I am delighted to introduce you to our News Blog…

I hope that we will be able to give you a good insight into the current goings on at Kings Ride Stables.

– Best wishes, John

27/04/24 Tilsworth Turf Turns A Corner & Wins At 125-1!

Tilsworth Turf put up a performance for the ages at Leicester to win at 125-1. He was given an excellent ride by Mr Greatrex, who has been largely out of action for the last few years due to injury, it’s a massive effort from everyone involved & was a well deserved victory. Tilsworth Turf is well bred himself, being out of a Galileo mare & it’s great to see him show his ability on his preferred soft ground.

14/03/24 Bang On The Bell Wins Again!

Bang On The Bell put in a mighty performance at Chelmsford to another weight rise, he looks to be in the form of his life!


11/03/24 Sunset In Paris Gets The Double Up At Wolverhampton!

Sunset In Paris put in a great effort to win over the 9.5f trip at Wolverhampton, he’s a horse in great form in  2024!

23/02/24 Bang On The Bell Blows Them Away!

An excellent performance saw Bang On The Bell tear his opposition apart at Wolverhampton. That is his eighth career success and he’s been a legend for the yard. He is only getting better with age, like a fine wine!!


19/02/24 Sunset In Paris Puts Them To The Guillotine At Lingfield

Sunset In Paris went on to score at Lingfield, travelling well into the race and racing away in the straight, an excellent performance and a great ride from Rossa Ryan!

21/01/24 Tilsworth Ony Ta Terrific & Lands The Big Pot

Tilsworth Ony Ta was a beneficiary of the big prize money Sunday evening fixture at Chelmsford, scoring for the third time in the last four months, we can’t wait to see this rapidly improving son of Ardad again! Well done to Lewis Edmunds, who gave him a great ride, and also to his owner & connections!


03/01/24 No News Headlines Kempton With Fine Success

No News has now won his last two races after a fine effort at Kempton, winning under Lewis Edmunds and finishing off his race powerfully. He left a good impression & hopefully there’s more to come from him! A massive well done to all connections!



01/01/24 2023 Recap & Lots To Look Forward To In 2024!

2023 was a very solid year for John Jenkins Racing, having had 13 winners and a 9% strike rate to boot! We kicked off the year with a memorable double, Company Minx & Bang On The Bell Providing us with that achievement, and we ended 2023 in the best possible way too, with Bang On The Bell notching up his fourth success of 2023 on the eve of 2024. 2023  was our most successful year since 2016 & we are looking to better it in 2024, being hungrier than ever! Don’t hesitate to get in contact & be part of the fun at Kings Ride Stables!


31/12/23 Bang On The Bell Caps Off 2023 With Lingfield Success

Bang On The Bell notched up his fourth win in 2023 on New Years Eve, under a fine ride from David Probert. He’s a fine servant, having won 7 races to date! That’s our fifth, yes fifth, win in December! Well done to all involved!

Bang On The Bell Edges Out Pablo Del Pueblo In A Tight Finish


21/12/23 Sir Rodneyredblood Dead Heats At Chelmsford!

Sir Rodneyredblood shared the spoils at Chelmsford, dead heating with Daytona Lady. A game effort from the old boy under Marco Ghiani. We are delighted to see him gain another much deserved success & that is our fourth winner this month! Well done to all connections

Sir Rodneyredblood in front yards from the line before sharing the spoils.


20/12/23 Sunset In Paris Triumphant At Lingfield

Sunset In Paris scored a fine success at Lingfield, winning by 2 lengths. Rossa Ryan gave him a peach and it was a much deserved success after some fine efforts in defeat. You have to feel there’s more to come now for the well bred son of Camelot! Well done to his owner!

Sunset In Paris’ Lingfield Win


13/12/23 No News Notches Up A Win At Kempton 

No News put his head in front for the first team since joining our team at Kempton, winning very well in the end. A much deserved success after some fine efforts in defeat. He’s just finding his feet now! Well done to all connections & Lewis Edmunds who rode him!


11/12/23 Tilsworth Ony Ta Totals Another Victory

Tilsworth Ony Ta careered away at Chelmsford to score over the 6f. That’s his second win of 2023 & Lewis Edmunds gets on very well with him! Well done to all connections!


16/09/23 Tilsworth Ony Ta Bath Success

Tilsworth Ony Ta scored at Bath, winning in good fashion & travelling stylishly throughout, the 5.5f trip really suiting. Lewis Edmunds gave him a great ride & the team are thrilled! Well done to all involved!


06/09/23 Hold The Press Wins At 100/1!

It’s not every day you have a 100/1 winner, but today was one of those days! Hold The Press gained his first career success, Travelling very smartly and kicking off the bend! The son of Profitable left the impression there’s more to come! Well done to connections!

Hold The Press 100/1 Winner


15/08/23 Bang On The Bell Not To Be Passed At Nottingham

Bang On The Bell was bang on the money to score at Nottingham under a fine ride from Pat Dobbs. That’s BOTB’s 3rd success this year! What a hero! Well done to all!


25/04/23 Bang On The Bell Is Red Hot In Turf Triumph

Bang On The Bell capitalised on his lower turf mark to score under Clifford Lee at Yarmouth, a fantastic success & he definitely relished the softer surface! Well done to everyone involved!


05/04/23A Memorable JRJ Double!!

Both Company Minx & Bang On The Bell notched up fine efforts to land their prize, under Rhian Ingram & Tom Eaves respectively. A memorable day for the team, well done to all!


29/03/23 Sir Rodneyredblood Puts Them To The Sword

Sir Rodneyredblood won his second race this month in a fine success at his beloved Chelmsford. He’s been a fantastic servant & a credit to his owners, congratulations to all!


11/03/23 Sir Rodneyredblood Champion At Chelmsford In 5f victory

Sir Rodneyredblood won by 1/2 a length to kickstart our 2023 Campaign! We were delighted to see him win! Well done to his connections!


24/09/22 Sir Rodneyredblood Chelmsford Romp

Old reliable Sir Rodneyredblood scored again at Chelmsford, his second win of 2022 so far. We were delighted to see him win, and in good style! Well done to his owners!


13/08/22 Bang On The Bell Does Wonders In Wolves!

Bang On The Bell notched up a remarkable 3rd 2022 success as he wheeled away in good fashion at Wolverhampton under Harrison Shaw, well done to all!


02/08/22 Company Minx Classy At Chelmsford

Company Minx won going away at Chelmsford under young superstar Harry Davies, winning with plenty in hand in the end. She’s an exciting mare that we look forward to seeing again soon. Congratulations to all involved!


11/07/22 Tilsworth Ony Ta Terrific At Windsor 

Tilsworth Ony Ta stormed to victory tenaciously at Windsor, showing too much speed for the opposition over the 5f. Well done to connections!


24/06/22 Sir Rodneyredblood Comes Up With The Goods At Yarmouth!

Sir Rodneyredblood put up a fine performance at Yarmouth under very promising young apprentice Harry Davies, making the running & lasting home with the first time cheekpieces working a charm! Well done to connections!


17/05/22 Bang On The Bell Wins Well At Wolverhampton!

Bang On The Bell scored impressively at Wolverhampton over the 5f. He kept on very nicely under Pat Dobbs to record his second career success comfortably. Congratulations to connections!



10/05/22 Bungledupinblue Lights Up Lingfield Park!

Bungledupinblue put in a fine effort to score at Lingfield just recently, defying market expectation under Ray Dawson.



11/03/22 Bang On The Bell Wins At Wolves!

Bang On The Bell scored impressively at Wolverhampton with Clifford Lee aboard, giving him his first of many successes we are sure!.


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 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 Handicap at Kempton under David Probert. Congratulations to the Bullard family.

12/10/18 -Zahirah

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 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 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 Handicap at Kempton under David Probert. Congratulations to the Bullard family.

10/08/18 – Chelmsford City

Chloellie wins at Chelmsford City … Click here for video replay

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06/05/18 – Preparation

National Hunt horses gallop  in preparation for entries at Huntingdon & Southwell over the next fortnight…

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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.

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22/03/2017 – Winner for an Owner and Breeder

Tilsworth Lukey wins the Bet exacta At Handicap at Chelmsford City under Franny Norton for his owners and breeders Michael Ng and Phyllis Hutchins.

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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.

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Wally’s Wisdom Winning at Kempton Park

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.

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Arctic conditions in the Main Yard

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.

Caramelita - Dam of Chloellie
Caramelita – Dam of Chloellie

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.

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Chloellie winning at Kempton Park

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.

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Karam Albaari winning at Lingfield

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.

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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!

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Dalkadam in his stable

15/07/17 – A Good Mixture

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Hi Tide leading the string this morning

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.

Magic Buddy nearside under Gina works upsides Raise a Little Joy with Alana

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.

Ray of Joy winning at Kempton, her first foal Raise a Little Joy will make her debut on Monday