1st August 2022: Crownthorpe is back in the winners enclosure, what a legend he is! Now a seven year old he showed he still has a fair amount of ability when he gets his conditions. Members in attendance were hoping for some rain and the heavens opened an hour before he took to the track. Given a lovely ride by Joanna Mason, our Monsiuer Bond gelding relished the ease in the ground and went through field coming up the Carlisle home straight to record an easy win, the seventh of his career.
17th July 2022: Nearly a year to the day since La Feile won on debut, our Aclaim filly notched up her second win and our fifth winner of the year. Breaking well she sat behind the leaders galloping down Redcar's straight seven furlongs with Oisin looking confident. For a moment two furlongs out she looked in trouble but she stuck her head down gamely and in the end was quite a cosy one length winner. Another great day for our members in attendance.
27th June 2022: Lady Celia wins the races at Pontefract under a patient ride by five pound claimer Oisin McSweeney. Getting her favoured soft ground, the field came towards the stand side and she swung off the bend a past most of the field in a few strides. It was the fourth win of her career and we were delighted that plenty of members were present to welcome her and Oisin back to the winners enclosure.
7th June 2022: Our third winner of the year is in the bag as My Little Queens ran out a ready winner at Wetherby on her seasonal reappearance. It was a her fourth win in her last six races! The win was also Oisin Orr's first winner in our Club colours since taking up the role of stable jockey at Musley Bank. Given a patient ride Oisin, the pair nipped up the inside of the field two furlongs out and stayed on really strongly. Happy days for all members in attendance.
25th April 2022: Hello Power brings up winner number two of the year! Ridden by Connor Murtagh at Southwell, our filly showed guts and determination to fend off a late challenge from Hollie Doyle's mount. Whilst club members have enjoyed lots of racecourse action so far in 2022, we were delighted to get members in attendance back into the winners enclosure and we're hoping for many more during the turf season.
4th February 2022: Beattie Is Back gets off the mark with a nice winning performance at Newcastle under a confident Tony Hamilton. It was his third race and he put his previous experience to good use. Tony rode a patient race coming late with a run that saw him get his head in front in the final 100 yards. We're hopeful he will improve again and have our members back in the winners enclosure before to long.
30th December 2021: The year comes to a close following two really impressive debuts by Olivia's Choice and Glens Top Cat, both at Newcastle. With next years two year old's settling into life at Musley Bank as well, we're looking forward to a another fantastic year in 2022.
25th October 2021: As another successful turf season for our club members draws to a close, we're delighted to announce that in addition to club membership, Richard has decided to launch two new syndicates. Shares are available in our Camacho yearling filly and our Cotai Glory yearling colt, offering the opportunity for members and new prospective owners to take a full ownership share in either horse. Richard describes our Camacho filly as a strong girl and a great walker. Our Cotai Glory colt is as a good hardy colt that Richard really liked the look of and should be an early two year old. Select the links above to find out more and to reserve a share. Please do get in touch if you have any questions.
28th September 2021: My Little Queens secures our 13th winner of the year at Ayr. It was her third win from 12 runs and she did it well. Ridden by Paddy Mathers our filly burst to the front with a furlong to go and never looked like being caught. The win means we have now equaled our highest number of winners in a year and we're delighted to have provided our members with so many brilliant race day experiences.
25th August 2021: On his tenth start of the year, after four attempts ending in a second or third placed finish, Royal Guard finally got his head in front! Ridden by Tony Hamilton at Wolverhampton, he went into second coming round the home turn and powered up the home straight to record a three length victory. He brought up our 12th winner of the year and hopefully he can add another one or two to the tally before the end of the year.
4th August 2021: After a brilliant July where club members made it into the winners circle four times, Johnny Boom got August off to the best possible start with a win at Pontefract. Settled at the back of the pack by jockey Eireann Cagney. Under a lovely patient ride which the pair took the brave route and found a gap up the inside rail turning for home and stayed on strongly in the final furlong. The win brought up Johnny Boom's third win of the season and despite the torrential downpour members in attendance were all smiles as they experienced that winning feeling again.
19th July 2021: Our fourth winner of the month came courtesy Ionian Sea. Our Ardad gelding was making his debut at Beverley under Tony Hamilton. Up against a short price favourite with two runs already under it's belt, Tony took his time early and came to challenge inside the final furlong. The duel was brief though as once Ionian Sea got down to business, our latest two year old winner powered away up the hill to land our tenth winner of the year.
13th July 2021: Our glorious mid-summer run of form continued at Beverley as La Feile made a winning debut in the hands of Paul Hanagan. Our two year old Aclaim filly was slowly away and showed her inexperience when Paul asked her for an effort with three furlongs to go. Despite having plenty of ground to make up, as soon as she quickened she flew up the hill on the Westwood beating the 90 rated Sophie's Star into second. Exciting times ahead for club members following her journey through the rest of the summer.
10th July 2021: Whilst a large group of members enjoyed the sunshine on the Knavesmire at York watching our club flag bearer Crownthorpe in action, My Little Queens was giving members something to shout about at Hamilton scoring for the second time in a two weeks. Jamie Gormley did the steering to bring up our eighth winner of the year.
1st July 2021: Johnny Boom started July off with a bang at Yarmouth! With Paul back in the saddle, fresh from a convincing win at Beverley, the pair went off favourite. Always travelling well his supporters never looked like being disappointed as he hit the front a furlong out and won going away. The win was our seventh of the year and we're confident there is plenty more to come in the second half of the year!
28th June 2021: My Little Queens and Paul Hanagan timed it to perfection at Musselburgh taking our members to the winners enclosure for the second time in a few days. Last and well off the pace with half a mile to go, our filly had to weave through the pack and relished the battle in the last furlong to hit the front with 50 yards to go.
22nd June 2021: As we head towards the half way point of the turf season, we're delighted that so many of our members have been able to visit the yard and the racecourse this year. We were even more delighted when Johnny Boom took our members to the Beverley winners enclosure scoring our fifth win of the year. Ridden by Tony Hamilton on just his second start on the grass, in truth he was much the best on the day as he powered up the hill on the Westwood. We're confident there is more to come from our New Bay gelding and hopefully he'll be taking members back to the winners enclosure over the next few months.
24th February 2021: Elusive Treat showed he was still in excellent form at Kempton notching up his third win of the year. We were also delighted to provide Oisin McSweeney's with the first winner of his career. In a five runner field, three of the runners went too fast early blazing away from our gelding. We'd have forgiven Oisin for getting sucked into the pace given his inexperience but showing excellent judgement he let Elusive Treat go his own pace and as the front runners ground to a halt, he came through and under a tidy drive picked up the win.
21st January 2021: Winner number three is on the board for the year and it's Elusive Treat getting his head in front for the second time. Ridden by Billy Garritty this time, our Sepoy gelding did it nicely, again quickening from off the pace to win a shade cosily. He looks a nice prospect for our members to follow through the year.
6th January 2021: It didn't take long to register our second winner of the calendar year. This time it was our three year old Elusive Treat, making his handicap debut at Kempton in the hands of Jack Garritty. Given a cool ride by Jack, he asked our fella to quicken up in the home straight and with a willing partner the pair came home over a length in front to make the trip from Malton a worthwhile one.
3rd January 2021: Winner number one of 2021 is on the board and it's our club favourite Crownthorpe who made his sixth visit to the winners enclosure in our club colours. We were delighted to get the year off to a positive start for our members but also for Connor Murtagh who was in the saddle on his return from injury.