The sun was shining on bank holiday Monday for a change and it was fantastic to have four winners at three different tracks. Mushaireb got things rolling winning on debut although there was a bit of a wait to find out the result in the stewards room. The Invincible Spirit colt was always in touch under jockey David Nolan at Newcastle. He was travelling well and started to make a challenge over the final furlong. His run was stopped though by Sincil Bank who hung a long way across the track and stopped our run completely. We rallied again and got up to finish second by three-quarters-of-a-length. A stewards enquiry was called and the places were reversed. It was a valuable race to win for owners Al Shaqab Racing, a total of £36,769 made up of £4,269 in prize money, £7,500 from the Plus 10 Bonus Scheme and £25,000 from the Tattersalls £25,000 Book 1 Bonus.

We had a double at Ripon starting with Forster Square notching up his first win of his career. He was held up by Paul Hanagan and started to make a challenge inside the final two furlongs. He had every chance and showed a great attitude to battle to the front and stay on to win by one-and-a-half-lengths.

Carnageo then won the next race on the card and this time it was George Chaloner in the saddle. He travelled in mid division and always looked to be going well. He needed a gap to open and when it did he battled with the favourite over the final furlong and held on well to win by a neck.

Our final winner was Innocent Touch and it was worth the long journey to Epsom for jockey Tony Hamilton. He tracked the leaders and took up the lead over the final two furlongs. He probably got the front earlier than Tony would have liked but he was travelling so well and stayed on brilliantly to win by a length.



We had winners in the opening race and last race on the card at Beverley. Our Boy Jack got things off to a great start winning by an impressive four-and-a-half-lengths. He’s a very consistent horse either winning or placed on his last five starts. He was held up behind the leaders under jockey Adam McNamara and took up the lead three furlongs from home. He was pulling clear and his rivals couldn’t catch him, a great result for Middleham Park Racing who surpassed their target for the season of winning £750.000 in prize money.


Owner Mrs Newett has had to be very patient with L’Apogee and it finally paid off. He was held up towards the rear by Tony Hamilton and made headway over the final two furlongs. Once they hit the front inside the final furlong they stayed on strongly to win by one-and-three-quarter-lengths.



Tom O’Ryan’s funeral will be held at St Leonard and St Mary Roman Catholic Church Malton on Monday September 12th at 11am. The church is in the centre of Malton (YO17 7EJ.) There is very limited parking at the church but plenty of free parking across the town.

I know people will be coming from far and wide, Malton has a train station and there is a direct train from York to Malton.

The wake will be held at Musley Bank (YO17 6TD) after the service.



Dolphin Vista has been crying out for good ground and he got it at Beverley yesterday. He was given a positive ride by jockey David Nolan and was always towards the front of the 9 runners. He lead inside the final furlong and showed a brilliant attitude to battle all the way to the winning post. He got up to win by a head for owner Mr Nasib.


Friday got off to a good start with a win for Flowing Clarets at Thirsk. The three-year-old has taken a little time to get together this season but she should be winning races and it was great to see her get her head in front. She tracked the leaders in third under jockey George Chaloner and took up the lead a furlong out. They were pressed heading to the line but stayed on to win by a neck and the Matthewman One Partnership were delighted with the result.


Springwood notched up his second win of his career in impressive style at Newcastle for the Richard Fahey Ebor Racing Club. The Zebedee colt was held up in mid-division by jockey Adam McNamara and started to make headway two furlongs from home. Once they hit the front they pulled clear to win by three-and-a-quarter-lengths.



Rosebride has been pretty consistent on her first four starts winning once and placed twice. Richard thought that a hood might just help her and it did the trick at Leicester. She was held up towards the rear by jockey Adam McNamara and they started to make headway two furlongs from home. Once they hit the front they pulled clear to win by a very comfortable three lengths, to continue the great season for Cheveley Park Stud.



Character Onesie has been placed on his last two starts and it was great to see him get his head in front at Yarmouth. It was worth the long trip to the east coast for jockey Adam McNamara. The pair tracked the leaders and took up the lead approaching the final two furlongs. They were challenged over the final furlong by The Gay Cavalier but held on to win by a head.



We didn’t have a runner in this years Ebor at York but we still got to enjoy the excitement of the race as our apprentice jockey Adam McNamara stormed to victory on the Tony Martin trained Heartbreak City. Adam gave the six-year-old a fantastic ride, tracking Seymour down the home straight and timing his challenge perfectly to win by an impressive four lengths. Tony had asked if he could use Adam and of course the answer was yes. The horse had stayed at Musley Bank for a couple of days in the lead up to the race and it was great to see them win. The scenes in the parade ring with the owners afterwards showed how much it meant to them.


Adam appeared on The Morning Line before the race and came across brilliantly. He talks very well and is a great role model for anyone wanting to get into the industry especially if they don’t come from a racing background.



It was a great start to Saturday with out first runner Double Touch winning the opener at Chester. The two-year-old Dutch Art colt had shown promise on his first two starts and he tracked the leaders under jockey David Nolan. He was always travelling well and was poised to challenge heading into the home straight. He didn’t get a clear run but when the gap opened he took up the lead and stayed on strongly to win by two-and-a-quarter-lengths. Well done to owners Nicholas Wrigley and Kevin Hart.

It was worth the long trip to Bath for Showbizzy. She was always in touch under jockey Shane Kelly and when he asked her to quicken she made headway on the outside. She battled for the lead inside the final furlong with Fleeting Dream and got the better of her rival to win by a neck. A great result for the Racegoers Club Owners Group.


It was the battle of the Frankel fillies’ in the Lowther Stakes at York and Queen Kindly powered home to win the Group 2 race. Fair Eva was sent off the the 4 to 11 favourite but Richard was always confident of our chances. Richard didn’t hide his disappointment at Queen Kindly finishing third at Royal Ascot as she’s a filly he’s always liked. The following win at Catterick did her the world of good and she’s grown and matured with every week. She’s a very powerful filly and showed us what she’s made of. Jamie Spencer has ridden her every time and he was towards the back of the field along with the favourite. She was always travelling well but we just needed a gap to open up and thankfully it did. She pulled clear and stayed on impressively to win by three-quarters-of-a-length. The first three home were 5 lengths clear of the rest of the field. Owner Jaber Abdullah was there and he was delighted. He bred Queen Kindly from the mare Lady Of The Desert who won the race in 2009.

Jamie was delighted with her after the race and said ”every time you ride her she’s chunkier and more powerful and she never missed a beat today. She was gutsy and tenacious and very professional. I pitched up at Catterick to ride her twice and a three-hour drive to ride her is a joy!”

The Cheveley Park could be her next target.

Queen Kindly 2