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Celebrations all round!

It was a successful afternoon for Chestnut Tree Stable’s connections at Tattersalls Book 2 Yearling Sales yesterday. BB Bloodstock (Val Beeson, Lynn Lambert & Stephen Russell) who are all individual owners at Rae Guest Racing, took their first yearling to the sales, consigned by Houghton Bloodstock. This good-looking colt by Zoffany out of Bahia Breeze sold for 240,000gns which was unexpected. Having all been part owners of Bahia Breeze when she was in training with Rae, he reacquired her for the group in foal with this colt in December 2016. Since then she has been at Colin Murfitt’s Pantile Stud near Newmarket (another one of our owners) brilliantly cared for by Bo Hicks-Little and has since produced a filly foal by Twilight Son and has one in utero by Nathaniel.

Then Derek Willis’ Cape Factor 1st foal he sold last year for 120,000gns sold for 200,000gns. He still owns the mare and sibling and they are all at Pantile Stud too.

What a week at Kempton!

The yard was buzzing this week with a double on Monday and another win and a second on Tuesday ALL at Kempton. The horses are in good form!

DAME NELLIE got her third win for Kirsten Rausing and Lanwades, doing it very professionally this time under Oisin Murphy. We also had a more recent arrival, THISTIMELASTYEAR, get her first win for The Storm Again Syndicate with Fran Berry on board.

Very pleasing for Rae was our promising 2 year old DUPIONI who on her debut put in an impressive performance to comfortably win the 32Red.com/ British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Fillies' Stakes on the Monday. Shane Kelly gave her a lovely ride and her owner/breeder Anthony Rogers at Airlie Stud was thrilled.

Hugo wins the NOW Hack Class 2018

As part of the Newmarket Open Weekend (NOW), showcasing Racing's Headquarters to the public, Palace House and the ROR (Retraining of Racehorses) organised the annual Hack Class at the National Heritage Centre. John Sharp of Sharp Nutrition judged a good entry for the class which consisted of both thoroughbred and non-thoroughbred hacks. All had to be resident in a Newmarket trainer's yard. 

We were thrilled that our very own HUGO, ridden by Rae's wife Rachel, won the non-thoroughbred class and here he is accepting his prize. GO HUGO!!!

Alaskan Bay gets her first win

This filly has come close on a number of occasions but this time clocked up a win at Wolverhampton on Saturday. She got away fast and found a nice spot on the rail just behind the leaders. She's a tough little thing, tries really hard and has a nice pedigree so we are hopeful she will be snapped up at the Tattersalls Mare Sales in December. Congratulations to the Reprobrates Too who were well represented on the day. Great ride by William Carson.

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Don't make it easy Nellie!

Dame Nellie gave us a lesson in how to make it hard for yourself at Kempton last night and then went on to win pretty impressively.

She got away very slowly and then had to sit at the back of the pack and bide her time. But David Probert played it perfectly and waited until the final 2 furlongs before shaking her up to pick off the field one by one coming past the field on the outside. Dame Nellie really showed her ability with a sustained and strong finish.

That makes it two nice wins for her owner and breeder Miss Kirsten Rausing and Lanwades Stud.