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Syndicate morning

At the weekend we hosted an owners morning for two of our syndicates. The Chestnut Tree's and The Musketeers are comprised of a mix of owners, some of whom have been with us for a long time and some newer faces. Several of them are in both syndicates.

As restrictions are starting to ease we felt it would be a good opportunity for the members to get to know each other a little better, so a date was set for Saturday 8th May and plans were set in motion. What we HAD NOT planned for was the atrocious weather that rolled in on the day ! Despite the torrential rain that lasted all morning our intrepid owners would not be put off and came along to see their horses.

On arrival, everybody was greeted with a hot drink and fresh pastries after which they watched their horses exercise along the Cambridge Road polytrack. On their return, a tasty brunch was provided by Newmarket Secret Kitchen which was enjoyed by all, owners and staff alike.

It was a great success despite the weather and we are planning more social events throughout the year. Please keep following our news section of the website and our Instagram/Facebook pages for dates once they are confirmed.

A winner for The Musketeers

Aramis Grey got her season well and truly underway last night with a win at Kempton. This Gutaifan filly, owned by The Musketeers syndicate was extremely consistent last season. At Wolverhampton last month she finished second on her seasonal debut over 7f, but showed enough speed to drop back to 6f for this fillies Handicap. Making all from the start, she quickened up two furlongs out and battled bravely to win by three quarters of a length. Thank you to Ben Curtis for the ride and a big well done to all of The Musketeers ! Not forgetting Sajjad Ali who looks after her at home.

Bahia Star breaks her maiden

This half sister to five winners including Listed placed Brioniya and Group 2 winner Beshaayir broke her maiden on Saturday at Brighton with her first win off her first run this year as a three year old. She was up in trip from last year and relished the conditions storming through in the final furlong to win by over two lengths. Hopefully the Handicapper won't be too harsh!

Congratulations to BB Bloodstock on their first homebred winner. Think it might have been quite an emotional moment - hey Lynn? We have the next half sister lining up, Luna Breeze and hopefully many more successes to come from both fillies as the season progresses. We'd love to see them follow in their dam's footsteps, Bahia Breeze, also trained by Rae.

Job opportunities

We have a couple of full time job opportunities to join our small but successful team in Newmarket.

We are looking for a Pupil Assistant with a view to being promoted to Assistant Trainer. The successful candidate for this role should have leadership skills, be hard-working, enthusiastic and keen to progress within the industry. We are looking for an honest, reliable and trustworthy individual with sufficient experience to be able to take responsibility for overseeing the yard when needed. Must be a good rider and experienced in riding flat racehorses, ideally able to ride fast work.

We are also looking for an experienced full time groom/rider. The successful candidate must be a good rider and have significant experience riding flat racehorses. They should be hard-working, reliable and enthusiastic. 

Duties will include general stable duties, riding out and accompanying assigned horses to the races. Competitive wage in line with age and experience, pension contributions, extra afternoon off every other week.

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to apply giving details of past experience or call the office on 01638 661508. Further information about us can be found at www.raeguest.com

Thanks Bob!

We heard yesterday that one of our lovely owners made a generous donation to Racing Welfare. All of us who work in the industry recognise the fantastic work they do in supporting racing staff. As a charity they rely heavily on donations like this, so thank you Bob Goodes for your  generosity.