Between October 2020 and August 2021, this son of Es Que Love recorded four wins from seven starts; whilst only finishing out of the frame on one occasion. He was also the horse to provide Musley Bank with its 3000th winner on May 11th 2021.
Purchased for 85,000gns at last year’s Tattersalls Autumn Horses In Training Sale by Australian bloodstock agent Craig Rounsefell of Boomer Bloodstock.
In training since with American trainer Philip D’Amato, Harry landed a hat-trick at Santa Anita from his first three US starts. The last of these came in the Grade 3 American Stakes. His fourth and most recent start saw him finish second in the Grade 2 Eddie Read Stakes at Del Mar. He has so far won $194, 600 for his new connections.
Harry is a popular figure at his new yard
Hong Kong Harry stretches clear in the American Stakes (Gr.3) at Santa Anita
Paul Hanagan and Joe Norris celebrate our 3000th winner at Ayr
A very good two-year-old for Musley Bank, Peniaphobia won the valuable Weatherbys Super Sprint in 2013 for owners John Rhodes and Peter Timmins. This was his fourth and final run for the stable (three wins, one second), before his private sale to Hong Kong.
Between 2014 and 2018, he was enormously successful for his owner Huang Kai Wen and legendary Hong Kong trainer Tony Cruz. From his nine wins and 14 placings (from 42 starts), the son of Dandy Man amassed a whopping total of $41,258,580 (HKD) – equivalent to £4,350,038! The highlight of this glittering career was a half-length victory in the Group 1 Hong Kong Sprint (6f) at Sha Tin in December 2015.
Since his retirement in April 2018, Peniaphobia has been residing at Living Legends, the ‘International Home of Retired Champions’ in Victoria, Australia.
Peniaphobia wins the Weatherbys Super Sprint in 2013 under Paul Hanagan
Peniaphobia wins his final race under Neil Callan at Sha Tin in January 2017
Peniaphobia takes the Hong Kong Sprint (Gr.1) under Joel Moreira
Peniaphobia (right), a special guest at Flemington racecourse on July 22nd
More Than This
This son of Dutch Art was purchased for 40,000gns at the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale (Book 2) in 2017. He won two novice races at Ayr and Haydock (impressive in both) before triumphing in his third and final start for the yard – a nursery contest at Glorious Goodwood.
After this victory, In a deal brokered by bloodstock agent Will Douglass of Gordon-Watson Bloodstock, More Than This was purchased by the same owners as Peniaphobia. Under trainers K W Lui and C S Shum, the horse has enjoyed immense success. His win/pace percentage from 24 starts stands at 46%, whilst he has earned over $25,000,000 (over £2,600,000).
Racing exclusively at Sha Tin and only contesting graded races since April 2020, a pair of Grade 1 second placings behind the great Golden Sixty, stand out as the highlights of his highly successful and unfinished career in Hong Kong.
More Than This loses out by a head to Golden Sixty in the Champions Mile in the April of last year
Jockey Karis Teetan in full control aboard More Than This
This scopey son of Wootton Bassett was with us until the late autumn of last year before he was sold to new connections in Australia in a deal brokered by Colm Sharkey, agent. His one run prior to this sale saw him finish a good third to some decent types in an Ayr maiden contest.
His new trainer Anthony Freedman has been in touch to report that he has now been gelded after placing twice from two starts so far. Mr Freedman is happy with how the horse has come back into his work since the operation, and believes that he will be ready to race again in either November or December.
Allegedly is a fine-looking son of Wootton Bassett
Allegedly back cantering down under
This son of Paco Boy ran eight times for Musley Bank and Highclere between June 2015 and August 2017 – winning on three occasions. Officially rated 95 on his final start for the yard, where he finished midfield in a Glorious Goodwood handicap, he was subsequently sold to the highly successful owners Australian Bloodstock.
This operation is best known in European circles for the exploits of the German-trained Protectionist; winner of the 2014 Melbourne Cup. It was to Protectionist’s handler, Andreas Wohler, that Mr Garcia was sent. He won a valuable handicap at Flemington on his first and only start for Wohler, before being transferred to the Australian yard of Darren Weir. He would go on to win one of his final seven career starts.
Mr Garcia winning at Flemington in November 2017
Sandiva was a fantastic race mare. Bought for just £18,000 in partnership with Middleham Park Racing at Doncaster in 2012, she was quick to make an impression on the track. On only her second start, she plundered a listed prize in taking fashion at Naas and was subsequently purchased by then emerging force of Al Shaqab Racing.
For her new owners she achieved a second placing in the Gr.2 Albany at Royal Ascot and a win in the Gr.3 Prix du Calvados at Deauville in the August of that year.
The following season saw her race just three times for Musley Bank. Her only win came in Newmarket’s early-season Classic trial, the Nell Gwyn, where she defeated the globe-trotting Euro Charline by a ½ length. She achieved a ninth of 17 placing in the Guineas on her next start, and latterly a fifth in the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot on her final start for Team Musley.
America beckoned. Under the masterful eye of Todd Pletcher, Sandiva’s record stateside was enviable. She finished out of the placings only four times across 14 starts – one of these a fifth placing in a Grade 1 behind the legendary Tepin. She won on four occasions; all of these under jockey Javier Castellano and three of them in Gulf Stream Park Group 3s. She retired in the spring of 2017 having earnt almost £650,000 in equated money.
She now resides as a broodmare at Al Shaqab’s Haras de Bouquetot in Normandy. Her progeny are yet to hit the heights that she herself scaled on the track, but who’s to say that her latest foal by resident stallion Wooded won’t go some way to addressing that.
Sandiva at Musley Bank
Winning the Nell Gwyn at Newmarket under Frankie Dettori
Sandiva x Wooded foal