Monday, July 13, 2020

GARTH ROCKETT WINS again at Lingfield

Garth Rockett recorded the 8th win of his career at Lingfield Park yesterday. The win was also his 5th win at the track and he clearly loves the place. He was given a very good ride by his jockey, Daniel Muscutt, who was able to give him the shortest trip round on the running rail. He made his move at the 2f pole and was able to slingshot the bend and had a clear run up the straight and galvanised Garth who has a real willingness to win.
We are thrilled for his Owner and Breeder, Phil Banfield, who was not able to make the race, and for all of his many followers.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

ROCKETEER WINS at Wolverhampton

Rocketeer broke his maiden tag with a gutsy win at Wolverhampton yesterday evening. The win was a direct result of the horse jumping well from his wide draw in stall 10 and the good ride given by his jockey, Daniel Muscutt. Having broken well from the stalls Danny pushed forward to hold a prominent position at the head of the field. Turning for home he asked Rocketeer for an efoort and he galloped strongly to the line to win by 3/4 of a length.
The horse is bred and owned by our vet, Susanna Ballinger, and we are delighted to get her a winner. The horse has progressed, both mentally and physially, with each race and we hope he can continue on his upward trajectory.

Monday, February 24, 2020

ROCKETEER 2nd at Lingfield

Rocketeer ran a fine race in defeat at Lingfield on Saturday in the three-year-old Novice race. Sent about his business from the start of the 5 furlong race by his Jockey, Daniel Muscutt, Rocketeer was a bit green but quickly was in the leading pair. He saw off all of his rivals bar the eventual winner but we were very pleased with his effort.
The photograph shows Rocketeer in the winners enclosure in the 2nd place spot along with his stable lass, Zoe Waters, and friend of the owner Steve.

Saturday, February 22, 2020


Garth Rockett once again put his best foot forward and recorded the seventh win of his career at Lingfield yesterday. Given a fine ride by jockey, Daniel Muscutt, he stayed close to the pace and when turning for home set about Garth who responded gamely to win the race by a length and a half.
Yesterday was his first win at 6 furlongs as all of his previous winners and been over a trip which was a furlong longer. However, Garth and been showing a lot of speed at home and we felt it was worth dropping him back in trip once again which duly paid dividends.
We are delighted for his owner, Phil Banfield, who although not able to be there was able to watch the race live. The Rockett is a real trier and takes a fair old grip on the gallops but we love having him in the yard.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

VELVET VISION 2nd at Southwell

Velvet Vision ran another outstanding race at Southwell on Thursday. She was a little unlucky as the pace horse in the race, Bond Angel, was withdrawn at the start and so there was not as much pace in the race as we would've liked. However, Daniel Muscutt went forward on our filly and tried his best to snatch the race but she was beaten by a much better handicapped horse on the day.
We were once again thrilled with her run although mildly disappointed that she wasn't able to fulfil the three timer. She didn't lose anything in defeat and we will see how she comes out of the race. Hopefully she can continue her upwards trajectory as she is a fine filly and a pleasure to have in the yard.

Friday, February 07, 2020


Velvet Vision recorded her second victory for the yard at Chelmsford yesterday. She jumped quite well from the stalls and her jockey, Daniel Muscutt, had her in a good position in the middle of the pack. She travelled well and when turning for home was able to run the leaders down and get ahead in front in the final furlong.
We are all absolutely delighted with the filly. She has a great temperament and a will to win and is also a fine looking specimen.
Velvet Vision can be a little keen at home but my assistant, Michael Keady, has done a great job in getting her to settle.
We have been out to Tesco to get some Krispy Kreme doughnuts which the lads are celebrating with this morning!
The photo shows winning connections with her owner, Richard Marriott, and friends Roger, Melvin and Steve.

Thursday, February 06, 2020


Mulzim returned to Southwell yesterday just 8 days after his victory over course and distance and won again. He was once again given a positive ride by his jockey, Daniel Muscutt, who had him up with the pace from the start. He showed a good attitude to see off all of his opponents especially in the final furlong.
It has been a very frustrating 2 1/2 years with Mulzim who is fragile but we are delighted to see him get his head in front on two occasions this year. Credit must go to our vets and farriers who have kept him together over this period. We will take it one race at time with him due to his issues.
The photo shows Mulzim with lass, Zoe Waters who orides him out each day, and winning owner, Victoria Taylor, who missed his first win the prior week but managed to get to see him yesterday.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

MULZIM WINS at Southwell

Mulzim ran out a ready winner of the 5 fur. handicap at Southwell last night. He had had a couple of prep runs there and he handled the surface very well. He was a bit unlucky last time as he was bumped at the start and this did not help him. However, last night everything went to plan under a good ride by his jockey, Danny Muscutt, who jumped and had him rolling from the off. He stayed on gamely all the way to the light to see Off his rivals.
Photo shows Mulzim in the winner's enclosure at Southwell

Tuesday, January 14, 2020


Velvet Vision, running her first race for the yard, won at Southwell on Sunday. She was a little slow away from the stalls despite the work the lads had done at home with her. However, she soon joined the main pack and travelled well under a good ride from Danny Muscutt. Turning for home she took a little while to pick up but once she did she battled gamely to get her head in front in the final furlong and she kept it there winning by a neck.
We are all thoroughly delighted for the owner Richard Marriott and his family whose horses running under the Sarabex banner. They have a beautiful filly who is lucky to be alive having had a fractured skull as a youngster. Rossdales, the Newmarket vets, did a great job and have a page on their website which tells the whole story.
Velvet Vision came out of the race well and we look forward to having a successful campaign with her.
The photo shows Velvet Vision returning to the Winner's Enclosure with Richard following behind.

Sunday, November 24, 2019


Garth Rockett followed up his win earlier in the month at Chelmsford with a win at Lingfield yesterday. It was a tougher race than the one he won at Chelmsford but he was given a good ride by Shane Kelly. From a wider than ideal draw Shane was able to go forward and sit mid division before beginning to close on the leaders and then send Garth for home at the 2f pole. Garth tenaciously stuck to his task and won by three quarters of a length.
His owner, Phil Banfield had been waiting for his 100th winner for over a year and then his 101st winner came 3 weeks later!
The photo shows Garth with the Trainer's wife, Denise, and lass, Kristyna.

Sunday, November 24, 2019

GARTH ROCKETT- WINS at Chelmsford City

Garth Rockett finally got his head in front this year with a game perfomance at Chelmsford on the 1st November. Luke Morris gave him a fine ride by tracking the leaders and then challenging a furlong out with Garth finding plenty for pressure.
The win marked his owner's 100th winner as an owner and it had been 366 days since his last winner which was also Garth Rockett.
The photo shows his lass, Kristyna, leading Garth back to the Winner's Enclosure.

Sunday, November 24, 2019

YOUNG JOHN -WINS at Southwell

On the 21st October Young John won at Southwell showing great tenacity having been headed in the final furlong. YJ had been in good form heading into the race and the key question was whether he would handle the surface. However,he had been tried on the surface by his previous trainer back in late 2016/early 2017 and we were not worried.
He jumped well and was with the leader before taking it up turning for home. Although he was headed inside the final furlong, and looked beaten, he battled back gamely to get up close to the finishing line.
The photo shows one of his owners, Dennis Coooper, giving the horse a well deserved drink in the Winner's spot.

Friday, October 04, 2019

DESERT FOX-2nd at Chelmsford

Another good performance by Desert Fox at Chelmsford last night was thwarted by the exceptionally well handicapped winner. Desert Fox jumped and travelled well in the race towards the rear and had every chance of winning when turning for home. He managed to get a run through despite a slightly troubled passage but the winner had flown and was not for catching.

The photo shows connections in the 2nd placed spot with, from ltr, Christine and Bill Rogerson, lad Kumbh Singh, Bill Lemon and Robert Cooper.

Friday, October 04, 2019

GARTH ROCKETT - 2nd at Kempton

Garth Rockett was unlucky in his quest to give his owner, Phil Banfield, his 100th winner. Held up in a race where there was a good pace he made good progress in the final 2f only to find the leader had set good fractions and couldn't be caught. However, we were very pleased with Garth as he showed a good attitude and bounced back from a below par effort 9 days earlier at Leicester.
The phot shows Garth Rocket with, from ltr, Dave Rafferty, Zoe Waters and owner Phil Banfield. Phil has had 99 winners in racing and is still looking to get the ton up!

Friday, October 04, 2019

YOUNG JOHN - 2nd at Pontefract

Young John ran a fine race in defeat at Pontefract last week. The race was run at a good pace on ground with give in it and both of these factors helped the horse. He came with a good run turning for home and was very game but found the winner too good for him.
He was due to race at Salisbury yesterday but the meeting was abandoned and we will look for other opportunities on easy ground for him.

Friday, September 13, 2019


Young John relished the give in the ground at Chepstow yesterday and ran out a convincing winner of the 6f race. Some of the credit must go to his Jockey, Rossa Ryan, who found a strip of turf up the far rail which was fresh. Given a positive ride from the off YJ was always in command and the result was never in doubt.
One of his owners, Dennis Cooper was there to see him win. Unfortunately another owner, Alan East, was not able to make it due to illness but it was a big boost to see his horse win.

Friday, August 30, 2019

DESERT FOX WINS at Chelmsford

Desert Fox recorded a 4th victory of his career at Chelmsford yesterday. He has a tremendous record at the course with 4 wins and 3 placed efforts from his 7 runs over the 6f trip. Although getting a bump at the start and being in rear there was plenty of pace in the race which suited our boy. At the 3f mark he was last but he got a good run through on the turn for home and an uninterrupted trip up the straight eventually getting his head in front in the final 100yards.
The picture shows joyful connections with from ltr Robert Cooper, Bill Lemon, jockey Rossa Ryan, lad Kumbh Singh and Bill and Christine Rogerson.

Friday, August 30, 2019

Danglydontask - 3rd at Chepstow

Danglydontask ran another fine race st Chepstow on the 22nd August. He chased the leaders for most of the race but he couldn't get to them in the final two furlongs. He is such a game horse and gives his rider, and connections, everything but as an 8yo he is vulnerable to younger legs!

Friday, August 30, 2019


Kellington Kitty broke her maiden tag in emphatic style with a six lengths win at Bath on the 17th of August. Kitty had shown on her previous run at Brighton she was coming back to form and she ran out a clear cut winner.
Kitty is the sweetest horse at home and we have always felt she was better than her mark. However, things have not gone right for her on the track and it has taken a while for her to build her confidence. This win should have done her the world of good and we hope she can go on to further success.
The photo shows Kitty with Jockey, Daniel Muscutt, and lad, Kumbh Singh.

Friday, August 30, 2019

A Place To Dream - 2nd at Bath

A Place To Dream came agonisingly close to breaking his maiden on only his second run when 2nd at Bath on the 17th August. It looked a very weak maiden and we knew we had a horse with enough abilty to win the race. However, it was only the second run of his career and the horse took a while to get into top gear. He was a little green and the leader pulled out a little more in the final furlong.
We were thrilled with his effort and hopefully he will turn into a nice horse.

Friday, August 30, 2019

Garth Rockett - 2nd at Yarmouth

Garth Rockett recorded his best run for the yard when 2nd at Yarmouth on the 15th August. He travelled strongly for most of the race and looked the winner 2f out. However, Moretti who was well handicapped had even more to give and that horse ran out a comfortable winner. We were pleased with Garth and hopefully we can find a race for him where he doesn't come against a horse thrown in at the weights!

Tuesday, August 13, 2019


Wotadoll scored on her second start for the yard at Windsor yesterday evening. She was drawn quite wide in stall 10 but her jockey, Sebastian Woods, got the mare out quickly. She managed to get to the front of the pack and set the pace on the rail. She was overtaken by other horses but her Jockey used his head and took a pull enabling his mount to conserve energy. This enabled her to run on strongly and put the race to bed in the final furlong.
We are delighted for her owners, Sharron and David Mead, who did a great job in preparing the horse at home before sending her to us. The mare has a great attitude and we believe she can go on to win more races.
The photo shows Sharron and David in The Winner's Enclosure with the Jockey and lad, Devi Singh.

Friday, August 09, 2019

Lily Ash 2nd at Lingfield

Lily Ash ran a great race in defeat at Lingfield last Saturday. She was always up with the pace and looked like she might win but blew up in the final furlong. She was entitled to be a bit ring rusty but we were thrilled with her effort.
The photo shows Lily Ash with lad, Kumbh Singh, and one of our owners, Tony Basing.

Friday, August 09, 2019

Costello 4th on debut

Costello made an excellent start to his racing career with a very promising 4th placed effort last Saturday.
The colt has been a pleasure to train and we have always liked him. He jumped well and was a little green but he stayed on in the final furlong showing a good attitude. He is a frame of a horse and should be better as a 3yo but it was good to see him on the track.
The photo shows the horse and lad, Kumbh Singh, with owner, Bill Tillett, and breeder, Rob Tillett.

Friday, August 09, 2019

Danglydontask 3rd on debut for the yard

Danglydontask ran a fine race on his first run for the yard at Lingfield on the 10th July. He showed a good attitude and galloped strongly all the way but he found a couple of horses too good. He is a lovely horse to deal with at home and we were thrilled with his run for us.

Friday, August 09, 2019

Danglydontask 2nd at Chepstow

Danglydontask ran well at Chepstow on his second start for the yard to record a 2nd placed spot. He tracked the leader for most of the race and looked to be the winner inside the furlong marker but got collared by the favourite in the final strides. This was another excellent performance from Dangly who is a resolute galloper and we hope to find a winning opportunity for him.
The photo shows the jockey and his lass, Zoe Waters, who did an excellent job at turning him out on the night.

Sunday, June 02, 2019

Kodiak Express - 3rd at Chelmsford City

Kodiac Express once again gave her all at Chelmsford City on Friday night. She had a good draw in stall one and we were keen to push forward from that position. She jumped well and lead all the way until about half a furlong from home when she got tired. She didn't give up and achieved the third place spot.
The photo shows Kodiak Express with the Jockey and led in by her lad, Hugo Meunier.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Rio Ronaldo -3rd at Newmarket

Rio Ronaldo ran very well at Newmarket yesterday to achieve a 3rd placed and only beaten by a head and a nose. Rio Ronaldo jumped well from the stalls and travelled well in the race, just behind the pace. He looked as though he was coming with a winning chance but just stayed on up the hill. However, it was a much improved performance from his opening one of the season at Ascot and we were really pleased with his performance. The photograph below shows his lad, Hugo Meunier, in 3rd placed spot at the track.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Young John – 4th at Newmarket

Young John put his poor run at Chelmsford behind him with a battling performance at Newmarket on Friday. The undulation at the track did not suit him and it took him a while to get balanced when coming up the hill but he battled on achieved a good fourth position.
The photo shows Young John with one of the Partners, Dennis Cooper, jockey Rossa Ryan, and lad, Hugo Meunier.

Saturday, May 04, 2019

DESERT FOX Wins at Chelmsford City

Desert Fox returned to action after a long break to win first time out at Chelmsford City on Thursday night. He had a wide draw but with plenty of pace in the race he was able to settle in mid division. The pace was quick and turning for home his jockey, Rossa Ryan, was able to switch him right and he galloped on all the way down the home stretch and picked up the leaders in the final 50 yards. We were delighted with this first run of the year and hopefully you can go on from this.
The photograph shows winning connections with, from left to right, Denise Murphy, Christine Rogerson, Robert Cooper, Rossa Ryan, Kumbh Singh and Bill Rogerson

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

YOUNG JOHN - 2nd at Leicester

Young John delighted us with his first run of the new season when going down by a head in a close fought battle at Leicester last Friday. YJ jumped well from the stalls and was always in the frontline. However, his exertions caught up with him in the final furlong and he went down by a head to Kupa River. He should come on for the run and appears to be in good heart this year. We will continue to look for further opportunities for him over a trip of 7f.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

DUSTY DAMSEL - 3rd at Chelmsford City

We were delighted with Dusty Damsel's run at Chelmsford last week. The pace was not strong early on in the race which did not suit our filly. She settled once the pace picked up after a couple of furlongs and she was in a strong position turning for home. However, it turned into a bit of a Sprint and this did not play to her strengths. She is a big filly who will need a bit further in time but we were very pleased with her attitude and the way she battled all the way to the line.
She ought to improve for a step up in trip and as she matures. The photo below shows Rossa Ryan, Jockey, with part owner Nigel Cobby and lass Kristyna Dolinkova who rides her out daily at home.

Monday, April 01, 2019

KELLINGTON KITTY - 3rd at Chelmsford

Kellington Kitty ran a fine race in defeat at Chelmsford today. With a good draw in stall one she went forward but with plenty of pace in the race Rossa, her Jockey, took a pull and settled her in the box seat. She looked in a strong position turning for home but got tired in the final furlong as the track was riding a bit deep for her.
She got touched off for the second placed spot in the final 25 yards. However, we were pleased with her effort.
The photo shows Kitty with one of her owners, Tony Sullivan together with Jockey, Rossa Ryan and stable lass, Zoe Waters.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

TITAN GODDESS-3rd at Chelmsford City

Titan Goddess ran a fine race in defeat at Chelmsford on Thursday evening. She travelled well in the race and sat in the box seat. However, there wasn't a great pace to the race and she took time to pick up when the race pace quickened. She was mowing them down at the end but the line came too soon and she was beaten by 3/4 of a length. We were delighted with her performance and hopefully she can build on this. The photo shows he lad, Kumbh Singh, leading in Titan Goddess.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

YAA MOUS - A WINNER at Wolverhampton

Yaa Mous put up a career best performance to win a Class 2 Handicap at Wolverhampton today. Always well placed by her Jockey, Theodore Ladd, she had most bases covered bar the leader when turning for home. It took her a while to get into her stride up the straight but did so in the final furlong to win by a half length.
We were thrilled with the filly's performance who was very unlucky not to win her previous race.
The photo shows delighted connections in the Winner's Enclosure.

Thursday, November 08, 2018

YOUNG JOHN WINS AGAIN - this time at Newcastle

Young John made it two consecutive wins in 9 days with another demolition of the opposition in a 6f apprentice race on Wednesday evening. It was a race for apprentices with 10 or less winners and so the pool of talent to choose from was reduced. However, it was the Ian Williams connection again which came to the fore as Luke Catton is a colleague, and good friend, of Charlie Todd the amateur rider who won on him the previous week. Luke was quick off the mark to ring for the ride and to visit the yard to ride the horse. Despite only having ridden one previous winner Luke looked a competent rider and we were happy to give hin the ride. He followed our instructions and Young John again asserted in the race and once again won comfortably.

Thursday, November 08, 2018

YOUNG JOHN - WINS at Leicester

Young John destroyed the opposition at Leicester in the Amateur riders' race on the 29th October. He chased the leaders from the start but once his jockey, Charlie Todd, pulled him out he scooted clear and the result was never in doubt.
Amateur Riders' races have jockeys with a wide range of abilities and we were pleased with the efforts of our jockey who was very professional. He works for Ian Williams and has experience in the Point to Point field and was worth his 5lb claim.
This was a real confidence booster for YJ who had been knocking on the door this year having been disappointing for us.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

LILY ASH - WINS at Great Yarmouth

Lily Ash recorded the 3rd win of her career with a gutsy display at Great Yarmouth yesterday. We were stepping the filly up in trip as she looked as though she needed further despite winning over a mile previously. We knew she would keep battling and so it proved yesterday as she looked beaten in the final furlong but under a strong drive by her jockey, Rossa Ryan, she got up to win by a length. She is a very game filly and although it was only a 0-55 race it gave the whole team a lot of pleasure. If a horse has a willingness to win we can normally find a rece for it but if they do not want to win then it is a very frustrating game for all. We would rather have horse like Lily Ash than the "morning glories" which are good at home but don't have that winning instinct on the track.
The photos  shows delighted connections with from left to right Ann and Pter Graham, Denise Tibbett, Kumbh Singh (Lily's regular rider) and jockey, Rossa Ryan.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

YAA MOUS - WINS at Chelmsford City

Yaa Mous ran out a convincing winner of the Filles 10f race at Chelmsford last night. The race went according to plan with Special Mission trying to make all and some 10 lengths clear with 2f to go. However, the plan was always to have Yaa Mous up with the leaders but in her comfort zone and once the leader started to tire it was set up for the horses in behind. Yaa Mous asserted in thr final furlong and this represents a step up on her previous win at Leicester.
The photo shows Yaa Mous being led in by lad, Hugo Meunier, who was substituting for her regular rider, Luke Seal, who has done a great job with the filly.

Friday, October 12, 2018

YOUNG JOHN - 2nd at Leicester

Young John recorded his best run for the yard on Tuesday when 2nd in the 6f race at Leicester. He was a bit slow away from the starting gates but travelled well into the race. He found plenty for the urgings of his jockey, Conor Murtagh, but the winner had got first run on the far side of the track and Young John could not peg him back. Howevere, we were delighte dwith his effort and hopefully he can go on from here.