Fri 20 Jan 2017
Purchased from the Goffs UK Breeze-Up Sale in 2016 on behalf of The Cool Silk Partnership, Prince Of Lir soon went on to acheve great things by beating subsequent G1 Middle Park Stakes winner The Last Lion in both of his first two races, including the G2 Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot. The good-looking son of Kodiac retires to stud at Joe and Jane Foley's Ballyhane Stud in Ireland for 2017. We wish him a successful stud career.
Tue 18 Oct 2016
Purchased from Tattersalls Book 1 on behalf of James and Jacko Fanshawe's racing partnership, Fred Archer Racing, The Tin Man has provided everyone with enormous enjoyment in 2016 and capped a memorable season with a dazzling victory on British Champions Day in the Group-1 Qipco British Champions Sprint Stakes. Defeating some of the best sprinters from across the globe, the son of Equiano confirmed himself as a top class performer. The Tin Man will stay in training in 2017 and we are all very excited about a prestigious global campaign.
Sun 21 Aug 2016
The six year-old stayer is a huge credit to trainer Hughie Morrison and his team as he seems better than ever this year. Purchased for just 25,000gns at the Tattersalls Guineas Breeze-Up Sale in 2012, Nearly Caught has now won six of his 22 starts, as well as being placed on another nine occasions and over £160,000 in prize money. He ran out the facile winner of the Group-2 Prix Kergorlay at Deauville today following up his five-length Listed success at the same track last month. The improving stayer looks set for an exciting autumn.
Sat 16 Jul 2016
James Fanshawe's improving sprinter showed his class to continue his progress towards Group-1 targets this autumn. The four year-old son of Equiano progressed through the ranks at a rapid rate last season culminating with an excellent fourth in the Group-1 Champions Sprint on British Champions Day. Beginning this season with an impressive Listed victory at Windsor, The Tin Man produced his trademark electric turn of foot to run out a cosy winner of the Group-3 Hackwood Stakes at Newbury at the weekend and is now all set for his next assignment in the Group-1 Haydock Sprint Cup.
Thu 16 Jun 2016
Goffs UK breeze-up purchase Prince Of Lir provided a memorable day for owners The Cool Silk Partnership at Royal Ascot by winning the Group-2 Norfolk Stakes in tenacious style. On only his second start, following a winning debut at Beverley last month, the Robert Cowell trained juvenile found plenty for Luke Morriss's urgings to record a most exciting success. Purchased in April at the breeze-up sale in Doncaster for the Cool Silk Partnership, headed up by Peter Swann, the speedy son of Kodiac is one of the best sprinting two year-olds in the country.
Sat 11 Jun 2016
The very well-bred daughter of Dandy Man showed too much speed for her French rivals to win the Listed Prix La Fleche at Chantilly. Showing blazing speed from the gates, Rapacity Alexander, who was purchased at Book Two of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale last year on behalf of her owner Noel O'Callaghan, was not for catching and recorded a very smart time of 58 seconds for the uphill five furlongs at Chantilly. This Listed victory is extremely important for this two year-old fillly as she is a full-sister to Group-1 winner Peniaphobia.
Sun 28 Feb 2016
Neil King enjoyed a superb weekend as Lil Rockerfeller provided his Marlborough yard with a first Grade-2 victory in the National Spirit Hurdle at Fontwell, following up the hugely impressive debut bumper success of Big Meadow at Chepstow the day before. Stroud Coleman purchased Lil Rockerfeller with Neil at the September DBS HIT Sale in 2014 for £31,000, while Big Meadow was purchased for £85,000 at the Tattersalls Ireland Cheltenham Sale in December having won his debut maiden Irish Point-to-Point and rates a hugely exciting prospect for the future. Congratulations to all the owners and the team at Neil's Ridgeway Racing.
Tue 29 Dec 2015
Perkunas made history in Qatar today by becoming the first ever UK-trained winner of a race in Qatar when victororious in the Al Rayyan Stakes under Jamie Spencer for trainer Brian Meehan and owner Sibbertoft Bloodstock, headed up by Bernard Gover. Perkunas was purchased by Stroud Coleman Bloodstock for 42,000gns from Tally Ho Stud at the Tattersalls Guineas Breeze-Up Sale. Congratulation to all connections.
Sun 01 Nov 2015
Harry Dunlop's classy juvenile, Robin Of Navan, provided Harryand all his connections with a memorable day in France this afternoon as he made all to win the Group-1 Criterium De Saint-Cloud unchallenged. This impressive victory provided both trainer Harry Dunlop and jockey Tony Piccone with their first Group-1 win and establishes Robin Of Navan as a leading Classic contender for 2016. Huge congratulations to Robin's four owners Cross, Deal, Foden and Sieff and to all the team at Harry's Windsor House Stables. Robin Of Navan was purchased for €47,000 at the Arqana Breeze-Up Sale from Bansha House Stables and has now won over €380,000 in prize money and premiums.
Sat 24 Oct 2015
Exciting two year-old Blue De Vega confirmed himself as a leading Classic contender for next season with a facile success in the Group-3 Killavullan Stakes at Leopardstown this afternoon. Michael O' Callaghan's colt made short work of his rivals in a race that has a proven record of producing top class horses. Purchased by Stroud Coleman Bloodstock for €32,000 at the BBAG Yearling Sale in Baden-Baden last year and subsequently re-sold by Tally Ho Stud at the Goresbridge Breeze-Up Sale, we look forward to watching Blue De Vega in his Classic campaign in 2016.