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Kachumba - Boooom!

Kachumba gets her 5th win at Brighton today in the EBF Fillies' Handicap Stakes (Class 4) under Stefano Cherchi who was having his first ride at Brighton AND adding another win to his tally. He had to sit patiently but found a gap when it counted.

The saying "Horses for courses" certainly fits this tough little filly who bounced back from a less successful run at Newmarket the other day having lost a shoe during the race. That makes it Kachumba's 6th career win so congratulations to The Bucket List Racing Syndicate and FTP Equine Holdings. Corks will be popping!

What a Finale!

Show Stealer made it a 7th career win last night in the £75,000 Windsor Sprint Series Finale Handicap with Silvestre De Sousa on board. They are a proven partnership with two wins last year at Bath. Her owner Colin Joseph was at Windsor to enjoy the moment and a very exciting finish it was too. The filly put in a gutsy performance fighting it out right to the end. Rae has trained her from a yearling and now at 6 years old she will be heading to stud at the end of the season. 

FINALIST!

We were very excited to hear this week that we have been shortlisted in the 2019 Ely Standard East Cambridgeshire Business Awards. We are a FINALIST in the SUPPORTING YOUNG PEOPLE category. We are very proud of our record in giving young people an opportunity in our industry. As we know, we ALL need a healthy flow of new staff in racing. Lauren Hall started with us at 15 doing work experience, went through the British Racing School and is now 19 and about to start her Level 3. We also have two young people, Reece and Anna, who joined us from the British Racing School at the end of last year and another one starting next week. We have provided work experience for one 16 year old and an 18 year old this year and currently have two 15 year old girls on work experience this week. They are all enthusiastic youngsters interested in pursuing a career in racing and we want to encourage them into the industry.

July Cup Day at Newmarket

It was the Moet & Chandon July Festival in Newmarket last week and we had a very jolly picnic in the car park at the racecourse on Saturday for Darley July Cup Day. About 40 guests joined us made up of owners, colleagues and friends. Thank you all for coming along and making it such a fun afternoon. Emma O'Gorman (Badass Bites) prepared a wonderful spread of food for us all to enjoy and the champagne and rosé flowed all afternoon and into the evening. It was such a success we think we might do it again. See you next year!

Kachumba now a 5 time winner

Kachumba ran another solid race yesterday at Brighton in the Fillies' Handicap Stakes (Class 5) at 6:40. She had 4 wins last year and has been knocking on the door for another having been placed 3 times already this year. She didn't start well but really got into the race with 2 furlongs to go leaving the field in her wake. We hope the Handicapper doesn't react too strongly! It was great that two of our Bucket List Syndicate members, Tom and Jason were there to enjoy their first win with her. I think they are still buzzing from the experience which is exactly the reason for setting this particular syndicate up and give first timers the chance to experience the thrill of racehorse ownership at an affordable price. It was also a first time win for Henrietta's colours which was very exciting.