New arrival

We welcomed an exciting new arrival into the yard this week, a filly we have looked forward to since she was born.

Passion Tango is the daughter of Berryessa who Rae trained back in 2017/2018. Her sire is the great California Chrome, winner of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Dubai World Cup and twice American Horse of The Year. There is an interesting back story to this filly's arrival as her sire actually stayed here in the yard during the lead up to Royal Ascot in 2015. His owners Perry and Denise Martin then joined Rae in a three horse syndicate with Berryessa being one of the three. A plan was hatched for Berryessa to be sent to the US on her retirement to be covered by California Chrome when he started his stud career with the resulting foal to be trained by Rae. And here she is ! (pictured).

However, there is a sad footnote to this tale as Denise Martin sadly passed away and will never get to see this filly race. We hope Passion Tango can repay her faith in us and we are sure Denise would have been filled with pride when she makes her debut. We would like to say to Perry Martin how grateful we are to him for sending this filly to us and we look forward to seeing him when he comes over to the UK. In the meantime Passion Tango is settling in beautifully and we look forward to seeing how she develops. Watch this space !