Thursday 2nd September
September is here! It is an exciting month for our Owners as the flat horses continue to be busy getting their final runs of the season in, whilst our National Hunt horses will step up into fast work this month as they prepare for a return to action in October. Fingers crossed we are in for a successful NH season!
Things unfortunately didn’t go to plan for Reckon I’m Hot on Tuesday at Epsom. The horse broke smartly which meant he found himself racing more prominent than ideal and he looked to not see the 7f trip out. He will return to the AW and 5f next time (likely to be at Chelmsford on 16/09) which will hopefully see him give an improved performance.
Recent winner Aiguillette also looks set to head to Chelmsford over 1m on 16/09. He has great form at this track & with a little luck hopefully we can see him win again this season! SB
Tuesday 31st August
Reckon I’m Hot heads to Epsom today for the opener. The track is an unknown for the young horse as is the extended trip of 7f but hopefully he will enjoy both. Good luck to connections!
Wednesday 25th August
Thank you to all of those who joined us on Saturday 21st August as we celebrated 25 years of Heart of the South Racing! There had been so much planning gone into the event and it was great to see it all come together and for Owners to enjoy themselves. A huge thank you to everyone involved in helping with such a fabulous day. View the photos here.
Reckon I’m Hot could be our next likely runner as he holds at entry at Epsom on 31st August. The track is a bit of an unknown but it looks an interesting race. SB
Tuesday 17th August
Aiguillette (pictured above) is a maiden no more! After 18 attempts and 6 times the bridesmaid, this loveable character finally gets his nose in front on the winning line and we are delighted! It was such a lovely day for his super loyal owners with tears, laughter, interviews and lots of Champagne in the Winning Connections Suite! It was another great ride from Rhys Clutterbuck too, and his first winner in HOTSR colours. Congratulations to all!
A video and photos of this wonderful win will be available very soon. EA.
Saturday 14th August
Aiguillette has been declared to run at Lingfield Park on Monday, drawn from stall 1 with Rhys Clutterbuck on board. Trainer Gary Moore reports the horse “is in a very good place at home” and we are expecting another decent effort….most likely another 2nd!
I enjoyed a lovely visit to Newmarket this morning seeing 3yo Invincible Lass breeze up Warren Hill (she’s just returned from a mini break) and also privately owned Silver Gunn working on the Al Bahatri gallops – he heads to Sandown Park for the valuable Sunday Series. Marco and myself also spoke about our 2yo list for 2022 – watch this space! EA.
Wednesday 11th August
Despite having heaps of rain down South, Yarmouth had very little and therefore Aiguillette is a non runner. He holds an entry on the AW at Lingfield Park on Monday and after a pleasing piece of exercise this morning, this looks to be his next target race.
Reckon I’m Hot looks set to make his handicap debut over 6f at Kempton Park on 20th August. SB
Monday 9th August
Fitness (or lack of) meant we didn’t see the best from Reckon I’m Hot on Friday at Brighton, the horse “going for his girth” 2-furlongs from home. He will definitely improve for this outing however, and it will be interesting to see where trainer Gary Moore places him on handicap debut.
Aiguillette has been declared for Yarmouth on Wednesday but the ground must not be any quicker than good. EA.
Monday 2nd August
With Glorious Goodwood passed August is now here & it looks a busy month for HOTSR.
Firstly Eloise will return from her deserved break before Sam goes on hers & we have a few entries to look forward too. Reckon I’m Hot is entered at Brighton on Thursday and Friday and stablemate Aiguillette will be entered at Chelmsford (10/8) and Yarmouth (11/8.) August will also see the majority of our NH horses stepping up a gear on the gallops as they prepare for the season ahead. Gary Moore trained Waikiki Waves and Legal Rights in particularly are very fresh!
We also have our 25th anniversary celebration on Saturday 21st August! We will be joined by 100 of our Owners to celebrate such an occasion which will be full of delicious food, a demonstration from our ex-racer Royal Battalion, a foal parade, the distribution of our winning mementos and much more! SB