January Starts With A Bang
After a record breaking season in 2018 with 46 winners it didn’t take us long to get onto the scoreboard for 2019. The year is only just over two weeks old but our horses have started the season in good form with two winners, one second and a third placed runner already.
Winners – Made Of Honour & Pearl Acclaim
Made Of Honour is a filly with lots of ability and she showed great guts and determination to win at Newcastle on the 6th when under a power packed ride from Clifford Lee she got up in the shadows of the post to win by a short head. Trained by Karl Burke this filly came second to Group 1 winner Benbatl on her debut.
Pearl Acclaim had a very frightening episode in the stalls at Nottingham in October and it has taken a few runs to get his confidence back. Stepping up to six furlongs nine year old Pearl Acclaim showed a willing attitude under the guidance of up and coming jockey Phil Dennis to win by half a length. Pearl Acclaim has now won five times in the Ontoawinner colours since he was purchased and David Griffiths has done magnificent job with him.
Other runners already placed this year have been Mardle who came second in a competitive and valuable handicap at Newcastle, Mardle had previous won over course and distance, he gave it a good go but just found one to good on the day. He looks a nice prospect for the season ahead. Comptons Finale came over from the Adrian Keatley stables in Ireland, he gave it a good go running well finishing third to two nice horses in the six furlong novice race, he might come back over to the UK later in the month.
This time of year is such an exciting time with the new two year olds that we purchased last year already now broken in and already completing their first steps in their education. There has been lots of positive comments regarding our horses wellbeing and progression from our trainers up and down the country and we look to have the strongest team we have ever had ready to go to the races with in 2019.
February is a busy period with plenty of stable visits, these days are a great day to see all our horses, their home environment, meeting other owners and having a drink and some food with the Ontoawinner Team and discussing the season ahead. If you would like to attend one of these stable visits please get in touch with one of the Ontoawinner Management Team.
Shares are selling out fast with lots of the new two tear olds sold out already, however there are limited shares left in a few horses and anyone interested in race horse ownership should view our available shares section.