It’s been a busy week, I purchased a new horse for the club on Thursday “£9000gns” at the Newmarket sales called Kenobe Star an un-raced 3yo by Clodovil. It’s the 2nd time in a year I’ve bought the horse, the first time was at the breeze up sales last year for £26,000gns all in.
The horse was purchased as a dual purpose type who could run on the flat for a few years then go hurdling. Unfortunately the gentleman who it was bought for become seriously ill and had to sell all of his 6 horses as he was based offshore.
As Kenobe Star had never ran due to been given time to mature and was in training with the very shrewd Newmarket trainer Chris Wall everybody at the sales thought the horse would have a problem etc but that’s from the case. Long story short I nipped in and got a 26k horse for 9 grand and who is now ready to run, happy days.
I sent Kenobe Star straight back to trainer Chris Wall and he will run in the colours of Value Racing Club. More details and price per share next week but if you would like any information do get in touch.
It’s a big day for us this afternoon as Ebony Express runs in the 3:35 at Newbury, The £155,000 Betfair Hurdle.
This is without doubt the biggest day for Value Racing Club so far, having a runner in the UK’s most valuable handicap is fantastic for all involved with Ebony Express, were taking on the big boys in no uncertain terms and that’s what this club it’s all about.
Wherever Ebony Express finishers in the Betfair I don’t think we could have dreamed of running in this type of race when we purchased the horse especially for the amount we paid.
Catterick didn’t go to plan last time out as EE was under the weather and has taken a while to get over his bug, clearly the horse hasn’t had a great prep for a race of this nature and ideally we could have done with another couple of weeks but the Betfair Hurdle comes round once per year so Ebony will take his chance.
If EE can finish in the first 14 that will be a fantastic run and we will all be very proud, it’s going to be a tremendous day for his owners, and hopefully we might get a bit of TV coverage.