It’s been another amazing flat racing season for Elite Racing Club my particular highlight of course being Marsha ‘s stunning win in the Nunthorpe at York in August.
Others include Marsha’s older brother Judicial proving he could be very good and go to the top of the sprinting tree next year, then there is Top Tug who has improved in leaps and bounds on the flat after spending last winter hurdling which he isn’t really keen on but I’m hopeful he could tackle group races on the flat.
So what about next year?
The horse to watch is a beautiful 3yo colt called Magistrate I can’t wait for him to make his racecourse debut he looks special keep you posted……..
MARSHA INTENDED RUNNER IN
THE BREEDERS CUP TURF SPRINT
We are delighted to announce that, at this
stage, Marsha is an intended runner at the
world famous Breeders Cup meeting in the
United States. The meeting moves around
the nation each year and this year is held at
Del Mar, near San Diego, which is a fantastic
course and could suit our fabulously fast filly
She received an entry into the $1,000,000
Turf Sprint over five furlongs by winning the
Group 1 Nunthorpe Stakes, where she beat
the hottest filly in America, Lady Aurelia, by
the narrowest margin. By sending Marsha
across the Atlantic, we are staging a rematch
between the two fillies, who are undoubtedly
the fastest in the world on ratings. Whilst we
are taking on the local horse, Lady Aurelia,
who has never run at Del Mar, we feel this
once in a lifetime challenge looks too good
to miss. This view is backed up by Luke
Morris and Sir Mark Prescott, who feels our
filly’s outstandingly calm temperament
should stand her in good stead. Marsha has
already raced in Ireland and France with
great success, so her trainer feels that she
could be well suited to crossing the pond.
We are advised Del Mar should suit Marsha,
as there is a decent run into the bend,
followed by a short home straight, where we
hope she could unleash her incredible speed
in pursuit of the winning line, in an ideal
world! Marsha has already made many of
our dreams come true, and to go to one of
the biggest meetings in the world with a live
chance is yet another fascinating chapter in
the history of Elite Racing Club. The race is
on the second day of the meeting, Saturday
4 November, giving her plenty of time to
recover following her wonderful second
place in the Prix de l’Abbaye behind the
revitalised Battaash, who will probably be
rested for the remainder of this season. His
trainer, Charlie Hills, has already stated he
intends to target the 2018 running of the
Turf Sprint with Battaash, who will be four
She leaves for the States 28th October…..
I’m lucky enough to be involved with Judicial and Marsha
Delighted with both horses to get into the winners enclosure at Royal Ascot is a great achievement.