Weekend update – Great start to the year

Carbutt’s Ridge got 2016 off to the best possible start by winning the 32Red Handicap over 1 mile at Southwell on Tuesday. Ridden by Dougie Costello, the Karl Burke trained gelding was a well supported 11/4 favourite by the off having been as big as 6/1 in the opening shows. Carbutts had his usual slow start, Dougie had to get busy early and got him into a nice position by the 1st bend. Coming into the home straight, Dougie kept him up to his work and he started to pick them off, he took the lead and went away to score by just under 4 lengths in the end, a well-deserved 1st victory for both the horse and his owners.

We will be seeing a lot more of Dougie Costello in the Yellow & White silks as he is now officially linked up with Karl Burke. The 33 year old has been mixing flat and jump racing for the past couple of years but is now to focus full time on the flat, following a route successfully adopted by Graham Lee and Jim Crowley. We are big fans of Dougie and think it’s a great move for all involved, strengthening the Spigot team both on and off the racecourse.

January is always a very exciting time of the year for flat owners. Owners can start to dream as the 2 year olds and the older horses get back to work. 2016 will see our biggest ever string of 2 year olds, we have 12 on the site at the moment and there are some shares left. You can see all of our 2 year olds here: http://www.ontoawinner.net/2yearold

The 2 year olds at Karls have always been very popular, we do have some shares remaining in our lovely Dutch Art filly who is great value considering the sire stands at £40,000. Karl reports her to be filling out into a gorgeous horse who is really pleasing him. For anyone looking for a beautifully bred filly we would recommend you take a look. Her full profile can be found here: Seduce Me Page

We also have shares remaining in a cracking looking bay colt by first season sire Sir Prancealot. He is in training with Ben Haslam and is reported to be very forward. This speedy colt will be out in the early part of the season. Naming rights are available for anyone buying 25%. We highly recommend this colt, his full profile can be found here : Sir Prancealot Page

OnToAWinner are always looking to strengthen our team and we are delighted to announce that Jonathan Adams has joined OnToAWinner. All of the team would like to extend a warm welcome to Jono, who can be found on twitter @ontoawinner5. We are sure that he will prove to be another top addition to the team.

We will also be announcing a team of racecourse representatives in the coming days. Due to family and work commitments, it is not always possible that one of the core OnToAWinner team can make it to the races. Our racecourse representatives will be present on race day to ensure our owners have the best experience possible, we look forward to welcoming them to the team.