Royal Ascot Awaits Improving Sprinter Shartash

By Megan Sutton | May 13, 2024

Owners Weldspec Glasgow are dreaming of Royal Ascot success following SHARTASH’S Listed victory at Haydock Park on Saturday, 11th May. The four-year-old won the Pertemps Network Spring Trophy Stakes by a comfortable neck from proven Pattern performer Pogo to book his place in the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Stakes next month. Archie only began training the son of Invincible Spirit in the autumn after he was bought by Blandford Bloodstock’s Stuart Boman and Tom Biggs for 150,000 euros…

Shartash Earns Royal Ascot Target

By Megan Sutton | May 10, 2024

New recruit SHARTASH posted a performance full of promise at Thirsk in April that set him up for a possible tilt at the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot in June. Weldspec Glasgow Ltd’s gelding took a competitive seven-furlong handicap by almost five lengths on his stable debut after being purchased for 150,000 euros by Blandford Bloodstock at the Arqana Sales in September. Winner of the Group 2 Railway Stakes in Ireland 2022 for Johnny Murtagh, the four-year-old…

Passport At The Ready For Group Star Outbox

By Megan Sutton | May 8, 2024

Hambleton Racing star OUTBOX, who took his career to new heights with a Group 2 success at Newmarket’s Guineas Festival, is poised to travel Europe this summer in pursuit of more big prizes. The nine-year-old posted a personal best to dominate the William Hill Jockey Club Stakes and net over £70,000 for his proud owners, delighting his trainer Archie and the team. “Winning such a prestigious Group 2 as the Jockey Club Stakes is just fantastic,” he says. “He’s an…

Emperor Conquers In Qatar As Brodie Stars On Camera

By Megan Sutton | March 5, 2024

Our globetrotting star BRAVE EMPEROR scooped the most valuable prize of his prolific career when winning the Group 2 Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Cup Invitational in Qatar on 17th February. Owned by Middleham Park Racing, the son of Sioux Nation was given another fantastic ride by regular partner Luke Morris to scoop £224,000 and take his career earnings to £545,000. A full report on his success in the desert appears on this site. On the same day, Hambleton Racing’s Noble Order…

Qatar Win Take’s Emperor’s Earnings Past £500,000

By Megan Sutton | February 19, 2024

Hong Kong is on the agenda for globetrotting star BRAVE EMPEROR who scooped his most valuable prize so far when winning the Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Cup Invitational in Qatar on 17th February. His victory in the Group 2 added £224,000 to his win tally for proud owners Middleham Park Racing and took his career earnings to £545,000. Brave Emperor, ridden by regular partner Luke Morris, took up the running with a furlong and a half to go in the mile…

Albasheer Claims Place In Good Friday Final

By Megan Sutton | February 6, 2024

ALBASHEER got 2024 off to a flying start for Saxon Gate when he won the valuable Sprint Trial at Newcastle on New Year’s Day, earning himself a guaranteed place in the £150,000 Sprint Final there on Good Friday. Taylor’s Bloodstock’s talented six-year-old easily beat a strong field under a prominent ride by Hollie Doyle to capture the £45,000 feature and set himself up for the six-furlong showpiece on the Tapeta on 29th March. He was the first and biggest of…

What A Year That Was!

By Megan Sutton | January 3, 2024

BRADSELL’S victory in the Group 1 King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot was the highlight of another memorable year at Saxon Gate. Victorious Racing’s star sprinter supplemented his previous year’s success in the Group 2 Coventry Stakes with a stunning top-level success in the hands of Hollie Doyle. His triumph was part of a Royal Ascot treble with John Deer’s Saint Lawrence claiming the Wokingham Stakes on his first start for Archie and Rhythm N Hooves taking the Palace of…

Emperor’s Group Success Brings Up Middleham Park Century

By Megan Sutton | December 6, 2023

BRAVE EMPEROR’S fourth Group success of the year was not only our November highlight but an extra-special achievement for his owners Middleham Park Racing. The son of Sioux Nation’s breakthrough victory at Group 2 level in the €250,000 Premio Vittorio di Capua in Milan in the hands of Luke Morris was the 100th winner of a memorable year for the familiar sky blue silks. After supplementing three Group 3 victories and a Listed win overseas this year, and taking his…

More International Targets For Globetrotting Emperor

By Megan Sutton | November 16, 2023

Our globetrotting star BRAVE EMPEROR is beginning a well-earned winter break after claiming his fourth Group success of the year in Italy this month. Middleham Park’s standard bearer scored for the first time at Group 2 level when winning the €250,000 Premio Vittorio di Capua in Milan, supplementing three Group 3 victories and a Listed win in a remarkable year overseas. Archie says: “It was a fantastic result in Italy, finishing off an amazing year in style. We will give…

Success On And Off The Track In October

By Megan Sutton | November 2, 2023

BRAVE EMPEROR’S third Group victory of the year got October off to a flying start – but success at Saxon Gate wasn’t confined to the racecourse. At the Horses in Training Sales at Tattersalls in Newmarket, prolific gelding He’s A Monster went under the hammer for 450,000 gns to continue his career in Qatar. Lone Star Investments’ three-year-old son of No Nay Never won five times in just nine starts and was unbeaten in four races on the All-Weather, achieving…

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