Crownthorpe become our first winner of 2021 under a good ride from returning apprentice jockey Connor Murtagh. He was always tracking the leaders and began to make headway on the outer three furlongs out. He raced wide and was challenging two furlongs out, he soon led and was ridden to maintain his effort. Despite edging left over a furlong out, he kept on strongly in final furlong to score by three quarters of a length. Congratulations to owners The Richard Fahey Ebor Racing Club.


We had two winners on the final two days of York’s season. The first was Crownthorpe for the Richard Fahey Ebor Racing Club. Sean Davis had the ride and he hasn’t had the best relationship with this horse, falling off him twice including at York. They were always in touch and he was asked an effort two furlongs from home. He was ridden to lead approaching the furlong pole and stayed on really strongly to win by two-and-a-quarter-lengths.

Coolagh Forest won over course and distance last month and he was impressive once again. He tracked the leaders under Paul Hanagan and took up the lead approaching the final furlong. He stayed on well under pressure and found more again to win by three-lengths for owner Alan Harte.


It’s been a good week for the Richard Fahey Ebor Racing Club with two winners. Crownthorpe followed up Fairy Stories success with a victory at Newcastle. He was held up by apprentice Sean Davis and he picked up really strongly over the final two furlongs. When he hit the front he pulled clear to win by two-lengths.


The winners are ticking over nicely in May and we had another double this time at Beverley. Dylan De Vega finished second on debut at Nottingham last month and so it was no surprise to see him win at the second time of asking. He lead after a furlong under Tony Hamilton and that’s where he stayed. He did give us a bit of a scare swerving left approaching the final furlong but ran on well to win by three-lengths for owner-breeder Smarden Thoroughbreds.

Crownthorpe has been running well and he’s a horse we have always liked. He had to sit and suffer a bit under apprentice Sean Davis sitting towards the rear of the field. They had to wait patiently for the gaps to open but when they did he wasn’t for catching and won by three lengths. A great result for the Richard Fahey Ebor Racing Club.


Thursday was a fantastic day with four winners and it really feels like the season has finally started. Maybride kicked things off impressively at Newmarket. The daughter of Mayson is a lovely filly and it was great her to see her win so well for Cheveley Park Stud. She tracked the leader under Oisin Murphy and had the lead two-furlongs from home. She stayed on impressively to win by two-lengths.

Crownthorpe then won the Cock O The North Handicap at Ripon. He’s a really big horse and one we’re excited about this season. He tracked the leaders under Paul Hanagan and was switched outside to get a run approaching the final two furlongs. He was challenged but stayed on powerfully over the final furlong to win by two-and-a-half-lengths for the Richard Fahey Ebor Racing Club.

We then had an impressive double at Newcastle. Sabre made a fantastic start to his career winning on debut despite running into all sorts of trouble in running. He was held up towards the back of the field by Tony Hamilton but started to make headway halfway. He got stopped in running several times but when he finally got some daylight he powered to the front to get up and win by three-lengths. He was extremely impressive and one to look forward to for owners Kenneth and Janis Macpherson.

Odds On Oli finally got his head in front and won by the biggest margin of all our runners – five lengths! He was always in touch and when Tony asked him for an effort he pulled clear of his rivals for owners Mike Brown and Dee Howe.


It was great to get September off to such a strong start with a five-timer. We had three winners at Chester and Penwortham got things off to a flying start winning a valuable handicap for the Richard Fahey Ebor Racing Club. He was held up by jockey Paddy Mathers and was always travelling strongly. He didn’t get a clear run and was switched right over the final two furlongs. He took up the lead and battled well with War Glory over the final furlong and stayed on to win by a half-a-length.

We doubled up in the very next race with Powerallied. Paddy was again in the saddle and gave the four-year-old a patient ride. When he asked him for an effort two furlongs from home he obliged and pulled clear of his rivals. He stayed on strongly to win by a length-and-a-quarter for owner Dr Marwan Koukash.

Our third winner at Chester was Boundsy who flew home to get up and a win by a neck for owner Kevin Mercer. The three-year-old is ultra consistent and was held up by jockey Adam McNamara. He was switched right inside the final furlong and when he saw some daylight he ran on strongly to get up and win on the line.

Crownthorpe was very impressive at Sandown winning the nursery by three-lengths. Jockey Silvestre De Sousa settled him at the rear of the field. He asked him for an effort two furlongs from home and he obliged. He’s been placed on four of his five starts so he deserved such an impressive win. A great day for the Richard Fahey Ebor Racing Club.

Our final winner came at Beverley and Society Red made all to win the Class 2 Handicap. He showed a really good attitude when challenged by owner Martyn Macleod’s other runner Appointed and the fast finishing The Statesman. He stayed on to win by a neck.