Our friends the Martins

There was a lovely article in November's edition of the California Thoroughbred Breeder's Association's publication. It features our friends Perry and Denise Martin who owned double winner of Horse of the Year title California Chrome before selling him to Japan to expand his breeding prospects. 

We got to know the Martins when they sent California Chrome to us after winning the Dubai World Cup in 2016 in order to prepare for Royal Ascot. It was a real privilege to have him at Chestnut Tree Stables and to develop a relationship with Perry and Denise.

We are looking forward to having one of Chrome's progeny, a filly out of Berryessa, a mare Rae trained in joint ownership with the Martin's. She will travel over next year accompanied by the Martins.

If you'd like to read the article, please click on this link


He lands another one

After a great result at Goodwood in a two mile Class 4 Handicap earlier this month, Land of Winter bagged another convincing win today this time at Nottingham in a Class 3 Handicap. Loving the soft ground this good looking 4 year old simply out ran the rest of the field winning comfortably finishing six lengths ahead. This is the third win this month for his owner Paul Smith who has a couple of horses in training with Rae so it's been a good month for him. 


Ahead of another lockdown

We were delighted to see Alan Davies before lockdown for his first look at the CHESTNUT TREE SYNDICATE yearlings. He said it felt good to be in Newmarket again and he and Judy enjoyed their first mini break for a few months. We hope to see all the syndicate members at some point once lockdown is lifted.

A good result

AUTUMN TRAIL gets her second win on the all-weather today, this time at Kempton in The Frontline Workers Handicap (Class 5) with Rob Hornby on board. She ran a strong race and had plenty in the tank on the line. She looks a tough filly and she certainly acted tough today. Well done to owner/breeder Paul Smith and to Charlotte Tudor who looks after her at home. A good day!


Speedy by name

Speedy by name, speedy by nature! Rae picked Rita The Cheetah up at Tattersalls Book 4 Yearling sale last year for 800gns. This was her first ever run today and as expected she ran very green. A slow start put her at the rear for much of the race. However, when she got a clear run she found another gear. An exciting one for the future. Congratulations to Rae and his sisters Jane, Sally and Rita (her namesake) and Andy Muddyman who all share this filly with Rae along with Coatofmanycolours who is still to have her first run.