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.
Fri 23 Oct 2015
Monteverdi ran out an impressive winner of his debut maiden at Newbury this afternoon in the manner of a colt destined for stakes company in 2016. Purchased for €72,000 at the Arqana October Yearling Sale last year by Stroud Coleman Bloodstock and subsequently re-sold by Tally Ho Stud at the Tattersalls Craven Breeze-Up Sale, Monteverdi looks an exciting prospect for trainer Jamie Osborne and owner Michael Buckley.
Mon 05 Oct 2015
Progressive two year-old Robin Of Navan followed up his Listed win in France six weeks ago with a convincing success in the Group-3 Prix De Conde at Chantilly today. He powered clear to a facile two and a half length victory under regular jockey Tony Piccone for trainer Harry Dunlop and owners Cross, Deal, Foden and Sieff. Congratulations to all connections and all the best in the quest for Group-1 glory next start!
Thu 01 Oct 2015
Purchased from the Arqana breeze-up sale in May for €55,000, two year-old Showcasing colt Maxiumum Aurelius is another stakes class colt secured from that sale by Stroud Coleman Bloodstock in addition to Robin Of Navan. Both colts were sold by Bansha House Stables. Maximum Aurelius suffered trouble in running last time when finishing a close fourth in a Listed race after his maiden win, but relished the step down in class at Nantes this afternoon to rout a conditions race field at Nantes by eight lengths. A return to stakes company now beckons. Congratulations to his British-based owner Craig Mather and Chantilly trainer Francis-Henri Graffard.
Fri 25 Sep 2015
Purchased from the DBS breeze-up sale in April, King Of Swing made an impressive winning debut at Haydock this afternoon. Despite being slowly away and running green, the son of Dutch Art picked up nicely to win rather cosily and looks set for an exciting future for his very enthusiastic owners the Cool Silk Partnership. Congratulations to them and to trainer James Given.
Wed 23 Sep 2015
Having been extremely unlucky on his debut at Dundalk when beaten just over a length despite being very slowly away having been in the stalls for over seven minutes, two year-old colt Blue De Vega made no mistake on his second start at Naas today. Despite having to travel wide throughout from a wide draw, Blue De Vega was always travelling well within himself and powered clear to win by almost five lengths from 15 rivals. Blue De Vega was purchased as a yearling for €32,000 by Stroud Coleman at the 2014 BBAG Yearling Sale in Baden-Baden, Germany from top German breeders Gestut Ammerland. Trainer Michael O'Callaghan holds the son of Lope De Vega in the very highest regard and plenty more is expected in the future.
Tue 08 Sep 2015
Purchased for 42,000gns at the Tattersalls Guineas Breeze-Up Sale in May from Tally Ho Stud, Baltic King two year-old Perkunas looks a promising colt with an exciting future for his owner Bernard Gover and trainer Brian Meehan. Second to Godolphin's smart juvenile Emotionless on debut at Newmarket, Perkunas suffered trouble in running when fifth in the valuable Convivial Maiden at York, but made no mistake when running out a ready winner of his maiden at Brighton yesterday. He should make up into a quality three year-old.