Dame Nellie gets off the mark

It was great to see Dame Nellie's success on Saturday in the 6:40 at Lingfield, not least to reward our long-standing owner Kirsten Rausing's patience, and also Rae and the Team's hard work overcoming the filly's idiosyncrasies; something Rae is renowned for. Congratulations also go Lauren Hall, Dame Nellie's groom, who rides her out everyday and has developed a special relationship with this complex character. She was very proud and a bit emotional.

Despite another poor start, Dame Nellie did everything else right. Considering the painfully slow pace of the race and getting blocked in, Nellie quickened nicely when she found the gap to win by half a length.

Two for two

Kachumba showed great consistency winning again, this time at Chepstow. It was her second run on the turf and just two weeks on from her success at Brighton. Rae's patience and careful handling of the filly is paying off. She is starting to look like an interesting prospect and should get some interest at the July Sales at Tattersalls. 


Salt Whistle Bay was just pipped at the post by Bint Dandy at Great Yarmouth yesterday in the John Cornell Memorial Handicap. We were very proud of him all things considered. Unfortunately, he proved he doesn't favour firm ground and even more unfortunately, he lost a shoe during the race. All things considered, we think he did a pretty good job. He even managed to break the track record! Definitely more to come.

Hot list

Look where we ended up this week on the Racing Post's HOTTEST TRAINERS list. Very proud of our team here at Rae Guest Racing. 







Kachumba gets her first win

After five runs on the all-weather over the winter, Kachumber finally got her toes stuck into the turf and liked it; winning the 3:00PM at Brighton yesterday. She responded well when Sebastian Woods asked her to take on the leaders hitting the front a furlong out and staying on well. We are very pleased with this improving filly who has taken a while to come to hand. Congratulations to our patient owners The Storm Again Syndicate.