Autumn truly upon us at Newmarket

We've had a few very wintry mornings that have cleared to turn into a beautiful day but until now no real rain.  No rain at Doncaster meant no run for Jane's Memory yesterday in a Listed race where she would surely have had a very good chance.  Right now of course it is lashing it down and has been all day.  That's it for the turf now so all we need to worry about is whether the all weather is riding heavy or fast.  

To put everything into context this week, we had a reminder of the perils of riding racehorses with the news that poor Freddy Tylicki, aged just 30, has been left paralysed after a pile up at Kempton on Monday.  A fund has been set up to support him and his family.  If you would like to support click here  

Infiniti no longer the bridesmaid

At last!  Relief was the main feeling when Derek Willis's Infiniti finally got her head in front at Leicester today under a determined ride from leading apprentice Hollie Doyle.  Infiniti is a lovely filly who had been second no less than four times and so it was a great thrill when she finally got her head in front.  As this was a claimer it was inevitable that someone would snap her up and she has now left the yard.  She has been a good sort for us and we wish her new connections the best of luck with her.  Well done to owner Derek Willis, the owner of Infiniti's relative Serious Attitude who ran in the same colours.

Fabulous win for veteran Mirza

Chris and Lesley Mills' Mirza won his eleventh race at Leicester this afternoon, taking his career earnings of over £250,000.  Everyone is thrilled to bits for Mirza who is a real character and has given everyone concerned such fun over his seven year racing career.  It is great for Chris and Lesley who are great supporters of the yard and bred Mirza from their first star horse the Group 2 and multiple Group 3 winning Millyant.  They have bred many other good horses including Listed and Group 3 winner Miss Anabaa and talented Listed winner Minalisa, but few will have given them so much fun as nine year old Mirza (pictured right ridden by Robbie Mills), who has run all over the world with enormous credit.  If he remains fit and well, he will stay in training next year.  Woo hoo!  Go Mirza! 

Message from Rachel Flynn

Thank you owners and friends kind enough to be interested in my ride in the Town Plate in July. 

A couple of weeks ago it turned up again on BBC 1 Inside Out East as part of a feature on Newmarket and I am interviewed, I look knackered (I was)! 

I thought you might be interested to have a look see watch from 19.40 minutes, it is available for a further 17 days.

Thank you to everyone who helped me to raise this tremendous sum

Yearling for sale

Rae was successful in securing a good looking and substantial Poet's Voice filly from the family of Group 3 winning sprinter Rag Top and Windsor Castle Stakes winner Elhamri.  She is a half sister to Listed placed Dress to Impress and has been bought on spec to sell on in the yard.  Please call Rae for more details.