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FINALIST!

We were very excited to hear this week that we have been shortlisted in the 2019 Ely Standard East Cambridgeshire Business Awards. We are a FINALIST in the SUPPORTING YOUNG PEOPLE category. We are very proud of our record in giving young people an opportunity in our industry. As we know, we ALL need a healthy flow of new staff in racing. Lauren Hall started with us at 15 doing work experience, went through the British Racing School and is now 19 and about to start her Level 3. We also have two young people, Reece and Anna, who joined us from the British Racing School at the end of last year and another one starting next week. We have provided work experience for one 16 year old and an 18 year old this year and currently have two 15 year old girls on work experience this week. They are all enthusiastic youngsters interested in pursuing a career in racing and we want to encourage them into the industry.

July Cup Day at Newmarket

It was the Moet & Chandon July Festival in Newmarket last week and we had a very jolly picnic in the car park at the racecourse on Saturday for Darley July Cup Day. About 40 guests joined us made up of owners, colleagues and friends. Thank you all for coming along and making it such a fun afternoon. Emma O'Gorman (Badass Bites) prepared a wonderful spread of food for us all to enjoy and the champagne and rosé flowed all afternoon and into the evening. It was such a success we think we might do it again. See you next year!

Kachumba now a 5 time winner

Kachumba ran another solid race yesterday at Brighton in the Fillies' Handicap Stakes (Class 5) at 6:40. She had 4 wins last year and has been knocking on the door for another having been placed 3 times already this year. She didn't start well but really got into the race with 2 furlongs to go leaving the field in her wake. We hope the Handicapper doesn't react too strongly! It was great that two of our Bucket List Syndicate members, Tom and Jason were there to enjoy their first win with her. I think they are still buzzing from the experience which is exactly the reason for setting this particular syndicate up and give first timers the chance to experience the thrill of racehorse ownership at an affordable price. It was also a first time win for Henrietta's colours which was very exciting.

 

 

 

 

Right on trend

So delighted for our owner Vicky Markowiak who had a winner with a home bred on Saturday in the Rockliffe Hall Novice Mediam Auction Stakes at Redcar. FASHIONESQUE had a third on her first appearance at Yarmouth a month ago and has come on a lot for that run. Connor Beasley gave her a great run midfield before shaking her up in the final furlong and beating the favourite on the line. A very pleasing result and well done to the team especially Ali for looking after her so well on the day.

 

AHT Charity Race Day

Rae Guest Racing and Keystone Law, where Rachel is a Consultant Solicitor, were joint sponsors of the fifth race at Newmarket's Animal Health Trust Charity Race Day on Saturday. Frankie was on board Nonchalance to win for John Gosden and a couple of our owners joined Rae and Rachel on the podium to present the prizes. Judy and Ann were just two of the many owners that came to enjoy AHT's hospitality in the marquee followed by Nile Rogers & Chic in concert. 

AHT is such a worthy charity. Along with important research, their disease surveillance team does amazing work protecting the world's equine population from the threat of infectious disease for which we in racing are all certainly very grateful for.

Many thanks Darren for taking all the photos!