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Another win for Land or Winter

Land of Winter has not be out of the places in his last 6 runs since winning at Southwell last year with two of those runs over hurdles. Yesterday he landed his second win, this time at in a Class 4 Handicap at Goodwood. It ended up being a bit of a 2-horse race with the leaders pulling well ahead in the final furlong to battle it out until the bitter end. Fortunately, Land of Winter, having very briefly lost his lead, dug deep and fought back to win by just half a length. He seems to just keep improving and a fun dual purpose horse for Paul Smith and Rae to own. James Doyle gave him the ideal uncomplicated ride just letting him bowl along. 

Californa Chome progeny

We had some exciting news from the US this week. We just heard from Perry & Denise Martin, former owners of California Chrome, that one of his progeny is being sent to Rae for training. She is a lovely looking 2020 filly out of the winning mare Berryessa that Rae trained in 2017/18. The Martins are going to accompany her over from the US. It will be great to see them again. They were last here when California Chrome stayed at Chestnut Tree Stables in the run up to Royal Ascot 2015. They then joined Rae in a 3-horse syndicate; Berryessa being one of the three. We loved having Chrome here and can't wait to welcome Perry, Denise and his filly foal to the yard. 

Hurrah!

Rae is normally known for getting results with fillies on the flat but this weekend we had ZARRAR, a gelding, running at Plumpton over hurdles. He gave a commanding performance piloted by Nick Scholfield and was either in the lead or contesting it for much of this Maiden Hurdle (Class 4) race. Owner Vicky Markowiak, who also has a homebred filly in training on the flat with Rae, was there to enjoy the moment. Ali who looks after Zarrar at home is pictured here proudly leading him up. A very satisfying Sunday out!

 

No larking around

Mr Millarcky has definitely found his sweet spot with another win today. That is three on the bounce for this late bloomer. He was back again at Lingfield today and likes to keep the finish nail-bitingly tight. Fortunately, not a dead heat this time but close enough! He quickened and kept on well and hopefully has more to give. Mr Millarcky is entered in the Tattersalls Horses in Training sale at the end of next month but let's see what  owner Chris Mills decides now he is clocking up the wins.

 

Join the next successful 3-horse syndicate

Rae will be heading to the Tattersalls Yearling Sales next month to look for some new prospects for existing and new owners. We have successfully put together either 3-horse or single horse syndicates for our owners and the 3-horse syndicates are particularly appealing because they provide more interest and increase the odds of success.

We currently have THE MUSKETEERS 3-horse syndicate which includes CRY HAVOC - a 3-time winner at 2 and 3 years old and never out of the top two. They also have ARAMIS GREY who won on her last outing and has been placed 3 times.

Rae proposes this year to offer a ten share syndicate with each shareholder putting in a one off payment £12,000 plus VAT up front prior to the sales. He will then be in a position to purchase three horses at approximately 20,000gns each with sufficient funds left over, along with reclaimed VAT money, to set up and run the syndicate at no extra cost to the syndicate members. We would need funds to be paid over by the 1st October so they are in place ahead of the sales. A budget of 20,000gns per horse gives Rae excellent scope to find a couple of good prospects.

If you would like to be in this new syndicate or know anyone who might be interested in getting involved, please put them in touch with us and if you have any questions regarding the above, please do not hesitate to call Lulu on 01638 661508 or Rae on 07711 301095 or email us at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .