A June to remember for winners, including Rattling Jewel trained by Nicole McKenna proving to be such a consistent star for his owners winning back to back sprints at the Curragh He’s proved an unbelievable horse after I picked him up at Tattersalls Ireland Ascot Sales for 5k as a 3 year old from Andrew Balding’s yard. He’s now got a rating of 90 and has become a very good sprinter. I’m very proud of him. A great photo taken by Healy Racing published in the Irish Field.
My clients Stajinia Bayonetta racing have had a very fruitful start to the season in Poland with a steady flow of winners from their small yard. Monika and Konrad work tirelessly to achieve their goals and it means so much to me to see their budgets increasing each season when they come shopping after the successes of their team during the season. One little horse who is running well is the former Ann Duffield trained Letbygonesbeicons, never out the prize money there will be plenty more to come from him. Baahy the former Shadwell horse has been unlucky this season after winning 3 last season, but with luck on his side he’ll be winning a good one shortly.
On the pointing side, the season ended with several great moments. David O’Brien my longstanding client, obtained his amateur licence and on his first ride with his Numbercruncher at Stratford in the 2 mile hunter chase it was a dream come true for Dob to win easily on his first ride under rules. Amazing, and I was so pleased I could be there to see it, while acting as assistant for the day.
On the last day of the point season. Sullivans John who has been a bit frustrating to say the least, but he’s just taken a time to grow into himself mentally and physically won the maiden for the Lewis Family at Umberleigh. It was a very special and emotional day for my owners as Heidi’s very poorly granddad was able to be there to see it and was in the winners enclosure for the presentation. Sadly Heidi’s granddad passed away a week later but a beautiful memory to have of him.