Suzy Smith Racing - News 2019 - 2020
We had our last runner over jumps before the horses went away for their holidays, on 9th May, when Vue Cavaliere ran with great credit under Ben Godfrey to virtually make all at Worcester finishing third. She was much improved for the brush hurdles, which she has much more respect for than the traditional type and stuck on gamely at the finish. Her future lies very much over the larger fences.
Vue Cavaliere has joined the others on their holidays now and the first of the National Hunt horses will be back in early July to start their walking and trotting.
Both of our 2yo flat horses have had their first runs this month. The Blue Bower put in an eye-catching performance at Chelmsford to finish a close fourth, only beaten three and a half lengths from the winner. She got stuck behind a wall of traffic for the majority of the race and had to be switched wide to get a clear run and finished very strongly in the last couple of furlongs. She should be out again within the next couple of weeks.
Lightning Bug ran a couple of days later at Chelmsford. Unfortunately the conditions were extremely windy and many of the 2yos were playing up in paddock beforehand and this unsettled her a bit. She probably did a bit too much early on in the race and therefore didn't get home as well as she could have done. However, she has come out of her race well and will also be out again fairly soon.
Happily, all our broodmares have produced cracking foals this spring; Natural Spring had a Westerner filly, Aimigayle had a Court Cave colt, Material World had a September Storm filly and Jennifer Eccles has had a Court Cave filly. We are due to visit them in Ireland this summer and we'll do a dedicated update on them all after that when we'll be able to share lots of our lovely photos with you!
At last week's Goffs Landrover Sales in Ireland, we purchased a very handsome 3yo gelding by Arcadio. He is bred from the same lines as two exceptionally good black type mares of ours Aimigayle and Emmaslegend and we are particularly pleased with him. We are just starting the breaking in process with him and he is proving very amenable so far. He is for sale and also unnamed, so any prospective buyer will have the chance to name their own racehorse! Please get in touch with us for further information.