Our winter team of
horses for 2013 is now complete with the latest addition - Chateau
Lola, a 3YO filly who will be racing at the All-Weather tracks
through the winter and trained by Derek Shaw...
We've got the last of our winter
season horses sorted out for the 2013 season - As well as the
two jumpers going through the winter, we've also just added a
new All-Weather horse to our stable.
Derek Shaw has long
since been a name on the All-Weather scene, having
only just missed out on the top trainers title a few
He's moved more into the mainstream since, moving
his yard to Sproxton, close to Melton Mowbray a
couple of years ago, but still maintains a very
strong winter team of All-Weather horses each year,
and we are delighted to have added Chateau Lola to
our team for the winter. She's a good looking
individual and a sprinter, which should ensure
plenty of action.
This filly has already won on the
All-Weather this year, and been placed, and is a typical example
of the sort of horse with which Derek manages to pull in an
average 13% strike rate with through the winter. She is a much
better animal on the artificial surfaces and we are looking
forward to seeing her race at All the All-Weather tracks,
including Kempton and Southwell especially - where she has run
well in the past.
Chateau Lola has the sort of profile that Derek excels with - a
horse rated in the 50's, which he will conjure improved runs
from, in a grade where there are plenty of races for horses in
As well as the flat runner, we have the return of Stormy Morning
for his winter campaign - having won last winter for us over
sticks (and on the flat this summer). He will be a popular horse
with shareholders, as his enigmantic style means he is always
finding out the handicapper and popping in an unexpected win.
Joining Stormy Morning and Philip Kirby at Dibble Bridge stables
is Crumble, probably one of our longest running 'projects' we
have ever had. Bought at the 2009 National Hunt 'Store' sales,
this nice big mare is set to race over hurdles and then over
chase fences, and we can't wait! She has matured really well
over the last six months and when she gets going over the bigger
fences and over stamina sapping distances, both we and her
trainer are expecting she will make her mark.
So we have three nice horses for the winter already available -
and you can purchase these horses now for their winter seasons.
Of course there will be more horses on their way onto the site
soon enough for next season's flat campaign as we go to the
sales again in the coming weeks.
Look out for news on our yearling purchases very soon, as the
first sale we will be attending is later this week during the
Doncaster Ledger meeting.
Download a 2013 Yearling
View the Winter horses