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New Year, New Winners For Sale

Tuesday 15th January, 2019 - by Alex Mair

Were Race Horse Trader a tipping site, then December and the first half of January would have been an extremely profitable period! With several of our currently advertised horses in winning form, there has never been a better chance to dip your toe into ownership via our No.1 website.

Untitled Design (3)A whole host of horses that have been sold through Race Horse Trader in recent months have been making hay in recent weeks. Oliver's Island (pictured 1st), who was advertised last summer, scored on his fourth run for his new owners when delivering a thrilling 20/1 success in a Uttoxeter handicap hurdle on the final day of 2018, recouping virtually all of his purchase price in the process. In mid-summer Silent Steps was advertised by trainer Neil King as a well-handicapped prospect for the winter months, and duly delivered for new connections in a handicap chase at Southwell in early December. And Halle's Harbour, offered in affordable shares on RHT last spring, was a winner early in the New Year for Paul George and his team on the AW at Kempton.

But this is not just a case of after-timing. Read on to discover the recent winners that are still very much available on Race Horse Trader.

Nine shares remain available in Prestbury Racing Club's six-year-old gelding Top Decision  (pictured 2nd). Trained by Worcestershire-based Sam Drinkwater, you can indulge in shares in the recent Warwick novices' handicap hurdle winner for as little as £840. After just eight starts under rules, and as a half-brother to the 150-rated chaser Top Ville Ben, there is an awful lot to look forward to with this lad. Take a look at him in winning action HERE.

If you want a ready-made  chaser, then look no further than Emma Jane-Bishop's recent Bangor scorer Glance Back  (pictured 3rd). The son of Passing Glance took his form figures over fences to 31F21 with his victory on the 14th of December, displaying a tremendous attitude to make virtually all and stay on bravely in the closing stages. Owned in partnership by The Select Racing Club, you could become a member of the syndicate for a scarcely believable £229 (other share options are available). Similar comments apply to Kayley Woolacott's Goodgirlteresa  (pictured 4th). A 10% share in the recent Ffos Las handicap chase winner will cost you £1,000. A winner at just the third time of asking over the larger obstacles, there is an awful lot more to come.

It is not just under NH rules that RHT graduates have been excelling. Grange Park Racing's Ruth Carr-trained sprinter Tadaany  (pictured 5th). was a winner at Newcastle in December, just holding on in a desperate photo-finish. The handicapper could only nudge him up four pounds as a result, and he remains 30 pounds below his career-high mark. There are surely more races to be won with the seven-year-old son of Acclamation so, with all-inclusive shares starting at just £105, why not add him to your portfolio for the rest of the AW season?

Another recent AW winner currently available on RHT is Tough Remedy. The Keith Dalgleish trained miler notched up his fourth win in exactly 12 months when scoring at Newcastle on the 12th of January - and yet despite that shares remain available with Titanium Racing.

Or how about the Karinga Bay mare Wild Child Lucy, who is available for just £4,500? Her son Corrieben Reiver is making hay in the bumper division, the Alistair Whillans-trained five-year-old scoring with authority at Newcastle in mid-December, and following it up with a fine fourth at Ayr recently under a winner's penalty. This tremendous jumping prospect has the potential to boost his mother's reputation again in short order, so act fast whilst the mare remains available at such a bargain price!

Remarkable results from Kennet Valley recruits

Monday 26th November, 2018 - by Alex Mair

Untitled Design (2)The Kennet Valley Thoroughbreds syndicate, which has been operating with great success since 1988, last year advertised shares in a host of yearlings on Race Horse Trader. The subsequent racecourse results achieved by that crop of yearlings have been quite remarkable, and there is still the opportunity to join one of the KVT Syndicates for 2019 on RHT! 

Sir Busker (pictured top) won a Newbury maiden for William Knight before finishing second to the smart Chairmanoftheboard at Goodwood, whilst Mark Johnston's Derby entrant Persian Moon (pictured second) ascended to a rating of 102 with wins at Yarmouth, York and Epsom. He also finished a close-up third in the Grp-3 Acomb Stakes behind Phoenix of Spain - who would go on to miss out on Grp-1 honours by a whisker in the Verdem Futurity. Never out of the first four in seven starts, Persian Moon has earned syndicate members over £40,000 in prize money so far and looks a superb prospect for next year.

Andrew Balding's Flashcard (pictured bottom) would outstrip even those financial achievements, winning his first two starts at Salisbury, before collecting 57,000 in one hit when a narrow second in a valuable Sales race at The Curragh on Irish Champions weekend. In short, for a relatively modest outlay, KVT members and Race Horse Trader customers have enjoyed tremendous value for money.

The three yearlings currently advertised on Race Horse Trader look sure to add to the syndicate's laurels next season. They include a fabulously strong and athletic-looking colt that is a member of 2,000 Guineas winner Night of Thunder's first crop. In training with Mark Johnston, and  out of a mare that has a 100% runners to black-type performers record, find out more about him here: http://www.racehorsetrader.com/horses-for-sale/yearlings/2017-colt-by-night-of-thunder-(ire)-ex-emreliya-(ire)/

Or why not consider this handsome son of Sir Prancealot, who is in training with Clive Cox and hails from the near family of the lightning fast juvenile and now sire Gutaifan?  The KVT team clearly rate the sire as Sir Busker, who was alluded to above, is also by the stallion.  http://www.racehorsetrader.com/horses-for-sale/yearlings/2017-colt-by-sir-prancealot-(ire)-ex-silk-fan-(ire)/

The third KVT horse advertised on Race Horse Trader is a gorgeous chestnut Camacho filly, from a good black-type family. She is also notable for being the first horse trained for KVT by the Oxfordshire-based Eve Johnson Houghton. Eve and her team continue to go from strength to strength, posting more than 50 winners for the first time in 2017 and adding a first Grp-1 victory this term, thanks to the famous Queen Anne triumph of Accidental Agent at Royal Ascot. This exciting filly looks a sure bet to cement the new partnership with racecourse success next term. http://www.racehorsetrader.com/horses-for-sale/yearlings/2017-filly-by-camacho-(gb)-ex-pashmina-(ire)/

The KVT consignment confirms that quality young stock is just waiting to be discovered on Race Horse Trader. Browse our current selection of yearlings now.


Plenty of availability from box office stallions

Wednesday 7th November, 2018 - by Alex Mair

The heady prices witnessed during sales season have been quite remarkable, and ensured that the vast majority of choicely-bred yearlings are only available to a select few shoppers. The million pound Galileo yearlings may have gone, but here we highlight a few Book 1 level stallions that are represented in various guises on Race Horse Trader.

Le Havre
French stallion sensation Le Havre was a box office hit at Tattersalls Book 1, his filly out of Blissful Beat selling for an eye-watering 850,000gns and his colt out of Stella Bellissima realising 150,000gns. The sire of Classic winners Avenir Certain and La Cressonniere, he commands a fee of 60,000 euro and yet on Race Horse Trader you can buy his two-year-old colt out of the Italian Listed winner Laguna Salada for just £25,000 ONO.

Dark Angel
Mares by Dark Angel are becoming more and more coveted. The super-sire now commands a covering fee of £85,000, a yearling filly of his recently sold for 600,000gns at Tatts Book 1, and his daughters Melesina, Darkanna and Perfect Angel have all sold for 290,000gns or more in the last year with a view to future breeding careers. Why not take a look at his winning three-year-old daughter Northern Angel here on Race Horse Trader? A speedy juvenile that won over six-furlongs last year, she is from a black-type family yet can be snapped up for just £5,000 plus VAT. In the past year broodmare prospect daughters of Dark Angel Rial and Racing Angel have both successfully sold on Race Horse Trader.

The prolific Kodiac is a sire for all seasons. He has made his name producing fast and early sorts - last year he broke the world record for number of individual two-year-old winners - yet earlier this month his son Best Solution won his third Grp-1 on of the year at a mile and a half by taking the Caulfield Cup in Australia. Several Kodiac's have sold on Race Horse Trader previously including Kodiac Pearl just recently; still up for grabs are his four-year-old breeding prospect daughter Tivra and  his winning three-year-old son Capla Demon.

Acclamation saw his progeny sell for as much as 350,000gns at Tattersalls Book 1 and yet the consistent sire has lots of representatives on Race Horse Trader. His profile as a broodmare sire was elevated by the success of Eqtidaar in the Grp-1 Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot - and we have for sale his gorgeous six-year-old daughter Inauguration, amongst several others.


Galileo  / Sea The Stars
For those simply looking for a trendy name in the sire column, why not check out Shelford (pictured) -  a former 147-rated hurdler by the legendary Galileo? Or how about Sea's Aria - a daughter of the incomparable Sea The Stars who has won on the flat, over hurdles and placed over fences?! At Race Horse Trader we cater for every budget and need, and almost no stallion is out of reach!


Princess shows David and Paul the Way

Monday 15th October, 2018 - by Alex Mair

When first-time owner David Renfree was looking for a horse earlier this year, he stumbled upon Race Horse Trader. Before long he had found a four-year-old daughter of Zebedee called Princess Way, who was being advertised by Devon-based trainer Karen George to stay in the yard. Despite being a relatively lightly-raced dual winner, who was down to a very favourable handicap mark, she was offered for sale at an extremely attractive price. Soon the deal was done and the subsequent results have been quite remarkable.

Princess Way Bath

In early August the licence at Higher Eastington Stables was handed from Karen to her son Paul, who sent out an almost unthinkable 305-1 Lingfield double just days after saddling his first runners. The first leg, and therefore by extension Paul's first career winner, was brought up by none other than our very own Princess Way, who stayed on strongly to register her third career success. In two starts since she has added further victories at Ffos Las and Bath (pictured), showing an incredibly brave attitude to hold on in driving finishes. All three wins have been gained under talented apprentice Rhian Ingram.

For David Renfree it has been a thrilling journey and he is gushing in his praise of the filly: "She was the bargain of the year! She is such a genuine filly that tries her hardest in every race. She has been so consistent for us. Her only time out of the first four was when she was tripped coming out the stalls and fell on her nose! This is our first horse and to think we found Race Horse Trader by simply typing 'racehorses for sale' into Google!"

Such has been the last gasp nature of her wins that Princess Way has only been raised a total of 10lbs by the handicapper since her victory spree began, so the fairytale run of success for David might not be over just yet.  For a young trainer like Paul the filly has provided a fantastic showcase for his skills whilst his career remains in the embryonic stage. A former international show jumper, Paul and his mother Karen have been regular users of racehorse trader in recent years, and their success demonstrates how fertile the site can be for trainers wishing to advertise horses to remain in the yard, rather than just moving on stock that is surplus to requirements.

Paul comments: "Princess Way has been superb, and I'm lucky to have such a lovely group of owners, and staff supporting me. I have found a lot of my owners through Race Horse Trader and will be continuing to use the website in the future".

Princess Way GallopsThe videos below highlight the care and attention to detail that Paul puts into his training methods, the bond he has with his horses and the fun that can be had along the way.




Should you wish to share in some of this success then why not take a look at the remaining horses that Paul George Racing has for sale on Racehorse Trader? You could think about taking a share in the well-handicapped Polly's Gold, or one of the few foals sired by former Gr.1 Haydock Sprint Cup winner G Force, or maybe this cracking grey son of Australian sire Sepoy.