Thursday 21st March
Things didn’t go to plan for Sisania on Tuesday. The mare unfortunately lost a shoe at some point in her race which could have contributed to her poor jumping down the back straight which in turn saw her losing lengths of ground. She has come out of the race well and could well go chasing next.
Good luck to Mr Paul Hunt’s mare Episode (who we manage for him) who has her second spin over hurdles at Chepstow this afternoon. SB
Tuesday 19th March
We had a great day on Saturday and firstly a huge congratulations must go to the loyal and patient Owners of Cilaos Glace! The horse got off the mark to win his first race in an impressive fashion under a great ride from Leighton Aspell. We are so delighted for everyone involved and many thanks to the Oliver Sherwood team. What’s more is the handicapper kindly increased our mark by just 3lbs and the horse has remained sound and well at home post race.
Our second congratulations goes to the Owners of Trafalgar Boy who ran a great race on his debut at Kempton Park on Saturday. Despite racing a little green he stayed on well in the home straight to finish a solid 4th. Gary Moore was very complimentary about the horse’s performance and believes he is a nice horse. Surprisingly we have two 5% shares for sale – contact us now for more information! SB
Monday 18th March
Sisania has been declared for Huntingdon tomorrow afternoon over hurdles. It looks to be a good option for the horse and Ben Godfrey rides claiming 7lbs. Fingers crossed the mare can deliver a decent run for her Owners. SB
Friday 15th March
Gold Cup Day today – who is your winner!?
We are delighted to have a busy Saturday with two runners lined up. Cilaos Glace will reunite with Leighton Aspell in the 7-runner race at Fontwell Park, whilst 4yo Trafalgar Boy will make his debut in the 2m bumper at Kempton Park. Good luck to both sets of connections!
Our 2-year old Nathaniel filly went a shade quicker up the gallops this morning and appeared to really enjoy herself. We are thrilled that her family are doing well on the track with Nathaniel having a close 2nd in the Grade 2 Mares Hurdle race yesterday at Cheltenham and today our filly’s half brother Nelson River ran a huge race to finish 4th in the Grade 1 JCB Triumph Hurdle! Just one 5% share remains in this Gary Moore trained 2yo now! SB
Thursday 14th March
Despite looking to be travelling well on the turn for home, Zante found very little and hung to his left when under pressure at Huntingdon yesterday. The horse has had his issues and there is a slight question mark over his love of racing these days. He is fine this morning and Gary and his Owners will now decide whether to give the horse another run or call time on his racing career.
Cilaos Glace has been entered at Haydock and Chepstow for next Wednesday 20th March. Oliver plans to look at the options tonight before confirm which race Cilaos Glace will aim for. SB
Tuesday 12th March
Day One of the Cheltenham Festival! Good luck to all the runners, riders, trainers and stable staff for the week ahead!
Zante has been declared for the Lady Riders’ Handicap Hurdle race at Huntingdon tomorrow with Brodie Hampson on board. The pair finished 2nd by a nose in this race in 2017 and we are hoping to see this horse bounce back to form.
Waikiki Waves was raised to a mark of 104 following his victory last week. He holds a tentative entry at Plumpton on Monday 18th March. SB
Monday 11th March
Trafalgar Boy has been entered to make his racecourse debut at Kempton Park on Saturday. His preparation leading up to this race has gone well and we look forward to getting his campaign underway.
Cilaos Glace has been entered at Fontwell Park on Saturday. SB
Saturday 9th March
Congratulations to Owners on a great performance from Waikiki Waves at Leicester yesterday as he won his second race over fences! The horse jumped brilliantly under a great ride from Niall Houlihan and went onto win with a little in hand. He has come out of the race well and we already cannot wait for his next start. Watch the win here!
Thursday 7th March
With a small field of 8 runners (something we feel Waikiki Waves needs) he has been declared for Leicester tomorrow. Niall Houlihan will claim some weight off his back and there looks to be a few pluses in our favour. Good luck to connections & come home safe!
Trafalgar Boy worked well once more on the gallops yesterday. He will undertake his final piece of work this Saturday before he makes his debut at Kempton Park on 16th March. Come & see him in action – just two 5% shares remain! SB
Tuesday 5th March
Zante and Waikiki Waves have been entered at Plumpton for next Monday 11th March. It looks an ideal race over fences for Waikiki Waves (hopefully the ground stays on his side) and Zante has form at this track. Waikiki Waves also holds a tentative entry at Leicester on Friday.
Mr Paul Hunt’s filly Episode (who we manage for him) looks set to make her debut for Gary Moore over hurdles at Sandown Park on Friday. SB
Friday 1st March
Unfortunately an abscess in the foot sees Cilaos Glace on the sidelines this weekend. Thankfully it is something very minor and he should be back racing within 7-10 days time.
Sisania did hold an entry at Wincanton on Sunday but trainer Suzy Smith would instead like to give her more time and race her again in mid March. SB
Wednesday 27th February
It was a positive exercise morning for two of our young horses this morning. Trafalgar Boy galloped up the grass with Hayley Moore on board and really impressed both his rider and trainer Gary Moore. Gary could not be happier with Trafalgar Boy at home and has earmarked a 2m bumper at Kempton Park on 16th March for his debut. See an interview with Gary Moore here!
Our 2yo filly by Poet’s Voice is really starting to shape up into a racehorse now! She is going a shade quicker up the Valley as she prepares for a potential racecourse debut in May. David Menuisier loves this filly’s attitude and we look forward to giving her a name with her Owners on Saturday 30th March. Get involved – just one share for sale now! SB
Monday 25th February
We were initially very worried about Zante following his lacklustre run at Huntingdon on Thursday, but thankfully his legs have been fine since. We will continue to watch him closely at home this week, but Gary feels maybe a spin over fences could reignite the horse. The ground was too quick for Cilaos Glace at the fixture too, and he was a non-runner in the end. He now holds entries at Doncaster and Newbury this weekend.
On Saturday we enjoyed our first stable visit for our 2-year old Nathaniel filly and it went so well. We’ve never had such a professional and willing 2-year old! She simply loves to please. There is another viewing for her this Saturday, and then she is going on a short maturity break. She is not expected to be early and as she knows her job so well, Gary feels this path is best (and we couldn’t agree more.) She has a real interesting pedigree to match and is a horse we are particularly excited by. EA.
Thursday 21st February
Two runners for HOTSR today at Huntingdon! Zante (who has form at the track) lines up in the first as he steps up in trip to 2m4f whilst Cilaos Glace makes his handicap debut in the 3.25pm race. Good luck to both sets of connections – come home safe boys! SB
Wednesday 20th February
Waikiki Waves and Sisania by no means disgraced themselves this week. A combination of weight, gluey ground, trip and going wide unfortunately saw Waikiki Waves tire in the closing stages but he jumped brilliantly and Jamie Moore feels he has it in him to win again. Sisania gave an encouraging performance despite finding the ground hard work in the 17-runner field. She could try her hand at chasing next time out.
Our 2-year old filly by Nathaniel has arrived for full training with Gary Moore. She has settled in brilliantly and we look forward to welcoming potential Owners to the gallops on Saturday 23rd February. 5% shares for sale!
3yo Aiguillette has also returned to Gary Moore’s yard following a break. He looks terrific and has clearly wintered well. His older half brother Good Luck Charm returned from his break with a bang! Plenty of bucking, squealing, jig-jogging – I think it is safe to say the 10yo is pleased to be back!
Monday 18th February
Waikiki Waves reunites with Jamie Moore over fences at Lingfield Park this afternoon. It is a step up in trip but we are hoping it will suit him. He will have more testing ground conditions to tackle this afternoon however.
Sisania has been declared for the mares hurdle race at Taunton tomorrow and we are thrilled Tom O’Brien is back on board.
Trafalgar Boy has not been entered to make his debut this weekend as Gary feels he would just benefit from a few more pieces of work at home before racing. We want the young horse to enjoy his first race experience and want to do it again so it is important we have as many factors right for him as possible. Our next runners are likely to be Cilaos Glace & Zante on Thursday. SB
Saturday 16th February
We have had some great stable visits of late! Our Poet’s Voice filly with David Menuisier is shaping up to be a precocious sort and is expected to make her racecourse debut in May. Join us for her naming morning on Saturday 30th March!
We were at Marco Botti’s yard this morning seeing our 3 in training with him. Latin Knight looks fantastic as he goes a shade quicker up the gallops preparing for a March/April return, 3yo Kodiac Lass is completely full of beans following her break and our 2-year old Lope De Vega filly looks great! Marco feels she could be ready for her debut in June/July. Plenty to look forward to with these 3!
Tuesday 12th February
What fantastic news racing has been given the green light for tomorrow, although it’s tinged with a little sadness as Waikiki Waves has to miss out at Plumpton due to the new 6 month vaccination rule. However he is clear to run next week, and an entry has been made at Lingfield Park on Monday 18/2.
Other entries next week include: Sisania and Zante at Taunton 19/2, Cilaos Glace and Zante at Huntingdon 21/2 and newbie Trafalgar Boy at Kempton 23/2 or Fontwell 24/2. It’s certainly great to be back in the game after such a worrying time. EA.
Friday 8th February
With the whole racing community sadly on Equine Flu alert, all HOTSR racing plans are on hold. Some trainers also have visiting restrictions in place, so please call us in advance if you’d like to watch your horse/s on the gallops this weekend.
We feel the BHA have acted swiftly and sensibly on this serious matter. We’ve even taken the precaution to give our horses at Beggars Barn at Flu booster. EA.
Wednesday 6th February
With no runners until possibly the weekend, we took the opportunity to visit our horses in Newmarket and Lambourn today. From Lambourn, Sam reports Cilaos Glace worked enthusiastically and with ease. This talented horse remains a real head scratcher but things could now fall right for him at Warwick on Saturday – left handed, good-to-soft ground and Leighton set to ride.
From Newmarket I thought our horses with Marco looked superb, in particular Latin Knight who suddenly has come together. Owners have been very patient with this 3yo son of Sea The Stars, but Marco is sure he will be worth the wait. He literally will stay all day, so it’s just as well we run NH syndicates as well as the flat! 🙂 EA
Monday 4th February
Owners enjoyed a brilliant naming morning on Saturday for our Mount Nelson gelding. Newly named Trafalgar Boy certainly caught the eye as he undertook his first piece of serious work on the Gary Moore gallops. He is likely to line up in a bumper at Kempton 23/02 or Fontwell Park 24/02. Come racing as an Owner with Trafalgar Boy – 3 shares remain for sale!
Cilaos Glace has been entered at Warwick on Saturday. He will undertake a piece of fast work on Wednesday before Oliver decides if we are a definite runner.
We have a stable visit this Saturday 9th February to see 4yo Master Poet. The horse is pleasing Gary Moore with his conditioning work and Gary likes his attitude a huge deal. He will be ready to race in March and Gary feels he is well handicapped as he enters the 2019 season. Come & learn more about him at our stable visit – 5% shares for sale at £450 each. SB