Arab Racing 2001

The Arab Horse Society



Supporters of Anglo Arabs were able to enjoy a 0-80 sprint and an Open 2 miler at Taunton. This season has seen an increase in the number of Anglos running and with two races at most meetings everyone has a chance to take part in competitive handicaps. The LWL Associates Stakes went to Jenny Peyton's Hardtoback, making it his second win on the Somerset course. Little Maybelle made the running under Fred Offord, while Hardtoback ridden by Nick Isaac was always up the front as "Six furlongs is a better distance for him." explained Jenny. Running on well in second place was Sugar Dandy for his owner/trainer Caroline Green, this smart looking gelding is sure to win a race soon.

In the Open Anglo race, sponsored by Mainline Vehicle Hire, Remartino and Annette Masterson did their best against the top class stayer Borealis, but the Sarah Kelleway owned and trained gelding finished a comfortable 8 lengths ahead. The race was on for third place as James Davies seemed to relax on Great Lady until the cheering of the crowd let him know that Tzarinsky was making a late run behind him and he held on for third.

Brian and Andrea Boulton are having their best year's racing, as this is the first time they have trained 10 winners in a season, and Brian is "Delighted at the way the racing is going, with everyone getting a chance to train, own or ride a winner." Sam Morris is also having her best season as Island Rover, bought recently from Trebor Cave-Debuse, has won 2 races for her as well as finishing second and third. This horse obviously goes well for Sam and is enjoying his races, Trebor joked, "I sold that horse too cheaply to Sam's Mum and Dad, but I have more at home available at extortionate prices!" Brian was second to Island Rover in the 0-50 Stakes on Drongo with his former stable mate, Doriket, a gallant short head third.

Trebor and Maxine were in the winner's enclosure after Riverdance won the next race making it 3 out of 3 for this progressive mare. Maxine said, "She's wonderful, getting better and stronger each time she runs. We hope to go for the Championship Race at Goodwood but that depends on what the trainer and jockey say about her." Dhorgaam ran well in second with Island Star third to repeat the positions of their Warwick race. Cathy Thomas' twin baby girls, Megan and Michaela were enjoying a day out at the races, with, no doubt, many more days to follow.

Ares De Chavagne won the Blue Gleam Memorial Stakes by an impressive 15 lengths to give Linda Meakins her first win of the season. The race was on for the places as Joanne Holman's The Silver Gambler managed to keep ahead of Genevieve Haynes' Maximillion by three quarters of a length, both of these horses being trained by their owners.

Claire and Rob


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