The sun is out

Perfect blue skies over Newmarket this morning ahead of today's 2000 Guineas. We have our veteran MIRZA running in the Palace House Stakes at 2:20 today so we wish owner/breeder Chris Mills good luck ahead of the race. While Mirza gets his business head on the two year olds were enjoying the sun on their backs and a pick of grass after morning exercise. 


He's getting better and better

Salt Whistle Bay put in a professional performance yesterday to win the feature race at Great Yarmouth. He has definitely matured since last season and as Rae said at the racecourse, "he had a good winter's break and has come back bigger and stronger this year". 

Thank you to jockey Martin Harley for giving him a great ride. Well done to all connections and the team at Rae Guest Racing especially Bheru Singh who looks after him at home and was there to lead him up.    


A celebratory pirouette

Dance Legend obviously learnt a lot from her first run on the all weather two months ago. This time on the turf at Ripon on Saturday, she showed she has improved from the experience winning by a convincing length and three quarters. Rae trained her dam Syvilla to win and be placed second in the Listed Hoppings Stakes in 2009 so we have high hopes for her final foal from the first crop of Camelot.  Congratulations to owner/breeder Tim Cooper; she holds a special significance for him.

Two for two

Midnightly had another cracking run last night at Chelmsford in the last race of the evening. From a poor draw, she was like a bullet out of the stalls and ridden at speed to take an early lead. Martin Harley gave her a great run maintaining her hard won advantage right to the winning post; holding off the challenger. This little filly is on great form and her last two outings have shown she has that all important fighting spirit.  


It's a whiteout in Newmarket

Not even the snow could stop our team of dedicated staff getting the horses out today. Horses are a 24/7 job so, despite the severe weather, the staff at Chestnut Tree Stables braved the conditions and managed to get the yard exercised this morning. Well done team!!