There’s a New King in town – and he’s ready to reign

The Racing Paper - - Tv Races And News - Dave Young­man’s New­mar­ket let­ter

WHAT a won­der­ful oc­ca­sion it was for me at the Qipco Cham­pi­ons Day at As­cot last Satur­day and for our New­mar­ket sta­bles.

John Gos­den was crowned cham­pion trainer for the third time and showed what a mas­ter han­dler he is with Stradi­var­ius, Roar­ing Lion and Cracks­man all win­ning.

It was a pity his son Thad­deus couldn’t be there to en­joy it but he is cur­rently in Aus­tralia su­per­vis­ing af­fairs down there.

Ne­go­ti­a­tions are now un­der way to de­cide which stud CRACKS­MAN will re­tire to, it is hoped he will stay here at New­mar­ket and go to Sheikh Mo­hammed’s Dal­ham Hall in Duchess Drive.

With so much as yet un­tapped ta­lent in the Gos­den sta­ble suc­cess is cer­tain to con­tinue. The un­raced colt NEW KING is ready for his first race and he will see the race­course very soon. He is by Frankel out of Ma­rine Bleue, this lovely mov­ing bay is owned by Qatar Rac­ing and has im­pressed me when­ever I have watched him work on the HQ gal­lops. He has a beau­ti­ful ac­tion and is an ex­cit­ing prospect for next sea­son as a three-year-old when he has fully fur­nished and filled his frame.

Trainer Luca Cu­mani an­nounced his im­pend­ing re­tire­ment from the train­ing ranks ear­lier this week. He in­tends help­ing his wife Sara run their highly pro­duc­tive Fit­tocks Stud at nearby Up­end. Horses are his life and he will al­ways want to be around them, it’s in the blood.

David Sim­cock, Marco Botti, Chris Wall, John Berry, Ed Walker and Amy Mur­phy were all as­sis­tant train­ers that he took un­der his wing as were jockey's Frankie Det­tori and Jayson Weaver. Ray Cochrane was a fine sta­ble jockey for the Cu­mani yard and a fine horse­man.

Novem­ber 2-3 sees our fi­nal two days rac­ing for the sea­son here at New­mar­ket HQ and also our Horses In Train­ing sales at Tat­ter­salls Park Pad­docks, where many train­ers to sell off horses in or­der to make way for the newly ar­riv­ing year­lings.

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