Tuesday 24th November
It’s a quiet week for HOTSR in terms of runners, but Sam and myself have still been busy sending out the remainder of the quarterly bank statements to owners (as keeping track of your horse’s racing finances is an important and interesting part of racehorse ownership.) We’ve also been setting up our latest purchase – a go pro camera – ready for owners to watch their horses on the gallops in a whole new way. Watch the space! EA.
Friday 20th November
Walk In The Wild has not been declared to race over hurdles this weekend and instead will enjoy another week of schooling before making his debut. Trainer Oliver Sherwood would like to give the young horse as much preparation as possible.
Dama Bianca by no means disgraced herself at Newcastle yesterday. It was a shame she had to do all of the donkey work out in front but we were pleased to see her challenge when the field came alongside her and she certainly appears to have come on for her debut. She is certainly progressing in the right direction and sure to be winning races for her Owners. SB
Tuesday 17th November
Well yesterday was a rollercoaster of a day! After two somewhat disappointing runs from Episode and Isayalittlprayer, good old Waikiki Waves lifts everyone’s spirits with a fantastic win at 10/1! This was his 6th win over fences from just 12 starts, off a career high mark. His best win to date! A big thank you Josh Moore for a brilliant ride too. A video of the win will be on our website very soon.
Our next runners are Dama Bianca at Newcastle, while rookie hurdler Walk In The Wild holds entries at Huntingdon on Saturday and Southwell on Tuesday. He is still a big baby but a horse with a bright future we’re sure.
Ruby Yeats was due to run today at Lingfield Park but the meeting was unfortunately abandoned, which is such a shame as this feisty mare is raring to go! She now looks likely to head to Sandown Park on 4/12 for 0-130 handicap mares only hurdle. Sandown is one of my favourite tracks so let’s hope some owners can attend by then. EA.
Monday 16th November
What better way to get the week started than with 3 NH runners at Leicester: Isayalittleprayer, Waikiki Waves and Episode. All are expected to run decent races and we wish the few owners permitted to attend a fantastic afternoon.
Looking ahead, this morning trainer Marco Botti has confirmed Dama Bianca will head to Newcastle on Thursday instead of Kempton, as despite being an awfully long way to travel it is the right race for her. EA.
Friday 13th November
Good Luck Charm has been declared for Lingfield Park on Saturday and will reunite with apprentice jockey Rhys Clutterbuck. He seems to have a new found love for this track so hopefully with a little luck he can run a nice race for Owners. Ruby Yeats has been entered over fences at Lingfield Park on Tuesday.
Walk In The Wild enjoyed a schooling session under Johnny Burke at Oliver’s yesterday. He not only loves his jumping but is a total natural over his hurdles! He is likely to make his hurdling debut at Huntingdon on 21/11. SB
Tuesday 10th November
Good Luck Charm holds an entry at Lingfield Park on Saturday where he is a C&D winner. It could be one of his last races before he retires from racing and trust me there will not be a dry eye in the house! Hopefully he can run a safe and decent race for his lovely Owners.
Monday 16th November is a busy day for us with 3 runners. Waikiki Waves will return to his winning track Leicester whilst stable mate Isayalittleprayer is entered in the fillies only juvenile hurdle race here. 2yo Dama Bianca has been entered at Kempton Park on Monday after a pleasing piece of work last week. Let’s hope for some success! SB
Saturday 7th November
Thank you for all of your lovely messages regarding Quloob who was unfortunately brought down at the last hurdle at Fontwell Park yesterday. We are pleased to say he is fine this morning, just a little tired. It was such a shame to see him brought down, especially after he was jumping his hurdles so incredibly well, but we are just so thankful that he is home fit and well. He will now enjoy a well deserved holiday.
We had a visit at Gary Moore’s yard yesterday morning from our new yearling by Hot Streak who is to be trained by Gary in 2021. Considering he has never been to a busy racing yard before or used their gallops, he was extremely well behaved, looking ever so professional when enjoying a canter up the 6f gallop. A new video to follow on him soon! SB
Thursday 5th November
Pivotal Time was extremely green at Redcar but he showed plenty of heart and trainer David Menuisier was encouraged. He is a big backward baby who we always knew would take time. A new plan will be made for the horse next week.
Quloob is our next runner at Fontwell Park on Friday where he is a C&D distance winner. 2 owners per horse can currently attend which is not ideal at all but the way things are during this 2nd lockdown. EA
Tuesday 3rd November
2yo Pivotal Time makes his racecourse debut this afternoon at Redcar. It is a long way to go but it is the last available 7f option on the turf and he is bred to enjoy these softer ground conditions. Delighted to have Silvestre De Sousa on board and we cannot wait to see this boy get his campaign underway!
Waikiki Waves has been entered at Chepstow on 9th November. It looks an ideal race in many ways but we will want the ground to improve. SB
Saturday 31st October
Cilaos Glace ran a great race on his seasonal debut at Wetherby yesterday to finish 2nd over fences. He travelled well and jumped the majority of his races well, albeit a little to his right. Hopefully this sets the way for a decent season for him!
Our 2yo Pivotal Time is likely to be declared to make his racecourse debut at Redcar on Tuesday which is most exciting! It is a very welcoming track for 2-year olds and he is bred to be a lover of soft ground!
Quloob has been entered for Fontwell Park on Friday 6th September and we are excited to see him back over hurdles. The horse will want the ground to improve a little so let’s hope the better weather next week arrives! SB
Wednesday 28th October
We were delighted with Isayalittleprayer’s debut over hurdles this afternoon at Fakenham! The race did get a little messy but the filly travelled well, jumped most of her hurdles fine and when turning for home we did start to get a little excited! However she ran a great race to finish 3rd behind two horses with experience and she is sure to come on for the run.
Our next intended runner is Cilaos Glace who returns to fences at Wetherby on Friday. Jonny Burke takes the ride and we are looking forward to seeing him back on the track.
Excitingly our 2yo Pivotal Time holds his first entry next Tuesday 3rd November at Redcar. It is a long way to travel but Redcar is a flat, welcoming track for newcomers and is over a preferred trip of 7f. He is likely to enjoy another piece of work this week before possibly making his debut next week. SB
Monday 26th October
A new week and it looks to be another busy one for HOTSR with our first runner on Wednesday – Isayalittleprayer making her hurdling debut at Fakenham! She has been schooling well at home and the ground looks to be in her favour – we are looking forward to getting her hurdling campaign underway!
Cilaos Glace was not declared for Taunton on Wednesday due to the ground being too quick but he does hold entries at Stratford and Wetherby over fences towards the end of the week.
We will be busy with visiting our horses this week too at Marco Botti’s and David Menuisier’s and we have a stable visit planned this Saturday 31st October to see our yearling by Hot Streak in pre-training. Come & join us! SB
Thursday 22nd October
We enjoyed two 4th places yesterday which was a respectable day the office. The soft ground and lack of daylight probably prevented Waikiki Waves winning, and debutant Walk In The Walk was given a sympathetic ride and is expected to fair better over hurdles next time.
Our next runners also look to be from our NH string. Dual winner Cilaos Glace has targets at Taunton 28/10, Stratford 29/10 and Weatherby 30/10. He is a horse with a great deal of talent but is pretty quirky to go with it! And then we have juvenile filly Isayalittleprayer likely to commence her career over hurdles at Fakenham on 28/10. A small group of owners came to watch to her school this morning and plenty of fun was had by all! EA.
Monday 19th October
Waikiki Waves has been declared for Fontwell Park on Wednesday over a more suitable trip of 2m5f. He goes into the race well, enjoys Fontwell and was the winner of this race in 2019 – can he do it again!? What’s more is we will be sponsoring the card on Wednesday and look forward to having a runner at the meeting!
Walk In The Wild has been declared to make his debut at Hereford on Wednesday in the 4.45pm race. He will want the forecasted rain to fall and we are excited to get his career underway. SB
Friday 16th October
We look to have a busy week ahead of us in terms of runners!
Walk In The Wild was not declared for Ffos Las on Sunday due to the ground and instead will head to Hereford on Wednesday. Multiple winner Waikiki Waves returns to Fontwell Park on Wednesday afternoon and we are thrilled to be sponsoring the card there!
We also have a small stable visit planned for Isayalittleprayer Owners on Thursday morning to see this filly school over hurdles. She has taken to them well at home and looks set to enjoy both spheres this winter. SB