Sun 21 Oct 2018
Sands Of Mali put in a sensational performance to make all in the Group-1 British Champions Sprint at Ascot on Saturday defeating Europe's best sprinters in devastating fashion. Having been so unlucky when runner-up in the G1 Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot in June, Richard Fahey's star three year-old repelled mutiple Group-1 winner Harry Angel to win by a length under Paul Hanagan for owners The Cool Silk Partnership. A breeze-up purchase for £75,000, Sands Of Mali has now won just under £700,000 in career earnings and looks set for an exciting 2019.
Sun 09 Sep 2018
The wonderful six year-old son of Equiano The Tin Man registered his third G1 success in as many years with a powerful performance to beat the UK & Ireland's best sprinters in Saturday's G1 Haydock Sprint Cup with Sands Of Mali running with credit for a three year-old back in fifth. The Tin Man has now won three of the four UK's top sprint races having won the G1 British Champions Sprint at Ascot in 2016 and the G1 Golden Jubilee at Royal Ascot in 2017. His success is testament to the incredible training skills of James Fanshawe and all of his team at Pegasus Stables. This is the second time James Fanshawe and Stroud Coleman Bloodstock have teamed up to win this prestigious G1 with Society Rock having won the Haydock showpiece in 2012.
Mon 27 Aug 2018
Breeze-up purchase Sporting Chance has been progressing ever since being bought for £88,000 at the Tattersalls Ireland Ascot Breeze-Up Sale in April and registered a career best winning the Listed Ripon Champion Two Year-Old Trophy for Simon Crisford under a power-packed ride from Silvestre De Souza. The son of Kodiac is now ready for a step up into Group company and is another stakes winner sourced by Stroud Coleman Bloodstock from Con Marnane's Bansha House Stables. Congratulation to owner Abdulla Al Mansoori and all the team at Simon Crisford's Newmarket yard.
Sat 25 Aug 2018
Brightwalton Stud's amazingly progressive homebred filly Maid Up ran out a comfortable winner of the G3 March Stakes at Goodwood following up from her narrow defeat in the G2 Lilly Langtry Stakes at Glorious Goodwood. The gutsy daughter of Mastercraftsman has now won four of her last five starts and remains on a rapid upward curve. She was bred and raised at Jeff & Phoebe Hobby's Brightwalton Stud with her dam Complexion having been purchased on their behalf by Stroud Coleman Bloodstock in 2012 with the subsequent matings decided together thereafter. Maid Up could now have her sights raised into G1 company and has been expertly handled by Andrew Balding and all of his team at Kingsclere.
Mon 30 Jul 2018
Good performances from Kodyanna and Flawless Jewel on Sunday added to the Cool Silk Partnership's good season after the Group race victories of Sands Of Mali earlier in the year. Kodyanna followed up her York nursery success with a good second behind Comedy in the G3 Prix De Cabourg at Deauville on Sunday which was preceeded an hour earlier by a dazzling 16-length Novice Race victory for Sands Of Mali's half-sister Flawless Jewel at Pontefract. Kodyanna filled the same position in the Deauville contest as her half-sister Darkanna did twelve months earlier in the same race.
Sat 23 Jun 2018
Sands Of Mali flew home after suffering trouble in running to finish a fast-closing second in the G1 Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot, the top 3yo only sprint of the year. He narrowly failed to add to the G2 & G3 victories on his previous two outings this year. He is having a fantastic season and is a credit to all the team at Richard Fahey's Musley Bank yard.
Sat 26 May 2018
Sands Of Mali made all in tenacious style and just fended off the determined Invincible Army to win the Group-2 Sandy Lane Stakes at Haydock. Having begun the season with a Group-3 victory in France, Sands Of Mali showed plenty of speed once again but also had the heart to cling on to victory in the final furlong. All roads now lead to the Group-1 Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot for The Cool Silk Partnership's flagship colt.
Wed 09 May 2018
The highly regarded Young Rascal followed up his impressive Newbury win with a taking success in the Group-3 Chester Vase. Despite running green and suffering interference in running, Young Rascal showed his class to win quite comfotably to set up an exciting Derby bid for trainer William Haggas and owner Bernard Kantor of Derby sponsors Investec.
Fri 27 Apr 2018
Five individual Stroud Coleman purchases have won their debut bumper in the last five weeks. Breaking Waves (€30,000 from the Tattersalls Ireland August Sale) and Kalinihta (€3,000 from the Tattersalls Ireland August Sale) both won for Noel Williams, Geordie B (£40,000 from Goffs UK May Sale) and Destinee Royale (£56,000 from Goffs UK May Sale) both won for Venetia Williams, while Sebastopol (private purchase) produced a hugely impressive display to win the bumper on Scottish Grand National Day for Tom Lacey. Congratulations to all connections.
Fri 13 Apr 2018
Sands Of Mali produced an excellent performance on his seasonal return when defying a penalty in the Group-3 Prix Sigy at Chantilly. Last year's Group-2 Gimcrack Stakes proved his class and determination to provide The Cool Silk Partnership and trainer Richard Fahey with the ideal start to the season on the path towards the Group-1 Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot.