Across Card Treble The November Highlight

By Megan Sutton | December 6, 2022

Three winners in one day at three different meetings were the highlight of a successful November on the Flat and over hurdles. EXCEL POWER set the ball rolling on Saturday 12th with a resounding success for Luke Morris in the Class 2 £20,000 feature handicap at Lingfield Park, overcoming the leader What’s The Story deep into the race to score his seventh win from just 19 starts. Over at Wetherby, Throne Hall made it two from two over hurdles to…

Jumpers End October In Flying Form – But It’s Goodbye To A Stable Star

By Megan Sutton | November 13, 2022

AL ZARAQAAN, who won a conditions hurdle in Stockholm in September, maintained his progress over jumps by completing the hat-trick at Fakenham at the end of October. Hambleton Racing’s five-year-old supplemented that international success and his handicap hurdle win at Newton Abbot with another impressive performance, beating market rival Saligo Bay over two miles under regular rider Gavin Sheehan. There was a promising return to action for Grove Road, who made a winning re-appearance for the same owners in a…

International Weekend Treble The September Highlight

By Megan Sutton | October 12, 2022

The success of EDDIE’S BOY, Manitou and Al Zaraqaan on an unforgettable international raid in mid-September was one of the highlights of the year at Saxon Gate. Middleham Park Racing’s speedy two-year-old Eddie’s Boy won the Group 3 Prix Eclipse at Chantilly under Hollie Doyle, just 24 hours before Manitou and Al Zaraqaan completed a double in Sweden. The son of Havana Grey, who won the Super Sprint at Newbury and finished third in the Windsor Castle Stakes at Royal…

An International Weekend To Remember

By Megan Sutton | September 22, 2022

Saxon Gate plundered three international prizes over the weekend of 17th and 18th September – two on the Flat and one over hurdles! Middleham Park Racing’s speedy two-year-old EDDIE’S BOY set the ball rolling when he won the Group 3 Prix Eclipse at Chantilly under a typically dominant Hollie Doyle ride. The son of Havana Grey powered six and a half lengths clear of runner-up Denver Chop in the six-furlong feature to record his third win of the season and…

A New Star Is Born But It’s Goodbye To Two Legends

By Megan Sutton | September 17, 2022

August was a month of mixed emotions for Archie and the team, together with loyal owners Hambleton Racing, who heralded a new star and said goodbye to a racing legend. TEMPUS took his form to an exciting new level by winning two Group 3’s in the space of three weeks to set himself up for a crack at the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot on Champions’ Day in October. Hambleton’s son of Kingman – secured by Tom…

Second Group Success For Improving Tempus

By Megan Sutton | August 31, 2022

Hambleton Racing’s rising star TEMPUS is being lined up for a crack at the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes on Champions’ Day at Ascot in October following his latest victory in France. Tempus made it back-to-back Group 3 wins when he beat fellow British raider Internationalangel in the Barriere Prix Quincey over the straight mile at Deauville on Sunday 28th August. Archie revealed ambitious plans for a gelding who was secured by Tom Biggs of Blandford Bloodstock for a…

Group Success For Improving Tempus

By Megan Sutton | August 13, 2022

Group races in the autumn are on the agenda for upwardly mobile gelding TEMPUS following his first success in Pattern company. The improving six-year-old fought out a well deserved victory in the mile Group 3 Tattersalls Sovereign Stakes at Salisbury on Thursday 11th August. Settled in behind early leader Modern News by regular partner Hollie Doyle, he stayed on with purpose to reverse earlier form with Charlie Appleby’s Godolphin runner, ridden by William Buick. Tempus finished over four lengths behind…

So Close To A Big Race Treble In A Memorable July

By Megan Sutton | August 4, 2022

Archie and the team came within an ace of completing a big race treble in July following the storming successes of EDDIE’S BOY in the Super Sprint at Newbury and Tempus in a valuable handicap at Ascot. The gallant Tabdeed failed by only a short-head to land the £250,000 Coral Stewards’ Cup at the Qatar Goodwood Festival on Saturday 30th to round-off another memorable month at Saxon Gate. Eddie’s Boy played the starring role by making all the running against…

Molecomb Target For Super Sprint Hero

By Megan Sutton | July 22, 2022

EDDIE’S BOY will step up in grade to contest the Group 3 Molecomb Stakes at the Qatar Festival at Goodwood following a resounding victory in the valuable Weatherbys Super Sprint at Newbury on 16th July. Our classy son of Havana Grey scooped almost £100,000 for his owners Middleham Park Racing after scorching home by two and a quarter lengths in the traditional two-year-old cavalry charge at rewarding odds of 15-2. Now Archie is looking forward to a ‘glorious’ day on…

Royal Ascot Winner Bradsell Crowns Unforgettable June

By Megan Sutton | July 6, 2022

June was an unforgettable month for Archie – on and off the track. His brilliant two-year-old BRADSELL won the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot just a few days before the Saxon Gate trainer married his fiancée Brodie Hampson. Bradsell’s victory under Hollie Doyle in the Group 2 feature is documented in detail on this site and sets him up for a likely re-appearance in the Group 1 Keeneland Phoenix Stakes in Ireland in August. However, he wasn’t the only Saxon…

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