Horses in Training - 3 Year Olds


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 last year and will make her debut in the spring.

Empire of The Sun


Bay gelding Dariyan - Boleyna (Officer) April 2020

 (Paul Smith)

 A sturdy but racy gelding 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

Bay filly Sir Percy - Archduchess (Archipenko) January 2020

(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. She is a big filly who was turned away for a couple of months to help her mature but is back in the yard now and has started her return to fitness. 

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 boasts a lovely Godolphin page, her second dam is Group 3 winner Baya, the dam of Group winners Birthstone and Songcraft. She had five runs last year which included a win in a Newmarket maiden and two placings. She was then turned away for a break and hopefully she has strengthened up into a nice filly for this year over middle distances.


Chesnut filly Profitable - Showbird (Showcasing) (April 2020)

(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. She didn't run at two due to immaturity but was turned away for a winter break and looks like a different filly now. Onwards and upwards !

Lady Jane Grey

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

(The Unusual Suspects Syndicate)

This filly 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 second 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 last year and made a winning debut at Lingfield on the turf. She then had a further four runs and was placed twice. She was turned away for a winter break but is now back in work.

 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. That first foal is Passion Tango ! She made her debut a couple of weeks ago and will be out again soon.

 War Chant

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

 (Miss Vicky Markowiak)

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 had four runs last year including a win on his handicap debut at Brighton. He spent some time turned away having a break and has now returned to work.

 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 had 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.