Other yearlings new at Chestnut Tree Stables (some of them for sale!)

Rae has also been busy buying other yearlings, some of them on spec and to be offered to partnerships.  If you are interested in participating please call Rae on 07711 301095 and he can let you know prices and put partnerships in touch.  As in previous years, we will see who wants what of our existing owners and then post them as horses for sale on the website.  To give you a first look, there are three that we will be looking for owners for, being:


An athletic, good-moving Cockney Rebel filly whose dam (by Irish River) has produced three winners from four runners from the family of Rose Bowl. 1,000 Guineas winner Cockney Rebel has done well from limited opportunities and all the trainers seem to like him, so we are pleased to have secured her. She is a very likeable filly.




A strong, bonny daughter of Kyllachy, the champion sprinter of Europe and himself the sire of the likes of Nunthorpe winner Sole Power and Arabian Gleam and a reliable source of speed.  This filly has an excellent pedigree, being the three parts sister in blood to Grade One winner Golden Apples, the winner of the Del Mar Oaks and the Yellow Ribbon Satakes.  As you can see, the looks match the page and she is a very strong specimen.


oratorio_fillyFinally, Rae could not leave without buying the half sister to our own Be My Rock.  Rae thinks highly of Be My Rock although she is unraced to date, and there is nothing wrong with her sister by Oratorio (pictured) either. Although Oratorio is not popular as a sales horse, his stock have proved tough and hardy (remember Eye of Eternity?) and he is capable of siring a very good horse (Dewhurst winner Beethoven).  This is a very sweet, correct filly from a good family.

The Calm Again Syndicate

dark_angel_fillyGreat news, Rae has purchased the three fillies for the Calm Again partnership and he is delighted with them now that they are back at the yard.


They include a grey filly by Dark Angel, a leading sire of first crop two year olds out of Downland (El Prado).  She was Lot 598 in October 2 and is pictured right.  She is from a fast family that includes Gimcrack second Ma Yoram and looks a real two year old type.


The second purchase is a classy looking Medicean filly out of the Nureyev mare Rhumba Rage.  Medicean is best known as the sire of champion two year olds Dutch Art and Nannina, but is also the sire of our own Conciliatory and Macchiara, and so has plenty of fans here.  Lot 1022 October 2.

This filly is out of a fill sister to French Group 2 winner Fotitieng from the family of Wolfhound, Foxhound etc.  She is pictured right.



Last but not least Rae is very pleased to have secured a chesnut filly by leading British based sire of two year olds, Dutch Art out of a three time winning Golan mare, Turban Heights, from a good black type family of Barboukh, Old Vic and Green Lucia.  Lot 1180 October 2

New acquisitions in yard

Rae has had his buying boots on this week and has acquired Lot 598 by two year old sire Dark Angel out of Downland, from a fast family; Lot 1022 a Medicean filly and lot 854 a Cockney Rebel filly.  One or more of these will be offered for sale and Rae is back to Tattersalls today and tomorrow.  To express an interest or to talk about buying a horse in training for 2012 please call Rae on 07711 301095.

Runners update

Not many runners again as a lot of the horses are coming to the end of their seasons, but a few good efforts to report.  First, Concilatory was really unlucky to be beaten a head into fourth in a Listed race in Germany yesterday.  Apparently she hardly got going as there were horses leaning on her and then the race was over.  Happily, however, it shows that she is worth persisting with at this level in the hope of getting the elusive black type.

Today Million Faces and Gaselee both ran well, the former finishing third on ground that turned out to be too soft for her, and the latter running a bit fresh and free but staying there at the end of the race to finish fifth.

Later this week we could see the return of Albany Rose, who has been working well.

The Calm Again Partnership

We are in the process of setting up a new partnership. The Calm Again Patnership will have 4 partners each to put in £15,000 to purchase 3 horses. This is a great way to get involved. There is only 1 share remaining, if you would like to be involved please get in touch as soon as possible. You can contact Rae on his mobile 07711 301095 if you would like to discuss this further.