Friday 21st February
Chepstow has unfortunately been abandoned tomorrow meaning Cilaos Glace’s alternative option looks to be Newbury on 29th February.
Ruby Yeats has not been declared for Fontwell Park on Sunday due to the ground and instead may head to Taunton next Thursday.
We are looking forward to our stable visit at David Menuisier’s yard tomorrow morning to see Dragons Voice, Poetic Lilly and our 2-year old Pivotal colt. Arrival is for 11am to see the colt – contact us now to book your place! SB
Thursday 20th February
Lady De Vega has been declared for Chelmsford on Saturday with PJ McDonald on board! The filly has been pleasing Marco at home – we are just keeping everything crossed that she wakes up on the right side of her stable and behaves herself in the stalls!
Latin Knight (who ran a promising 2nd last week) has been entered back at Kempton Park on 26th February over 1m4f. SB
Monday 17th February
We look to be in for a busy weekend with runners and stable visits galore! This Saturday 22nd February we have visits planned to Marco Botti’s yard to see our 2-year old by Invincible Spirit and to David Menuisier’s yard to see our 2-year old by Pivotal. We cannot wait to see their continued encouraging progress – contact us now to join us on the gallops!
In terms of runners we have Cilaos Glace entered up back over hurdles at Chepstow on Saturday, however it is a little tentative as to whether or not the meeting will be on due to the ground. Lady De Vega holds an entry at Chelmsford, whilst Ruby Yeats (who was a convincing winner last time out) could return to her winning track Fontwell Park on Sunday providing the ground improves a little. SB
Thursday 13th February
Latin Knight ran a blinder at Kempton Park last night to finish a clear second and a huge congratulations to his patient owners! He travelled strongly under a brilliant ride from Daniel Muscutt, tried hard in the closing stages before just getting caught for speed in the last half a furlong. We were over the moon with the run and he is sure to come on for it in terms of fitness. We are looking forward to his next start already! SB
Tuesday 11th February
Waikiki Waves did not disgrace himself when stepping up in grade at Kempton Park last Friday. It all appeared to happen to quick for him early on however and he was perhaps a little outclassed. He was dropped a pound for the run and is likely to be racing again within the next 2-3 weeks.
Mr Hunt’s mare Episode ran a much more encouraging race to land a place in the winners enclosure.
Ruby Yeats has been entered at Wincanton this weekend but it is subject to the ground, whilst Latin Knight will unite with Daniel Muscutt at Kempton Park tomorrow evening. SB
Friday 7th February
Good luck to the connections of Waikiki Waves as he steps up in grade and trip at Kempton Park this afternoon. Also good luck to Mr Hunt as his mare Episode (who we manage for him) races in the 2.55pm hurdle race.
Latin Knight has been entered for the 1m4f contest at Kempton Park for next Wednesday 12th February after a pleasing piece of exercise this week. His stable mate Lady De Vega is on course to head to Chelmsford on 22nd February. SB
Wednesday 5th February
We visited our 2-year old with David Menuisier yesterday morning and he is shaping up brilliantly. He cantered up the valley gallop for only the second time and displayed a very professional attitude, moving well. See some new photographs of him here! Our next stable visit will be on Saturday 22nd February – join us!
Quloob & Good Luck Charm have now returned to Cisswood Stables and commenced cantering on the gallops. Quloob looks incredibly well whilst Good Luck Charm may be 11 years old but he continues to prove age is just a number as he was feeling fresh and well on the gallops this morning! SB
Monday 3rd February
Waikiki Waves has been entered at Kempton Park for this Friday 7th February over 3m.
Latin Knight was not declared for Wolverhampton today and will instead aim for Kempton Park on 12th February.
Friday 31st January
Ruby Yeats has not been declared for Taunton on Sunday due to the ground. She is likely to race again in the next week or so providing the ground improves a little.
Waikiki Waves looks to be our next runner and will aim for Kempton Park on 7th February next. SB
Tuesday 28th January
Congratulations to connections of Ruby Yeats as this 9yo mare secured her first win in the HOTSR colours at Fontwell Park on Sunday. Josh Moore gave a fantastic ride, building the mare’s confidence at each hurdle as the pair went onto win comfortably. Relive the win here!
Ruby Yeats holds a tentative entry in a hurdle race at Taunton on Sunday but it will depend on how she comes out of her race and the ground.
Latin Knight has been entered at Wolverhampton for next Monday 3rd February. There is an alternative option for him at Kempton over 1m4f on 12th February and his work tomorrow will be the deciding factor as to which race Marco would like to target. SB
Friday 24th January
Ruby Yeats has been declared in the first race at Fontwell Park on Sunday and Josh Moore takes the ride. Fingers crossed a return to hurdles sees this mare back to form.
Waikiki Waves holds an entry at Wincanton next Thursday. There is an identical race for him at Kempton Park on 7th February too which Gary will consider. We are looking forward to seeing this little champ back on the track soon! SB
Tuesday 21st January
We had a great morning at Oliver Sherwood’s yard on Saturday seeing our 4yo by Walk In The Park being put through his paces. He cantered upsides on the grass gallops for the first time this year and will soon start to gallop in amongst a group of 3 before the pace of his gallops start to increase. Oliver could not be happier with the horse and the morning was rounded off by a delicious breakfast at The Pheasant Inn as this boy’s racing name was announced – Walk In The Wild! We cannot wait to see him debut this March.
Ruby Yeats holds entries at Doncaster and Fontwell Park over the weekend with Doncaster looking the most likely at the moment due to the ground. After an unseat at Lingfield and some careful jumping last time out at Plumpton, Gary has decided to give the mare a run over hurdles to hopefully give her confidence a boost. SB
Friday 17th January
We spent this morning at David Menuisier’s yard overlooking our string. Our 2-year old colt has now arrived with David for full training and has settled into the routine ever so well. He looks fantastic and is hack cantering away on the gallops. David couldn’t be happier with his early progress – watch an interview with David here!
We are looking forward to holding our first group visit to see him at David’s next Saturday 25th January – come and join us! 5% shares for sale.
Our older horses 6-time winner Dragons Voice and Poetic Lilly have both arrived back at David’s as they now prepare for the season ahead. SB
Wednesday 15th January
Our 2-year old by Invincible Spirit with Marco Botti looked fantastic on the Newmarket gallops this morning. She has grown and developed physically and dropped her head beautifully as she cantered up the Heath.
Marco is really encouraged by her progress and describes her as a “straightforward filly who has not put a hoof wrong since joining us!” It is still early days and the plan will be to gently step her exercise up at work but all being well he believes she could be ready to race in May/June.
Click here to see a recent interview with her trainer and join our next stable visit on Saturday 25th January! SB
Tuesday 14th January
It is fairly quiet in the HOTSR office in terms of runners but we are busy with stable visits this week! We are heading up to Newmarket tomorrow (weather/QEII bridge permitting!) to see our string with Marco Botti. Lady De Vega and Latin Knight are undertaking preparations for their seasonal debuts whilst our 2yo filly is now confidently cantering amongst the string up the Heath.
Later on this week we will be visiting David Menuisier’s yard to see our Pivotal colt (watch this space for new photographs!) before travelling to Oliver Sherwood’s yard as we hold the naming morning for our 4yo by Walk In The Park. He is on course to make his racecourse debut in March so Owners have currently got their thinking caps on to come up with a great name for this boy! SB
Friday 10th January
Our 2-year old colt by Pivotal has now arrived at David Menuisier’s yard for full training. He has settled in brilliantly, has not turned a hair and David reports him to be the best ride out of all of his 2-year olds!
We cannot wait to see how this individual progresses with David – watch him on the gallops on Saturday 25th January. 5% shares for sale!
Monday 6th January
Waikiki Waves ran an absolute blinder at Sandown Park, finishing 5th but incredibly lucky not to finish closer after a bad blunder at the last (not helped by a horse cutting right across him.) After 73-days away from the track thanks to a virus, this was a great return and both Jamie and Gary are confident Waikiki can win similar races very soon.
Ruby Yeats did not enjoy one bit of her Plumpton experience yesterday, and thankfully Josh Moore looked after her. She will return to hurdles now so to regain her jumping confidence. EA.
Thursday 2nd January
Happy New Year! Normal service has resumed in the HOTSR office and our first runners of 2020 will be Waikiki Waves stepping up in grade at Sandown Park 4/1 and Ruby Yeats at Plumpton 5/1.
A lot of our flat horses have now recommenced light ridden exercise in preparation for returning to full training later this month. SB.
Tuesday 31st December
We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our Owners and readers a very Happy New Year! Thank you for all of your support in 2019 which has been another great season for Heart of the South Racing.
We are very much looking forward to 2020 which will see the racecourse debut of our exciting NH horse with Oliver Sherwood, the return of our older flat horses (Good Luck Charm for his final season and our progressive 3-year old fillies of particular interest) and of course our new 2-year olds who will commence full training as they prepare for the season ahead.
We look forward to seeing you at the yard or races in the New Year!