Trips to see both Dave Loughnane and Mickley Stud so far this week.
I like it busy and this week has started just that way. The team headed to Dave Loughnane's yard on Monday to watch British Embassy do a piece of work on the gallops, Dave is wise beyond his years and really understands his horses and their needs. Sarah is really nice and welcoming and both of them couldn't do enough for us while we where there.
British Embassy is looking really good, moving well on the gallops with Dave telling me he thinks British Embassy is well in on his current mark of 70, which we thought he would be but it's nice to hear your trainer tell you that you are right. We like British Embassy and we are hopeful of getting a couple of runs into him before Christmas, which should put him just right after the break he's had away from the track.
The team and I also headed over to Mickely Stud this week. We have 2 of our broodmares going there early next year to be covered by 2 of Mickley Stud's stallions and Caramelita is also going there to have the foal she is currently carrying. This is all brand new and very exciting for us, we just can't wait for next year to really push on with our breeding plans with all of our broodmares.
The stud is really nice, it very well thought out, the team there are also very helpful and accommodating.
We went to visit both Proconsul (a full brother to Frankel), who's sire is Galileo and he is out of the brilliant mare Kind and Heeraat who is sired by Dark Angel and out of a Green Desert mare, Heeraat was a quality race horse reaching an official rating of 112 and producing really impressive speed figures in the process.
Proconsul will cover one of our mares named Gib and she will head to Mickley Stud late January. We think Gib & Proconsul will be a really good match and we are really looking forward to her going to Mickley Stud.
Heeraat will cover one of our other mares who's called Caramelita. Again we think they will be a superb match and we look forward to taking her to Mickley Stud late January.
Saturday the 2nd of December will see us head to Doncaster to see Shiroccodee make her hurdles debut in a mares only race. The expectations for this run are we would like to see her enjoy her jumping, as this will be the first time she has jumped hurdles at full speed. So if she gets around and finsished midfield I would be happy with that, as it will give us something to work on for her future races.
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Carl Woods - Racing Manager