Sales season is here!

Hasmonean Racing have enjoyed an eventful season both on and off the track thus far. We have visited 9 race tracks, including Newcastle in the North and Brighton on the South coast. A trip to Royal Ascot in June with our beloved Mariamne was definitely a highlight, with this being our first trip to the Royal meeting as a syndicate. Mariamne had won convincingly prior to running in the Queen Mary, and we look forward to seeing her run back at Wolverhampton on Friday should she take her chance.

We were sad to see Menalippe, our two time winning filly leave the yard, particularly after her impressive run behind Quinault at Brighton, but we wish her all the best for the future and will follow her with interest. She was an incredibly well natured filly, and will forever be remembered by all of her owners. She gave us all an incredible journey with two wins and multiple placings, and she will always be one of Hasmonean Racing’s favourites.

We recently showcased two debutants at Kempton, and both look exciting prospects going forward. Our Farhh colt, Maith A Farhh ran well until fading late on. He will come on significantly for the run, and as his breeding would suggest, he will be seen to better effect over further as a three year old.

Similar comments can made regarding our Waldgeist filly, Billiegee. However, the way she finished at Kempton would suggest we may see more of her ability this year than expected. You couldn’t help but be blown away by her breathtaking finish and it didn’t go unnoticed as we have turned down large offers for her since. Thankfully, her owners have chosen to continue her story and she could be very exciting going forward. She may also line up at Wolverhampton on Friday.

Our well bred filly, Chartwell’s Lady will be making her racecourse debut in the coming weeks, and this daughter of Churchill is another who falls into the ‘could be anything’ bracket. Closely related to the three time Group One winning Blue Rose Cen, we hope our filly has inherited some of her ability. Once again, we expect to see her in better light as a three year old, but nonetheless it will be exciting to see what she can do this season as a 2-year old.

We will hope to be active at the upcoming yearling Somerville and Tattersalls sales, and could add at least a couple of horses to our Hasmonean family. We will target value as always, but not at the expense of success. We will use our connections within the industry to give ourselves the best chance of more winners, and hope to acquire horses with exciting pedigrees with a variance of expected distance expectations. We will of course consider residual value, and hope to give existing and new owners various options of interest for next season.

In other news, Hasmonean Racing are close to taking the plunge into National Hunt racing. Having worked closely with James Owen in recent years when utilising his pre-training facilities, we have decided to partner with the yard and acquire our first jumper. James Owen has had a phenomenal start to his National Hunt training career, with an outstanding win strike of 31% at the time of writing. We will be looking to purchase a horse at the upcoming sales at Doncaster on the 6th September and they will go onto training at James Owen’s Newmarket based yard.
In closing, we’d like to take the opportunity to thank our amazing group of owners for their support and we hope you’ve had as a good a time so far as we have. We’ve already lost count of the memorable days we’ve shared with you all, and can’t wait for many more, starting on Friday at Wolverhampton with a bit of luck!
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’d like to get involved with a friendly, personable racing syndicate, who pride themselves on doing their best for their owners, and in the process, visit the winners enclosure as often as possible!
Oliver and Dean