Horses for courses.
Our fellow Hasmonean’s may have been inundated with multiple entry notifications in recent days but we can assure you are striving to make the best decision for each horse.
It is set to be a very busy couple of weeks with four of our five horses set to see track very soon and Tattersalls book 2 and 3 in full flow.
Our striking Churchill filly, Chartwell’s Lady will make her racecourse debut today (Thursday) at Chelmsford. As her owners will be aware she is an exciting prospect for next year and now is the time to begin her education on the track. We hope she will learn a lot from her debut and take the travel, crowd and noise well without too much furore. We expect her to need further in time and she will learn plenty for the experience and we are looking forward to seeing her owners in Essex this afternoon. It looks set to be a good turnout!
Saturday will see the return of Mariamne, a horse that has been a flagship filly for us all this season, and who is set to run her ninth race of the year! She’s taken us to 7 different tracks, having won once and been placed multiple times, and who can forget our memorable trip to Royal Ascot where she ran credibly in the Queen Mary. The plan for Mariamne is as of yet undecided, but what a way it would be to potentially finish her season with another win at Wolverhampton!
Maith En Farhh will have one more run before having a bit of a break. He has impressed at home, and given there is still plenty of growing to be done, we were delighted to have seen some obvious improvement at Wolverhampton last time out. He will make his third and final run of the season within the next couple of weeks and much like Chartwell’s Lady, we couldn’t me more excited to see what he will achieve as a three year old.
Billiegee needs little introduction given her impressive debut and follow up win at Wolverhampton. We can easily forgive the slightly underwhelming performance seen at Ripon given her obvious dislike for the course and if she is able to grow into the three year we hope she will, she will certainly be another to look forward to after enjoying a bit of a break.
We appear to be blessed with horses we are looking forward to next year, and given their expected development over the winter, 2024 could well be our best year yet.
Jimmy’s day is nigh!
In other news, and as some of you are aware, our first venture into National Hunt racing has begun. We have a few options over the next week or so, but Tuesday 10th at Huntingdon remain the most likely first start for Jimmy Boy racing in the Hasmonean Racing silks. He will likely contest the opening race on the card, a 2m 3 1/2 furlong maiden hurdle. James Owen reports he is in rude health and has take well to his new home on the Hamilton Road, Newmarket. Whilst we will find our a lot more next week on the course next week, we are confident he will put up a promising show on stable debut.
Adding to the team.
We have not as yet added to our flat racing contingent this autumn, but are likely to do so at the Tattersalls sales over the course of October. As always we are looking for sound race horses with exciting pedigrees. We will work diligently with our trainer and agent to ensure we have the best chance of success on the track. We have as yet not parted ways with a horse without having seen them win in our silks and we are excited to continue this theme going forward. We will do our best to provide an enjoyable experience for all with regular updates, extensive content and as many visits to the winners enclosure as possible.