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OPEN DAY

27-09-2019

THIS WEEK We had a fantastic weekend last weekend with the Open Day and had plenty of visitors. Thank you to all of you who came along and we really hoped you enjoyed the day. We were incredibly lucky with the weather and the horses behaved themselves impeccably…. well almost anyway! I hope that everyone agrees they all showed well and looked great in their coats. This is all down to the incredible hard work of the staff so a huge thank you to them for their efforts. With the 5 to follow now closed, we have received 112 entries with the first runner being Aria Rose this week. Good luck to each and everyone of you! As you will see below we are starting to enter a few more as they are all getting fitter and getting close to running so we are going to be getting busier as the weeks roll on. HWR HORSES IN TRAINING BROCHURES OUT NOW! Our horses in training brochures for the 2019-20 season are available now! Filled with reviews, stunning pictures and most importantly all the latest info on each of our horses in the yard and their plans for the season ahead… All yours for just £5.99 or £9 including P&P Get in touch now to order your copy; admin@harrywhittington.co.uk / 01235 751869 REPORTS ARIA ROSE  Aria Rose lined up on Tuesday at Warwick to run in the 2.10pm racingtv.com Novices’ Hurdle (Class 4) over 2m. He was having his debut over hurdles and had been schooling really well at home. The plan was to be handy with a bit of room so we could learn plenty about him. Daryl Jacob gave him a fantastic ride and he ran a cracker to finish 5th. He jumped and travelled well and he will certainly be winning races once in handicaps. It also put to bed any question mark about whether he stayed, as from that showing he may even get further than 2m with time. We will enter him up again in a maiden hurdle in 2-3 weeks’ time. ENTRIES PARKIN Parkin holds an entry at Newton Abbot on Monday in the 3.15pm Visit attheraces.com Novices' Hurdle (Class 4) over 2m. Parkin will go back here on Monday where he ran a cracker on his hurdles debut. We know he likes the track and with all the rain around he should appreciate the going. He has been in good form at home so we are looking forward to running him. SALTO CHISCO Salto Chisco has a couple of entries next week. One at Newton Abbot on Monday in the 3.50pm Follow @attheraces On Twitter Handicap Chase (Class 3) over 2m and the other on Saturday next week at Fontwell in the 3.30pm A D Mechanical Handicap Chase (Class 3)  over 2m1f. We will view entries before deciding where to run him. He won’t want too much rain so he will have to go where the ground is right for him. He will probably have a couple more runs before having a winter break. He has done really well this summer winning two races for The British Racing Club. LANTIERN Lantiern has an entry at Southwell on Tuesday in the 4.10pm toals.com Casino Novices' Hurdle (Class 4) (Arc Summer Novices' Brush Hurdle Series Qualifier) over 1m 7f 153y. He will line up here next Tuesday for his first run back after a break. He has been schooling and working well, but he will need more education as he has been showing that he is not straight forward over hurdles. Having won a bumper at Lingfield we know he has ability but he needs to show he can do it over obstacles. That said, I am sure he will be winning races when he gets the hang of things. ROCKFIELD FAME Newcomer to the yard, Rockfield Fame holds an entry at Bangor on Wednesday in the 12.15pm Sportpesa Mares' Novices' Hurdle (Class 4) (Nhmops Bonus Race) 2m 3f. She struggled with her first few starts in Irish point to points but she is more bred for speed. She has shown a really likable attitude at home and her schooling has been very good. We have lots to learn about her and she is probably still going to be very green. I imagine she will be one for handicaps down the line. ARCADIAN SPRING  Arcadian Spring holds an entry at Warwick on Thursday in the 5.20pm racingtv.com Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race (Class 5) 2m. He is a beautifully bred horse who has taken time to come to hand physically and mentally. He is a half-brother to Stick To The Plan who didn’t start until he was a 5 year old either, however he is finally ready to run in a bumper. He is a big frame of a horse so will definitely need the rain and some cut in the ground. He didn’t run on Monday due the fact that we felt there wasn’t enough rain, but hopefully next week there will be plenty of cut in the ground and we can get a run into him. IN OTHER NEWS... HWR STAFF PROFILES STUART BAKER – TRAVELLING HEAD LAD Stuart joined Hill Barn in October 2016 taking on the role of travelling head lad. Stuart’s main duties are to take all the horses to the races and ensure each individual horse is cared for away from the yard. He is responsible for getting all the racing kit ready before they leave for the races including jockey silks, tack, grooming kit etc. Prior to joining HWR Stuart started his career in racing working as a stable lad for Andy Scott in Northumberland. He spent 5 years there learning the ropes and all the essential aspects of the racing industry. He then went on to work for Jonjo O’Neill as second travelling head lad for 4 years where he gained vital experience travelling horses to races. He has also spent some time in Australia working with Kieran Mahar in Melbourne. Stuart is most excited for the season to kick in for Saint Calvados, he quotes ‘he is a high class chaser who I can’t wait to see back on the track.’ His heart also lies with Salto Chisco AKA ‘The Bull’ the yard legend. Stuart is the tallest member of staff at HWR racing and has been aptly nicknamed Stretch! Away from the yard Stuart enjoys watching sport and relaxing with his fiancé Kate.