I am delighted to introduce you to our News Blog…
As the times are changing I have come round to thinking that I should keep up with modern trends and update friends and my owners in an interesting and visual way (with some help from Wendy and Harriet of course!).
I hope that we will be able to give you a good insight into the current goings on at Kings Ride.
– Best wishes, John
3/2/22 Carmela Soprano wins at Chelmsford
Carmela Soprano brings home her second win for Golden Equinox Racing and her first on the all weather under a great ride from Marco Ghiani. She made headway and switched right over 1f out, chasing down the leaders until she got in front to lead for the final 110yds and win. Congratulations to all connections!
17/12/21 Ace Time wins at Uttoxeter
Act Time makes is two in a row winning at Uttoxeter over 2 miles under Ben Godfrey. He was settled behind the leaders making smooth headway from 5 out until he took the lead 2 out which he continued to extend to the line. We are all delighted with his performance. Congratulations to his owner Mr Dowling and to all connections!
28/11/21 Ace Time wins over hurdles at Leicester
Ace Time wins the novice handicap hurdle at Leicester!! Having placed third last time out at Huntingdon, Ace Time upped his game to win convincingly under Ben Godfrey for his lovely owner Mr Brian Dowling. Having been settled at the back of the field he went wide and picked off the competition in the snow to take the win from the favourite by a convincing 7 1/2 lengths. Congratulations to all connections!!
25/11/21 Sir Rodneyredblood wins over 5f at Chelmsford
Sir Rodneyredblood really is a golden boy! Partnered by Marco Ghiani he picked up his 4th win at Chelmsford yesterday which is his 9th career win so far. He was as excited as ever before the race but settled going down to the start and put in a very professional performance, tracking the leader until he made his move to win going away. He’s a real credit to his owners Mr and Mrs Goddard.
07/10/21 Sir Rodneyredblood wins at Chelmsford
Sir Rodneyredblood brings home his 8th career win, making it two wins from his last three starts. He was partnered by Marco Ghiani and loved being back on the all-weather at Chelmsford. This is a very special horse and we’re all very proud of him. Congratulations to his owners Mr and Mrs Goddard!
07/09/21 Basharat wins at Catterick
Basharat wins at Catterick under Connor Beasley for his owner Ms Aurelija Juskaite. He raced freely, and made all setting a good pace. His stamina was clear to see in the final furlong and he won by a growing margin. Congratulations to all connections.
16/08/21 Sir Rodneyredblood wins at Lingfield
Sir Rodneyredblood flew on the all-weather at Lingfield to win over 5f for the first time. This is his 7th career win for his owners Mr and Mrs Goddard and we are all delighted with his performance, it’s always a joy to watch such an exciting young horse who loves what he does. He was ridden brilliantly by Cieren Fallon.
15/08/21 Tilsworth Rose wins at Chelmsford
Tilsworth Rose records her fourth career win and her first on the all weather at Chelmsford under Ray Dawson. She Kept on well in the final furlong to take the lead from the favourite, Precious Plum, and win by length and a quarter. Congratulations to Mr Ng her owner and the team at John Jenkins Racing.
13/06/2021 Amal records her first win at Salisbury
Amal ran a fantastic race at Salisbury yesterday under Liam Browne for Crofters Racing Syndicate. She enjoyed the firmer ground and having been nicely settled behind mid division she found for pressure from 1f out all the way to the line. We are delighted with her performance. Congratulations to all connections!
23/05/2021 Carmela Soprano wins at Nottingham
Carmela Soprano ridden by Kieran Shoemark won by a very convincing three lengths for Golden Equinox Racing at Nottingham. She had been placed twice on the all-weather last year and again over 7f last month. We think she has a very exciting future ahead. We are so lucky to have such lovely owners and such exciting horses.
14/05/2021 Company Minx wins at Newmarket
Company Minx is a more recent addition to Mr and Mrs Goddards string and what a wonderful filly she is. She excelled under Liam Browne who guided her to victory using hands-and-heels in the sprint handicap at Newmarket, whisking victory from under the favourites noses!
29/04/2021 Sir Rodneyredblood recorded another personal best at Chelmsford partnered by Marco Ghiani.
He was challenged on both sides down the straight but kept on gamely to the line holding off Holly Doyle and Red Alert. This was a wonderful result for this fabulous horse and his owners Mr and Mrs Goddard.
27/02/21 Sir Rodneyredblood makes it back to back wins
Sir Rodneyredblood wins at Chelmsford under another brilliant ride from Marco Ghiani. This was a competitive 6f handicap and he has won off his highest mark to date. Rodney loves his job and was excited to be back on the racecourse following his success at Southwell. He brings home his 5th win for his lovely owners Mr and Mrs Goddard and the team at John Jenkins Racing!!
07/02/2021 Sir Rodneyredblood wins at Southwell
Marco Ghiani and Sir Rodneyredblood team up again to win at Southwell. He was held towards the the rear until he saw his gap and made his move on the inner 2f out. He made a strong challenge inside the final furlong to beat Pearl Of Qatar by a neck. This is Sir Rodneyredbloods fourth win for John Jenkins Racing and his wonderful owners Mr and Mrs Goddard!!! Rodney is a fabulous little horse who loves his job, he’s always a joy to watch but when he wins it’s even better.
10/01/2021 Maykir does it again.
Maykir wins again at Southwell, it has been just 9 days since his last victory. Castle Quarter took on Palazzo from a long way out only to lose the battle to our very own Maykir by a length! Needless to say he has now won 4 out of 5 races over this Course & Distance!
Sir Rodneyredblood also put in a fantastic performance finishing second. He is a horse who truly loves his job and always puts everything into his races making him so exciting to follow, even when he doesn’t get his nose in front. It has been a great day for us all here at John Jenkins Racing, but especially for Mr and Mrs Goddard who own both of these fabulous horses. Congratulations to Marco Ghiani who’s claim goes down to 3lb after this win.
01/01/2021 Maykir makes it 3/4 over the course and distance at Southwell
Maykir put in a wonderful performance to win on New Years Day at Southwell. He enjoyed the testing surface and took his C&D record to 3-4. He gave away plenty of ground coming wide around the home turn but avoided the kickback and galloped on strongly. Marco Ghiani gave him a great ride and this is another brilliant result for his deserving owners Mr and Mrs Goddard! We hope you all had a lovely Christmas and send you our best wishes for the new year!
14/10/20 Tilsworth Rose does it again!
Tilsworth Rose wins at Nottingham under Thore Hammer Hansen. She has run really well all season and proved her versatility staying on brilliantly down the middle of the track on soft going to take the race. Congratulations to her owner Mr Ng and to the team at home.
8/10/20 Maykir takes his second Course and Distance win at Southwell
Maykir was given a fantastic ride by Marco Ghiani at Southwell on the all-weather to win for the second time over this course and distance. He settled into the race very well, making ground efficiency when asked and showing real determination to fight off the competition and keep his nose in front. Congratulations to his lovely owners Mr and Mrs Goddard!
22/8/20 – Chloellie wins at Sandown
Chloellie brings home her eighth win from Sandown Park Racecourse under Marco Ghiani. Massive congratulations to her lovely owners the Bullard family and to all connections including Mrs Wendy Jenkins, her breeder. This was her first win on the turf and she really did it in style!
17/08/2020 – Maykir wins at Windsor!
Marco Ghiani gave him a great ride, steering him to a two length victory. Maykir stayed on brilliantly in the final 2 furlongs and truly deserved to win. Congratulations to his owner Mrs Claire Goddard and to all connections!
14/08/20 – Tilsworth Rose wins at Lingfield
Tilsworth Rose wins at Lingfield under a fantastic ride from Thore Hammer Hansen! It was a big field for this sprint handicap and they were well spread across the course resulting in a close finish. She has been placed several times since her last win at Yarmouth and it was brilliant to see her get her head in front again today. Congratulations to her owner M Ng and to all connections.
31/07/20 – Sir Rodneyredblood brings home his third win!
Sir Rodneyredblood wins again at Lingfield, he was partnered to success by Marco Ghiani. This plucky horse proved once again that he loves his job, taking the lead after a furlong and racing from the front to win convincingly. Congratulations to his owner Mrs Claire Goddard and to all connections.
06/03/20 – Chloellie wins at Wolverhampton
This wonderful filly has won again for her owners the Bullard family. Lewis Edmunds settled her in midfield, sitting off the fast early pace. She moved through the field to win convincingly by 1.5 lengths having made a very well timed move 2f out. Congratulations to the Bullard family and to all connections.
18/02/20 – Maykir wins at Southwell
Maykir wins at Southwell by 2 lengths under a good ride from Lewis Edmunds. He put in a very good performance, running and staying on well. Congratulations to his owner Mrs Claire Goddard and to all connections.
20/01/20 – Wally’s Wisdom Wins
Wally’s Wisdom wins at Kempton under Lewis Edmunds. He took a keen hold in midfield and made good progress. He prevailed in a nail-biting clash with Double Legend, holding him off to take the win. Congratulations to his owner Royston Cooper and to all connections.
17/01/20 – Sir Rodneyredblood wins again!
Sir Rodneyredblood wins at Lingfield under Lewis Edmunds in style. He quickly worked his way to the front of the field to make the running, kicking clear 2f out and taking command of the race in the final furlong to win comfortably by 3.25f. Congratulations to his owner Mrs Claire Goddard and to all connections.
05/11/19 – Sir Rodneyredblood wins at Kempton
This promising 2 year old made all and traveled strongly to win unchallenged by an impressive 4.5 lengths. David Probert gave him a lovely ride and his owner Mrs Claire Goddard has plenty to be excited about for the future as he is sure to improve on this great performance.
04/07/19 – Tilsworth Rose wins at Yarmouth
Tilsworth Rose was held up in touch in midfield. She ran on to lead well inside the final furlong and win by 1.5 lengths under another great ride from Nicky Mackay. Congratulations to her owner M Ng and all connections.
06/06/19 – Carvelas wins at Chelmsford
Carvelas was held up in touch in midfield until Nicky Mackay asked him to make his move 2f out. He stayed on under pressure to challenge inside the final furlong, taking the lead and winning by 1/2 a length. Congratulations to the Crofters Racing Syndicate and all connections.
16/01/19 – Four from Five
Chloellie continues her excellent run of form by winning for the fourth time in five runs tonight at Kempton Park.
09/01/2019 – We have had our first winner of 2019!
The lovely Cool Echo wins the Talksport Handicap at Kempton under David Probert who gave her a brilliant ride. Congratulations to her owner and breeder Mr Turner and to all connections.
15/11/18 – Zahirah
Zahirah pushes ahead inside final furlong to win the 32Red.com Handicap at Kempton under David Probert. Congratulations to all connections.
02/11/18 – Chloellie
Chloellie records her 5th win in 2018! She ran really well to win the 100% Profit Boost At 32Redsport.com Handicap at Kempton under David Probert. Congratulations to the Bullard family.
Zahirah (pictured nearside) is despreately unlucky to finish second by just a nose in the 9.15pm at Wolverhampton tonight. Thank you to the traveling staff for the support they give the horses on late nights racing.
29/10/18 – Carvelas
Carvelas makes it two in a row by winning the Bet toteswinger At totesport.com Handicap at Chelmsford City this evening for David Probert and the Crofters Racing Syndicate. Well done to connections!
11/10/18 – Carvelas
Carvelas wins the Bet totescoop6 At totesport.com Handicap (Div II) at Chelmsford City this evening for David Probert and the Crofters Racing Syndicate. Well done to connections.
29/08/18 – Chloellie
Chloellie makes it two in a row by winning the Bet At racinguk.com Handicap at Kempton under David Probert. Congratulations to the Bullard family.
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06/05/18 – Preparation
National Hunt horses gallop in preparation for entries at Huntingdon & Southwell over the next fortnight…
04/04/18 – A Busy Week
It was a busy week at Kings Ride with 5 runners all running creditably. Karam Albaari was narrowly beaten by a progressive type at Lingfield along with placed efforts from Freddy With A Y and Tilsworth Lukey.
Chloellie followed up on Wednesday with a win over 6f at Kempton Park for the second time this year. She has proved herself to be a progressive filly on the all-weather for her owners The Bullard Family.
22/03/2017 – Winner for an Owner and Breeder
Tilsworth Lukey wins the Bet exacta At totesport.com Handicap at Chelmsford City under Franny Norton for his owners and breeders Michael Ng and Phyllis Hutchins.
07/03/18 – Wally’s Wisdom Wins
Wally’s Wisdom led inside the final furlong and kept on to win the 32Red Handicap at Kempton tonight for owner Mr Royston Cooper.
02/03/2018 – Arctic Conditions
The Beast from the East has hit Kings Ride at full force! A big well done to the staff for continuing to exercise and care for the horses in these arctic conditions. We have various horses entered for the week ahead, with any luck the racing fixtures will be back to normal with the forecast looking a little better in the days ahead.
05/02/2018- Kings Ride Generations
Chloellie’s win last week had significant importance for us at Kings Ride as she has now followed in the footsteps of her 3rd generation predecessors by winning under Mr. Jenkins’ traineeship.
Chloellie has a lot of sentimental value here also, as she is a home bred by Mrs. Jenkins.
Mr. Jenkins trained Chloellie’s Dam, Caramelita who won 7 races and placed 22 times earning £26,260. Chloellie’s granddam, Apple Of My Eye was also, trained by Mr Jenkins and in this time won 1 race and placed once.
The success of the Jenkins trained family doesn’t stop there however; with the likes of Spitfire, closely related to Chloellie winning 8 races including 3 stakes races and £73,313 and placing 27 times. Spitfire’s dam, Fruit Of Glory, again trained by Mr. Jenkins won 9 races and £162,242 including the Slatch Farm Stud Flying Fillies’ Stakes. She also, placed 27 times including 2nd in 2 Stakes races.
Even more successful progeny follows in this family with Oscars Journey winning 6 races and placing 16 times, Great Expectations winning 4 races placing 23 times, Mr Cellophane winning 2 races and placing 35 times, Pick Of The Crop winning 1 race and placing 3 times and finally, Papageno placing multiple times. All the aforementioned horses were again, trained by Mr. Jenkins.
12 members of this hugely successful family spent their careers here at Kings Ride, a feat not many yards can proudly boast and we hope to continue this legacy for generations to come.
27/01/18 – Chloellie scores at Kempton Park
Chloellie ran on strongly to win on her handicap debut. Owned by the Bullard Family who were there to cheer her on.
13/01/18 – Karam Albaari
Karam Albaari won impressively tonight at Lingfield under Martin Harley. From being held up in the early stages of the race the colt eased clear of the 13 runner field and won by two lengths.
22/12/17 – Happy Christmas
To everyone who follows the Kings Ride team I wish you all a very Happy Christmas.
I would like to thank our owners for their support this year as well as the staff who give up their time to care for the horses over the festive season.
I wish you a happy new year and a lucky 2018 on the racecourse!
17/10/17 – Freddy wins at Kempton
‘Freddy With A Y’ was an easy winner of the talkSPORT Handicap at Kempton tonight. He was prominent in the chasing group and showed a good turn of foot to close quickly on the leader, he soon drew clear and won comfortably by 2 lengths. He has been a hardworking and consistent horse since joining us at the end of last year, running on a regular basis and never being too far away. I am pleased he has deservedly managed to get his head in front.
06/08/17 – Tirada Triumphs at Market Rasen
I am delighted that Tirada managed to get his head in front to win over hurdles this afternoon at Market Rasen. He has given consistent good runs in every race this year, winning in March and being placed twice prior to this win. He isn’t an overly big horse, but always tries his utmost and is a joy to train.
25/07/17 – Summer Holidays
After a busy campaign over the winter, a couple of the National Hunt horses have been having some well deserved time out in the paddocks. Dalkadam, who was a winner over hurdles last season, will slowly come back into training after having a 3 month summer break. His holiday will have done him the world of good and I am looking forward to seeing what the winter brings for him and his owner Mrs Hadida… As you can see, he seems to be enjoying having his home comforts back!
15/07/17 – A Good Mixture
It is great to have a such a variety of horses in the yard. From jumpers to sprinters, 2 year olds to 12 year olds it is very helpful for me to judge where a horse is at and what he or she is best suited to by having a good mixture of horses to work with them. We had runners both on the flat and over jumps this week, of which I was particularly pleased with Tirada; he finished 3rd out of 13 runners at Market Rasen and whilst the winner was a long way clear, he was very unlucky to loose second by a neck in the final strides – not to the discredit of jockey Carey Williamson who won on him earlier in the year and gave him a good ride.
Raise a Little Joy has come out of her debut in good form and on reflection will need further than 5f next time out. She worked this morning with Magic Buddy who is an unraced 2 year old who seems to have a nice attitude on the gallops despite being a buzzy personality the rest of the time! We have given her plenty of practice in the stalls in the indoor ride and at some point next week we will repeat the exercise outside with another horse – if all goes well she will not be too far away from a run.
01/07/17 – In the family, Mondays Runners
On Monday we have an exciting two year old making her racecourse debut. ‘Raise a Little Joy’ (all being well) will head to Windsor to start her racing career in the 6:00 race. She is a special filly for us and her owner Robin Stevens as she is out of his much-loved 8 time winning mare Ray of Joy. She will be ridden by Tom Queally who won on her mother in 2012. Fingers crossed she runs a nice race to give her a good education to go on to try and emulate her mother. Willow Tiger Lilly will also go to Windsor for the 8:30 race, she has showed potential in defeat in her first two starts and seems to be getting the hang of things on the gallops at home now with handicaps the probable plan longer term.
Spitfire, a horse who has been a favourite over the years for myself and many of the stable staff at Kings Ride has been retired to a family home. We were sad to see him go, but after a great career on the racecourse earning over £73,000, winning 8 races, finishing second on 11 occasions and third 10 times I think his retirement is very well deserved! He will enjoy a quieter time of things as a riding horse – I wish his new owners all the best with him.