We enjoyed a wonderful morning on Saturday for our pre-season open morning. We welcomed 90 owners to Coombelands to see their horses on the gallops before sitting down to enjoy a champagne breakfast. We hope everyone enjoyed their morning as much as we did! Below are some of our favourite pictures.
We are delighted that Thresholdofadream got her head in front to win at Lingfield today for owners Derek James and Barry and Fiona Reilly at Woodcote Stud. Thresholdofadream was held up towards the up rear before closing in on the leaders entering the final two furlongs, she was ridden over one furlong out and ran on well under pressure to lead well inside the final furlong to win by a head under Joe Fanning.
We are delighted for our head lad Dean whose horse Double Legend won the ‘Bet At racingtv.com Handicap’ at Kempton on Saturday when ridden by Robert Havlin. Having run well at Kempton in his first two starts in handicap company finishing 3rd in December and 2nd in January, Double Legend was driven to lead over two furlongs out on Saturday and ran on well in the final furlong to beat Zamperini.
We are very pleased to have been awarded *Two Stars* in the 2019 Lycetts Team Champion Awards where we were judged on effective recruitment and induction systems, a safe and positive working environment, team-work, developing staff to fulfil their potential and rewarding hard-work and achievements
On behalf of an owner we have a potential broodmare for sale, Flitare is a three-year-old bay filly by Oasis Dream out of Federation. The second dam Flirtation is the dam of six winners including Attraction, five-time Group 1 winner and champion two-year-old filly in Europe. Attraction is the dam of Group 3 winner Elarqam and also young sire Fountain of Youth – 2019 will see his first two-year-old runners.
We are delighted that Inhale has won at Kempton this evening. Ridden by Jim Crowley she quickened to lead from one furlong out before running on well to win comfortably by two lengths. We are pleased for her owner, Prince Khalid Abdullah. Well done to Danielle Smith who looks after Inhale at home.
We enjoyed a super morning last Saturday for our Yearling Parade. We welcomed 80 owners and guests to Coombelands to see the new yearlings and horses-in-training being paraded before everyone enjoyed champagne and canapés provided by Maria Shiner catering.
We are delighted to have two new arrivals coming from Goffs Ireland this week. We secured a filly from the HIT sale, a three-year-old daughter of Raven’s Pass called Mazzuri who was sold by Rathbride Stables. Mazzuri is a two time winner and recently finished second in a Listed race, she will run in the colours of Mrs S Conway. We have also purchased a smart yearling colt by Sir Prancealot out of Hypocrisy who is for sale.
We are delighted that Zuba won at Chelmsford over 1m2f on Monday. Ridden by Robert Havlin he made headway to lead over one furlong out and stayed on well inside the final furlong to win by one length from the favourite ‘Say The Word.’ Congratulations to his owners John Connolly and Odile Griffith who purchased this lovely Dubawi colt at the Tattersalls Book 1 Sale last year.