Tuesday 13th November
After 539 days away from racing, we are delighted Zante holds two entries for the forthcoming week – at Fontwell Park on Sunday and Plumpton on Monday. His owners have been so patient and we all cannot wait to finally see this big lad back in action.
Kodiac Lass unfortunately just missed the cut at Kempton Park this Wednesday, and Marco is now targeting a Fillies Maiden over 7furlongs on Friday 23rd November. This 2yo filly has really progressed at home since her promising debut and is expected to improve next time out. EA.
Monday 12th November
HOTSR and 140 of our wonderful owners had a superb day at Sandown Park yesterday, celebrating what has been a fantastic 2018 season so far! We enjoyed first-class raceday hospitality in a beautiful private suite overlooking the track, whilst cheering home the top quality jumps card and distributing all our winning mementos.
Thank you to everyone who joined us and all the lovely comments since. We are delighted so many of you enjoyed the occasion as much as us. Photos from the event will be available very soon. EA.
Thursday 8th November
It was encouraging to see Cilaos Glace run a great race at Chepstow yesterday to finish 4th. He settled better, looked to enjoy himself, gave some great leaps in the home straight and stayed on to finish in the frame. Ourselves, Oliver and his Owners were thrilled with the performance, and more importantly he has come out of his race sound! Hopefully it is onwards and upwards for this syndicate now!
Waikiki Waves will be our next runner as he returns to Fontwell Park tomorrow. He finished 4th here last time, and will step up in trip tomorrow to 3m2f which he may just benefit from. Jamie Moore rides. Our next runner will be 2yo filly Kodiac Lass at Kempton Park on 14th November. SB
Tuesday 6th November
Cilaos Glace has been declared to make his hurdling debut for the Oliver Sherwood yard tomorrow at Chepstow, and Leighton Aspell will ride. The nerves are kicking in – hopefully he can give us something to look forward to!
Dragons Voice ran another great race at Newmarket last Friday. He looked poised to win a furlong from home but struggled to quicken out of the dip in the testing conditions. It would appear that sloppy soft or good-to-soft ground is what he needs moving forward.
Thursday 1st November
Cilaos Glace has been entered to make his hurdling debut at Chepstow for next Wednesday 7th November. He certainly looked in top order when schooling under Leighton Aspell this morning and trainer Oliver Sherwood remains very pleased with his progress. We are looking forward to getting him back on the track! SB
Wednesday 31st October
Good Luck Charm will line up for his final start of 2018 tomorrow afternoon at Lingfield Park with Rhys Clutterbuck in the saddle. Hopefully he can wrap things up on a high! We are also pleased to confirm he will remain in training with Gary Moore for one more season.
Our next runner will be Dragons Voice at Newmarket on Friday as he steps up in trip to 1m2f.
Velvet Revolution was sold at the Tattersalls Horses in Training Sales this evening to Value Racing Club. They plan to turn him away before trying his hand at summer jumping. We wish them luck with Velvet Revolution and will of course follow his progress. He will be greatly missed! SB
Monday 29th October
Sir Robert Cheval ran his last race of his racing career at Doncaster on Saturday as he has now been retired from racing. He will enjoy some R&R back home at our yard in Framfield before moving to Palace House in Newmarket to begin his pre-training.
Our last home bred foal from the mare Aunt Ruby (and the last Green Desert colt) this honest 7yo has enjoyed a phenomenal career securing 3 wins, being placed in Listed races & big handicaps and taking his Owners to some of the top meetings such as Royal Ascot, The Shergar Cup and the Ayr Gold Cup. He will be sorely missed by all and we wish him a very happy and healthy retirement. SB
Friday 26th October
It was great to see Waikiki Waves back in the winners enclosure at Fontwell on Wednesday. He powered up the hill to land 4th place and is likely to step up in trip next time.
Sir Robert Cheval has been declared for Doncaster tomorrow and Eoin Walsh rides claiming 3lbs. It will be his final start in our colours before he reaches retirement and we really hope to see him end things on a high.
Good Luck Charm has two entries next week at Kempton Park on Wednesday and Lingfield Park on Thursday. SB
Tuesday 23rd October
Kodiac Lass by no means disgraced herself last night when making her debut at Kempton Park. She was a little green but made up promising ground and is sure to come on for the experience. She has come out of the experience well and Marco is keen to race her again in 2-3 weeks.
Waikiki Waves will be our next runner as he reunites with Josh Moore at Fontwell Park tomorrow over what looks to be a more suitable trip.
As for future race plans, Dragons Voice will head to Newmarket on 2nd November and Oliver Sherwood trained Cilaos Glace is ready for action over hurdles – both horses just desperately need some rain!! SB
Monday 22nd October
Kodiac Lass makes her debut at Kempton Park this evening with Gerald Mosse on board. We look forward to getting her racing campaign underway!
Sir Robert Cheval has been entered at Doncaster for this Saturday for what look’s to be his final start of his racing career. Let’s hope he goes out on a high! SB
Thursday 18th October
Calling all National Hunt fans!! We have spent the morning watching our sharp son of Mount Nelson excelling in his pre-training. He is shaping up well and already cantering confidently with a rider on his back. He will go into training with Gary Moore later on this winter – details on him to be released later on this month!!
Speaking of the jumps – we have hurdle winner Waikiki Waves due to return to action at either Plumpton (Monday) or Fontwell Park (Wednesday.) Zante has been making encouraging progress at Gary Moore’s yard following his return and has now stepped up into fast work. Hopefully it will not be too long before Owners receive some race dates for their diaries! SB
Monday 15th October
The ground sadly went against both Velvet Revolution and Mr Paul Hunt’s Guns Of Leros over the weekend, however we are pleased to report both horses have come out of their races well. Velvet Revolution has now ran his last race in our colours and will head to the Horses in Training Sales on 31st October now. After 4 fabulous wins and some great days at the races, it will be sad to see this quirky character move on!
Our next runner looks likely to be 2yo Kodiac Lass as she steps up to make her debut at Kempton Park on Monday. SB
Thursday 11th October
Despite thinking he had received his preferred ground conditions, Dragons Voice didn’t enjoy the tacky conditions at Windsor on Monday. He still ran a good race in defeat and hopefully we can find some soft, sloppy ground for next time.
Velvet Revolution will unite with Gerald Mosse at York on Saturday. He returns to the turf for what will be his final start in the HOTSR colours.
Mr Paul Hunt’s gelding Guns Of Leros looks set to return to his winning track Goodwood this Sunday. SB
Monday 8th October
A new week – a new runner! This time Dragons Voice heads to Windsor for the 4pm race where he finally looks to receive his preferred softer conditions. Good luck to connections!
Once again Raven’s Lady did not disgrace herself at Ascot on Saturday despite the ground going against her and giving weight away to the boys. She battled bravely in the closing stages to just lose out on 3rd and was only 2 lengths behind the winner. The ‘Tattersalls Broodmare Sales looks to be on the agenda next for this superstar filly. SB
Saturday 6th October
It was good to enjoy some National Hunt racing on Thursday courtesy of Waikiki Waves. For the first circuit the horse jumped and traveled well before he got caught for fitness on the turn for home. He will come on for the race hugely and could go chasing next time out.
Raven’s Lady lines up in the Group 3 under Gerald Mosse at Ascot this afternoon. It is likely to be her final race of the season and we look forward to seeing her race. SB
Thursday 4th October
Waikiki Waves (above) makes his return over hurdles at Huntingdon this afternoon. Good luck to connections. Raven’s Lady will follow as she has been declared for the Group 3 at Ascot on Saturday.
Aiguillette did not disgrace himself on debut yesterday at Salisbury. Despite his wide draw the colt broke smartly and traveled with promise before getting tired in the closing stages. He will come on for the experience no end and we look forward to hearing Gary’s next plan for him.
Velvet Revolution has not been declared for Ascot on Friday and will instead head to York on 13th October. SB
Tuesday 2nd October
Good Luck Charm ran a thriller at Kempton last night to finish 3rd. Despite his wide draw the horse traveled well, picking up gamely in the closing stages and delighting his owners! Gary is leaning towards giving Good Luck Charm one final race of the season before wrapping him up for the winter.
His half brother Aiguillette has been declared for Salisbury tomorrow and Hector Crouch is on board. We look forward to getting his racing campaign underway.
Raven’s Lady has been entered in a Group 3 over 6f at Ascot on Saturday (we would carry a 5lbs penalty.) Marco Botti is currently accessing the competition before confirming our participation. Dragons Voice holds an entry at Windsor on Monday but the ground looks doubtful as it stands. SB
Saturday 29th September
Good Luck Charm has been declared for Kempton Park on Monday evening and Hector Crouch rides. Good luck to connections.
We also have our first National Hunt entry of the season! Waikiki Waves has been entered in a handicap hurdle contest at Huntingdon for 4th October. The horse is in an excellent frame of mind at home and the ground looks to currently be in his favour.
An entry has been made for Velvet Revolution at Ascot on 5th October. After 9 runs on the AW it will be interesting to see him back on the grass. He will also be entered at York on 13th October. SB
Thursday 27th September
After two pieces of encouraging work, 2yo Aiguillette has his first entry – in a Novice Stakes over 7f at Salisbury next Wednesday 3rd October. We are looking forward to getting his campaign underway!
David Menuisier decided against racing Dragons Voice this weekend due to the ground being on the quick side. He could head to York on 13th October next providing some rain falls. We are pleased that the lightly raced 4yo will continue racing this winter and hope to have a lot more fun with him!
Tuesday 25th September
Dragons Voice has been entered in the Cambridgeshire Handicap and in a Class 3 at Chester this weekend. The ground is currently good-to-soft but ideally we would need some rain in order to see him line up.
Good Luck Charm looks likely to return to the AW on Monday for a 0-65 handicap race over 7f. The horse is rated 5lbs lower on this surface and it will be interesting to see how he performs. He certainly appears well in himself. SB
Thursday 20th September
Sir Robert Cheval ran a respectable race at Yarmouth yesterday. He traveled well, responding gamely to pressure and finished 3rd. He is likely to appreciate a bit of give in the ground next time, and all being well could return to Ascot for a Listed race on 6th October.
Kodiac Lass was due to make her debut next week but during her piece of work yesterday her rider felt she had a touch of sore shins. It is extremely common in young horses and she will hopefully be ready to race in 2/3 weeks time.
We are looking forward to welcoming Aiguillette’s Owners to the gallops this Saturday as he undertakes his fast work. It shouldn’t be too long before Gary issues some dates for owners diaries – exciting times! SB
Monday 17th September
Unfortunately Good Luck Charm is a non runner at Brighton today due to the ground turning against him and going too firm. Gary wants everything to be 110% in the horse’s favour for his next run which could potentially be his final start of the season.
Sir Robert Cheval is one of 6 runner due to line up at Yarmouth on Wednesday afternoon. Gerald Mosse takes the ride and trainer Robert Cowell feels this son of Green Desert could not go into his race in a better place. Good luck to connections! SB