Skip to content
Horse Race

Latest News – keeping up to date with our runners, events and horses for sale

January 2017

Future Gilded back on track at CatterickAlthough we’d had a really enjoyable and successful Flat season, with notable wins at top tracks from Lord Ben Stack and Timeless Art, we had suffered more than our fair share of injuries and even fatalities, particularly over the jumps.  Fortunately we have patient and very realistic owners, although the highs and lows can be hard to take on occasion.  One of our favourite horses has been Future Gilded at Jamie Snowden’s in Lambourn, as he has bags of ability, a bold, exuberant temperament and a very appealing personality.  Unfortunately “Frankie”, as he is known, has been fragile from the first day we acquired him, and has spent more time off the track than on it.  We have persevered because he appears to have considerable potential, although his latest time off the course stretched to 638 days, which definitely tested everyone’s patience.  It was great to see it rewarded on the very first day of the year up at Catterick, with both Timeform and Racing Post suitably impressed:  “Made favourite, the clear feeling that he was well handicapped fully justified, needed to be to get the better of an improver as they forged clear from 2 out, responding well, including overcoming an earlier blunder, edging ahead late on;  he’s stood little racing, a curse that could easily become a blessing if he gets into a groove this term”, and “He showed real guts to out-battle the runner-up from the final fence.  This was some training performance, and he remains unexposed over fences.”  Hit the groove, Frankie!