The String - Wednesday 3rd August

A lovely shot taken by Michael Smithson last week:


Noble Act fulfils early promise with win

Noble Act, an attractive three-year-old Kyllachy filly, built on early signs of ability when taking the Rotherby Handicap (Class 6) over 5f at Leicester on Sunday.

After three creditable performances in Maiden company, this was her first start in a handicap race; she was held up in touch in the early stages of the six-runner affair, before being woken up by Paul Hanagan around the halfway marker. The filly picked up nicely in the closing stages to get her head in front when it mattered - a short head being the official winning distance.

Congratulations go to her owner Colin Murfitt, and Steve Davis who looks after her at home.

Miss Osier & Peter Saunders

MISS OSIER's owner, Peter Saunders, popped into the yard this morning to see his filly work and managed to fit in time for a pat in the paddock afterwards...



Rachel's Newmarket Town Plate report

  • What an amazing day and a historic occasion. I feel privileged to have been part of Newmarket's 350th birthday celebrations. Opera Buff really put his best foot forward and we finished a very creditable fourth to Sheikh Fahad on Almagest who just caught MP Matt Hancock on Nicky Henderson's Medieval Chapel. A very good result for British racing. Both horse and rider were exhausted afterwards and it was a great experience. Apparently we will be featured on BBC's Inside Out later in the year! Huge thanks to everyone who has sponsored me and helped raise all this money for the Animal Health Trust, see this link for more reports and photos  

Staff Profile - Charlotte Dziadosz

Name: Charlotte Dziadosz

Job Title: Groom/Rider

When did you start work at Chestnut Tree Stables: May 2016

Favourite racehorse of all time: Kauto Star

Favourite horse in the yard: Miss Osier (Missy)

Favourite Racecourse: Ayr

What would you be doing if you weren’t working here: I would be spending my time playing with my own horses.

Which Superhero would you be: Wonderwoman

Hobbies outside of work: Most of my time outside of work is taken up looking after my own horses.

Favourite Food: Steak

Favourite Film: Dirty Dancing

Which three items would you take to a desert island: My horse, my cat and my other half.

Dream holiday destination: Zambia, to go on safari.

Interesting Fact: I was riding horses before I was walking.

Ambitions: To get out my licence to ride.