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.


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.

Rae reminisces about My Emma

Racing Post- Saturday 15th September 







A win for the new owner

Kachumba gets her first win for new owner FTP Equine Holdings Ltd, although this is her fourth career win; three of them being at Brighton.

Kachumba was always in touch and put up a decent fight to catch the leader and hold off a strong finish by the second. Silvestre De Sousa gave the filly a customary strong ride. Congratulations to all connections!