Date for your diary

Many of our owners and friends like to support the Animal Health Trust raceday and we plan to have a table again this year, so here is a save the date for your diaries: 10 June 2017.  There will be a headline music act to be announced.

Great win for Going Up

The Hornets' home bred Going Up (Duke of Marmalade - Guilia) hacked up this evening by 6 lengths at Wolverhampton in a mile and six furlongs maiden.  It was great to see, as he has always been a nice staying horse who was a bit unlucky last time when he didn't enjoy the track in a slow run race.  Tonight there was no mistake however under Martin Harley who gave him a decisive and positive ride, making pretty much all and showing them the way home.  Staying is his strong suit as you would expect and he looks to have a bright future for the Hornets (Eamonn Duggan, Paul Smith and Rae Guest).  Well done to Steve Davis and Shaz who led him up.

Nostalgie progressing well

Kirsten Rausing's Nostalgie ran another good race yesterday and continues her progression up the placings. Unfortunately, this time she came up against a 'hot one' but she showed real grit and determination getting her head down at the finish to secure a well fought second.

We are very pleased with her attitude and look forward to seeing her out again in a few weeks - hopefully this time as a winner.

Many thanks from AHT

Rachel was featured in this week's Newmarket Journal with her Newmarket Town Plate steed Opera Buff presenting a cheque for the awesome sum of £10,100 to Mark Vaudin and Andrew Simmonds of the Animal Health Trust, the charity that does so much good work to safeguard the health of animals including horses, cats and dogs; of which Rachel is a trustee.  Thank you to all our owners and friends who have been so good as to donate to the cause, it is enormously appreciated.  

California Chrome still shining

Everyone at Chestnut Tree Stables was delighted to see the fabulous California Chrome (right, with Robbie Mills) run so well to be second in the Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita last night.  We were so pleased for Art and Alan Sherman and Chrome's owners, including Perry and Denise Martin, his breeders, who have taken every step of this fairytale story with him.  

Of course it was a shame not to win but if there ever was a horse who owes no-one anything Chrome is that horse.  Brilliant.  

Chrome is pictured here (right, with Steve Davis) at Chestnut Tree Stables enjoying a bit of the green stuff. Well done everyone.