Horses in Training - 2 Year Olds

Unnamed bay filly Mayson - Corps de Ballet (Fasliyev) February 13

(Rachel Flynn)

By Cheveley Park's leading sprinting sire Mayson, she could be the next big one after July Cup winner Oxted and Royal Ascot winner Rohaan. Rae's only previous Mayson filly, Kachumba, won seven races and this one's dam Corps de Ballet has bred seven winners from eight runners (four in the OR80's), including the Listed placed Dancing Warrior. She looks a bargain and is a racy, correct filly from a good stud. An early foal who came well recommended.


Bay filly Sea The Moon - Planete Bleue (Dansili) March 2020

(Jon Mitchell)

She is a rangy filly by Sea The Moon, sire of Arriviste, who we love obviously, out of a winning Dansili mare. The big name on her page is champion older stayer and 3 x Ascot Gold Cup winner Stradivarius. She was talent spotted by owners Jon and Sophie Mitchell from the breeze up sales, she is progressing nicely.

Empire of The Sun

Bay colt Dariyan - Boleyna (Officer) April 2020

(Paul Smith)

A sturdy but racy colt by the Aga Khan's young stallion Dariyan, a homebred Shamardal dual Group 1 winner, he is a brother to winners for the yard Autumn Trail and Back on the Trail. He has had two quiet runs and is just learning about racing.

Grand Duchess Olga

Chesnut filly Sir Percy - Archduchess (Archipenko) 

(Kirsten Rausing)

 Another one from a family we know very well ! By Derby winner Sir Percy, she is a niece of Dame Nellie, a talented but temperamental filly who Rae trained to win four races in 2017-18 and her third dam is My Emma, Rae's dual Group 1 winner. Many thanks to her owner Kirsten Rausing for her support and for thinking of us for this filly.

 Show of Hands

 Bay filly Showcasing – Yali (Orpen) March 19

(Colin Joseph)

As the owner of multiple winner Showstealer, owner Colin Joseph is hoping lightning strikes twice with his purchase of this bonny bay filly by her sire Showcasing. Her winning dam Yali is already the dam of four winners from four foals including the Listed placed Chelsea Lad, also second in the November Handicap. Welcome back to Colin.

Divina Grace

Bay filly Golden Horn - Beautiful Forest (Nayef) February 2020

(Top Hat & Tails)She boasts a lovely Godolphin page , her second dam is Group 3 winner Baya, the dam of Group winners Birthstone and Songcraft. 

By champion three year old, Derby and Eclipse winner out of a very well related Nayef mare, she has already received a pedigree update when her Invincible Spirit half-sister Beautiful Secret won her maiden at Chelmsford. She boasts a lovely Godolphin page, her second dam is Group 3 winner Baya, the dam of Group winners Birthstone and Songcraft. She has had five runs this year which included a win in a Newmarket maiden and two placings. She has now been turned away for a break and should strengthen up into a nice filly for next year over middle distances.


Chesnut filly Profitable - Showbird (Showcasing) April 2

(The Unusual Suspects Syndicate)

A nice correct filly with a fast pedigree. Profitable, the Kings Stand winner, has made a good start with his first two-year-olds who include Queen Mary winner Quick Suzy and although her dam hasn't bred a winner yet, she is by proven source of speed Showcasing from the immediate family of Listed Ascot winner Wagtail and Listed placed Feathers Flying. We are pleased to have her join our team.

Lady Jane Grey

Unnamed grey filly Havana Grey - Inagh River (Fasilyev) April 21

(The Unusual Suspects Syndicate)

This filly has looked a two year old from the start. She is out of a two-year-old winner who is the dam of five winners by fast stallions and is herself by first season sire Havana Grey, himself a high class two-year-old Molecomb Stakes winner who won the Group 1 Flying Five Stakes at three. She was our first two year old runner and made a winning debut at Lingfield on the turf. She has had a further four runs since and been placed twice and has now been turned away for a break.

Friends Together

Bay filly Tamayuz - Baliyka (Cape Cross) April 2020

 (The 'Can't Say No' Syndicate)

Tamayuz is a proven producer of winners (including Group 1 winners Mustashry and G Force) and we have had success with his offspring including Miss Buckshot, First Experience and Skylark Lady, so it is nice to have another. She is dainty in the same model as the others from a strong Aga Khan family. She has had three quiet runs and now she has been given a handicap mark she can run in a nursery.


Unnamed chesnut filly Australia - Jane's Memory (Captain Rio) April 16

 By top sire dual Derby winner Australia, the sire of several Group winners including Galileo Chrome, Order of Australia, Broome and Sir Ron Priestley, she is the second generation of her female family to be trained here at Chestnut Tree Stables and her Listed and Group placed dam Jane's Memory is on our wall of fame ! She and her dam will be inextricably linked with the late Jane and Oliver Lury in whose colours Jane's Memory and Dancing Jest ran.

Passion Tango

(Perry Martin)

(Bay filly California Chrome - Berryessa (Dandyman)

Rae was delighted to see this bonny filly walk into the yard as she represents two blasts from the past, both of whom were at one time trained here. California Chrome is a champion American racehorse who won the 2014 Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and 2016 Dubai World Cup and in between he was to be prepared for Royal Ascot right here at Chestnut Tree Stables. Berryessa is a 2 x winning Dandyman filly co-owned by Rae and California Chrome's part owner Perry Martin who went to the US to be covered by California Chrome with the first foal to be sent back to Chestnut Tree Stables. Here she is !

 War Chant

(Miss Vicky Markowiak)

Bay gelding War Command - Fanci That (Elnadim) April 24

This handsome chap is out of Fanci That, home bred by Vicky Markowiak. His dam (also trained by Rae and bred by Vicky) was fragile and more talented than her form would suggest. War Command is the sire of our own classy Cry Havoc. He has had four runs so far this year and recently won his first race on his handicap debut at Brighton. He will now have a break.

Unnamed bay filly Australia - Alsaaden (Acclamation) March 2020

(BB Thoroughbreds)

By top Coolmore sire dual Derby winner Australia, already the sire of several Group winners from two crops of racing age (including classic winner Galileo Chrome and Breeders' Cup Mile winner Order of Australia), we have her sisters Waltzing Queen and Waltzing Intime, also out of Alsaaden, a winning Acclamation daughter of Bahia Breeze. An attractive filly with a lovely temperament.