Horses

A tour of the yard for this current season.

Click on the horses name to see the form.

Theo’s Charm 2010 Dark Bay gelding by Presenting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A stunning Dark Bay gelding by Presenting owned by Mr Michael O’Shea.  A very promising individual who won his first bumper at Huntingdon, then finished 3rd in his next bumper  at Ascot badly hampered.  He finished a very credible 7th in the Champion Bumper at the festival on ground that was not ideal.   This season he finished 3rd first time out running very well at Kempton.  There is a lot to look forward to with this very smart horse.  He has continued to be a tough consistent horse winning at twice at Plumpton  over hurdles in December 2015 and Jan 2016.  He has now switched to fences and has been 2nd  3 times at Haydock, Plumpton and Exeter.

Jeb’s Gamble (2011) Bay Gelding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A stunning bay gelding by Dubai Destination.  Owned by Mrs C. Gamble, Jeb and Ruth Gifford.  He is a sharp individual who is tough and has had two good runs in bumpers and made a promising start to his hurdling career, just getting beaten on his last outing at Fontwell.  A lot to look forward to for next year.

Puppet Warrior (2012) Chestnut Gelding – by   Black Sam Bellamy Ex Racajack

Puppet Warrior has had three runs in bumpers for us finishing 2nd on all occasions.  He is a lovely tough genuine horse with a great attitude and future.  He is owned by Phillipa Wates.  He will go novice hurdling this season.

Alka Step (IRE) ( 2011) Grey Gelding-  by Alkadem

A new recruit for this year, he has won a P2P in Ireland and looks an exciting prospect for this coming season.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prouts Pub (2009) Bay gelding by Catcher in the Rye

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Prouts Pub is a lovely bay gelding who has taken a little while to get to the bottom of.  He is a gorgeous stamp who belongs to The Nick Gifford Racing Club and has enjoyed a win at Fontwell and been in the frame on other occasions , he did not take to chasing so will remain hurdling for now.  He was very unlucky to fall at Fontwell on his latest outing going very well.  He will run on the flat and over hurdles.

 

Swift Native 2014 filly by Mahler out of a Be my Native mare.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A stunning filly for The Nick Gifford Racing Club, she has won a point to point in Ireland and will be ready to go in the Autumn.

 

Notre Ami (2011) By Kalanisi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bought as a young store horse, a recruit for ‘The Boys’that we have taken our time with.  He was 5th in his first bumper, then he won and then he was 2nd.  He had a tiny niggle and was been rested for the back end of last season  He is a stunning stamp of a horse needed time to fill his frame and strengthen up.  He will be back this season stronger and ready to go !

Unnamed filly (2014) by September Storm 

We have recently acquired a 3 year old filly by September Storm who we will break in and then sell/syndicate shortly.

Brown Bear  (2011) Bay Gelding by Yeats

Owned by The Bear Necessities Syndicate.

A  lovely horse , out of Straw Bear’s half sister and owned by The Bear Necessities Syndicate.  He has won four times since October, 3 times this season already.  He runs over hurdles and fences and continues to improve.  he will be back early Autumn.

Market Court ( 2011) Bay Gelding by Court Cave

A stunning gelding who is in training and has had one run in a bumper last season, he then had a slight niggle and being such a big horse we gave him the rest of the season off.  We look forward to seeing him run this season.

Party Royal (2010) Bay Gelding by Royal Applause

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A flat recruit to run on the flat in the mile and a half amateur riders handicaps for Nicks’ cousin David Dunsdon.   He has won at Salisbury with David and was 3rd at Sandown and he also has won already this season.

Cashanova  2011 By Arcadio

A lovely 6 year old by Arcadio bought at a Cheltenham sale .  He was second in a bumper for Henry Daly .  He has taken a little while to settle, but is really getting the hang of the game with some promising runs this season.  He will continue to run in Novice Hurdles this season.

 

Did They Leave You Out Too  4 year old Gelding by Presenting

We have a stunning new Chestnut gelding by Presenting for JPMcManus.  He is cantering away nicely and will start off in a bumper in the Autumn.  He has a lovely attitude and has settled in to life at Findon very well.  We are looking forward to see him run.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black Lightening (2013) By Whitmore’s Conn

A 4 year old store who is in full training, owned by Don Trangmar who we hope to see run in a bumper this Autumn.

Snowy Oscar (2013)  Gelding by Oscar

Snowy Oscar, a stunning gelding by Oscar who we have broken in and is cantering away nicely .  He will run in a bumper this season.

Project Mars ( 2012) Gelding By Presenting

Project Mars has had a few runs in  bumpers and hurdles.  He has since finished 2nd and 3rd , so a  promising start and we look forward to the seeing him again this season.

Paddy’s Poem (2011 gelding) by Proclamation ( IRE) 

 

 

A stunning homebred belonging to T.J.Stone-Brown.  Paddy ran in a bumper last season . He is a big strapping horse with a lovely temperament that will be a future chaser.  He finished 3rd out of 9 ridden by Leighton on his last run.  We can’t wait to see him run this season.
His Dam’s Sire is Ashley Park (IRE).

 

UNNAMED 3 year old gelding by Fame and Glory-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

His dam is full sister to Rouble and Kopeck ( that Josh trained) and also in the dams pedigree further down is ‘Nick the Brief’ ( the two time Irish Gold Cup Winner ).  He has got plenty about him and will not take long to get on the racecourse.  He will run in January/February hopefully.

UNNAMED 3year old Filly by Robin Des Champs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nick bough this stunning filly by Robin Des Champs at the Goffs Landrover Sales in Ireland .  She is a lovely stamp that we will plan to  run in a bumper in early Spring.

Give Him Time 2011 gelding SireKalanisi (IRE) (12.2f)DamDelayed (FR)

A stunning gelding that has been somewhat inconsistent last season.  However towards the end of the season we have seen an improvement.  He finished 2nd on his last run at Fontwell and we look forward to seeing the horse we have on the gallops at home on the race track this season.

Minutes to Midnight 2011 Filly by Vinnie Roe

 

 

 

 

 

‘Minutes to Midnight’, who was bought at Punchestown. She is gorgeous and enjoying a summer out. The six-year-old daughter of Vinnie Roe, who is out of a half-sister to the dam of Grade 1 winning novice hurdler Death Duty, has remained unbeaten in three starts since making a victorious debut at Lingstown in March 2016. A lot to look forward to with her.

Glen Rocco  2011 Chestnut gelding by Shirocco

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glen Rocco won his point to point last year as a 5 year old, he has had a setback after his run so had to miss last season.  He will come back in to training in July and be ready to run early Autumn.  He is a big strapping chaser type owned by Mr Kyle and Mr Mason.

Fairway Freddy 2013 gelding by Elusive Pimpernel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fairway Freddy was bought at the breeze up sales at Cheltenham and is owned by Mr Kyle, Mr Wylie and Mr Shepherd.  He is out on his summer break and will come back in to training in July ready to run early Autumn.

Rear Guard 2014- Gelding By Oscar

 

 

 

 

 

A stunning 3 year old Oscar gelding who will make a chaser.  We will be taking our time with him, his aim  being chasing.  ”His dam bred Fruity O Rooney”.