We had another very good month in September, notching 5 winners in the month; the highlight of which was undoubtedly Quiet Reflections return at Naas.
The star daughter of Showcasing had only run once this year at Haydock on quick ground, she then had an injury heading into Royal Ascot and we were delighted to see her line up at Naas in a Group 3 contest over 6 furlongs.
She looked absolutely fantastic on the day and Martin Harley rode her in what was a typical win for the mare. She travelled supremely well on the soft ground and waited for a gap to appear, she then showed her excellent turn of foot to go on to score a shade cosily much to the delight of the attending punters. This was a fantastic training performance from Karl Burke to get her back to her best, what a season Karl is having! She is such a wonderful horse to be involved with, she will now head to Champions Day at Ascot where she should line up against Harry Angel, Caravaggio and many more in what should be a mouth-watering clash of sprinting superstars to round off the season.
Elsewhere we had Quiet Company win at Dundalk at a big price in what was a greatly deserved first success for his owners. He showed tremendous attitude under a fantastic ride by Wayne Lordan to score over a mile at the County Louth track.
We had a very good team of horses head to Ayr for the Gold Cuyp festival. It was a massive disappointment that the event was abandoned. Ayr is always a target for some of our horses and to see it cancelled due to waterlogging was heartbreaking, not only for owners, trainers and jockeys but for the track, the town and the huge loss of revenue felt by all involved.
September is always the time of year that we start to recruit the yearlings for next year. We have been incredibly busy at the sales and have added some real quality to the team for the 2018 season. We have horses based in the U.K. and in Ireland for anyone wanting to dip their toe into ownership for next season. Have we unearthed the next Quiet Reflection? You just never know!
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