We usually start writing up the year’s winners when racing commences on the grass tracks in mid March.  However horses that come to hand late in the season are now more likely to commence the year’s racing on the all weather in January and February.  With two maiden winners in early January, and four winners in all we felt it worthwhile to start recording all our winners from January 1st.

We look forward to an exciting year ahead on the racetrack.

Broome should continue where he left off, running at the highest level.  We are told Point Lonsdale, after almost a year on the sidelines, is back to his best and will be seen early.

We have many exciting 3YO’s to look forward to, all who won on either their first or second appearance late in 2022:-

  • Idea Generation – won at Aqueduct on November 5th, continues to race In the USA
  • USS Constitution – won at Ascot in September, will race in Hong Kong in 2023
  • Physique – won at Newbury in October, continues to race in the UK
  • Saadiyat – 2nd on his only racecourse appearance, will continue to race in France
  • Lan Cinnte – unlucky when beaten a short head at Navan in October races in the family colours in Ireland

With a very successful sale of yearlings in September and October 2022 we expect many to do the stud proud in the year ahead.

January - July

Lord Cherry

9th March 2023

Lord Cherry won at Southwell on the 2nd February over 7f and on returning there ten days later he finished a close 2nd over the shorter trip of 6f.  On March 9th he went back to Southwell and over his favourite 7f trip he again came home a winner.  If his official rating stays at his present mark he should add more wins, if staying at 7f or even up to 1 mile.

We would like to congratulate his trainer Stuart Williams and his owners and wish for them many more wins in the months ahead.
Furniture Factors

4th March 2023

Furniture Factors (Pride of Dubai X I Hearyou Knocking) was the last foal of the mare.  Finishing a close 4th at Southwell on the 10th February it went to post here at the much shorter price of 5/1.  He had a ding dong battle with a short price favourite through the final furlong, prevailing in a photo finish at the post.

If his handicap mark does not increase too much he should pick up more in the months ahead, either on the flat turf or on the all weather.
Odin Owns You All

23rd February 2023

Odin Owns You All (No Nay Never X Kitty Love) did not run as a 2YO and finished a close 2nd at Newcastle in January.  Dropping back in trip to 7f he made no mistake this time at Southwell in a large field of fourteen runners.  Going to post as the 5/2 favourite he had a comfortable 2½ lengths to spare at the line.  The first three home in the Newcastle race in January have now all won so we can expect Odin to notch up more wins in the months ahead.

He is the fourth foal of racing age out of the dam Kitty Love.  All are winners including Like a King who has a black type win and GR3 placed.  He has a 2YO by Too Darn Hot which sold at the Goffs Orby and who will go to the Doncaster Breeze Up.

Kitty Love has a full brother yearling by Too Darn Hot and is in foal St Mark’s Basilica.  She will return to St Mark’s Basilica.
Lord Cherry

2nd February 2023

Lord Cherry (Profitable X Winning Sequence) had a 172 days break when reappearing in the Spreadex Sports Classified Stakes at Southwell on February 2nd.  Strongly fancied he went to post at a price of 3/1 and justified the confidence placed in him.  He went to the front 5f from home and though headed on the 1f mark by the favourite he fought back to lead again close home.

Lord Cherry was the last foal out of the mare Winning Sequence.  Having won this classified stake he should now pick up some handicaps off his present mark.

20th January 2023

Stardays had done much of his racing at Dundalk and had finished 2nd on November 9th.  On this occasion he stayed close to the leaders and went to the front 1f out.  Faced with a strong challenge from the favourite in the final 100 yards he was not to be denied, just lasting home.  When asked to explain his improvement in form from seven days earlier his trainer said it was a result of the positive ride he got letting the other horses, catch me if you can.

With this change in tactics he could easily add to his winnings at Dundalk in the months ahead.

Solent Gateway

16th January 2023

Solent Gateway was not winning out of turn when an easy winner of this Class 2 handicap at Wolverhampton on January 16th.  With two wins off an easy rating in 2021 his official rating was increased to 94.  Running with 9st 12lbs on his back he still ran out a one and a half length winner.  This valuable handicap was worth Stg. £13,000 bringing his total earnings to over Stg. £75,000.  If his official rating is not increased again he should pick up some more valuable handicaps.


13th January 2023

Selador (Dark Angel X Loreto) had finished a close 2nd twice, from three runs on grass in early 2022.  Being left off for the summer she reverted to the all weather at Dundalk finishing 4th on her three runs in November and December over 1m which was all too short.

Stepping up to 1m2½f on January the 13th she kept on strongly inside the final furlong for an easy win and showing that she may even be better at 1m4f.  Even though Loreto is by Holy Roman Emperor all her siblings have won at distances from 1m2f to 1m6f.  With her maiden win achieved and a rating in the mid seventies she should pick up some worthwhile handicaps in the months ahead.
God Of Fire

3rd January 2023

God Of Fire (Muhaarar X Loreto) had two easy runs in late 2022 but went to post favourite in the Fans Maiden Stakes at Wolverhampton on January 3rd.  He did not leave his followers down winning by a comfortable two lengths.  The report next day said “he travelled powerfully and it was just a question of how much he would find when asked”.  The answer was plenty and he won drawing right away from the field.  This was his first trip over 1m2f and there should be a lot more to come when running in middle distant races.

God Of Fire was the highest priced sire yearling by his sire Muhaarar when sold at the October sales in 2021.  We would like to wish his trainer Stuart Williams and owners Opulence Thoroughbreds a very successful 2023.