Another reason to smile
Due to their popularity, we haven't had a horse available for syndication for a few months so I am very happy to now offer you the chance to get involved in a lovely filly who should give us all loads of fun.
As mentioned last week, value was hard to find at Tattersalls July Sale but I think I found some in the form of a three-year old filly called ANY SMILE. In six career runs to date, her best performances came in her first two races which were on the all-weather so it is easy to understand why she hasn't matched that on turf since - I think a return to the all-weather is what she needs and she should be well handicapped if getting back to the level of form she showed previously. As with all new horses we buy, the dentist came in straight away to check her teeth and they hadn't been done in a while with one tooth cracked so hopefully that is a bit more improvement we can get out of her now she has had it sorted. She only ran two weeks ago so should be back at the races as soon as we get her syndicate of owners together.
There has already been a bit of interest in her so there is currently 60% for sale with 10% shares costing £800 each plus the usual all-inclusive £200 per month training fees - this covers all costs and you will never be charged any more than this. If you would like to find out more or to get involved, please CONTACT US or email email@example.com.
We had no joy last week with our runners but some were unlucky whilst we learnt plenty about others after their races so it's something we can build on for the future.
Hopefully this week can be a bit better as we have some good chances heading to the races.
Wednesday will be a memorable one for team member Sam as he will be having his first ride in a race at Leicester on Limerick Lord. The conditions of the race are ideal for the horse as a straight 7f is what he needs and his owner Steve Clarke has very kindly allowed Sam to ride for him as it is a race restricted to amateur jockeys who haven't ridden more than three winners. Limerick is a very straightforward ride so is ideal for Sam and he is fit and well after a couple of runs since having a short break.
Thursday sees Yarmouth host another meeting and we'll be there with just the one runner as Exning Queen takes her chance again following a messy run last week. She blew the start and lost a lot of ground but still ran well when running on at the finish. The extra furlong should be ideal this time and I hope she can run a big race.
Noble Account is a horse I think quite a bit of but he is still a big baby and hasn't even got his summer coat yet despite our best efforts! He improved on his novice race runs with a good effort last time at Newbury when still showing his inexperience. That run should have brought him on a bit and I hope he can put up a good show at York on Friday evening. It looks like it'll be a tough race but he has ability and should be able to get involved.
We will be heading even further up the A1 on Saturday with two runners at Newcastle. It's a long way to go but I hope we have some good chances.
Gas Monkey has been a revelation since wearing a hood in his races and won his third race in a row with an easy success at Doncaster last time. He is 11lb higher in the ratings now and has to race in a higher grade but the trip and track should be ideal so I hope he still has a bit more improvement left in him. Heading up north with him will be Boxatricks. He won at the track last year and it is probably where he runs best so fingers crossed he can put up another good effort after not liking the firm ground at Newmarket last time.
Due to a lack of numbers, I am afraid to say that our owners' golf day and barbecue planned for 16th August has had to be scrapped but don't worry if you were looking forward to visiting the yard as we will now be hosting a 'racing weekend' for owners and anyone else who would be interested.
On Friday 20th September we will be hosting a barbecue at the yard from 3pm onwards which anyone can come along to and we hope you can stay locally that night and make a weekend of it as you are more than welcome to come back to the yard on Saturday morning to see the horses on the gallops. As well as this, there is a race meeting at the Rowley Mile that day too so you can head up there in the afternoon. It is also the Newmarket Open weekend so there's loads to see and do, more of which can be viewed on their website:
Please note that the yard will not be open for visitors on Sunday 22nd September like some other yards in town will be - the horses need a day to relax and so do us humans!
It'll be great to see plenty of you make the most of this busy and fun weekend.
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