Horses Update – June 2020

Horses Update – June 2020

The latest on each of our club horses…

A strong finish from Balgair at Yarmouth

BALGAIR continues in great shape at home and no doubt you will have noticed that his trainer, Tom Clover is enjoying a real purple patch with his horses at present boasting the best strike rate of ALL stables, all over the country, in the first two weeks of the resumption of racing. 

On the 3rd June we took Balgair to Yarmouth. It was a pity that under normal circumstances the competition wouldn’t have been allowed to enter such race, and it meant that Maydanny was allowed to do so and duly showed that, in his case, £1.35million does buy you a nice horse!! Balgair, however, ran a terrific race and finished a strong third on his first time out for the Club!

We are still waiting for the right race to be put on for Balgair, but there are due to be details of more races released by the BHA imminently. We do still have a couple in mind over the next month at both Yarmouth again, and here at HQ at the July meeting where he ran last year. 

We will keep you updated! In the meantime, find out more about…

Bullington Boy to be entered at Newmarket

BULLINGTON BOY has been back in training since the end of May and his trainer, Jane Chapple Hyam, indicates he is now ready to run! He had an entry at Newmarket on Saturday, but has now been scratched from the race in favour of a visit to Yarmouth, all other things being equal on 29th June, giving the 4yo Canford Cliff gelding a good opportunity to stretch his legs! So watch this space!

(updated 17.06.20)

He was noted recently stretching his legs on the Limekilns, the world famous gallops, just beyond Bury Road having a gentle spin as he approaches ‘match fitness’. Bullington Boy, second up…

We will keep you posted on his plans!

Sixties Icon Filly developing nicely

Our filly by Sixties Icon has now had around two months out in the paddocks and when we visited her last week, she was really enjoying herself. She looked to have grown and has certainly developed as we had hoped. Although she will never be a big, robust unit, she is very well proportioned and we are excited by her development.
With another couple of weeks getting all the goodness from the pasture and a nice bit of sun on her back, she will be back with Charlie Fellowes and we’ll start to get a little more excited by the propsect of her running. Of course, she is still to be named and we will shortly be inviting suggestions! She is by Sixties Icon out of a mare called Rose Cheval.. all ideas welcome!

You can read a little more about the background of each of the horses here.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

We look forward to updating you again soon!