board. SB
Thursday 31st October
Our final two flat runners of 2019 will line up today and we are hoping to wrap their seasons up on a positive note! Good Luck Charm returns to Lingfield Park but will need some luck on his side to overcome his wide draw, whilst his younger sibling Aiguillette heads to Chelmsford where he steps up in trip to a more suited 7f.
Cilaos Glace was not declared for Uttoxeter on Friday and will instead aim for Chepstow on 6th November. We look forward to seeing him get his chasing campaign underway!
We can also confirm that Master Poet has found the perfect retirement home! He will be based with Maddy in Cornwall who is an extremely experienced horsewoman and plans to do some ROR classes with the horse. We wish him all the best in his retirement! SB
Tuesday 29th October
Poetic Lilly ran a respectable race last night despite not having the clearest of runs. She made up some ground late on and looks like she will progress into a miler next year. She will now be given some time to strengthen over the winter before returning in the New Year.
Following his win last week Waikiki Waves has been raised to a mark of 122. His entry at Ascot on Saturday looks doubtful and it might be we go for a lesser grade next time before looking for his target race. Quloob has been entered to make his hurdling debut at Ascot on Saturday. SB
Saturday 26th October
Thank you to everyone who joined us for a hugely successful Owner Event in Lambourn this morning. We enjoyed a morning on the gallops with Oliver Sherwood seeing his horses at work before tucking into a delicious breakfast at The Pheasant Inn and distributed the mementos won by our winning racehorses over the last 12 months – congratulations to the winners!
Many thanks to all of those that made this event possible. See more photographs here.
Back to horses – Poetic Lilly has been declared for Kempton Park on Monday evening (congratulations to her trainer David Menuisier on Chief Ironside’s victory in the Group 2 Crystal Mile in Australia this morning!) Cilaos Glace holds his first entry over fences at Uttoxeter on Friday whilst Dragons Voice has been entered at Newmarket. SB
Friday 25th October
Half brothers Good Luck Charm & Aiguillette have been entered to race next Thursday. Good Luck Charm is likely to line up in the apprentice race at Lingfield Park whilst Aiguillette will wrap up his season at Chelmsford. SB
Thursday 24th October
Congratulations to the connections of Waikiki Waves who won his 5th race from his 6th start over fences at Fontwell Park yesterday afternoon! The horse took us all by surprise as despite not being 100% fit he travelled sweetly, jumped boldly and went onto win by a comfortable 9 lengths! Trainer Gary Moore feels Waikiki Waves is capable of a Saturday handicap win! Relive his victory here.
2-year old Isayalittleprayer by no means disgraced herself at Newmarket yesterday. She was outpaced early on but stayed on well in the testing conditions and finished 9th of the 20 runner field beating some nice horses. She will now enjoy a break over the winter and we are looking forward to her 3yo campaign. SB