Often described as “The Sprint King” Robert Cowell has had huge success with sprinters over the last few seasons, winning some of the most prestigious flat races around. We are very excited to be working with him in 2016.
Throughout 2015 6-year old Goldream has been a revelation over 5 furlongs. The horse won a competitive Class 2 at Ascot during the end of the 2014 season and since then has continued to improve. In May 2015 Goldream won the Group 3 Pearl Bloodstock Palace House Stakes at Newmarket, during Royal Ascot he won the Group 1 King’s Stand Stakes and his most recent win was the Group 1 Prix De L’Abbaye in Longchamp, France. Goldream is currently rated 116 on the flat and hopefully he can continue to improve throughout 2016.
Other Group victories
Robert has also been lucky to have won the Group 1 King’s Stand Stakes in 2011 with Prohibit, Group 3 Qatar Prix Du Petit Couvert in 2011 with Prohibit (he also won this race in 2012 with Monsieur Joe!), Group 2 Betfred Temple Stakes at Haydock with Kingsgate Native, Group 2 Prix du Gros-Chene with Sprint Quartz and the Group 1 Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes with Jwala.
Bottisham Heath Stud
Robert trains at Bottisham Heath Stud which is just outside of Newmarket. He has some fantastic facilities including a 7 1/2 furlong polytrack gallops, 3 horse walkers, American style barns and plenty of paddock space which he believes is essential for keeping horses relaxed, happy and enthusiastic about their work. As well as this unique and tranquil setting, we have easy access to the vast array of gallops in Newmarket, the headquarters of horseracing so they have the best of both worlds!
Robert has a smaller operation in comparison to some and trains 65/70 horses. However the results show this works for him and his communication with owners is excellent and honest – an essential must for Heart of the South Racing.
We have worked with Robert for 2 seasons now which have seen him train Marmalady to win first time out for him and 103-rated Sir Robert Cheval to win off a career best rating over 5 furlongs. We have also put a smart 2-year old colt with him for this season and cannot wait to see what he can do.
For more information on Robert Cowell please see his website.