DECEMBER NEWSLETTER 2018
We have had 10 winners since November 1st to now, our horses have come into great form throughout the first part of the season and long may it continue.
John and Penny Perriss have enjoyed three winners with their horses Rocky's Treasure, Wandrin Star and By the Boardwalk. Rocky's Treasure has had a great run of it, winning three from four races and finishing a gallant second in a hot race at Newbury. Wandrin Star followed up with a win at Bangor on Dee for Penny, and the veteran By the Boardwalk capped off a fantatsic career with a win at Huntingdon, he shall now go and enjoy a very well earned retirement.
Vinndication began his chasing career in fine style with a win at Carlisle for the Moremoneythan partnership, his form now reads 1111-1, a very exciting prospect for the remainder of the season.
Phil Andrews must think owning racehorses an easy pastime, his horse Those Tiger Feet won the bumper at Hereford and his Mr Grey Sky did the same; making it three out of three with his horses this season with Dandy Dan being the third.
Younevercall had cheek pieces on his head for the first time and my did they help,he never came off the bridle and bolted up by 12 lengths in the Pertemps Network Hurdle at Kempton, a promising start for his owners the Youneverknow partnership.
Diamond Gait won well at leafy Ludlow. She was always handily placed and when joined at the last she stuck her head out and went 3 lengths clear by the time the winning post was passed; It was a really taking performance.
A delighted owner in Norman Carter who long term aims to breed from this tough mare. She has now won her bumper and her hurdle race so she is going the right way
At Southwell Commodore Barry took the 3 mile novice hurdle in fine style, jumping off in front and never being headed; ears pricked enjoying himself. We like that, as do his owners The Commodores.
Newtide and Johnny Burke jumped off in front at a very wet Haydock and bar a slight panic when he looked to going backwards when being over taken on the home bend, he powered away to win well, and looks a very decent prospect; chasing is going to be his game, but not for another year..
Michael and Mary Dulverton, who bought this stunning son of Getaway at the Punchestown sales with David Minton almost two years ago have been hugely patient and this was a much deserved win.
What a great month November was for the team at Thorndale. The horses have been running out of their skins and even though that is great to see from our part, it is also hugely important for our loyal owners. Although we had a good year last season, we ended on a low for some reason as for some reason they never seemed to recover from the snow. Anyway, this season it has been bright and beautiful and we head into December and the Christmas season in fine form.
I have placed a great deal of emphasis on the younger horses and over the last couple of years I have been out and about buying unbroken horses for the future and. although not always easy to sell they have come good for us, and as they say the ‘future is bright’ with our youngster.
Christmas is just around the corner and on that happy note, I wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a very successful 2019.
Best wishes from myself and the whole team at Thorndale
This month we hear from long term racing enthusiasts Ian & Pam Farnsworth who are involved in several of our KBR Partnerships.
"In the late eighties the family were approached by an aerobatic company who wanted to buy the area and re-instate it as a grass airfield for the Crunchie Flying Circus. Ian agreed and after I begged him that a condition of the sale would be that I could do a wing walk, I was duly strapped on a fuselage of a tiger moth and got a superb view of the countryside whilst trying to keep my mouth closed to avoid insects. ........Read More