Another win for Show Stealer

Show Stealer enjoyed the firm ground yesterday at Bath and showed a little bit of the old sparkle winning the Class 4 Andersons 'Confined' Handicap Stakes for owner Mr Colin Joseph. She ran very keenly at the start but a customary no-nonsense, strong ride from Silvestre De Sousa ensured she got tucked in until the final furlong when she took the lead and ran on strongly. 



Get the BBQ out!

We celebrated the ROA's Racing Staff Week yesterday with a BBQ for our well deserving team . Many of our Owner's came along to show there appreciation and join in with the 'fun and games' laid on for the event along with colleagues, suppliers and good friends; nearly 100 people in all.

The exceptional weather ensured we could enjoy all the refreshments and activities well into the night. It was also Rachel's 50th Birthday so another good excuse to celebrate!

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.