Older News

Wednesday 29th March

Yesterday we had declared ARMAGNAC at Wolverhampton. He failed to get any cover and led early on. He was soon clear, when pressed and driven two out he was soon headed and weakened inside final furlong. He looked to do too much early on and we will look for another...
March 29, 2017

Sunday 26th March

On Monday we were delighted to get a win on the board with INSTANT KARMA at Kempton. He seemed to enjoy himself on a return to the flat and was given a lovely ride by Louis Steward. He tracked the leading pair and was pushed along over two furlongs out...
March 26, 2017

Sunday 19th March

BIG ORANGE has arrived in Dubai in good shape. He left England on Friday morning arriving in Dubai in the evening where Gill was waiting for him. Initial signs are good and he appears to have taken the flight and everything really well. He has been in great form at...
March 19, 2017

Sunday 12th March

We were delighted to finally get off the mark with RAYS THE MONEY last Saturday at Newcastle. He had run so consistently last season and was unlucky to still be a maiden entering his three-year-old career. He tracked the leader to make good headway well over furlong out...
March 12, 2017

Wednesday 1st March

Today we have MAORI BOB running at Newcastle. He looks in great form after his win at Lingfield last week and we are hoping that he will be able to go close again.. . On Saturday we have entered RAYS THE MONEY at Newcastle. He looks to have wintered well and...
March 1, 2017

Saturday 25th February

We were delighted to get another winner on the board when MAORI BOB went on to score at Lingfield in the apprentice race on Wednesday. He looked to appreciate the step up on his handicap debut and he had also been gelded since last start.  He was given a well...
February 25, 2017

Saturday 18th February

On Wednesday we have made an entry for Maori Bob in the apprentice race at Lingfield. He has been gelded over the winter, which seems to have really helped him and we will make a decision on Monday if he is being declared or not.. . . . Maori Bob (far side) and...
February 18, 2017

Saturday 11th February

Sadly on Wednesday after having to withdraw NAMIRAH from her intended engagement at Kempton it left us with DUCK A L’ORANGE being our only runner taking his place at Chelmsford. Fitted with a visor for the first time, he led them early on at a steady pace and when...
February 11, 2017

Tuesday 7th February

The horses have now resumed cantering after a month of trotting. The trotting really does benefit them as it really strengthens them up for the long season that lies ahead. It was nice this year as we have had a trouble free January without any casualties.. . Our all-weather squad...
February 7, 2017

Sunday 22nd January

We had declared ELEMENTARY a runner yesterday at Lingfield and he headed into the race as a course and distance winner having won at the track eight days earlier. Settled well, he followed the winner up the inside rail turning for home, but never looked like causing him too much...
January 22, 2017

Sunday 8th January

We hope  that everyone has had a good Christmas and would like to wish everybody a Happy New Year.. . On Thursday we had our first runners of 2017 when PREOBRAJENSKA took her chance. She was pretty much up against it from the start, when being given the worst draw. She...
January 8, 2017

Friday 23rd December

On Tuesday we were delighted with the improvement shown by GLASSALT at Kempton. She certainly looked to be travelling much better and when asked for her effort she stayed on nicely without troubling the first two. She looks as though she will appreciate further and it looked a nice effort...
December 23, 2016

Sunday 18th December

BIG ORANGE has returned from Hong Kong in good form and has returned to Stetchworth Park for a well-deserved winter break. Things in Sha Tin did not go his way as he was slow away from the gates. He was hustled along to race handy and when asked for...
December 18, 2016

Sunday 4th December

It was good to get back to the action this week with runners starting on Wednesday at Lingfield where we had declared the two. We started the afternoon with ELEMENTARY who we had expected to run well. He pressed for the lead early on and when asked for his effort...
December 4, 2016

Sunday 20th November

This week we only had runners on the Wednesday having declared three at Kempton. FIRE BRIGADE was looking to score again after his cosy win at Chelmsford the week previous. He looked to have been brought with a perfectly timed challenge travelling strongly over a furlong out. He was ridden...
November 20, 2016

Sunday 13th November

This week things started for us with our first runners being on Wednesday. MAORI BOB and BABAMUNCKIN were taking on each other at Kempton. MAORI BOB was kept in a handy position for the majority of the race and when asked for his effort he faded in the final furlong...
November 13, 2016

Sunday 6th November

On Saturday we were delighted with the effort shown by INSTANT KARMA at Ascot. He had won his last two starts at a lower level and had been put up another five pound by the handicapper. He ran really well, gradually working his way into it and finishing well without...
November 6, 2016

Saturday 29th October

On Wednesday we started the day off at Nottingham where DREAM MACHINE was making a re-appearance.  He was settled towards rear on leaving the gates and was ridden along three furlongs out. He plugged on from over 1f out, but could never offer any danger. He is entered again...
October 29, 2016

Saturday 22nd October

On Friday we had declared the two runners at Newbury. We started the afternoon off with BOCKING END. She chased the leaders and was settled in midfield. She was asked for her effort and weakened over two furlongs out. She is possibly showing the signs now of a long season...
October 22, 2016

Wednesday 19th October

Sadly PURPLE RAVEN failed to impress in her race at Kempton. She was settled off the pace and when asked for her effort she failed to find anything and finished down the field. It was a disappointing effort and we will see how she is over the next couple of...
October 19, 2016

Sunday 16th October

On Thursday we had declared the two runners in the same race at Brighton. MAORI BOB was making his racecourse debut, and he appeared to be a bit star struck by the occasion never got competitive.  He has worked well at home and we know he is better than this...
October 16, 2016

Wednesday 12th October

On Monday we headed to Yarmouth with the three declared runners. We started the afternoon of with STICKS MCKENZIE who never got into his race at all and he will now head to the Horses in Training Sales later in the month.  Later on the card AID TO AFRICA was...
October 12, 2016

Sunday 9th October

On Friday we headed to York with NOTALOT. He raced in touch towards the stands' side and made some good headway two furlongs out. He was slightly hampered and was soon driven and kept on to finish in a midfield position. He has had a busy season and will now...
October 9, 2016

Wednesday 5th October

We were delighted to get a win on the board with FABRICATE at Leicester yesterday. He was travelling strongly and fought back well. He is very genuine, tough and seems to appreciate a bit of dig in the ground. There was plenty of pace on and when we got a...
October 5, 2016

Sunday 2nd October

On Monday we were delighted with the effort shown by JIVE TALKING, who sadly just found one too good for her. She was always close to the pace and plugged on under pressure. She looks a tough filly, who will hopefully make her mark in handicaps.. . On Thursday we had...
October 2, 2016

Saturday 17th September

On Wednesday were delighted to get off the mark with JE SUIS CHARLIE at Beverley. He has been quite a quirky horse to deal with and Ben James our assistant trainer has done a wonderful job in keeping him sweet. He had come on since his Newbury debut last month...
September 17, 2016

Wednesday 14th September

On Monday we were delighted with the effort shown by THREE DUCHESSES who we felt was slightly unlucky not to win her race at Wolverhampton. She chased the winner until steadied into third over six furlongs out. She was ridden just over two furlongs and made no impression until she...
September 14, 2016

Monday 12th September

On Thursday we headed to Epsom with the two declared runners. We started the afternoon with AID TO AFRICA who raced in a midfield position for the early part of the race and when asked for his effort he failed to make any impression. Later on the card THE MAJOR...
September 12, 2016

Wednesday 7th September

We were pleased with the effort shown by NOTALOT at Doncaster today. Stepped back up to seven furlongs, he tracked the leading pair. He made some headway and had every chance until well inside the last furlong. He has been raised in the ratings for his wins, but hopefully will...
September 7, 2016

Sunday 4th September

On Wednesday we were delighted to get off the mark with SCIARRA at Lingfield. She had been given a little break since her disappointing effort at Leicester on her last start. She had been stepped back up to seven furlongs, which seems to suit her better. She was coming clear...
September 4, 2016

Sunday 28th August

At Newbury on Tuesday we were delighted with the racecourse debut of JE SUIS CHARLIE. Slightly awkward at the start, he was soon back in touch and when asked for his effort he just looked to get tired entering the final furlong. He looks as though he will come on...
August 28, 2016

Sunday 21st August

On Wednesday we were devastated to lose FRANKLIN D who sustained a terrible injury on the gallops and had to be put to sleep. He will be greatly missed by all the Fitzroy team and of course by his owners.. . Later in the day, it was great to see NOTALOT...
August 21, 2016

Sunday 14th August

GRACELAND was again in the mix at Salisbury on Thursday and had every chance before finishing third. She travelled nicely for the early part of the race and could not pick up when under pressure enough to sustain a challenge to the leading pair. She nearly always finishes in the...
August 14, 2016

Wednesday 10th August

Sadly on Sunday THE MAJOR failed to perform to his usual consistent self. He chased the leading pair and stayed on handy in fourth place. He was asked for his effort three furlongs from home and was soon struggling. He seems fine after his race and we will gradually try...
August 10, 2016

Sunday 7th August

On Thursday we started the afternoon off at Yarmouth where ELEMENTARY was hoping to break his maiden tag. He had been dropped down in trip after proving rather keen at Musselburgh on his last start. He could not quicken up when asked for his effort and it looked as though...
August 7, 2016

Sunday 31st July

We what an amazing couple of days we have had and Glorious Goodwood certainly turned out to be just that for the Fitzroy Team. We started the meeting with BIG ORANGE who went into the race on the back of his win at Newmarket in the Princess of Wales Stakes...
July 31, 2016

Wednesday 27th July

On Monday we were delighted to get a win on the board with BONHOMIE at Wolverhampton. She had the run of the race and battled gamely when challenged. She should progress a little more and hopefully can win again.. . Tonight we head to Leicester starting the evening off with BOCKING...
July 27, 2016

Sunday 24th July

On Thursday we headed to Sandown with STETCHWORTH PARK. He ran another solid race and did not fail for a lack of stamina stepped up in trip. He never got to the runner-up, but he looks as though he will keep progressing. Later on the card we were delighted...
July 24, 2016

Wednesday 20th July

On Saturday we were delighted with the debut run of JIVE TALKING at Newmarket. Held up, she made some good headway at the halfway stage and ran on nicely at the finish. It was a nice introductory run from the filly and she looks as though she will stay further...
July 20, 2016

Saturday 16th July

On Thursday we were delighted with PARSNIP’S win at Chepstow. She looked green early on and drew away once she had got the message. She looks potentially useful and should have no trouble with further. We then headed in the evening to Epsom with MACHINE LEARNER. He was was...
July 16, 2016

Wednesday 13th July

We were delighted to get another winner on the board on Sunday with INSTANT KARMA provided us with the third winner of the week.  He was travelling particularly nicely when moving into a challenging position turning in. He was in front before the last and took the race in a...
July 13, 2016

Sunday 10th July

On Wednesday it was great to get a winner on the board when STETCHWORTH PARK won his race at Catterick. He was travelling well early in the straight, but got stuck in a pocket behind the weakening leader, which meant the runner up got first run on him. He proved...
July 10, 2016

Sunday 3rd July

Yesterday we go back to the action starting the day off at Leicester. STRATHEARN got the day off and running for us and he was being tried in cheek pieces for the first time. He chased the leaders and plugged on under pressure to grab the runner-up spot inside...
July 3, 2016

Wednesday 29th June

On Monday we had declared the two runners starting the afternoon off at Wolverhampton with STETCHWORTH PARK. He was returning from a small break back on the all-weather, having finished a solid sixth in a twelve furlong handicap on good to firm ground, the previous month at York. He...
June 30, 2016

Sunday 26th June

On Wednesday we had declared the two runners at Kempton. TAPER TANTRUM started the evening off for us. He raced on the inside rail and when asked for his effort, he weakened in the final furlong. He possibly did not see out the extra furlong and we will come up...
June 26, 2016

Wednesday 22nd June

On Sunday GIANT REDWOOD was seen to better effect at Pontefract. He tracked the winner on the rail most of the way and ran a sound race on his first go at this distance. He remains open to improvement and is starting to find his level.. . On Monday we headed...
June 22, 2016

Sunday 19th June

On Thursday we headed to Royal Ascot with our first runner of the meeting TAUREAN STAR. He raced off the pace on the far side. Ridden along over one furlong out, he stayed on inside the final furlong but did not have the pace of the leaders. In the evening...
June 19, 2016

Thursday 16th June

On Monday we sent NOTALOT to Nottingham where we were looking for some improvement from his debut run. He chased the leaders and was driven over two furlongs out. He hung right and had no chance with the winner. It was a better effort from the horse and hopefully he...
June 16, 2016

Sunday 12th June

On Thursday we had a busy day with seven runners at Newbury and Yarmouth. We started the afternoon off at Newbury where RONALD R was making his racecourse debut. He was on his toes a bit beforehand and got rather warm, so he did remarkably well to run such a...
June 12, 2016

Wednesday 8th June

On Monday AKSUM was taking her chance at Brighton. She took a keen hold early on and failed to settle which certainly did not help her cause. She has come out of the race well and we will try and find a similar contest for her.. . Today we have seen...
June 8, 2016

Sunday 5th June

On Wednesday evening we had declared the two runners at Chelmsford. We started the evening off with ALCANAR. He was steadied at the start and when asked for his effort he stayed on at the same pace. He is now eligible for a handicap mark and possibly he will be...
June 6, 2016

Wednesday 1st June

On Monday we headed to Windsor with GRACELAND. She was steadied at the start and was held up in last pair. She was asked for her effort and went second, but had no chance with winner. It was good to see her bounce back to form after her disappointing Chester...
June 1, 2016

Sunday 29th May

On Thursday we headed to Chelmsford with the two runners. We started the afternoon off with ROCK OF MAX. He looked to be travelling well for the majority of the race and had every chance. He was asked for his effort at the three furlong marker and did not appear...
May 29, 2016

Wednesday 25th May

On Saturday we started the afternoon off at Goodwood with GIANT REDWOOD. He tracked the leaders and looked uncomfortable coming down the hill and was soon beaten. He did not appear to handle Goodwood and we will find another opportunity for him on a flatter track. Later in the afternoon...
May 25, 2016

Saturday 21st May

We were delighted with the effort shown by HART STOPPER on his racecourse debut last night at Haydock as it turned out that there were quite a few fancied horses in his race. He was slowly away and gave them all a head start. He looked a bit outpaced and...
May 21, 2016

Wednesday 18th May

On Monday we headed to Leicester with the two runners. We started the evening off with SHOW LEGEND who failed to see out the trip and we will drop back to six furlongs as he is by Showcasing and there is also sprinting in his pedigree on the dam’s...
May 18, 2016

Sunday 15th May

On Thursday we started the afternoon at Salisbury with PURPLE MAGIC. She gave a good account on this her seasonal debut. She galloped on to finish nicely, without coming under maximum pressure and should strip fitter for her next outing. Later on the card at Newmarket GOODWOOD MIRAGE proved a...
May 15, 2016

Wednesday 11th May

On Monday we headed to Wolverhampton with BOCKING END who provided us with our seventh winner of the season. She produced a game display under a well-judged ride to make all the running. She started edging to the right in the closing stages, but she ran on well to...
May 11, 2016

Sunday 8th May

On Friday, we started the afternoon off at Lingfield with SCHOOL FETE. Stepped up in trip, he raced in the ideal position on the shoulder of the winner, but having been produced to challenge in plenty of time he did not show the same resolution as his rival and ended...
May 8, 2016

Wednesday 4th May

It’s been a quiet start to the week so far and we get back to the action on Friday. We start the afternoon off at Lingfield with SCHOOL FETE who looked good in his work this morning. We are confident that the step up in trip will suit him...
May 4, 2016

Sunday 1st May

We were pleased with the run from CHELABELLA at Wolverhampton on Wednesday. She was always prominent and  was asked for her effort two furlongs out. She stayed on at the same pace in the final furlong suggesting she possibly got tired.. . On Thursday we were delighted with the effort shown...
May 1, 2016

Wednesday 27th April

On Sunday we headed to Thirsk with STRATHEARN. He was slightly hampered at the start and this kept him towards the rear of the field. He made some effort three furlongs out and was eased when he lost his place. Later on the card SCIARRA showed improvement from her debut...
April 27, 2016

Sunday 24th April

On Thursday we headed to Beverley where THE MAJOR was taking his chance. He had been stepped up in trip for his seasonal and handicap debut. He had been gelded since his last start in early August and ran nicely, looking to get a bit tired late on when asked...
April 24, 2016

Wednesday 20th April

We returned to the action this afternoon at Catterick with BONHOMIE. She jumped lovely from the stalls and settled well at the front of the field. She possibly mounted her challenge a bit early and looked to get tired in the final furlong. It was a good effort from the...
April 20, 2016

Sunday 17th April

On Thursday we headed to Chelmsford with ROCK OF MAX. He raced further back in the pack than was probably ideal, given the lack of pace in the race. Making his ground up three wide on the bend into the straight, he did well to beat the rest to finish...
April 17, 2016

Wednesday 13th April

This week our only runner has been SCHOOL FETE who took his chance at Beverley earlier this afternoon. He appeared to like the step up in trip and despite being a bit keen; he was closing with every stride at the finish. He looks as though he might stay a...
April 13, 2016

Sunday 10th April

On Thursday we headed to Chelmsford with the two runners. We started the evening off with GENERAL HAZARD who made a promising debut run at Kempton on his only start to date. Held up towards the rear he was in touch at the halfway stage. He was ridden two furlongs...
April 10, 2016

Wednesday 6th April

On Tuesday SCIARRA ran a pleasing race on very testing ground at Pontefract. Hopefully given normal improvement, she should be very competitive in a similar race next time as she is sure to have needed the run.. . On Wednesday we started the afternoon off at Nottingham with GIANT REDWOOD. He...
April 6, 2016

Sunday 3rd April

On Monday we have declared INSTANT KARMA at Warwick. Hopefully the rain will stay away and the ground will not go against him. He won in great style on his last start at Fakenham and hopefully he will be able to create that run again here.. . On Tuesday we have...
April 3, 2016

Wednesday 30th March

Today we started the afternoon off at Lingfield with AKSUM who was having her first run for the yard. She was slowly away and was a bit unlucky in running. After missing the break she was always going to be up against it, but she was running on nicely at...
March 30, 2016

Sunday 27th March

We were delighted with the effort shown by GENERAL HAZARD on Wednesday at Kempton. He was kept in a prominent position and was asked for his effort over two out. He had no chance with the winner and just missed out on second place. He is sure to have needed...
March 27, 2016

Sunday 20th March

On Thursday we started the evening off at Chelmsford where TAPER TANTRUM and ALCANAR were taking their chances. TAPER TANTRUM started the evening off for us and was heading into the race in good form. He chased the leaders and was ridden when having every chance two furlongs out. He...
March 20, 2016

Wednesday 16th March

We have declared just the two runners for tomorrow at Chelmsford. We start the evening off with TAPER TANTRUM who looks to have thrived for his winter break. He has been working nicely on the Al Bahatri and should hopefully give a good account of himself. He usually runs well...
March 16, 2016

Sunday 13th March

It was great to have Louis Steward back on Saturday riding out after his winter break in Dubai. He rode Alcanar in an easy piece of work in preparation of his entries coming up later in the week. It will be great to get back to some action after a...
March 14, 2016

Saturday 5th March

It’s been a quiet week for the yard with no runners. We were hoping to run INSTANT KARMA at either Newbury today or Huntingdon tomorrow, but that fell by the wayside due to the very soft ground that is around at present. He has schooled well and will take...
March 5, 2016

Tuesday 1st March

On Monday it was a gorgeous day and the horses cantered up Long Hill. It was a good opportunity to get some pictures of the two-year-olds.. . . . Abacus. . . . The Major. . . . Kaisan. . . . Merlin. . . . Air Ministry. . . . Dream Machine. . . . Prince Monolulu. . . . American Patrol. . . . Firebreak Ex Island Rhapsody. . . . Ray's the Money. . . . Seaside...
March 1, 2016

Sunday 28th February

On Tuesday we had declared KAISAN at Wolverhampton. He was steadied once in front and tried to quicken off the turn. He could sustain his effort and finished third. He is now eligible for a handicap mark and hopefully he will be treated fairly. He is capable of winning races...
February 28, 2016

Friday 26th February

. . Abacus. . . . Abbu Rahy. . . . Dancing Elegance. . . . Merlin. . . . Raven's Pass Ex Rainbow Desert. . . . Ray's the Money. . . . Seaside Dreamer. . . . Sir Prancealot Ex Hapipi. . . . Three Dushesses. . . . Dream Machine. . . . Elementary. . . . Henrythenavigator Ex Princess Danah. . . . Firebreak Ex Island Rhapsody. . . . Je Suis Charlie...
February 28, 2016

Monday 22nd February

. . Rock of Max. . . . Alcanar. . . . Batts Rock. . . . Duchy. . . . Davey Boy. . . . Elementary. . . . Je Suis Charlie. . . . Prince Monolulu. . . . American Patrol. . . . Merlin. . . . Henrythenavigator Ex Princess Danah. . . . Raven's Pass Ex Rainbow Desert. . . . Dragon Pulse Ex Riymaisa. . . . Maori Bob. . . . Dancing Elegance. . . . Glassalt. .  ...
February 22, 2016

Sunday 21st February

It was good to get back to some action this week, but sadly no winners to report, although AID TO AFRICA gave us a run for our money on Friday.. . . . Big Orange and Instant Karma. . We started the week on Wednesday at Lingfield with WAR DEPARTMENT. He was slowly into...
February 21, 2016

Monday 15th February

Today the horses cantered up Long Hill. It was quite cold in the snow, but the horses seemed to enjoy second lot.. . . . Machine Learner. . . . Prince Monolulu. . . . Alcanar. . . . Firebreak, War Office, American Patrol and Abacus. . . . Abacus and Maori Bob. . . . Air Ministry. . . . Winston C. . . . Seaside Dreamer. . . . Ronald R...
February 15, 2016

Sunday 14th February

We are looking to get back to the action on Wednesday as we are planning on declaring WAR DEPARTMENT at Lingfield. On the evidence of his last run at the track, it was felt that he might be suited by the drop back in trip to six furlongs as he...
February 14, 2016

Sunday 7th February

 . . The horses have been cantering for a week now and yesterday we ventured up to the Al Bahatri for the first time. Sadly it was quite a gloomy day and so the pictures are not of great quality, but at least you can see the horses cantering. Hopefully we...
February 7, 2016

Wednesday 3rd February

Sadly AID TO AFRICA had to miss his engagement due to an abscess in his foot. That left us with FRANKLIN D being our only runner at the meeting. He was arguably unlucky as he was just beginning his charge when he was chopped for room on the rail thus...
February 3, 2016

Monday 25th January

Our all-weather squad is coming together and we were pleased with the run from KAISAN at Southwell on Thursday. He had been gelded since his debut run at Leicester in October and showed up well for a long way. He had every chance from the turn in, but could...
January 25, 2016

Tuesday 12th January

We were delighted with MODEST’S win at Southwell on Sunday when she managed to turn the tables on the consistent Aguerooo who was looking to make it a four timer. She was given a lovely ride by Josephine Gordon who got her to jump out of the stalls really...
January 12, 2016

Sunday 3rd January

Firstly we would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and we hope that everyone has enjoyed the seasonal festivities. It has been a busy time for the yard over the New Year period and we have even had our first winner of 2016.. . We started the action on...
January 3, 2016

Thursday 24th December

As we head into the Christmas period with the Christmas Party done and dusted and everyone looking forward to the new season. The yearlings are all coming along nicely and have been cantering up Warren Hill. They look to be a nice bunch and we are excited by what we...
December 24, 2015

Sunday 6th December

Today we head to Huntingdon where INSTANT KARMA takes his chance for the first time over hurdles. He has been schooling well and Richard Johnson takes the ride. It looks a tough contest for this his first effort and hopefully he will get a clear round and give a good...
December 6, 2015

Monday 30th November

On Monday we were delighted with the performance shown by STRATHEARN at Chelmsford. He had been gelded since finishing well beaten at Newmarket last time and looked to bounce back to form on this his all-weather debut. This is something to build on and he has now gone for...
December 1, 2015

Sunday 22nd November

We are delighted to have reached the forty winner mark which came courtesy of FRANKLIN D on Tuesday. He had been stepped up in trip by another furlong and did really well to win this competitive event. Held up off a steady pace, he had to cover a lot of...
November 23, 2015

Wednesday 11th November

We were delighted with BIG ORANGE’S run in the Melbourne Cup. He was given a lovely ride to get his position and just could not sustain his effort. He has taken the race well and is due to return back to the yard tomorrow evening. Gill and Robert did...
November 11, 2015

Sunday 1st November

On Monday we headed to Leicester with FABRICATE who was having his first run after some time off the track. Held up at the back of the field, he responded well for the pressure, but did not look like pegging back the winner coming to the last furlong. Lack of...
November 1, 2015

Sunday 25th October

On Wednesday we started the afternoon off at Newmarket with CARTER PACE. She was steadied at the start and looked to take a keen hold early on. She was pushed along two furlongs out and soon looked outpaced. She will have needed the run and hopefully she will show significant...
October 25, 2015

Wednesday 21st October

On Thursday we were disappointed with the effort from DUCK A L’ORANGE. He was settled towards the rear and found very little after coming off the bridle before the two furlong pole. He is now eligible for a handicap mark and it will be interesting to see how the...
October 21, 2015

Wednesday 14th October

Last Wednesday we started the afternoon off at Nottingham with MACHINE LEARNER. He tracked the leaders and was ridden to lead well over one furlong out. He was driven and headed entering the final furlong and kept on well under pressure towards the end. He possibly would have appreciated a...
October 14, 2015

Wednesday 7th October

On Monday we headed to Pontefract where ROCK OF MAX took his chance. He was never far away from the leaders and kept on at the one pace when coming under pressure. He seemed to stay the longer trip well and hopefully we will find a race he can be...
October 7, 2015

Sunday 4th October

On Friday we headed to Ascot with the two runners. We started the afternoon off with GEORGE CINQ who was held up at the rear of the field. He made some progress over two furlongs out, but had a lot to do to get near the leaders. He did well...
October 4, 2015

Wednesday 30th September

Due to me being on holiday last week sadly that is why the website was not updated. . We have seen a good effort from Lady Bamford’s PURPLE MAGIC at Nottingham this afternoon. She showed encouraging signs to finish third whilst looking green in the early part of the race...
September 30, 2015

Saturday 19th September

On Thursday after the abandonment of Yarmouth it just left us with a runner at Ayr and Chelmsford. We started the action off at Ayr with INSTANT KARMA. He raced handily and had every chance up the straight. He was carried slightly right in the final furlong and although it...
September 19, 2015

Wednesday 16th September

On Monday we had declared the two runners at Wolverhampton. We started the afternoon off with ON THE HUH who again gave a frustrating effort. Held up, he was ridden over two furlongs out, but could never threaten the leaders. Later on the card GOLDEN HELLO was ridden to make...
September 16, 2015

Sunday 13th September

On Monday we had declared three runners at Windsor. We started the afternoon off with DUCK A L’ORANGE who may well have finished second, but for being carried left by one of the other runners inside the final half furlong. It was another good run and he looks as...
September 13, 2015

Sunday 6th September

We headed to Bath on Wednesday with MIDAS HAZE being our only runner. Stepped up in trip for her handicap debut, she seemed to race a bit freely early on just behind the leaders which did not help her finishing effort. This was her first start since mid-June, so...
September 6, 2015

Wednesday 2nd September

We head to Bath this afternoon with MIDAS HAZE hopefully having a decent chance. She should appreciate the ground and the step up in trip should be in her favour.. . On Thursday we have declared BIG SKY at Chelmsford. She heads into the race on the back of her win...
September 2, 2015

Sunday 30th August

On Wednesday our only declared runner was TAPER TANTRUM. Steadied at the start he raced towards the rear. He was asked for his effort two furlongs out and did not find as much as expected being eased inside the final furlong. He never seems to run the same race twice...
August 31, 2015

Wednesday 26th August

On Monday we headed to Kempton with BAREFOOT DANCER. He led to halfway and was ridden to lead again over two furlongs out. He shifted left and was headed well over one furlong out. He struggled in a class 3 over fourteen furlongs at Sandown last time, but this was...
August 26, 2015

Sunday 23rd August

On Thursday we headed to Chepstow with three runners. We started the afternoon off with GIANT SHADOW. He jumped out and chased the leaders. He was ridden over two furlongs out and soon looked the one pace. Hopefully he will be able to do himself justice in nurseries now he...
August 23, 2015

Wednesday 19th August

On Sunday we headed to Pontefract with INSTANT KARMA who was our only runner. He was a course winner and so we knew he liked the track. He was held up towards the rear and made some headway two furlongs out. He was soon ridden along and kept on again...
August 19, 2015

Sunday 16th August

On Wednesday we started the evening action off at Bath with STORYTALE. He was wearing a hood for the first time as he had not shown much on his three maiden efforts. Held up early on he was ridden over two furlongs out. He made some steady progress and went...
August 16, 2015

Wednesday 12th August

On Tuesday we had a fantastic day at Lingfield with a double which was so nearly a treble. We started the afternoon with BIG SKY who had failed to show the promise that we knew she has so far on her starts. She chased the leaders and was ridden and...
August 12, 2015

Sunday 9th August

We rounded off Wednesday with the three runners at the evening meeting. At Newcastle ON THE HUH chased the leaders and was pushed along at the halfway stage. He was soon beaten and again proved disappointing. He certainly works better at home and it is a shame that we are...
August 9, 2015

Wednesday 5th August

Yesterday we started the afternoon off at Salisbury with GRACELAND. She was held up out the back after missing the break, but seemed to get caught out when the pace quickened over three furlongs from home. She was switched out wide and did not get going until it was too...
August 5, 2015

Sunday 2nd August

Thursday proved to be a fantastic day when the gutsy BIG ORANGE scored another group success for the yard. In front early on, he was soon forced to take a lead from one of his opponents. He travelled well in the slipstream and was set alight to dispute the advantage...
August 2, 2015

Wednesday 29th July

We have had a quiet start to the week and return to the action tonight at Sandown with TAPER TANTRUM. Dropped in class and trip it would be great to see him recreate something like his Epsom run, where he finished third on his first appearance of this year’s...
July 29, 2015

Sunday 26th July

On Wednesday we started the action with BORN TO REIGN at Bath. He was given every chance by Luke Morris and kept plugging away to finish third. It looks capable of winning again, but just may need to be tried again over a bit further. Later in the day at...
July 26, 2015

Wednesday 22nd July

We have only had the one runner so far this week and that was yesterday when STARHTEARN took his chance at Ffos Las. He certainly appeared to have improved markedly for his debut and looked to be doing his best work late on. He already looks as though he will...
July 22, 2015

Saturday 18th July

On Wednesday we started the afternoon at Lingfield with BIG SKY. She raced with the leaders and was unable to quicken over a furlong from home. She was short for room in the closing stage and soon weakened. She is eligible for a mark now and hopefully will do herself...
July 18, 2015

Wednesday 15th July

So far this week we have just had the one runner and that was last night at Lingfield when TARANDO made her re-appearance after a decent run on her last start at Leicester. In touch in a midfield position, she was ridden and looked unable to quicken over a...
July 15, 2015

Sunday 12th July

On Thursday we started the afternoon off at Doncaster with GIANT SHADOW. He chased the leaders and was ridden along over two furlongs out. He soon weakened and a decision has been made to geld him now. He is certainly not concentrating on the job in hand and hopefully this...
July 12, 2015

Wednesday 8th July

On Tuesday we were happy with the run from THATCHEREEN who would have certainly needed the run having been off the track for 256 days. She was in a poor position when the race began in earnest rounding the final bend and her final position was as close as she...
July 8, 2015

Sunday 5th July

On Wednesday we had sent PENANG PAPARAJAH to run at Bath. He certainly seems to be getting the hang of racing, and this was his best effort yet. He was so unlucky to lose the race in a photo-finish and could return to Bath next week where hopefully he...
July 5, 2015

Wednesday 1st July

On Monday we headed to Pontefract with AUSSIE BERRY. He had been stepped up in trip on this his handicap debut. He looked in trouble from an early stage and something must have been a miss with him as this run is too bad to be true. We will see...
July 1, 2015

Saturday 27th June

We were delighted with the effort shown by SHOW LEGEND who showed that he had certainly improved for his racecourse debut. He was slowly into his stride and raced in a midfield position. He kept on well without being able to match the winner and finished second. He looks as...
June 27, 2015

Wednesday 24th June

On Monday we started the afternoon off at Chepstow with THUNDER IN MYHEART. Held up in last, she was ridden over three furlongs out. She made some headway approaching final furlong, but never enough to trouble the leaders. At Wolverhampton MOTION PICTURE was dropping back slightly in trip and had...
June 24, 2015

Saturday 20th June

Unfortunately we ended our Royal Ascot without getting a winner on the board. We started Thursday afternoon off with JARGON in the Britannia. He raced on the stands' side and was held up in a midfield position. He was pushed along and weakened well over one furlong out. It was...
June 22, 2015

Wednesday 17th June

Yesterday we headed to Beverley with two runners. We started the evening off with MIDAS HAZE who started towards the rear. She made some headway over two furlongs out, but could never get on terms with the leaders. Later on the card, it was great to get a winner on...
June 17, 2015

Sunday 14th June

On Thursday we were slightly disappointed with the efforts of both our runners at Newbury. We started the afternoon off with ON THE HUH who headed into the race in good form. He travelled well for the early part of the race and when asked for his effort he did...
June 14, 2015

Wednesday 10th June

We have had no runners so far this week and thankfully get back to the action tomorrow with two runners at Newbury. We kick the afternoon off with ON THE HUH who heads into his race on the back of a second last time out at Doncaster. He will be...
June 10, 2015

Sunday 7th June

On Wednesday BORN TO REIGN failed to impress in his race at Lingfield. He was kept in a lovely position for the majority of the race tracking the leading pair. When asked for his effort he did not really respond and soon dropped away. He was given every chance, but...
June 7, 2015

Wednesday 3rd June

On Sunday we headed to Nottingham with ORANGE BLOOM. She was always struggling to go early on and never got competitive. She is entered in the July Sales and we will see how the handicapper assesses her before making further plans.. . On Monday we were delighted to get a win...
June 3, 2015

Sunday 31st May

On Thursday we headed to Lingfield with DOWN TO EARTH. He was making his handicap debut, having won a Nottingham maiden on his reappearance last month. He was sloppy on jumping from the gates and pretty much lost his race at the start. He did stay on well, but had...
May 31, 2015

Wednesday 27th May

On the bank holiday Monday we started the afternoon off at Windsor with MODEST. She raced a little keenly early on which certainly did not help her chances. She moved strongly for a long way and she may just be better suited by five furlongs. With normal progress she is...
May 27, 2015

Sunday 24th May

We were delighted to get another win on the board with FABRICATE on Saturday at Haydock. He was sat last for much of the race and he unleashed a powerful run down the outside and kept going really well. He looks a progressive horse and hopefully there are other nice...
May 24, 2015

Wednesday 20th May

On Monday we headed to Windsor with MIDAS HAZE. Held up towards the rear, she was pushed along over two furlongs out. She kept on steadily and certainly showed signs of encouragement. She will have needed the run and is sure to do herself justice once handicapped. At Leicester it...
May 20, 2015

Sunday 17th May

On Thursday we had declared the two runners at Newmarket evening meeting. We started with BIPARTISAN who thankfully was able to take her chance after the rain arrived in the afternoon. She shaped as though this step up in trip would suit and came from a long way back. She...
May 17, 2015

Wednesday 13th May

On Monday we started the afternoon at Doncaster with SAMPERA. She raced in touch and was asked for her effort over three furlongs out. She was soon ridden along and weakened two furlongs out. She has certainly not progressed as expected after her first two runs and has been a...
May 13, 2015

Sunday 10th May

On Wednesday we headed to the Chester Oaks with BANZARI. I thought she ran well considering she had to race a little wide from her draw. She ought to step up on this and is sure to improve for the run. She appears to have taken the race well and...
May 10, 2015

Wednesday 6th May

Today we have declared BANZARI and GRACELAND at Chester. BANZARI is entered in the Oaks Trial and she would need to run well in this to keep her Oaks dreams alive. She has been working nicely and with conditions in her favour hopefully she will give a good account of...
May 6, 2015

Sunday 3rd May

On Wednesday we were delighted with the effort shown by TOUCHLINE at Ascot. She was having her first outing of the season and made a strong challenge, but could not keep the winner at bay. It was a good effort having been off the track since September and she is...
May 3, 2015

Wednesday 29th April

On Sunday we headed to Chelmsford with the one runner FRANKLIN D. He had every chance turning in, but he still showed a few signs of inexperience and could not get to the principals up the straight. He has been off the track since June and is sure to have...
April 29, 2015

Sunday 26th April

On Monday we had declared STORYTALE at Pontefract. He was awkward at the start and was always in rear after that. He has now been gelded and hopefully that will produce some improvement.. . On Tuesday were delighted to get off the mark with GRACELAND at Wolverhampton. Stepping up in trip...
April 26, 2015

Sunday 19th April

On Wednesday after an encouraging run in the afternoon from NEYMAR we were left with just the two runners at Kempton in the evening. We started the meeting off with JAYEFF HERRING who was unable to lead from his outside draw and could find no cover. He lost his place...
April 19, 2015

Wednesday 15th April

We have a quiet start to the beginning of the week and then on Wednesday NEYMAR made his racecourse debut at Newmarket’s Craven Meeting. He was settled towards the rear and stayed on well towards the end given a nice introduction.. . At Kempton we are hoping that JAYEFF HERRING...
April 15, 2015

Sunday 12th April

On Wednesday we started the afternoon off with THEM AND US. He raced quite keen early on but stayed on well towards the finish and should step forward from this. After 132 days off the track it was a good effort and hopefully he will go close next time. Later...
April 12, 2015

Wednesday 8th April

Yesterday we were delighted with the runs of both horses, but also a little bit dissapointed to have another two seconds. We started the afternoon off at Chelmsford with MY STRATEGY who was carrying a six pound penalty having won in decent style over course and distance six days earlier...
April 8, 2015

Sunday 5th April

We were delighted to get off the mark with MY STRATEGY on Wednesday. Making his handicap debut and having been gelded over the winter he looked a different horse. Held up off the pace in the main group, he found plenty once in front winning nicely. He runs again on...
April 5, 2015

Wednesday 1st April

We have the two declared runners today and start off the afternoon at Chelmsford where we are hoping for a good effort from MY STRATEGY. He appears to have wintered well and has been working nicely at home. It would be great to see the horse put in a good...
April 1, 2015

Monday 30th March

On Thursday ONE MAN ARMY had been declared to run at Chelmsford. He appeared to take a keen hold early on when held up in touch in the last trio. He was asked for his effort and made some headway over one furlong out. He made no impression and was...
March 30, 2015

Tuesday 24th March – Warren Hill

...
March 25, 2015

Wednesday 25th March

We have declared ONE MAN ARMY at Chelmsford tomorrow. Although not having the best of draws we are hoping he will show some of the potential we know he possess. He is a fine looking horse who will hopefully shape up into a nice prospect this season.. . On Saturday and...
March 25, 2015

Sunday 22nd March

Things are certainly quiet on the runner’s front at present, but the horses are starting to be cranked up a gear and did their first piece of work on the grass gallops yesterday. Although they were doing nothing serious there were a few to catch the eye as you...
March 22, 2015

Saturday 14th March

On Friday we had declared two runners and both meetings. We started the afternoon off at Lingfield with CHASING RUBIES. She appeared to take a keen hold early on when held up in touch. She was badly hampered on the bend two furlongs out and this put pay to her...
March 14, 2015

Sunday 8th March

We have had just the one runner this week that being ASTRAL WEEKS at Chelmsford on Thursday. She needed every yard of the twelve furlongs when taking her maiden last time out and the complete lack of pace early on was no good to her here. In hindsight she would...
March 8, 2015

Monday 2nd March

Sadly things did not go according to plan on Thursday night and poor old JAYEFF HERRING ended up depositing Lulu Stanford on leaving the stalls. He stumbled and poor Lulu had no chance and went over his head. It was only her second start and thankfully she was not seriously...
March 2, 2015

Sunday 22nd February

On Wednesday we had declared CHASING RUBIES at Lingfield making her handicap debut. She was in touch in the rear when finding herself short of room and had to be snatched up five furlongs out. She was asked for her effort and was hampered again well over one furlong out...
February 22, 2015

Al Bahatri – 14th February

...
February 15, 2015

Friday 13th February

. . BANDITRY. . Sadly Lulu Stanford failed to get off to a dream start in her racing career with a win on Wednesday evening when JAYEFF HERRING ran at Kempton.. . . . MALVIA. . She gave the horse a lovely ride and he was always in a handy position. He was pushed along over two...
February 13, 2015

Tuesday 10th February

We were delighted to finally get a win out of BORN TO REIGN who obliged on Wednesday. It was especially pleasing as his owner has been so patient with him. He was given a lovely ride by Joe Fanning who had him handy for most of the way. He left...
February 10, 2015

Sunday 1st February

On Friday LE ROUQUIN obliged again scoring at Lingfield. He tracked the leaders and was asked the question to pick up the leader turning for home. He got the job done and it looked a slightly easier victory when getting his head in front and running on. He seems to...
February 2, 2015

Monday 26th January

It was great to get a win on the board to start this season off which came courtesy of LE ROUQUIN at Kempton on Wednesday. He raced without headgear on this occasion and showed the promise we felt that he had when running well over seven furlongs on soft ground...
January 26, 2015

Wednesday 14th January

We were delighted with the effort shown by FASHION LINE on Friday at Lingfield. She was returning from 177 days off the track and the strong pace set was a big help to her over this shorter than ideal trip. She had her chance but the winners turn of foot...
January 14, 2015

Thursday 8th January

On Monday we had declared the two runners at Wolverhampton. We started off with LE ROUQUIN who was slowly into his stride. He made some headway when under pressure, but could not trouble the leaders. He has been slightly disappointing as we thought on the evidence of his first run...
January 8, 2015

Friday 2nd January

Firstly we hope that everyone has had a very happy Christmas and would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year!. . Things have started to get going again after the Christmas break and we have already had two runners this week. On Wednesday we headed to Lingfield with STRAIT OF...
January 2, 2015

Monday 22nd December

Sadly HABEISHA failed to keep his good run of form going last week when failing to make any impression in his race at Kempton. He chased the leaders and was ridden three furlongs from home. He lost his place over one furlong out and was always behind in the final...
December 22, 2014

Saturday 6th December

On Thursday we were pleased with the effort from ON THE HUH. He chased the leading trio and was ridden two furlongs out. He looked to get tired approaching the final furlong and is sure to come on for the run. Hopefully he should be in the mix next time...
December 6, 2014

Thursday 4th December

Well we managed to have a winner while I was away on holiday and that came on Wednesday last week courtesy of HABESHIA who made it two out of two. He was given a good ride and was allowed to stride on and set his own pace. He battled well...
December 4, 2014

Friday 21st November

On Wednesday we were delighted to get a win on the board with HABESHIA. It was especially pleasing as Mr Goodyear his owner is new to Fitzroy House. He was ridden to the front rounding the final bend and was always doing enough from then on to get off the...
November 21, 2014

Sunday 16th November

On Friday, sadly BY JUPITER failed to get a win by her name.. She attempted to make all but, sticking to the inside rail in the straight, was run right out of it inside the last furlong. Willie felt she would be suited better by a flatter track and maybe...
November 16, 2014

Wednesday 12th November

On Friday we have declared BY JUPITER a runner at Lingfield. She looked in good form this morning in her work and she certainly deserves to get a bracket by her name after some consistent efforts.. . Not much else is happening at the moment and we have really gone into...
November 12, 2014

Saturday 8th November

We started the day off on Wednesday at Nottingham with LE ROUQUIN. He jumped well on leaving the gate and got shuffled back into a midfield position. He was pushed along with two furlongs left to run and finished towards the rear. He is always going to be one for...
November 8, 2014

Sunday 2nd November

We were disappointed with the effort shown by SPIRITOFTHEUNION yesterday as we know on her form; she is better than this run would suggest. She was travelling for the first part of the race and then dropped away tamely. She is in the December Sales which is probably which she...
November 2, 2014

Wednesday 29th October

The horses sold well on Monday evening at the Horses in Training Sales with INSTANT KARMA being our top lot. He did not make enough money at £67,000 and was brought back. He looks an exciting prospect on the evidence of his Pontefract run and hopefully it was a...
October 29, 2014

Monday 27th October

On Thursday it was a return to the action with HALA HALA and CHATHAM HOUSE RULE at Kempton. HALA HALA took a keen hold and chased the leaders until making some headway to lead five furlongs out. She was headed when ridden and could find no extra. Later on the...
October 27, 2014

Wednesday 22nd October

On Monday we were delighted to get off the mark with INSTANT KARMA who won in fantastic style at Pontefract. Always kept handy, he never looked in any danger once getting to the front. He was clearly at home in the ground and someone just could pick up a bargain...
October 22, 2014

Sunday 19th October

On Wednesday evening sadly INVOKE failed to impress at Kempton. She took a keen hold early on and chased the leading pair. She was driven two furlongs out and weakened just over a furlong from home.. . On Thursday we had declared MY STRATEGY at Brighton. He still looked very green...
October 19, 2014

Wednesday 15th October

On the evening card at Wolverhampton on Saturday, ROCK OF LEON again just found one to good for him. He would have finished a great deal closer had he not been short of daylight at a vital stage of the race. He is entered again on Saturday at Wolverhampton but...
October 15, 2014

Saturday 11th October

On Friday we returned to action with PIAZON at York. He chased the leaders and was ridden along well over one furlong out. He gradually weakened entering the final furlong. He is entered in the Horses in Training sales at the end of the month.. . Today we started to day...
October 11, 2014

Wednesday 8th October

On Monday our only runner was STONE ROSES at Windsor. Again she proved disappointing as she is failing to transfer what she delivers on the gallops in the morning on to the racetracks in the afternoon. She was held up in the last trio and was ridden, but could make...
October 8, 2014

Sunday 5th October

On Wednesday we had declared MEZAJY a runner at Newcastle. He was stepping up in trip on this his second start. He certainly looked to have improved from his debut, but did not quite see this stiffer trip out. He should improve with time and looks as though he is...
October 5, 2014

Wednesday 1st October

On Monday we had declared WHITE VIN JAN at Hamilton. She raced in touch and was ridden over two furlongs out. She made some headway, chasing the winner inside the final furlong, but could make no impression on the winner. It was another decent effort from the filly who always...
October 1, 2014

Saturday 27th September

On Wednesday we headed to Kempton with GRAND MEISTER. He was pushed along early on and looked outpaced two furlongs out. He seems to have struggled since winning his race and needs to be given some relief from the handicapper.. . On Thursday MY STRATEGY made his racecourse debut at Newmarket...
September 27, 2014

Wednesday 24th September

On Monday we narrowly missed out with WHITE VIN JAN at Leicester. She raced along in a midfield position and was asked for her effort over two furlongs out. She raced with the leader well over one furlong out and had every chance until she could find no extra in...
September 24, 2014

Sunday 21st September

On Thursday we started the afternoon at Yarmouth with MANTOU. He came up against a well handicapped horse of Sir Mark Prescott’s. He looked slightly outpaced early on he stayed on again towards the finish to take third.. . At Kempton we started the evening of with MISSISSIPPI QUEEN. The...
September 21, 2014

Statement from Michael Bell – Daily Mirror Article on Wigmore Hall

Statement from Michael Bell following today’s Daily Mirror article:. . “I find the decision to publish these photos disgusting. To publish them in this manner, as if they are evidence of an act of cruelty, when in reality it is an act of humanity being performed by a veterinary surgeon...
September 20, 2014

Wednesday 17th September

We were all devastated with the loss of WIGMORE HALL on Saturday. Sadly he injured himself and could not be saved. It is a great blow to our yard as he has been our flag bearer for a good few seasons now. Everyone is really saddened for the loss especially...
September 17, 2014

Saturday 13th September

On Wednesday evening we had declared the two runners at Kempton. We started the evening off with AROUSAL. She was steadied at the start and looked to take a keen hold. She was in touch in the last quartet, but could make no progress and never troubled the leaders. We...
September 13, 2014

Wednesday 10th September

On Monday we had declared BORN TO REIGN at Brighton with the first time blinkers. He raced towards the rear and was ridden over three furlongs out. He looked as though he was plugging away again towards the end and Louis Steward who rode him felt that he would be...
September 10, 2014

7th September

On Thursday we sent the three runners to Salisbury. We started the afternoon off with BANZARI. She was held up behind and was ridden when switched to the centre of the field. He made some headway well over one furlong out and ran on strongly inside the final furlong to...
September 7, 2014

Wednesday 3rd September

THATCHEREEN put in a below par performance at Brighton on Sunday. She chased the leaders and was hard ridden two furlongs out. She soon weakened and never looked competitive.. . On Monday we started the afternoon of at Leicester with SONAR. He slightly lost his action on leaving the stalls and...
September 3, 2014

Sunday 31st August

On Friday we headed to Sandown with TARANDO. She appeared to lack a little early pace and never really threatened. She was keeping on at the finish and on the evidence of this run she probably wants stepping back up to six furlongs. Later in the evening JAYEFF HERRING was...
August 31, 2014

Wednesday 27th August

On Sunday we started the afternoon off at Goodwood with SONAR. He dwelt at the start and was well in the rear He was soon pushed along when weakening over one furlong out. Later on the card SPIRITOFTHEUNION ran no sort of race on her handicap debut. She was first...
August 27, 2014

Sunday 24th August

On Wednesday we headed to Lingfield with ROCK OF LEON. He was soon bustled up to lead early on. He was ridden over three furlongs out, when headed two furlongs from home. He had every chance until one furlong out and soon looked outpaced and was beaten. In the evening...
August 24, 2014

Wednesday 20th August

We were delighted with the run from BANDITRY at Thirsk on Monday. He was probably idling a bit after getting to the front easily enough and won just doing enough. We are hopeful that there will be more to come from him and we think he is a nice sort...
August 20, 2014

Sunday 17th August

On Wednesday we were delighted to get off the mark with GRAND MEISTER at Kempton. He was allowed to find a nice rhythm on the outside of the field by Louis Steward and stuck on well in the straight to come clear of the field. He has run well twice...
August 17, 2014

Wednesday 13th August

After the withdrawal of MALVIA due to the extremely soft ground, it left us with the one runner on Monday at Windsor and that was TAPER TANTRUM. It was a decent looking nursery and won in gutsy fashion and followed up last month's Sandown maiden win under a fantastic...
August 13, 2014

Sunday 10th August

On Thursday we were disappointed with the effort shown by BOURBON PRINCE at Yarmouth. Dropped in grade he dropped away tamely and is becoming frustrating as certainly on his form he should have been in with a chance. Later on the card HALA HALA looked slightly unlucky just failing to...
August 10, 2014

Wednesday 6th August

We were delighted to see THATCHEREEN finally get off the mark at Lingfield on Sunday. She was held up in the last pair and made some good headway. She led two furlongs out and was ridden comfortably clear of the rest of the field.. . On Monday we started the day...
August 6, 2014

Sunday 3rd August

On Thursday we started the afternoon off at Nottingham with BORN TO REIGN. He raced in touch and was ridden along over three furlongs out. He was soon outpaced and ran on to finish sixth. He has now had enough runs to make him eligible for a handicap mark and...
August 3, 2014

Wednesday 30th July

On Monday we were delighted with the performance shown by JARGON at Lingfield. He did not travel quite as strongly as the runner-up in the early part of the race, but as that rival began to falter in the final furlong, his stamina kicked in and he ended up...
July 30, 2014

Saturday 26th July

On Thursday we were left with only the one contender after ALMAX was declared a non runner due to the drying ground. That left us with just HOT MUSTARD to take his chance. He was trying this trip for the first time and appeared to take a while to hit...
July 26, 2014

Wednesday 23rd July

Today we have seen FIERY SUNSET get off the mark at Lingfield this afternoon. She was given a lovely ride by Richard Hughes who had her nice and settled throughout the race. When asked the question, she stayed on nicely and with the eventual runner up came along way clear...
July 23, 2014

Sunday 20th July

Sadly FASHION LINE did not run as well as expected at Lingfield. Dropped back in trip on this return to the all weather, she made late progress from the rear and may have preferred a stiffer test. She has been on the go since January and could just been feeling...
July 20, 2014

Wednesday 16th July

On Monday we started the evening off at Lingfield with WHITE VIN JAN. She chased the leaders and was ridden wide round the bend two furlongs out. She lost her place and weakened over one furlong out. Later on the card ROCK OF LEON gave another good performance, but sadly...
July 16, 2014

Saturday 12th July

We were delighted with the run from GEORGE CINQ at Ascot yesterday. He was slowly away, but cruised into contention before staying on well to score his victory. He could escape a penalty if turned out at again at Sandown on Wednesday which at this stage certainly looks the plan...
July 12, 2014

Wednesday 9th July

Yesterday ACROSS THE CAPE failed to impress at Lingfield on her seasonal debut. She is now heading for the July Sales and hopefully someone will take a shine to her and have a lot of fun.. . Today we have seen a decent effort from BY JUPITER who just failed to...
July 9, 2014

Saturday 5th July

On Friday we started the afternoon off at Doncaster where MANTOU ran a good race. He stayed on well from the rear and a return to mile or maybe a bit further should suit him now he is qualified for handicaps. Later on the card FIERY SUNSET again looked quite...
July 5, 2014

Wednesday 2nd July

It’s been a boring old week for us so far, but thankfully we do have some action tomorrow at Yarmouth with HO YAM LAY. She has been dropped into selling company and you would expect in this grade she would have an outstanding chance. She is due to go...
July 2, 2014

Saturday 28th June

INVOKE was our only runner on Wednesday and she was taking her chance at Salisbury. She raced upsides the winner for a long way before it quickened away from her. She was no match for the winner, but she still beat the remainder of the field fairly well and hopefully...
June 28, 2014

Wednesday 25th June

JARGON has been our only runner so far this week. He disputed the lead to the two furlong pole. He was slightly hanging when he weakened over one furlong out. He was not given a hard time and it was a pleasing introductory run from him.. Today we have INVOKE...
June 25, 2014

Sunday 22nd June

On Thursday we had declared three runners at three different meetings and started the afternoon off at Ripon with GRAND MEISTER. He was already being urged along when boxed in as the winner made her move and once out in the clear he could not change gear. The ground may...
June 22, 2014

Wednesday 18th June

On Sunday we had just the one declared runner which was GOOD HOPE. She was never really travelling early on and she looks as though she will be at home with a switch to handicaps over a longer trip.. . On Monday evening we had declared MADAME DEFARGE at Nottingham. She...
June 18, 2014

Saturday 14th June

On Wednesday we started the afternoon off at Yarmouth where STONE RACES was taking her chance. Dropped back in trip on this quicker ground, she moved well through the race, but was outpaced over one furlong out and the step back up to six may just suit her better. Later...
June 14, 2014

Wednesday 11th June

On Monday we started the day at Ayr with three declared runners. GEORGE CINQ kicked thing off for us and he was ridden more patiently than on his previous start. He lacked the pace to get competitive when switched out wide and managed to finish fourth. The ground went against...
June 11, 2014

Sunday 8th June

On Wednesday we started the afternoon off at Nottingham where HALA HALA gave a better effort of herself. She has never run on soft ground before and did herself few favours by failing to settle. There were certainly positives to be taken from the performance and hopefully she is starting...
June 8, 2014

Wednesday 4th June

Yesterday we returned to the action at Yarmouth with three declared runners. We started off in the maiden with the unraced MANTOU and ALMAX. ALMAX faired the better of the two, but he did have some racecourse experience having already run as a two-year-old. Steadied at the start...
June 4, 2014

Sunday 1st June

On Thursday we were delighted to get our first two-year-old winner on the board when SAVOY SHOWGIRL went in at Haydock. She put the pace to the race early on and just as she looked likely to be caught, she picked up nicely to prevail. She appears to...
June 1, 2014

Wednesday 28th May

Well we are back from holiday and things are back to normal.. . On Friday we were pleased with the introductory run from SAVOY SHOWGIRL at Newmarket. Slowly into her stride, she raced off the pace in the last trio. She made some headway into midfield at the halfway stage and...
May 28, 2014

Friday 16th May

Sadly we did not have a successful day yesterday with our runners. We started the afternoon off at York with THE LARK in the Middleton Stakes at York. She tracked the leaders and made some headway on the inner three furlongs out. She was close up two furlongs out when...
May 16, 2014

Wednesday 14th May

On Sunday RISKIT FORA BISKIT did not run very well at Longchamp and she looks to be struggling to find her form so far this season. She chased the leaders and was ridden over two furlongs out. She soon lost her place and was beaten entering the final furlong.. . On...
May 14, 2014

Sunday 11th May

On Wednesday we started the afternoon off with NAM HAI at Chester. Towards the rear early on he was pushed along. He plugged on for four furlongs out, but was never a threat. The jockey felt he did not handle the track which can be the case at Chester. He...
May 11, 2014

Wednesday 7th May

On Sunday we had declared to two runners at Newmarket and Salisbury. We started the afternoon off with MADAME DEFARGE who was taking her chance on the Rowley Mile Racecourse in the Group 3 Dahlia Stakes. She was held up towards the rear and looked slightly outpaced when under pressure...
May 7, 2014

Saturday 3rd May

On Tuesday we were slightly disappointed with SWORD OF THE LORD run at Ascot. He was held up well in touch in a midfield position early on and was soon ridden with little response well over two furlongs out. He appears to be slightly in the grasp of the handicapper...
May 3, 2014

Wednesday 30th April

On Monday we had declared INVOKE to run at Wolverhampton. She again ran with credit, but some relief from the handicapper would give her a chance. She was in front early on and led into the straight before getting caught in the final furlong.. . Yesterday we were delighted with BIG...
April 30, 2014

Monday 28th April

On Thursday BOURBON PRINCE gave an improved performance at Warwick. He was held up and made some good headway over two furlongs out. He led over one furlong out and was headed well inside final furlong. He ran a fine race on his handicap debut, but was just caught. He...
April 28, 2014

Wednesday 23rd April

. . . . On Monday we had declared VALEN at Yarmouth. She raced in touch in a midfield position and was asked for her effort over two furlongs out. She made minimal progress and looked to get tired entering the final furlong. She is sure to have needed the run and will certainly...
April 23, 2014

Sunday 20th April

. . . On Thursday we had our first runners at Newmarket’s Craven Meeting. We started the afternoon off with TARANDO. She raced nicely, leading until headed well over one furlong out. She weakened inside the final furlong finishing in midfield. She showed enough to please us and with normal improvement from...
April 20, 2014

Wednesday 16th April

. . On Monday our only runner was AROUSAL who was declared a runner at Windsor. She raced very green early on and when asked for her effort, the response was not immediate. She looks as though she may just be better over six furlongs or a stiff five. She has taken...
April 16, 2014

Saturday 12th April

On Wednesday we started the afternoon with BOURBON PRINCE. He chased the leaders and was ridden along well over three furlongs out. He weakened over two furlongs out finishing down the field. Jamie said he capable of winning a race, but would probably be seen to better effect over a...
April 12, 2014

Wednesday 9th April

. . . On Monday we had declared NAM HAI to run at Windsor. It was his first outing on the racecourse and he was slowly away. He was pushed along at the three furlong marker and plugged away to finish midfield. He is sure to benefit from the run and a better...
April 9, 2014

Saturday 5th April

. . . It was great to get a winner on the board on Thursday which came courtesy of GALIZZI at Wolverhampton. He was held up towards the rear and made some good headway over three furlongs out. He chased the leaders over furlongs out, when shaken up to lead inside the final...
April 5, 2014

Wednesday 2nd April

Well sadly HALA HALA proved disappointing yesterday at Southwell. On leaving the gate she sat towards the rear getting all the kick back in her face and could never get competitive. We know she is better than this and feel it is best to draw a line through this effort...
April 2, 2014

Sunday 30th March

. . . On Tuesday we return to the action with a runner on the all weather at Southwell. HALA HALA has been declared a runner and she starts of what could be a busy week for the yard with GALIZZI entered on Thursday and four runners penciled in to run on Friday...
March 30, 2014

Wednesday 26th March

Well sadly we have no runners on the opening days of the season which is a great shame and our next entry will now be HALA HALA on April fools day at Southwell. Our first turf runners look like being on the 4th April at Leicester.. . A few of our...
March 26, 2014

Sunday 23rd March

Well sadly our runners did not perform with great credit this week and both certainly did not impress on their seasonal debut.. . . . We started the week of at Southwell where BORN TO REIGN was taking his chance. He was settled towards the rear and was pushed along early on. He...
March 23, 2014

Sunday 16th March

Firstly we really hope that you like our new website. I am sure that there will be some teething problems to start with while we learn the new software, but hopefully you will find it interesting and informative about life at Fitzroy House. A big thank you must go to...
March 16, 2014

mock-news-pic

News item needs title

RUTLAND BOY took off this afternoon from Heathrow on route to Dubai. I am sure that he will appreciate leaving the foul weather behind in this country for a sunnier and warmer destination. He did his last piece of work yesterday and pleased the boss before heading off at lunchtime...
February 5, 2014

homeImage

News title needed

It's been amazing couple of days for team Fitzroy with our two declared runners going in over the last two days. It was especially pleasing to see FASHION LINE score on Friday evening after some time off the track. She has given two good efforts on her only starts...
January 26, 2014

News item needs title

EXCEEDING POWER is due to run today at Kempton this evening. He appears in good form having been on the go through the winter. He is entered in February Sales and a win will only enhance his value.. . We have today declared FASHION LINE for Wolverhampton on Friday. She looks...
January 22, 2014

News title needed

On Friday we had declared the three runners at Newmarket starting the afternoon off with a nice two-year-old colt called BORN TO REIGN. He did not appreciate the soft ground a slightly got stuck in the mud. He will certainly have come on for the run as he...
November 6, 2013