David Young­man sees the sea­son change at Head­quar­ters

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DaveYoung­man with the lat­est news from HQ

WITH the leaves fall­ing and the days get­ting shorter we are now in the last throes of the Flat rac­ing sea­son and we re­cently had our last work morn­ing on the Limekilns.

How I have loved and en­joyed my time out there early morn­ings this year, what won­der­ful horses and jockeys I have had the plea­sure of wit­ness­ing per­form­ing, it is the work and de­tail that go into it that make so much dif­fer­ence when a horse go off to race, I can’t wait for the Spring when it starts all over again for the 2018 sea­son. It is an ex­cit­ing time to­wards the end of March when the horses pull out to go over the race­course side to do the first se­ri­ous work of the year, we al­ways see then if our horses have pro­gressed dur­ing the win­ter.

ON a per­sonal note it has been a won­der­ful sea­son for both my­self and my many rac­ing club mem­bers .I am lucky to have mem­bers around the world in­clud­ing many fol­low­ers in Aus­tralia – how they love a bet, my foot­ball play­ers and

Chi­nese pun­ters love big bets so the in­for­ma­tion have to be first class ,they are all go­ing to count the months away dur­ing the win­ter un­til March and the start of the new sea­son – and what a sea­son that prom­ises to be with Godol­phin train­ing out of War­ren Place for the first time.

HOPE­FULLY, the Sir Michael Stoute trained colt ULYSSES will run a nice race at Del Mar at the up­com­ing Breeder’s Cup.It has been a long sea­son and he has been on the go a long time now and it does take its toll at this time of year. He landed big bets in the Coral Eclipse and Jud­dmonte for me and my rac­ing club mem­bers so he is our favourite horse .ULYSSES will be off to stud at the Chev­er­ley Park Stud af­ter this race and should make a lovely stal­lion there ,I will be go­ing to the Stud on a reg­u­lar ba­sis to see him as I do with FRANKEL. I hope you all like this photo of ULYSSES that I took of him eat­ing his hay in his sta­ble at the Stoute yard.

IT was with sad­ness that we got the news here at New­mar­ket of the death of for­mer trainer Pat Haslam. Pat trained at HQ for sev­eral years back in the 1980s at Pe­ga­sus Sta­bles on the Snail­well Road, the sta­bles now oc­cu­pied by trainer James Fan­shawe.He cer­tainly knew how to get a horse ready to land a gam­ble and when the money was down on one of his it sel­dom did any­thing but win, he was a firm but a very fair man, he liked things done prop­erly and I have pleas­ant memories of know­ing him.

A lot of back­ward 2-year-olds will be hav­ing their first races this month on the var­i­ous all weather cour­ses for ex­pe­ri­ence for next year but we still have a few ju­ve­niles to get into the win­ners en­clo­sure be­fore the sea­son end. GHANIMAH is a lovely as yet UN­RACED daugh­ter of In­vin­ci­ble Spirit owned by Sheikh Hamdan that has im­pressed me lately in her work and I fully ex­pect her to have a bright fu­ture.


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