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.
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.