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Imperial Racing win in Ireland

16 Jul 2017

Last Saturday at Carlisle, Saint Equiano won the seven furlong handicap for Owners Paul and Clare Rooney and trainer Keith Dalgleish. Saint Equiano was bought as a yearling by KRB and this was his second success.
Then at Limerick on Sunday long time clients of KRB, Imperial Racing had their horse An Caisteal Nuadh win the maiden hurdle impressively under Davy Russell for trainer Gordon Elliott. An Caisteal Nuadh had previously won a bumper and looks a promising horse. He was bought by KRB as a store.

Sales and Winners

07 Jul 2017

KRB attended the Derby sale and Arquana sale in the last couple of weeks where they managed to buy some nice stores for their clients.
On the racecourse KRB have enjoyed more success recently with more winning purchases.
On the flat the three year old, Roar won for Brian Ellison at Newmarket in the ten furlong handicap, this being his second success. Roar was bought as a yearling by KRB and he looks a very progressive horse.
Titi Makfi made it four from four for the season when winning at Chester for Paul and Clare Rooney, and trainer Mark Johnston. As said before in this column she was also bought as a yearling by KRB.
The Rooney's had a good week with two National Hunt winners, Degooch won easily at Stratford and Penny Jane won up at Perth.
Both winners were purchased by KRB, Degooch was bought as a foal and this was his eighth win, and Penny Jane was bought as a store, she was winning for the third time.

More Flat winning purchases

25 Jun 2017

Akavit who has been a great servant for trainer Ed de Giles recorded his ninth success today at Pontefract by winning the Pontefract Cup. This followed up his previous success recently at Lingfield. Akavit was bought by KRB as a yearling.
Also bought as a yearling was Titi Makfi, and she made it three wins in a row this week by winning at Hamilton. Titi Makfi is trained by Mark Johnston for Paul and Clare Rooney.
This week KRB will be attending the Derby Sale at Tattersalls Ireland where they hope to make some purchases.

More winning purchases

11 Jun 2017

It was yet another good week for KRB purchases, starting on Monday at Listowel where Penny Jane won on her first start over hurdles under Davy Russell.
The well bred Penny Jane is trained by Gordon Elliott for Paul and Clare Rooney and this was her second success having previously won a bumper.
In the same colours of Paul and Clare Rooney Titi Makfi followed up her success a week ago by staying on well to win at Sandown on Thursday for trainer Mark Johnston. Titi Makfi is also a well bred filly who was bought by KRB as a yearling at Goffs UK. Also on Thursday at Bangor, Iora Glas won for Imperial Racing and Fergal O'Brien. This was his fourth success since being bought cheaply by KRB as a store.
Shaneshill again ran very well in Grade 1 Company finishing third in the French Champion hurdle today in Auteuil.
KRB will be busy for the next few days at the Land Rover sale in Goffs where they hope to purchase some nice stores for the future.

More winners and sales

01 Jun 2017

What's the Plot won his first hurdle race for trainer Arthur Moore at Ballinrobe on Monday evening in the handicap, staying on strongly under Donagh Meyler to win well. This was his third success having won twice on the flat. What's the Plot was bought by KRB as a yearling.
Also bought as a yearling was Titi Makfi who won at Hamilton today for Paul and Clare Rooney, winning in good style. The Mark Johnston trained filly looks to have matured and progressed from last year.
Goffs UK sales took place last week, as did Goresbridge where KRB managed to buy some nice horses and look forward to them in the future.

Grade 2 winner in Auteuil

21 May 2017

Crookstown kept up the good run for Ben Case by winning the handicap chase in Haydock last Saturday under a good ride from Daryl Jacob. This was his seventh win, six of them after he was bought by KRB in the horses in training sale in Doncaster.
This Saturday was another good day for KRB with Lieutenant Gruber winning the maiden hurdle in Bangor for Paul and Clare Rooney, and trainer Dan Skelton.
This was Lieutenant Gruber's first win since being bought by KRB also at Goffs uk after winning his bumper.
Over in Auteuil, Shaneshill came back to form to win the Prix La Barka hurdle Grade 2 for Willie Mullins staying on strongly to win close home. This brought Shaneshill's prize money in excess of £350,000 since being bought by KRB as a foal. He will now be aimed at the French Champion hurdle in three weeks time.
KRB are attending Goffs Uk this week where they hope to buy some nice horses.

New Season starts well for KRB

09 May 2017

The new national hunt and flat seasons have both started off well for KRB.
On the first day of the new national hunt season Ballela Boy won at Down Royal for Gordon Elliott under a clever ride from Davy Russell to win a conditions hurdle. Ballela Boy was bought by KRB after he won his bumper and he is now likely to go chasing.
Gordon also trained Penny Jane to win the bumper in Downpatrick for Paul and Clare Rooney. Penny Jane was bought by KRB as a store and she is now likely to go hurdling.
At Hexham on Saturday KRB had a double with two store purchases. Atomix for trainer Peter Niven won the handicap hurdle, travelling and jumping well under Tom O'Brien he stayed on strongly to win. Atomix looks a promising horse to go chasing with in the future for owner Graham Wragg.
One For Billy also stayed on strongly for the Skelton team to win the novice hurdle for Paul and Clare Rooney. One For Billy looks another lovely horse for the Rooney's for the future.
The flat season has also started well for KRB and they had another winning purchase at Chepstow last week where Akavit won for the seventh time for Ed De Giles since being bought as a yearling.

Good season for KRB

30 Apr 2017

The National Hunt season finished yesterday with some fantastic racing at the Punchestown festival and over in Sandown. The trainer's championships in both countries went to the last day of the season, with Willie Mullins prevailing in Ireland, and Nicky Henderson in GB.
KRB had a good season with their purchases highlighted by Mega Fortune winning a Grade 1 juvenile hurdle at Leopardstown, Noble Endeavor winning the valuable Paddy Power chase at Christmas, and some notable performances at the festivals, including Ordinary World placed in two Grade 1's at Cheltenham and Punchestown, Runfordave placed in Cheltenham and Fairyhouse, and Mega Fortune second in the Triumph hurdle Grade 1 at Cheltenham. At Punchestown God's Own was third in the Champion Chase Grade 1 and the very promising Paloma Blue was second in the Champion bumper Grade 1.
There was also a lot of promising young horses purchased by KRB as stores winning their bumpers and novice hurdles to look forward to for the coming season.
Over at Sandown yesterday Shantou Village won again for Neil Mulholland winning the novice handicap chase under Noel Fehily, fulfilling his promise. As said before Shantou Village was bought by KRB as a foal and was recording his seventh win yesterday.
KRB wish to thank all their clients for their continued and loyal support for the past season and look forward to the season ahead.

Imperial Racing back in Cheltenham winners enclosure

23 Apr 2017

It was great to see Iora Glas win at Cheltenham on Wednesday in the handicap hurdle under Paddy Brennan. Iora Glas is trained by Fergal O'Brien for Imperial Racing, in the same colours that Imperial Commander carried to many Cheltenham wins including the 2010 Cheltenham Gold Cup.
Unfortunately Imperial Commander recently passed away so this was an emotional success for all involved.
Iora Glas was purchased by KRB as a store and this was his third success.
Shantou Village recorded his sixth success at Fontwell the previous week in the novices chase for Neil Mulholland and Noel Fehily. His target is the Galway Plate later in the summer.
Shantou Village was a KRB foal purchase.
At Cheltenham sales on Thursday evening there was strong trade for point to pointers and KRB managed to buy the Midnight Legend filly, Princess Roxy to be trained by Ben Case next season.
Next week there are many KRB purchases including at the Punchestown festival.

Aintree, Sales and good start to flat season

10 Apr 2017

KRB have seen a lot of their purchases placed since Cheltenham but with some very good results. Runfordave ran another good race to be third in the Grade 2 novices hurdle at Fairyhouse. At Aintree If The Cap Fits confirmed his promise by finishing fourth in the Aintree bumper Grade 2 only beaten a couple of lengths.
On Friday at Leicester Clive Cox ran the newcomer Kick On Kick On and he won very impressively by four lengths for Paul and Clare Rooney. Kick On Kick On was bought by KRB at Goffs UK premier sale, and he is by Swiss Spirit this being his first winner.
On Saturday Treat Yourself won the staying handicap chase at Newcastle for Micky Hammond. Treat Yourself was bought by KRB as a foal.
On Sunday Who's My Jockey won the bumper on his debut at Market Rasen for Paul and Clare Rooney and trainer Philip Hobbs. Ridden by Richard Johnston the son of Yeats was very tough to get up to win close home. Who's My Jockey was bought by KRB as a store at last year's Derby sale and is a half brother to Hurricane Fly.
KRB attended the Breeze up sale at Ascot last Wednesday where they managed to buy an athletic filly by Swiss Spirit.
At Aintree on Thursday evening Goffs Uk held a sale of form horses and KRB managed to buy two nice prospects from the irish point to point field, Templepark and Plan of Attack.

Cheltenham and Huntingdon

19 Mar 2017

Cheltenham last week again was full of top class racing from beginning to end.
For KRB they had a good week despite no winners this year, but some great performances from their purchases.
On Tuesday Ordinary World defied his odds to run a fantastic race to finish third in the Arkle Challenge Trophy ( Grade 1). Trained by Henry de Bromhead for owner Chris Jones, Ordinary World will probably go to Punchestown in the hope for good ground.
Also owned by Chris Jones, Noble Endeavor ran another great race to be a close third in the Ultima Chase ( Grade 3). Noble Endeavor has had a great season for Chris having won the Paddy Power Chase at Christmas.
Noble Endeavor's trainer Gordon Elliott was top trainer at the meeting and on Friday he trained two KRB purchases to be second and third.
Mega Fortune ran very well to be second in the JCB Triumph hurdle ( Grade 1).
Mega Fortune already a Grade 1 winner this season looks to have a big future ahead of him.
Also on Friday Joe and Pat Sloan had a good day with their horse Runfordave staying on well to be third in the Martin Pipe conditional jockeys race.
This race has produced some very good horses in the past so the future looks bright for Runfordave.
Whilst Cheltenham was in full swing, Huntingdon took place on Wednesday and KRB had a winning purchase, Pretty Rose winning the mares handicap hurdle for trainer Ben Case ridden by Max Kendrick.

More Winners and Cheltenham

12 Mar 2017

The winning purchases continued for KRB this week with Unison winning the handicap hurdle at Wincanton for Jeremy Scott, his seventh win since being purchased by KRB at the Tattersalls HIT sale in 2015.
Then at Ayr, trainer in form Nick Alexander won again with Gold Opera, this being his fifth success, and on Saturday The Bishop won the handicap hurdle at the same venue for Nick. Both horses were purchased by KRB from the point to point field.
Next week is of course Cheltenham and KRB are well represented with hopefully a dozen runners. Best of luck to all our clients for the week.

A good end to the week for KRB

05 Mar 2017

At the beginning of the week KRB had lots of placed horses that they had purchased. Puppet Warrior placed in another bumper and One for Billy running a promising race in a bumper finishing third at Southwell.
On Saturday at Newbury there were nice success's for Warriors Tale at Newbury for Paul Nicholls, and at Navan for Arthur Moore winning with Ontopoftheworld. Both horses were bought by KRB as foals.
Then on Sunday I Knew U Too Well stayed on strongly to win the bumper at Huntingdon under young amateur J.J O'Neill for his father Jonjo. The winner was the third dual bumper winner KRB has bought for Paul and Clare Rooney this season. They look to have some promising horses for the future.

Exciting winning purchases for KRB

26 Feb 2017

On Tuesday the Harry Fry trained, If The Cap Fits won his second bumper by nine lengths under amateur Michael Legg. If The Cap Fits was purchased
for Paul and Clare Rooney as a store horse by KRB and he looks a very exciting horse for the future.
Also in the Rooney's colours the five year old, I'm A Game Changer won his second hurdle for Philip Hobbs. This was his first run in a handicap and he won impressively by eleven lengths. He was also bought as a store by KRB and he looks to be a lovely horse for the future.
At Newcastle on Saturday the Nick Alexander trained Gold Opera won his fourth race under a very good ride from Brian Hughes. Gold Opera was purchased by KRB after he finished second in his point to point in Ireland.

Good results continue for KRB

19 Feb 2017

KRB purchases continue to run well, and this week two promising young horses won again.
Uncle Alastair won his second bumper for Nicky Richards, and owners Paul & Clare Rooney at Ayr on Tuesday staying on strongly to get up close home, giving lots of weight away to his rivals.
At Clonmel on Thursday Runfordave won the Munster Hurdle by eleven lengths, and will probably go to Cheltenham next. The winner was recording his third win this season for Gordon Elliott, in the colours of Joe and Pat Sloan.
Both horses were purchased by KRB at the 2015 Derby sale.

More Grade 1 Success

12 Feb 2017

There was Grade 1 success at Leopardstown today when the Gordon Elliott trained Mega Fortune won the Spring Juvenile hurdle in decisive fashion under a great ride from Davy Russell. The winner owned by longtime client of KRB, Chris Jones will now head to Cheltenham for the triumph hurdle.
Mega Fortune was purchased off Andy Oliver after he ran a close third in a flat handicap at the Curragh.
Yesterday at Naas Midnight Escape won the maiden hurdle for Gordon Elliott and Davy Russell. He was bought by KRB as a yearling and reoffered him for sale at the Goffs Land Rover sale as a three year old, where Gordon bought him. Midnight Escape had previously won a point to point and was placed in a bumper before yesterday's success.
Earlier in the week Town Parks won the maiden hurdle at Ludlow ridden by champion jockey Richard Johnston, and trained by Kerry Lee. Town Parks was bought by KRB as a store.

Another exciting purchase

05 Feb 2017

At Down Royal on Tuesday Gordon Elliott trained the winning newcomer in the bumper, Last Minute Man to win well under a good ride from top amateur Jamie Codd. The winner was bought by KRB as a store at the Derby sale for Paul and Clare Rooney. The son of Yeats looks to have a bright future ahead of him as he is a big scopey horse, and like some of the other bumper winners bought by KRB for the Rooney's he will have an easy time this season.
Jump for Fun have been great clients of KRB over the years and their latest winner came today at Taunton, where Another Frontier stayed on strongly to win the handicap hurdle for Nigel Twiston- Davis and ridden by Jamie Bargery.
Another Frontier was another three year old store purchase by KRB.

More Graded success

29 Jan 2017

On Tuesday Sister Sibyl recorded her third success for Hughie Morrison in the mares novice hurdle at Leicester. The daughter of Kings Theatre was bought by KRB as a foal and sold to owner Annis Garfield as a three year old.
Also bought by KRB as a foal was Shaneshill also by Kings Theatre. Shaneshill won the John Mulhern Galmoy hurdle ( Grade 2) at Gowran Park on Thursday.
This was Shaneshill's eighth success and the past Grade 1 winner will now contest the stayers hurdle at the Cheltenham festival, a venue he has been runner up at on three occasions.

The Storyteller impresses again

21 Jan 2017

The Gordon Elliott trained, The Storyteller won the W.T. O'Grady memorial novices hurdle in impressive fashion by nine lengths at Thurles on Thursday for Joe and Pat Sloan. This win could mean that he could well run at the Cheltenham festival in March. The Sloan's have been very good clients of KRB over the years, and The Storyteller looks another promising horse for them.
At Haydock on Saturday Crievehill ran a very good race to finish third in the Grade 2 novice hurdle for Nigel Twiston-Davis just eleven days after winning his first race at Leicester. He looks another promising KRB purchase for the future.

More exciting KRB winning purchases

15 Jan 2017

On Tuesday at Lingfield the five year old Crievehill won on his first start in a handicap hurdle for Nigel Twiston-Davis. Crievehill was bought for Wilson Dennison as a yearling by KRB and looks like an improving young horse.
On Saturday at Punchestown the Gordon Elliott trained Runfordave finished a close third in the Moscow Flyer novice hurdle ( Grade 2). The five year old was bought by KRB as a store and is a promising young horse for the future.
The last race at Fairyhouse on Sunday provided a good end to the weekend for KRB as the debutant Paloma Blue won the bumper in style for owner Chris Jones and trainer Henry de Bromhead.
Paloma Blue was also bought as a store by KRB, and this continued their good run of purchases for Chris Jones this season, which include Zabana, Noble Endeavor, Ordinary World and Mega Fortune.

Two More Promising Young Horses

09 Jan 2017

Paul and Clare Rooney are enjoying a good season with their horses, and they had three more winners this week, two of which were purchased by KRB.
On Tuesday at Bangor the Arcadio gelding, I'm A Game Changer won the novice hurdle impressively for Philip Hobbs under a good ride from Richard Johnston. Then on Friday the Nicky Richards trained debutant, Uncle Alastair stayed on strongly to win the bumper at Wetherby.
Both horses were purchased by KRB as unbroken three year old stores, and they are amongst a number of promising recruits bought by KRB for the Rooneys.

Good end to 2016 and good start to 2017

01 Jan 2017

There were two KRB purchases won on New Year's Eve to end a good year. It was great to win three Grade 1's at the Punchestown festival as well as many other graded performers throughout the year and a big race winner with Noble Endeavor taking the Paddy Power Chase last week.
KRB also had a great strike rate with their flat yearling purchases with six of them winning as two year olds from just eight purchased.
They have a lot of promising young horses purchased to keep the flag flying for them in 2017.
At Warwick yesterday the former point to pointer Ellen's Way showed a great attitude to win the mares novice hurdle for trainer Jeremy Scott and Bet the Farm Partners, who have been very lucky clients for KRB, this being their third horse and their eighth winner. Ellen's Way was purchased at Tattersalls Cheltenham sale in May.
At Newbury the Oliver Sherwood trained Icing On The Cake jumped superbly to win the novice handicap chase under Leighton Aspell. He was purchased by KRB as a store for a client who resold him after his point to point success.
The New Year started well for KRB who were responsible for buying Wish in a Well, the winner of the handicap chase at Fakenham today for Ben Case and the Case Racing Partnership.
The winner was well ridden by young amateur Max Kendrick.
KRB wish all their clients a Happy New year and lots of future success in the month's ahead

Another big race winner for KRB

27 Dec 2016

Today at Leopardstown Noble Endeavor provided KRB with yet another big winner by winning the prestigious Paddy Power chase ( Grade B) for trainer Gordon Elliott and owner Chris Jones. The seven year old was well supported in the market and ran out an easy winner to record his fifth success. KRB bought Noble Endeavor as a store horse at Goffs Land Rover sale as a three year old, and he has been a great servant for connections.
Yesterday KRB had a successful day, with an impressive winner at Down Royal with The Storyteller in the maiden hurdle for Joe and Pat Sloan and trainer Gordon Elliott. The Storyteller was also a store purchase and he looks to have a very bright future ahead of him. This was nice compensation for the Sloan's as Runfordave looked to be the winner at Limerick when falling at the second last.
At Leopardstown yesterday Ordinary World ran a good race to be second in the Grade 1 novice chase, and Mega Fortune finished a close third in the Grade 2 juvenile hurdle, both owned by Chris Jones. They are two exciting purchases by KRB for the future.

Promising young KRB purchases

18 Dec 2016

At Ffos Las on Monday I Know U Too Well made a winning debut for trainer Jonjo O'Neill. This was another promising youngster bought for owners Paul and Clare Rooney by KRB, this being their third bumper winner in a fortnight.
Another exciting purchase bought by KRB was the four year old Imperial Eloqence for Imperial Racing who finished a good second in the Listed bumper at Sandown on Friday. Trained by Fergal O'Brien his next stop could be the Cheltenham bumper at the festival.
On the same Ascot card, Keep in Line ran a nice race to finish third in the Grade 2 novices hurdle for the Rooneys, trained by Alan King.

Another good week for KRB

11 Dec 2016

A busy week for KRB at the sales where they managed to buy thirteen foals for their clients at Goffs and then onto the sale at Cheltenham where they managed to buy a couple, a point to point winner and a breeze up horse.
At Ayr at the beginning of the week Gold Opera was tough in winning the handicap chase for Nick Alexander, which was part of a treble for the Scottish trainer.
On Friday at Bangor Winged Crusader recorded his fifth success in winning the handicap chase for Nigel Twiston Davis and Imperial Racing, whose horses are running extremely well.
At Cheltenham there was a very promising run from Lieutenant Gruber in the novices hurdle to finish a good third in a competitive event.

Good run of results continue for KRB

04 Dec 2016

Getaway Whiskey ran out an impressive winner of the bumper at Catterick on Wednesday for Paul and Clare Rooney, and trainer Dan Skelton. Getaway Whiskey was bought by KRB at the breeze up sales last year.
On Saturday Runfordave won the maiden hurdle at Fairyhouse, trained by Gordon Elliott and owned by long time clients of KRB, Joe and Pat Sloan, this was the four year olds' second success having previously won his bumper.
Runfordave was bought by KRB as a three year olds store, as was Gods Own who ran a good race to finish a good third in the Tingle Creek( Grade 1) at Sandown.
Today at Fairyhouse two KRB purchases ran well, Mega Fortune third in the Bar One Juvenile hurdle (Grade 3), and Shaneshill finishing third in the Hatton's Grace hurdle (Grade 1).

More winners for KRB

02 Dec 2016

On Thursday at Towcester Sister Sibyl won her first hurdle race winning nicely under Tom O'Brien for trainer Hughie Morrison, and owner Annis Garfield.
This was her second success having won a bumper at the same track. Sister Sibyl was bought by KRB as a foal.
On Friday at Doncaster two KRB purchases fought out the finish in the novice handicap chase with Deputy Commander getting the better of Duke Arcadio. Both horses were bought by KRB as stores.
Deputy Commander is owned by Imperial Racing whom KRB have had a great association with over the years.
Unison won the handicap hurdle at Doncaster on Saturday for Jeremy Scott making this his sixth success since being bought by KRB in Tattersalls horses in training sale 2015.
Also on Saturday the very exciting Zabana won the conditions chase in Gowran Park for trainer Andy Lynch and owner Chris Jones.
Today at Plumpton there was a one, two for KRB purchases in the bumper with the Harry Fry trained, If The Cap Fits winning well for Paul and Clare Rooney, and Nick Gifford's Puppet Warrior running a promising second.
If The Cap Fits was bought at Goffs UK as a store by KRB

Versatile Prickly wins again

21 Nov 2016

The Edward O'Grady trained Prickly won the beginners chase at Fairyhouse on Wednesday. Prickly has been a very versatile performer, having won 3 bumpers, 2 flat races,a hurdle, and now a chase. Prickly was bought by KRB as a foal.
There were several good performances over the weekend for KRB purchases.
Runfordave and The Storyteller both being placed in two good maiden hurdles at Punchestown, and Ordinary World only beaten a length by Identity Thief in the Grade 2 Craddockstown Chase.
At Haydock Nick Gifford's promising young horse Theo's Charm was just denied in the Fixed Brush hurdle ( Grade 3) finishing second.
God' s Own ran another good race at Ascot finishing third in the Grade 2 Stella Artois 1965 chase.

Down Royal Festival and foal sales

15 Nov 2016

It was a good weekend at The Down Royal festival where two KRB purchases won impressively.
Mega Fortune won the juvenile hurdle in good style for owner Chris Jones and trainer Gordon Elliott. Gordon also trained the other KRB purchase Runfordave to win the bumper on Saturday for Joe and Pat Sloane.
It was then onto the November National Hunt sales for KRB, where they managed to buy fourteen foals for their clients in what was strong trade for the few days.
At Cheltenham on Sunday the Imperial Racing syndicate had a fantastic run with Imperial Eloquence in the Listed bumper finishing a close third.
Imperial Eloquence was bought by KRB as a store as was Runfordave.

More winning purchases and sales

03 Nov 2016

The exciting recruit to hurdling, Keep in Line won the novice hurdle at Bangor under Wayne Hutchinson for trainer Alan King, and owners Paul and Clare Rooney last week in impressive style by six lengths. KRB purchased the ex Godolphin trained gelding at GoffsUk in May.
KRB also purchased the ex Godolphin horse Cape of Glory for The Rooney's,and he won on his debut over hurdles today for Keith Dalgleish, ridden by Brian Harding.KRB purchased Cape of Glory at Tattersalls Ascot sale in July.
KRB failed to purchase any horses at Newmarket Horses in training sale where the the trade was very strong, with many overseas purchasers in attendance.
They did manage to purchase a nice horse called One in All In at Goffs yesterday to go juvenile hurdling.
At GoffsUK on Tuesday the two time winner Catch a Wave showed a healthy profit for the On Target syndicate on his purchase price when selling to Debbie Mountain who trains in Quatar.
Catch a Wave was bought by KRB as a yearling

Update of KRB October winners

23 Oct 2016

Since The last news story, KRB had a winner at Downpatrick, Ballela Boy winning the maiden hurdle for trainer Gordon Elliott and Gigginstown House Stud. He was bought by KRB after winning his bumper in Naas.
Shantou Village remains unbeaten over fences when taking the Royal Gloucestershire Hussars novices chase yesterday at Cheltenham. He was a foal purchase by KRB in Goffs.
Catch a Wave won impressively again today for legendary trainer Kevin Prendergast in the nursery at Leopardstown. This was the two year old's second win this season, and he will now go to Goffs UK next week Horses in .training sale. KRB bought him as a yearling.
At Aintree the three time Grade1 winner, God's Own started his season well with a good run in the Old Roan chase ( Grade 2)finishing second giving lots of weight away to the winner.

Good results continue for KRB

13 Oct 2016

On Saturday at Fairyhouse Ordinary World won on his first start over fences in emphatic fashion, when jumping brilliantly to take the Beginners chase for trainer Henry de Bromhead for owner Chris Jones. Ordinary World looks to have a bright future over fences on this evidence. He was purchased by KRB as a store in Tattersalls Derby sale.
On Tuesday there was an across the card double for KRB purchases at Huntingdon and Leicester.
Keep in Line won the maiden hurdle for Paul and Clare Rooney in good style for trainer Alan King. The son of Soldier Hollow was bought by by KRB at Goffs UK horses in training sale from Godolphin, and was a highly rated flat performer.
At Leicester Snookered won the nursery for trainer Richard Fahey. This was a deserved win for him having been second on his two previous starts.
Snookered was bought by KRB as a yearling in Tatts Book 3 last year for owner Kristian Strangeway. This was KRB's sixth winning two year old purchase of the year from the eight they bought, the other two should be running shortly.

Lord Huntingdon wins at Huntingdon

07 Oct 2016

KRB had two winners this week purchased for Paul and Clare Rooney. It was a very apt venue for Lord Huntingdon to start off his hurdle career at Huntingdon, and the Alan King trained gelding won the juvenile hurdle impressively, his jumping improving as the race progressed. Lord Huntingdon was bought by KRB at Tattersalls July sale out of Andrew Balding's where he won and was a consistent horse on the flat.
At Ayr on Thursday the Keith Dalgleish trained Saint Equiano won the two year old maiden very easily. This was his third start and he has progressed well with each run. Saint Equiano was bought by KRB as a yearling at Tattersalls Ireland September yearling sale

Sales and winners

02 Oct 2016

KRB have been busy at the flat sales in the last few weeks buying three yearlings in Tattersalls Ireland, and they managed to get one more in the Goffs Sportsman sale this week.
On the racing front Degooch won again and has been placed third since the beginning of September. This was Degooch's. seventh win since being bought by KRB as a foal.
In the same colours as Degooch, Paul and Clare Rooney enjoyed a nice debut success yesterday with the two year old, Come on Come on at Brighton.
KRB purchased Come on Come on at Goresbridge Breeze up sale in May, and is trained by Clive Cox.
Two other KRB two year old runners also ran well this week, Catch a Wave and Snookered both finishing second.

Wind in my Sails wins again

30 Aug 2016

On Saturday evening at Windsor the Ed de Giles trained, Wind in my Sails made it his third win of the season in the extended one mile handicap, coming from off the pace to win easily. Wind in my Sails was purchased by KRB as a yearling and he is really flourishing this season.
At Downpatrick yesterday Mitebeall Forluck won the Dr.E.F Logan OBE Memorial handicap chase for trainer Arthur Moore, and ridden confidently by Donagh Meyler. Mitebeall Forluck was bought by KRB as a three year old store and this was his fourth success.

On Target syndicate on target again

27 Aug 2016

On Wednesday at Bellewstown the opening two year old maiden on the card was won by Catch a Wave, owned by the On Target syndicate, and trained by Kevin Prendergast. Catch a Wave lead from start to finish under Chris Hayes, and his next engagement could be the valuable nursery in Listowel.
This is the fifth horse the syndicate have owned and they have all won, four of them as two year olds, all bought by KRB who are also shareholders.
There was a return to action for the very smart Shantou Village on Thursday at Fontwell for his chasing debut. Trained by Neil Mulholland and ridden by Noel Fehily, he jumped fluently to win easily.
KRB were at Doncaster this week for the Goffs Uk Premier yearling sale, where they managed to buy four for their clients.

More Winners for KRB

21 Aug 2016

At Newbury last Friday Wind in my Sails won the 1mile handicap for trainer Ed de Giles. This was his second win this season. KRB purchased Wind in my Sails as a yearling.
This Friday at Killarney, Prickly won the sixth race of his career for trainer Edward O'Grady. This was his second win on the flat having won three bumpers and a hurdle. KRB purchased Prickly as a foal.
Yesterday at Sandown, Unison followed up his previous success by winning the 1mile handicap for Trainer Jeremy Scott. Unison has now won two hurdles and two flat races for Jeremy since being purchased by KRB at Newmarket horses in training sales.
Today at Worcester Croco Bay won the feature race on the card for Ben Case. Ben now intends running him in the big handicap chase at Market Rasen next month. Croco Bay has been a great servant for Ben since being bought by KRB at Cheltenham sales two years ago.

Two more flat winners

11 Aug 2016

At Sandown last week the Jeremy Scott trained Unison won the Devin Homes handicap over a mile. This was Unison's third win since being bought by KRB at the horses in training sale at Newmarket last October.
At Beverley yesterday the two year old Sir Viktor won for trainer Karl Burke and owner Kristian Strangeway. Sir Viktor has progressed with each run and will turn out tomorrow again in a nursery at Catterick.
KRB were at the August Sales during the week where they managed to buy four stores.

Impressive debut for Imperial Racing

24 Jul 2016

On Thursday evening at Limerick there was an impressive debut for the Imperial Racing owned An Caisteal Nuadh in the bumper, ridden by birthday girl Nina Carberry. Trained by Gordon Elliott An Caisteal Nuadh scooted clear in the last furlong to win by five lengths. This is the third horse Gordon has trained for Imperial Racing, having previously trained The five time winner Valerius and winner Oscars Ballad.
This continued the good run for Imperial Racing's horses, with winners this year, including Deputy Commander, Iora Glas, and debut bumper winner Imperial Eloquence. They have currently three young horses at Kevin's parent's Mount Top Stud bought in the store sales this summer which they are in the process of syndicating.
KRB have had a long and very successful association in buying horses for Imperial Racing and they looked to have a nice bunch of horses for the future.

Three more winners

17 Jul 2016

On Wednesday at Uttoxeter Degooch got back to winning ways to win the handicap chase for trainer Johnny Farrelly, and given an exceptional ride by Noel Fehily. This was Degooch's sixth success under rules for Paul and Clare Rooney. Degooch was bought for a client by KRB as a foal who resold as a three year old.
KRB also bought Tulsa Jack for the same client as a foal, and he was the winner of The Midlands National at Kilbeggan on Friday night for Noel Meade. This was Tulsa Jack's fifth success and he was a previous winner of a Cork National.
Degooch and Tulsa Jack cost only 5 thousand euros, and four and a half thousand euros respectively each as foals when bought by KRB.
On Sunday the Jeremy Scott trained Miss Serious won the handicap chase at Newton Abbot on only her second start over fences. This was her fourth success since being bought by KRB as a four year old for £12,000.
At Market Rasen on Saturday Ballynagour ran another great race to finish second in the Summer Plate ( Listed) race.

Steamboat Bill wins again

11 Jul 2016

At Roscommon last week the KRB purchased Steamboat Bill won the three mile handicap hurdle under top weight in the hands of Jack Kennedy. This was Steamboat Bill's second success and has proved a very consistent performer for his owner Brian McKnight. Trainer Gordon Elliott may give him a break now until the Autumn.
At Windsor this evening Prendergast Hill won the ten furlong handicap for trainer Ed De Giles. Prendergast Hill was bought by KRB as a yearling and this was the four year old's second success.

More winners

03 Jul 2016

On Tuesday at Stratford it was good to see Derrychrin winning for Matt Shepherd and ridden by his son Stan. It looks like he will turn out again soon.
On Friday evening Hostile Fire won on the flat for Gordon Elliott in the colours of Mrs Pat Sloan. This was Hostile Fire's sixth success since being bought by KRB as a yearling.

Derby Sales

27 Jun 2016

There was very strong trade at the Derby sale last week with thirty two horses making over €100,000. KRB managed to buy eleven horses in total and wish their clients the best of luck with them in the future.
The big race yesterday at Market Rasen was the John Smith's Summer Cup ( Listed) and the KRB purchased Ballynagour ran a terrific race conceding lots of weight to his rivals to finish a gallant second. Ballynagour has now won £337,000 in prize money since being purchased by KRB after winning his point to point.

More Winners

19 Jun 2016

There were two winners during this week for KRB purchases. At Beverley the Brian Ellison trained Roar won the two year old auction maiden making the running and staying on strongly at the finish over the seven furlong trip. This was Roar's second start having been second first time out. Roar was purchased by KRB as a yearling and the son of Pour Moi looks to have a bright future ahead of him.
At Uttoxeter on Wednesday the Ben Case trained Pretty Rose won the mares handicap hurdle by six lengths under Daryl Jacob. Pretty Rose is leased off Kevin and Anna by the Case Racing Parnership and this was her first win for them.Pretty Rose was purchased by Kevin and Anna as a foal.
On Saturday it was great to see Imperial Commander and Anna competing and winning at Armagh show in the Racehorse to Riding horse class. He will now compete at Dublin show at the end of July where the riding judge this year is twenty times champion jockey A.P. McCoy.

Busy week for KRB at Goffs Land Rover sale

13 Jun 2016

It was a busy time last week for KRB at the Goffs Land Rover sale where they managed to buy eleven stores for different clients, lets hope they will be written about here in years to come.
On Saturday at Bath the Ed De Giles trained Wind in my Sails won the Totepoolliveinfo.com handicap over a mile. Wind in my Sails was purchased as a yearling by KRB.

More winners for KRB

05 Jun 2016

There was a couple more winners for KRB purchases last week. At Towcester on Tuesday the Kalanisi gelding, Followmybuttons won the maiden hurdle for David Arbuthnot in the famous colours of Rough Quest for owner Andrew Wates.
On Thursday Frontier Vic won for Jump for fun racing at Ffos Las following up his recent success. Frontier Vic has now finished in the first three in thirteen of his eighteen starts.
This week is the Goffs Landrover sale where KRB will be attending and will hopefully buy some nice horses for the future!

Sales and three more winners

21 May 2016

It was a busy week in Doncaster for KRB this week managing to purchase eight horses for their clients, four store horses and four form horses.
On the racing front it was a good couple of days for Ben Case and Max Kendrick winning the bumper on Wednesday evening at Southwell with the debutant Oski, and the following night at Worcester First Drift remains unbeaten when drawing away to win easily for the same trainer rider combination.
On Friday night at Downpatrick The Storyteller ran out a very impressive winner of the bumper for Gordon Elliott and owners Joe and Pat Sloan. This win made it three bumper winners in three days for KRB purchases and all three look lovely prospects for the future.

Good run continues

11 May 2016

There was another three winners for KRB purchases over the last few days with State of Origin, Whats the Plot, and Unison. State of Origin won the handicap hurdle on Friday for Edward Harty. He was bought privately as a store by KRB for a client who resold him after being second in a point to point.
What's the Plot won a flat handicap at Wexford on Saturday for Arthur Moore. This was the gelding's second success and is a nice young horse who was bought by KRB as a yearling. Unison who was bought in Newmarket last October by KRB won his second hurdle for Jeremy Scott in good style at Ludlow on Sunday.

Good start to new season

05 May 2016

After a good end to last season for KRB purchases with three Grade1 successes at Punchestown, it was a good start to the new national hunt season.
Mitebeall Forluck won the handicap chase well in Down Royal for Arthur Moore, Handy Andy won the handicap chase by a wide margin for Colin Tizzard at Newtown Abbott, and Crookstown won the handicap hurdle at Wincanton for Ben Case in the hands of the newly crowned Champion jockey Richard Johnston

Grade 1 Punchestown treble for KRB

30 Apr 2016

It was a week to remember at Punchestown for KRB as three of their purchases recorded Grade1 successes.
On Tuesday God's Own won the Boylesports Champion chase for Tom George to follow up his Grade1 success at Aintree. In the next race Zabana was given an exceptional ride to win the Growise Champion novice Chase for trainer Andy Lynch and owner Chris Jones. This was deserved compensation for the fiasco that happened Zabana in Cheltenham.
On Wednesday Blow by Blow won the Attheraces.com Champion bumper for Willie Mullins. KRB bought Blow by Blow as a foal for a client who resold him as a three year old in the Land Rover sale. He looks a fine jumping prospect for the future.
Other KRB purchases to run well at the festival were Shaneshill who ran well until falling at the last in Grade 1 stayers hurdle, Rock on the Moor ran very well again to finish a good fourth in the E.B.F mares Champion hurdle Grade1, and Croco Bay ran a good race for Ben Case to finish fourth in the Guinness Handicap Chase ( Grade A).

Perth Winners

25 Apr 2016

There were two winners last week for KRB purchases, with Frontier Vic and Iora Glas. Frontier Vic won a handicap hurdle for Nigel Twiston Davis for Jump for Fun racing. He was bought as a four year old for £6,000 by KRB and this was his second win and he has been placed another ten times. KRB have had a very good association buying for Jump for fun racing having previously bought Frontier Dancer and Frontier Spirit, the winners of eleven races between them. This year they have a nice young horse called Another Frontier.
Iora Glas won the conditional jockeys handicap hurdle by six lengths for trainer Fergal O'Brien and Imperial Racing who have had a good season with their horses. KRB bought Iora Glas as a three year old

Exciting First Drift

17 Apr 2016

At Southwell on Friday evening the Ben Case trained First Drift made all the running and quickened clear to win the bumper in good style. First Drift was purchased at the Cheltenham Festival sale for Ben and Carolyn Kendrick by KRB after he had won his sole point to point start.

More Grade1 success for KRB

10 Apr 2016

There was superb racing at Aintree last week ending with a popular success in the Grand National for trainer Mouse Morris. It was also a successful meeting for KRB, with God's Own winning the JLT Melling Chase ( Grade 1) for trainer Tom George. He had previously run a good fourth in the Champion Chase at Cheltenham and he was winning his second Grade1 on Friday.
Shaneshill ran another fantastic race to finish second in the Liverpool Stayers hurdle ( Grade1) to Thistlecrack. He was also just denied of success at the Cheltenham festival.
Both purchases came from Goffs, God's Own from the Land Rover sale as a store, and Shaneshill was bought as a foal in the Goffs flat foal sale.

More Success for Imperial Racing

06 Apr 2016

After Imperial Eloquence made a winning debut last week, The Imperial Racing partnership had another winner at Uttoxeter on Saturday with Deputy Commander. Deputy Commander won the handicap hurdle by nine lengths for trainer Nigel Twiston Davis, and he just failed to win at Ludlow yesterday under a penalty, only beaten a length and a nose into third.
KRB have bought all of the Imperial Racing's horses and they have enjoyed great success over the years.

Two Easter bumper winners

30 Mar 2016

At Fairyhouse on Monday the Willie Mullins trained Blow By Blow won the winners bumper, staying on strongly to beat two promising horses. Blow by Blow was bought as a foal by KRB and he looks every inch a chaser for the future.
At Hexham yesterday Imperial Eloquence ran out a comfortable winner of the bumper on his debut for the Imperial Racing partnership, and trainer Fergal O'Brien. Imperial Eloquence was bought by KRB at last years Goffs Land Rover sale. He looks another horse with a bright future.

Cheltenham Festival 2016

18 Mar 2016

The Cheltenham festival this year as usual was a fantastic success with very competitive racing, and some star performances. KRB had a good meeting despite not having a winner, with two seconds in two Grade 1's. The two purchases were both bought as foals by KRB, Rock on the Moor being second in the mares hurdle on Tuesday and Shaneshill just being touched off in the RSA. Gods Own ran a credible race in the Champion Chase to finish fourth.
Up at Hexham on Wednesday The Bishop won for in form trainer Nick Alexander in the novice handicap chase. KRB purchased The Bishop after he won his point to point.

Nick's good run continues

14 Mar 2016

At Ayr last week the KRB purchased Gold Opera drew away to win the novice handicap chase by seven lengths under Brian Harding. This also continued the good run for trainer Nick Alexander who trained a double on the card.

Cheltenham Festival

14 Mar 2016

The Cheltenham festival begins tomorrow with superb, competitive racing, an exciting time for all involved.
KRB are responsible for a quite a few purchases running at the festival this year so we wish the connections the best of luck and hope thy all have a good week.

Themanfrom Minella

09 Mar 2016

At Exeter yesterday the Ben Case trained, Themanfrom Minella ran out a good winner of the Weatherbys novices handicap chase under his regular rider Max Kendrick in the colours of his mother Carolyn. KRB bought Themanfrom Minella after he won his point to point, and the seven year old was recording his second success.
Ben has Croco Bay going for the Grand Annual at Cheltenham next week, a race he was third in last year.

Lead up to Cheltenham

07 Mar 2016

It is now only eight days to go to the Cheltenham festival and KRB have a quite a few purchases to compete again this year, two of which are the Chris Jones owned Noble Endeavour, and Zabana. At Naas yesterday Chris's horse Futuramic ran a very good race to finish third in the Leinster National Grade B, there is sure to to be a nice staying handicap chase for him in the future. KRB purchased Futuramic as a store for € 19,000.

Luckyinmilan wins again

06 Mar 2016

The Oliver McKiernan trained Luckyinmilan made it three wins this year over hurdles at Gowran Park yesterday. He stayed on strongly to win the two and a half mile handicap hurdle, and is giving his connections lots of fun.
KRB bought Luckyinmilan after he had finished second in a point to point at Punchestown.

A busy week

20 Feb 2016

KRB had as usual a busy week, last Saturday and Sunday they attended point to points north and south and then went on to Navan races where they saw their purchase Noble Endeavor finish second in the Grade 2 Ten Up novice chase. On the same card in the bumper Blow by Blow won the bumper for Willie Mullins. Blow by Blow was purchased by KRB as a foal for a client who resold him as a three year old to current connections. Kevin attended the Tattersalls Ireland sale at Cheltenham on Thursday but didn't manage to buy on this occasion.
Yesterday at Fakenham the Ben Case trained Gamain won the handicap chase on the card. He has been running consistently this season and deserved this success for Mrs Allen and Ben.

Exciting Lake View Lad

12 Feb 2016

The Nick Alexander trained Lake View Lad ran out an impressive winner at Wetherby today in the Racing UK novices hurdle. Carrying a penalty for his previous hurdle success he beat the Dan Skelton trained hot favourite by four lengths drawing a long way clear of the third horse.
This was Lake View Lad's third success since being bought by KRB in last year's Cheltenham May sale, and the six year old looks to have an exciting future ahead of him.

Three more winners

09 Feb 2016

Last Thursday on his first start for Jeremy Scott, Unison won the Worthington novices hurdle at Wincanton. KRB bought Unison at Newmarket in October and this was his first run over hurdles having previously won four times on the flat.
At Sandown on Saturday Akavit won the Betfred juvenile hurdle for trainer Ed De Giles. This was Akivit's second win over hurdles having previously won four on the flat. KRB purchased Akavit as a yearling, and he has given his owner Simon Teacher lots of fun having been bought for £ 26,000.
Yesterday at Musselburgh Atomix justified favouritism when staying on strongly to win the bumper. Atomix was bought privately by KRB as a three year old store for Graham Wragg and is trained by Peter Niven. Peter holds him in high regard and his next stop is the Aintree bumper.

February starts with more winners

04 Feb 2016

February has started well for KRB purchases with two more winners. On Monday at Plumpton Bebinn followed up her previous win at the track a couple of weeks ago for Ben Case and ridden again by Daryl Jacob.
Yesterday at Down Royal Steamboat Bill justified favouritism to win the maiden hurdle. This was his first success having shown good promise on his previous couple of runs. The winner is trained by Gordon Elliott for owner Brian McKnight who enjoyed previous success as part of the Treasure Hunter syndicate who owned ten time winner Aladdins Cave. KRB purchased the winner as a three year old store.
KRB were at the sales on Tuesday at Tattersalls Ireland where they bought five yearlings for different clients.

Local Show a possible for Chetenham Festival

29 Jan 2016

Local Show could be another KRB purchase going to the Cheltenham Festival this year, when holding on to win by a head in the RUK three mile novice chase at Kemton on Monday. Local Show could be targeted at the RSA chase or the four mile chase at the festival. KRB purchased Local Show as a three year olds store.
On Wednesday at Thurles the Oliver Mckiernan trained Luckyinmilan stayed on well to win the handicap hurdle. He looks progressive and should make a nice handicap chaser. He was purchased by KRB after he finished second in his point to point.

Another promising KRB purchase

20 Jan 2016

On Monday at Plumton Bebinn, trained by Ben Case won the handicap chase under Daryl Jacob. Bebinn has been a very consistent performer, and has given her owners, The Polk Partnership lots of fun the last couple of seasons.
On Tuesday the promising Lake View Lad won the second division of the maiden hurdle at Ayr for Nick Alexander. KRB purchased Lake View Lad in Brightwells sale last May after him finishing third in a good bumper at Punchestown. Since joining Nick he won his bumper at Hexham in good style and then had two unfortunate falls on his first couple of starts over hurdles.
He made no mistake yesterday under Stephen Mulqueen to win easily and he looks to have a very bright future.

Good Start for KRB 2016

03 Jan 2016

After a successful Christamas period for KRB purchases the good run continued into the New Year. At Ayr yesterday Yes Tom ran out an easy winner of the featured handicap hurdle to record his sixth career success for owner Tom Topping. Lake View Lad was a very unfortunate faller in the maiden hurdle on the same card.
On Sunday at Plumpton, Theo's Charm continued his progress in good fashion in the two miles novice hurdle to win by twenty three lengths. This was Theo's Charm's third success, and the Nick Gifford trained gelding is due to go for a handicap next.
At Naas the Irish Stallion Farms EBF novice chase was won in good style by Shaneshill for Willie Mullins. Shaneshill is due to run next at Leopardstown as his stepping stone towards Cheltenham.

Good Christmas for KRB

30 Dec 2015

It was a good Christmas for KRB purchases at Down Royal and Leopardstown.
On Boxing Day the highly rated hurdler Noble Endeavor opened his account over fences when winning the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beginners Chase under a good ride from Jack Kennedy. Noble Endeavor was rated 146 over hurdles and was denied by a head at last year's Cheltenham festival. The Gordon Elliott trained, and Chris Jones owned gelding hopefully can do as well over fences. This was the six year olds fourth win, having won a bumper and two hurdles previously.
Also on the card Steamboat Bill also trained by Gordon ran a nice race to finish third in the maiden hurdle for owner Brian McKnight.
At Leopardstown on Monday Zabana also owned by Chris Jones was an impressive winner of the Ballymaloe Foods Beginners Chase. The six year old old was also a high class hurdler OR 155. Last year he was beaten a neck in the Coral Hurdle at Cheltenham and was the third behind Jezki and Hurricane Fly in the Grade1 at Punchestown. This was Zabana's first run of the season, and over fences and he put up an impeccable round of jumping when winning for trainer Andy Lynch. This was Zabana's fifth success since being bought by KRB, having previously won on the flat for Ken Condon.
On Tuesday's card at Leopardstown the KRB purchased Rock on The Moor finished a good second in the Willis EBF mares hurdle ( Grade 3) for trainer Jessica Harrington.

Gold Opera

23 Dec 2015

The Nick Alexander trained Gold Opera managed to get up close home under a strong ride from Lucy Alexander at Newcastle on Saturday, in the novice handicap chase. Gold Opera won this race over two miles and looks as if he would appreciate further in the future. This continued a fine season so far for Nick, and he made it a double on the card. Gold Opera was bought by KRB after he was placed in his point to point.

Winners and sales

17 Dec 2015

KRB had a few more winners this week. The first was the promising Theo's Charm for trainer Nick Gifford in the novice hurdle in Plumpton. Theo's Charm was bought privately last year, and went on to win his bumper, he then finished a credible 7th in the Cheltenham bumper. This was his second start over hurdles and he is sure to have an exciting future.
Local Show won yesterday at Newbury for Ben Pauling. Local Show was bought as a three year old store by KRB before going on to win his point to point.
Today at Towcester the Hughie Morrison trained Sister Sybil made a very pleasing debut to win the mares bumper for owner Annis Garfield. Sister Sybil was bought by KRB as a foal and sold on last year to Annis. She is by the prolific sire King's Theatre and she is another with a nice future ahead of her.
KRB attended the December National Hunt sales in Goffs last week, where they managed to buy seven foals for their clients. This sale has grown year on year for Goffs with the average and aggregate both increasing from 2014.
Then on Friday at Cheltenham KRB managed to buy three at the horses in training sale.

Winning Chase debut for Shaneshill

26 Nov 2015

The high class performer Shaneshill made an impressive winning debut in the beginners chase at Thurles today. Shaneshill is sure to have some big targets ahead for the season. KRB purchased Shaneshill as a foal.
At Wetherby yesterday Akavit won the juvenile hurdle by six lengths for trainer Ed De Giles. KRB purchased Akavit as a yearling and he has now won five races.

Deserved Winner

24 Nov 2015

On Sunday at Uttoxeter the Ben Case trained Cochinillo was a deserved winner of the handicap hurdle. He has been very consistent for Ben having been placed in his bumpers and maiden hurdles. Cochinillo was purchased by KRB as a store.
This was another winner for the in form Sire, Shantou whom KRB have had a lot of success with, including his best horse Ballynagour, also Deep Trouble, Shantou Village, and Ballagh, all Black Type performers.

More Winners including Grade 2

15 Nov 2015

Shantou Village ended a good week for KRB purchases when winning the Neptune Investment management novices hurdle ( Grade 2 ) on Friday at Cheltenham in impressive fashion by 15 lengths. The Neil Mullholland trained gelding remains unbeaten. Shantou Village was purchased by KRB as a foal for € 6,500 before selling him on as a three year old in the Goffs Land Rover sale.
On Wednesday at Ayr Calivigny won the handicap hurdle very easily for Nick Alexander under top weight, and looks like having a bright future. Calivigny was bought by KRB as a three year old.
On Friday at Hexham Lake View Lad also trained by Nick ran out an easy winner of the bumper. KRB purchased Lake View Lad at Brightwells sale in May having previously been third in a bumper at Punchestown for Mags Mullins.
The previous week at Market Rasen, Duke of Medina followed up on his previous good second placing by winning the juvenile hurdle by 21lengths.
KRB have been attending the sales at Tattersalls Ireland this week where they managed to buy thirteen, including 2 yearlings and 11 foals. Kevin was also at Cheltenham sales on Friday where he managed to buy the promising bumper horse Ballela Boy.

Another Black Type Success

01 Nov 2015

The Paddy Power Cork Grand National Handicap Chase ( Grade B ) provided KRB with another Black Type success with Tulsa Jack winning very easily today. The Noel Meade trained six year old looks to have a bright future ahead of him over these staying trips. Tulsa Jack was purchased by KRB as a foal for a client who then sold him in the Land Rover sale as a three year old to the successful trainer.
On Saturday the KRB purchased Ballynagour ran a lovely race on his reappearance to finish a close third in the Charlie Hall chase ( Grade 2).

Deserved success

29 Oct 2015

There was a deserved success for Calivigny in the Racing UK maiden hurdle at Ayr on Monday. Trained by Nick Alexander Calivigny showed solid form last year and this was a good start to the season.
Calivigny was bought by KRB as a three year old, and he was second in a point to point for Kevin's mother before being sold to Nick.

More Black Type Success

19 Oct 2015

The KRB purchased Gentleman Duke won the Cork Racecourse Kinsale Handicap Chase ( Grade B) in Cork yesterday for trainer Arthur Moore and ridden by Barry Geraghty for JP McManus. Gentleman Duke has been a fine servant for Arthur, having now won six times, on the flat, over hurdles, and fences.
There were also two more KRB winning purchases on Thursday. Jarob continued his good form for Andy Lynch by winning the handicap hurdle under top weight in Punchestown, and Shantou Village was an impressive winner of the maiden hurdle in Carlisle. Shantou Village was purchased by KRB as a foal, and later sold as a store.

Proper jumps season getting going

07 Oct 2015

There were two more winners in the last two days and several places for KRB purchases. Ordinary World won the maiden hurdle at Tipperary for trainer Henry de Bromhead and owner Chris Jones. This also continues a good run of form for Chris's horses with Jarob winning recently, and with some exciting horses to run in the weeks to come. KRB purchased Ordinary World in the 2013 Derby Sale.
At Towcester today the consistent Serenity Now ran out an impressive winner of the handicap hurdle. He may now target a race at Cheltenham in November. Serenity Now was bought in the Land Rover sale as a three year old for John Basquill by KRB, and this was his fifth win.

Another winner

05 Oct 2015

Another weekend winner for the KRB purchase Tulsa Jack at Gowran Park on Saturday for trainer Noel Meade and Ger Fox. This was Tulsa Jack's third success, this being his second win over fences. Tulsa Jack was bought by KRB as a foal.

Good Weekend

02 Oct 2015

Last weekend was a good one for KRB purchases, when first of all on Saturday Jarob won the beginners chase in Navan for Andy Lynch and owner Chris Jones. This was Jarob's fourth success to date having previously won three hurdles.
Then on Sunday the Ed De Giles trained Prendergast Hill won the twelve furlong maiden in Epsom in good style. Prendergast Hill was bought by KRB as a yearling, and he looks like a nice progressive horse for the future.

Jarob wins Bellewstown feature

30 Aug 2015

The feature race at Bellewstown on Thursday evening was the Mullacurry Cup handicap hurdle, and it was won by the Andy Lynch trained Jarob. This was a good performance by the Chris Jones owned gelding, winning by two and a half lengths under a big weight. This was Jarob's third success over hurdles and he may well switch back to fences in due course. He was purchased by KRB after winning his point to point.
KRB were at Doncaster yearling sales last week were they managed to buy one filly by Makfi out of a half sister to Attraction. They will be attending the Horses in Training sale this week in Doncaster.

Kilbeggan Double for KRB

21 Aug 2015

There were two winners for KRB purchases in Kilbeggan this evening. Prickly won the maiden hurdle in impressive style for Edward O'Grady making this his fourth success having won three bumpers previously. The handicap Chase was won by Tulsa Jack for Noel Meade just getting the nod in the last stride.
Both horses were purchased by KRB as foals for € 4,500 each.

Three on the trot

16 Aug 2015

Miss Serious made it three wins in a row when winning on her handicap debut at Southwell today. Miss Serious had previously won two mares novices. This is the Pillhead Partners second horse and they have now won six races between them, both bought by KRB, and trained by Jeremy Scott

More flat success

28 Jul 2015

On Saturday in Wexford Duke of Medina won the 1mile 3 furlong handicap under Chris Hayes for trainer Paul Deegan in good style by 3lengths. This also provided the RRR syndicate with their second winner, so their first two horses have now won. The two horses, Duke of Medina and Social Climber are progressive horses and will make nice dual purpose horses for the future.
In Southwell last night Serenity Now made it three wins in a row by justifying favouritism in the 12 furlong handicap. He has now won over hurdles, the turf on the flat, and the all weather for owner John Basquill.

Serenity wins again

21 Jul 2015

The Brian Ellison trained Serenity Now followed up on his previous success over hurdles by winning on the flat at Redcar on Sunday.
Owner John Basquill is sure to have some more fun with him in the future under both codes.

Flat Winners

07 Jul 2015

KRB flat purchases have been running well over the last couple of weeks, amongst them a couple of winners. At the end of June the Arthur Moore trained Back Off Mate ran out an easy winner in a 1m 5f handicap in Ballinrobe. The versatile son of Old Vic will probably be next seen over fences.
The beginning of July saw the Ed De Giles trained Wind in my Sails win the three year old maiden in Leicester.
The Derby Sale was a busy time for KRB where they bought nine horses, let's hope they prove to be lucky for their connections in the future.

Good weekend for KRB

21 Jun 2015

The saying 'winners come along like buses' was very apt for KRB purchases this weekend after a couple of weeks of placed horses.
On Friday night Prickly won his third bumper for trainer Edward O'Grady giving a lot of weight away to his rivals, and winning in impressive fashion. He looks an exciting prospect when returning to hurdles. Prickly was bought as a foal by KRB for the current connections.
On Sunday Social Climber became the first winner for the RRR syndicate when taking the nine furlong handicap in Gowran Park. Social Climber was ridden by Chris Hayes for trainer Kevin Prendergast and looks a progressive horse, having been just beaten a head on his previous start at Leopardstown.
Also on Sunday Serenity Now won the two and a half mile handicap hurdle at Hexham for trainer Brian Ellison easily to record his first win. Serenity Now was bought by KRB as a store horse for owner John Basquill.
On a non racing front Anna had a good day on Saturday winning the Racehorse to Riding horse class at Saintfield show on Imperial Commander. The past Gold Cup winner will now go to Dublin show again in August.
KRB will attend the Derby Sale this week in Fairyhouse,so if anyone is looking a nice horse for the future please get in contact.

Goffs Sales

14 Jun 2015

The Land Rover Sale at Goffs last week was another strong renewal, with the trade being very strong throughout the two days.
KRB managed to by nine horses over the two days for all different clients, and wish them the best of luck with them in the future.

Winners and Doncaster Sales

21 May 2015

There where a few more KRB purchases who won this week. On Monday at Towcester Iora Glas was another winner for Imperial Racing when taking the handicap hurdle ridden by Sean Quinlin and trained by Fergal O'Brien. At Roscommon in the evening the Arthur Moore trained What's The Plot won the ten furlong handicap. He looks like a nice dual purpose horse for the future.
At Newton Abbott on Tuesday Miss Serious followed up her her previous success for Jeremy Scott in the mares novice hurdle.
Doncaster's Spring Sale took place this week where KRB managed to buy five horses in total.

Deserved Success for Ballynagour

17 May 2015

Ballynagour trained by David Pipe and ridden by Tom Scudamore won the feature race in Auteuil yesterday, the Prix La Barka Grade 2. This was a deserved success for Ballynagour having run so well at Aintree in the Grade 1 Betfred Bowl just being beaten a small margin by Silviniaco Conti, and an unlucky faller at the Punchestown festival. The race yesterday was back over hurdles and he ran out an impressive winner by five lengths.
Ballynagour was bought by KRB after he won his point to point and he has now won prize money in excess of £280,000.

Another Winner for Imperial Racing

07 May 2015

Imperial Racing had two runners at Kelso yesterday, with Iora Glass running creditably to finish third in his first handicap, and a hour later Winged Crusader ran out an easy winner in the handicap chase. This was Winged Crusader's fourth success, and was coming back to form after a couple of poor runs.
It was good to see the Imperial Commander colours back in the winners enclosure, the owners have been very lucky over the last few years with multiple winners through horses such IC himself aswell as Bobby Dazzler, Valerius, Definitive Edge, and Winged Crusader winning 23 races between them, all bought by KRB. They also have a few promising young horses coming along.
Imperial Commander is still in great form at Mount Top Stud, where Anna rides him out everyday.

Bank Holiday Winner

06 May 2015

Racing on bank holiday Monday took place at Down Royal, where the KRB purchased Flaxen Flare made a very pleasing debut over fences to win the beginners chase in effortless fashion. The former Cheltenham festival winner looks sure to give connections a lot more fun in the coming months. The second in the same race, Six Senses was also bought by KRB and hopefully he can go on to go one better next time.

Another Good Week

01 May 2015

At Newton Abbot yesterday Miss Serious won the mares novices hurdle easily for the Pillhead House Partners and trainer Jeremy Scott. Miss Serious was bought by KRB for £12,000 at last year's Brightwells May Sale. This is the second horse KRB have bought for the owners, the previous being Ballinahow Star who was also a winner.
At the Punchestown festival The KRB purchases Shaneshill and Zabana have both been placed in Grade 1's. Shaneshill was third in the three mile novices hurdle on Tuesday. On Thursday Zabana stepped up in grade to run a fantastic race to finish third behind Jezki and Hurricane Fly in the Ladbrokes World Series hurdle ( Grade 1 ). Zabana's previous run was in the Coral Cup at Cheltenham when he was only beaten a neck. Zabana has had a great season and his rating has risen by 25lbs. The last day of the festival concludes tomorrow where KRB have three more purchases to run.

Bath Treble

26 Apr 2015

It was a good evening at Bath on Thursday where three KRB purchases won. The three horses were all bought for Ed De Giles as yearlings by KRB, and they were all trained by him for owner Simon Teacher. Quinta Feira was the first to score and this was his first win, then Zugzwang followed up to record his third success and the last winner was Akavit who made this his third win in a row.
Let's hope they have a good season ahead of them.

Grade 1 seconds at Aintree

13 Apr 2015

At Aintree the KRB purchased Ballynagour was beaten a head by Silviniaco Conti in the feature race of the day The Betfred Bowl Chase ( Grade 1). This was a fantastic performance by Ballynagour having not run since November in the Hennessy. KRB purchased Ballynagour after he won his point to point, and he has now won in excess of £200,000, as well as being a Cheltenham festival winner, he has been placed in three Grade1 races from 2miles to 3miles. It now looks like he will go to Punchestown for the Gold Cup there.
On Saturday Gods Own again finished second in the Doom Bar Moghull Novices Chase (Grade 1), beaten just a length. This followed his excellent run at Cheltenham, when second in the Arkle Chase, and he to looks as if he is going to the Punchestown festival.

Grade 2 Winner

06 Apr 2015

After a very good performance to be second in the Supreme novices hurdle at the Cheltenham festival, Shaneshill got back to winning ways by taking the Coolmore NH sires novice hurdle ( Grade 2) at Fairyhouse yesterday. Shaneshill won in impressive fashion by thirteen lengths over the two miles four furlong trip. He is now likely to go to the Punchestown festival and next season begin his chasing career, according to his trainer Willie Mullins.
KRB purchased Shaneshill as a foal in Goffs December foal sale. He is already the winner of a Grade 1 bumper and the six year old looks to have a very exciting future ahead of him

Two more winning purchases

30 Mar 2015

With the excitement of Cheltenham over, the racing season goes on. Last Friday at Wetherby the bumper was won in good style by Shantou Village for trainer Neil Mulholland. He was bought at Goffs as a foal by KRB and resold there in the Land Rover sale as a three year old. He won his point to point impressively first time out before going to England.
On the same day at Lingfield, Smidgen won the six furlong handicap for Ed de Giles. This is Smidgen's second success and he is progressing well. He was bought as a yearling by KRB.

Cheltenham Festival

13 Mar 2015

A fantastic four days of racing took place at Cheltenham this week. There were some amazing performances by horses, jockeys and trainers, and it was great to see AP McCoy riding a winner at his last festival.
KRB had eight horses they purchased running at the festival, and it was a week of hitting the crossbar, with four seconds, and a third.
On Tuesday Shaneshill was second in the Supreme Novices hurdle, And Gods Own was second in the Arkle Chase.
On Wednesday Zabana was beaten only a neck in the Coral Cup handicap hurdle.
Today Noble Endevour was only beaten a head in the Martin Pipe conditional jockeys handicap hurdle giving 5lbs to the winner, and Croco Bay ran a terrific race in the AP McCoy Grand Annual handicap chase to finish third giving 6lbs to the winner.
Overall it was a good week for KRB purchases performing so well in these top class races.

Leicester Double

07 Mar 2015

The Ben Case trained Bebinn and Thoresby made it a double at Leicester yesterday for the trainer, both ridden by Daryl Jacob. The pair won the two handicap chases on the card to give Ben his best season as a trainer to date. Both Bebinn and Thoresby were purchased by KRB.
KRB are responsible for purchasing several horses running at Cheltenham next week,and wish their connections the best of luck.

Winner!!

02 Mar 2015

Smidgen won the first race at Wolverhampton today for trainer Ed de Giles. He had some decent form, and made all the running to win by 3lengths. Smidgen was purchased by KRB as a yearling for £12,000.
This continues a good run for KRB purchases, let's hope that continues into next week at Cheltenham.

Another Couple of winners

01 Mar 2015

The KRB purchases to win today were the Ben Case trained Gamain, who won the Red Mills handicap hurdle at Huntingdon, and the Donald McCain trained Degooch who won the Handicap chase at Sedgefield.
Gamain made all the running under Darold Jacob and stayed on well close home. He looks as if he will make a nice chaser next season.
Degooch purchased by KRB as a foal was winning his fifth race under rules today.

Crookstown Cheltenham possible

26 Feb 2015

The Ben Case trained Crookstown won the two mile handicap chase at Taunton today, staying on well to win by three lengths. He is entered in the Novice handicap chase on the opening day of the Cheltenham festival, and may well go there if he comes out of today's race in good shape.
Crookstown was bought by KRB at DBS Spring sale 2013 for £10,000 having won a maiden hurdle for Gordon Elliott, he has now won four times for his new connections.

Rock on the Moor

18 Feb 2015

Rock on the Moor won the mares novice hurdle in Punchestown today in good style. The win made amends for her fall in the Grade3 Solerina mares novice hurdle at Fairyhouse at the end of January. She now looks like going for a Grade1 mares novice at Fairyhouse Easter festival.
Ballagh ran a good race in Haydock at the weekend in a Grade 2, just not getting the three mile trip, finishing a creditable third. He still has a very bright future ahead of him.
It is good to see these KRB purchases performing well.

Ayr Double

10 Feb 2015

KRB purchases won the last two races at Ayr today. The first of which was the highlight of the day when the Stewart Crawford trained Yes Tom won the handicap chase,ridden by the incredible AP McCoy. This was Yes Tom's third win at Ayr and give his owner Tom Topping a day to remember. Yes Tom was purchased by KRB as a NH breezer as a surprise birthday present for Tom as a four year old.
The bumper was won in good style by Duke Arcadio, who was purchased privately as a three year old by KRB for Graham McKeever. He then went on to win his point to point as a five year old before being sold to Donald McCain.

Cheltenham Prospect

31 Jan 2015

Hostile Fire won the 2 mile maiden hurdle at Fairyhouse today on his third start over hurdles, and his trainer Gordon Elliott is now looking at aiming the four year old for the Fred Winter at the Cheltenham festival. The owners of Hostile Fire, Joe and Pat Sloane had previous success in the Fred Winter with Flaxen Flare in 2013. Hostile Fire has been a lucky purchase for KRB as they originally bought him as a yearling and he went on to win four times on the flat. They bought him then for current connections to compete over hurdles.
Mr Grey ran a good race to finish fourth in the Grade3 handicap hurdle at Sandown today for Ben Case.

Zabana on route to Cheltenham

27 Jan 2015

Anna and Kevin were attending Brightwells Sales on Saturday where they managed to buy two horses for existing clients, The Bishop who won his point to point, and Rushvale who won his bumper well in Down Royal at Christmas.
Meanwhile at Navan one of KRB purchases, Zabana won the conditions hurdle over two miles. He is a versatile performer having previously been third over three miles in a Pertemps qualifier. The Chris Jones owned gelding has now booked his place to go to Cheltenham.

Weekend Success

11 Jan 2015

It was a good weekend for KRB purchases with a few good performances. At Punchestown Noble Endeavor won the conditions hurdle for Gordon Elliott in good style. This was the six year old's third win and his second over hurdles. The Chris Jones owned gelding is sure to have some big targets in the coming months.
At Warwick the Ben Case trained Ballagh ran a terrific race to finish a close second in the Neptune Investment Management novices hurdle ( Grade 2). Ballagh was only beaten 3/4 of a length with a further 9lengths back to the third in the Grade 2 event. KRB bought Ballagh at the Cheltenham Festival Sale, and he looks to have a very exciting future for connections.
The other purchases to run well this weekend were Mr Grey who was second at Wetherby, and Hostile Fire finished second at Fairyhouse. Rock on the Moor also ran a fine race to finish fourth in the Moscow Flyer novice hurdle ( Grade 2) at Punchestown.

Bumper Success

09 Jan 2015

Today at Huntingdon KRB had a good result in the bumper when two of their purchases finished 1st and 2nd. Theo's Charm showed a lot of promise with a comfortable win despite being a bit green on his first run for Nick Gifford. He looks a promising horse for the future being by Presenting out of the mare, Kate's Charm who won the Cleeve hurdle in her race days.
The second horse Deputy Commander ran with promise, his first run for Nigel Twiston- Davis. He had previously run in two point to points for Kevin's mother with no luck braking his pelvis on his second run last February. He was pre trained again at Mount Top before going over to Nigel's in November.
A few exciting purchases to run over the weekend so let's hope the News will be updated again

Christmas Runners

29 Dec 2014

KRB had a few runners over the festive period, the highlight was a winner in Leopardstown with Rock on the Moor winning a competitive maiden hurdle in good style. Trained by Jessica Harrington for Steve Hemstock, Rock on the Moor was bought as a yearling for Steve, and she has previously won a bumper and been placed in a listed bumper.
Over at Kempton, KRB had two purchases running in The Wayward Lad novice chase ( Grade 2 ) Deep Trouble was still in contention at the last fence when he unfortunately came down, and Gods Own finished third having had to make the donkey work in front with no obvious front runner.
Other KRB purchases to run at Leopardstown were, Treat Yourself 2nd, Ordinary World 4th, Hostile Fire 2nd and Zabana 3rd, and at Kempton Tempest River finished 2nd.

Another Winner

21 Dec 2014

Mr Grey justified favouritism to win the maiden hurdle at Fakenham today. Making all the running and jumping well he won comfortably under Daryl Jacob for trainer Ben Case. Mr Grey had been off for a year before his reappearance at Wetherby where he ran very well behind The Grey Taylor.
Mr Grey was purchased at Brightwells Sales by KRB after winning his point to point.
KRB will have lots of their purchases running over the Christmas period, so good luck to all connections with their runners!!

Winged Crusader

19 Dec 2014

Winged Crusader opened his account over fences today at Uttoxeter with a toughly fought win in the three mile handicap chase. This was Winged Crusader's third win having won twice over hurdles last season. The six year old is owned by Imperial racing and trained by Nigel Twiston-Davis and was confidently ridden by Ryan Hatch. There are sure to be another few good days fun ahead of him. Winged Crusader was purchased by KRB as a three year old at the Derby Sale 2011

Goffs Dec National Hunt sale

15 Dec 2014

It was a busy time at Goffs last week for KRB as they purchased twelve foals for their clients, and the sale was another great success for Goffs as it has grown each year, with the aggregate, median and average all up.
It was then on to Brightwells at Cheltenham where KRB purchased the winning pointer Florida Calling to continue his racing career in England.

More placed horses

15 Dec 2014

It has been a couple of weeks of placed horses for KRB which is a little frustrating, and yesterday was the same with three more placed. Shaneshill was second in the Grade 2 novice hurdle at Navan and Rock on the Moor ran well to finish third in the Listed bumper, which means a lot to her as a future broodmare, so her owner Steve Hemstock will be delighted as he is also an enthusiastic breeder.

Good Week for KRB

24 Nov 2014

Croco Bay's win at Ascot on Saturday ended a good week for KRB purchases, after Shaneshill impressive win, and Home Farm's Listed success.
Croco Bay's win came in the £70,000 handicap, ridden by Killian Woods he ran out a very easy winner by nineteen lengths. He was purchased by KRB at Brightwells sale in May and has been very consistent for Ben Case. He is going to have a break now and will return for a spring campaign.

More Black Type Success

20 Nov 2014

Today at Thurles Home Farm won the John Meagher Memorial Chase ( Listed Race ) in good style. Home Farm and Hidden Cyclone came to the last together where Hidden Cyclone fell, to leave Home Farm come home alone six lengths clear of Foildubh.
Home Farm was purchased by KRB after winning his point to point at the Goffs Punchestown Sale. He provided KRB with another Black type success having been previously finishing third in the 2013 Irish Grand National.
The Grand National May well be his main aim for the season.

Shaneshill opens account

19 Nov 2014

It is the time of year when we are seeing last years star national hunt performers making their reappearances. Today the KRB purchase Shaneshill, last year's Punchestown Grade 1 bumper winner made his first start over hurdles a winning one at Fairyhouse. He won very easily and is sure to have an exciting season ahead.

Busy Sales Time

18 Nov 2014

It has been a busy time for KRB at the sales the last couple of weeks, with horses in training sales taking place at Goffs, Doncaster and Brightwells. Also the Tattersalls Ireland November national hunt sale took place last week, KRB being very active buying numerous foals and yearlings for their clients.
Goffs hold their national hunt sale on the 10th and 11th December, so don't hesitate to contact us if you wish to buy a foal or yearling.

Impressive Winner

02 Nov 2014

At Punchestown on Wednesday the Jessica Harrington trained Rock on the Moor ran out a very impressive winner of the bumper, quickening away to win by nine lengths. She was bought as a foal for her current owner Steve Hemstock by KRB.

Deserved win for Hannah's Magic

22 Oct 2014

The Arthur Moore trained Hannah's Magic recorded her first success today by winning the one mile two furlong handicap at Navan. It was a deserved success as she has been very consistent and very unlucky in defeat on a couple of occasions. She is set to reappear at Leopardstown at the weekend. Hannah's Magic was bought by KRB as a yearling.

Duke on form

19 Oct 2014

The Cork Racecourse Kinsale Handicap Chase ( Grade B) was won by Gentleman Duke today. He got up on the line to win by the narrowest of margins in the €50,000 race. Gentleman Duke won his previous race over hurdles, and will now switch to the flat to contest the November handicap at Leopardstown next weekend.
Gentleman Duke has now won five times since being purchased by KRB as a yearling, on the flat, over hurdles and fences.

Debut win for Crookstown

16 Oct 2014

The Ben Case trained Crookstown made his seasonal debut a winning one when taking the Novice handicap chase at Uttoxeter today. This was also the gelding's first run over fences, and he jumped very well throughout. Let's hope he gives Ben and connections as much fun this season as he did last.

Jump for Fun

12 Oct 2014

Frontier Spirit got back to winning ways today at Ffos Las for Jump for fun racing. It was great to see him win as he had run some brave races at the end of last season, when placed in some good races. This was the ten year old's sixth success and brought his prize money to over £50,000. He was bought by KRB as a four year old store for €10,000.
At Limerick another KRB purchased store Back Off Mate ran a great race in The Munster National to finish fourth beaten less than two lengths.

Landecker starts with a win

06 Oct 2014

The Nick Alexander trained Landecker made his seasonal debut a winning one at Kelso yesterday. The son of Craigsteel has now won three times at the track, and the extra distance of yesterday's win seemed to suit him well. Lots hope he has a good season ahead of him.

Fitting win for Duke

26 Sep 2014

Gentleman Duke came back from a break to win well at Ballinrobe on Wednesday for Arthur Moore. This was a fitting result as the race was the John Mulhern memorial hurdle whom was a good friend of Arthur's. Gentleman Duke has been a good servant for the stable since being bought by KRB as a yearling.

Hostile Fire makes it four

16 Sep 2014

Hostile Fire made it four wins for the season today at Thirsk for Ed De Giles and jockey James Doyle. Hostile Fire had won three in a row, but had been a bit unlucky on his last two starts before getting back to winning ways today.
He seemed to win comfortably off his rating of 75 so is definitely a horse on an upward curve.
Hostile Fire was bought as a yearling by KRB.

Flaxen Flare back in winners enclosure

13 Sep 2014

It was back to winning ways for Flaxen Flare at Galway on Wednesday with a comfortable win under Barry Geraghty. On his previous start he had fallen at the second last when in contention in Cork under regular rider Davy Condon. Davy unfortunately will be on the sidelines for a spell as a result. Flaxen Flare has been a great success and Gordon Elliott is sure to have some big targets earmarked for the rest of the season.

Easy Win for Jarob

07 Sep 2014

The KRB purchased Jarob won the handicap hurdle easily in Navan yesterday.
This was Jarob's second hurdle win and he looks to be enjoying the quick ground at present. He has also been narrowly beaten over fences and he looks as if he could have a bright future in that sphere.

Double for Moore and Beresford

26 Aug 2014

Trainer Arthur Moore enjoyed a nice winner on Saturday at Killarney, winning the feature race on the card the At The Races Handicap Chase ( Grade C ), with Pass The Hat. Pass The Hat is owned by Marcus Beresford whom has been a great supporter of the Moore yard over the years, and his good run continued this evening when his other horse, Back Off Mate won the handicap chase. The pair of horses were both purchased by KRB and have now won nine races between them.

Zugzwang keeps up Ed's good run

21 Aug 2014

Ed De Giles is having his best season to date since starting to train, and he added another to the tally yesterday when Zugzwang won the ten furling handicap at Lingfield. This was the gelding's first win this season and he had previously won at Lingfield as a two year old. Zugzwang was purchased by KRB as a yearling at Tatts Ireland.

Prickly wins first time

17 Aug 2014

The Edward O'Grady trained Prickly won the bumper at Tramore on Friday evening on his debut. The Definite Article gelding was purchased by KRB as a foal, he is out of Connemara Rose a three time winner under rules.
Also on Friday some members of Imperial Racing came over to see their horses, as usual it was a very enjoyable day, and the Ross family were delighted to entertain them.

Imperial Commander enjoys RDS

11 Aug 2014

The Royal Dublin Show in Dublin took place last week, and on Saturday the racehorse to riding horse class attracted a huge crowd of spectators. This was the fifth year the class has taken place, and it is becoming more popular each year. Eighteen ex racehorses participated with most of them stars in their racing careers.
Anna rode Imperial Commander and they had a great day out. He finished a credible sixth in the class, but more importantly he enjoyed the occasion especially the gallop for the parade of the horses in the main arena!!!

Versatile performer

07 Aug 2014

The Arthur Moore trained Back off Mate won the apprentice maiden in Sligo last night. Ridden by Ronan Whelan he stayed on to win comfortably in a race that he finished second in last year. The Old Vic gelding has now won on the flat,over hurdles and fences, and has many options in the weeks ahead. KRB purchased Back Off Mate as a three year old at the Derby Sale.

Hostile on Fire

29 Jul 2014

The Ed de Giles trained Hostile Fire continued his great run of form with his third successive win in the Unibet handicap at Windsor last night. Ridden by Jamie Spencer,Hostile Fire stayed on strongly to get up close home. This progressive gelding is worth following as he looks as if a step up in trip will continue his winning sequence. Hostile Fire was purchased by KRB as a yearling at Tattersalls Ireland.

Good run of results continues

24 Jul 2014

KRB purchases are performing well over the summer months, the most recent winner was this evening at Limerick, where the Noel Meade trained Tulsa Jack was an easy winner of the maiden hurdle. Tulsa Jack was bought as a foal for a client who resold him in the Land Rover sale as a three year old.

Degooch scores again

22 Jul 2014

Degooch won this evening on his chase debut for Donald McCain and jockey Wilson Renwick. He had previously won a bumper, and two hurdles, and since being sold after his point to point success he has not finished out of the first two since joining McCain.

Flat Winners

19 Jul 2014

There were two flat winners for KRB purchases on Thursday and Friday. On Thursady the Richard Fahey trained filly, Her Red Devil won the RUK handicap at Hamilton.
On Friday the Ed De Giles trained Hostile Fire won the RUK handicap at Nottingham, this being his second win. Hostile Fire looks like a horse to follow as he seems to be progressing.
Both horses were purchased by KRB as yearlings.

Degooch makes it four winners in a week

11 Jul 2014

The Donald McCain trained Degooch made it four winners for KRB in a matter of days when winning the novice hurdle at Worcester on Thursday evening. Ridden by AP Mccoy, this was Degooch's third win on the track as well as winning his point to point. Degooch was bought by KRB as a foal, and was sold as three year old in the Land Rover sale.

Two more winners

09 Jul 2014

There were two more winners for KRB purchases this evening at Uttoxeter and Roscommon. At Uttoxeter Spanish Optimist won the novice handicap chase for trainer Tim Vaughan. He had previously won over hurdles, but his latest form had been poor over fences so it was good to see him back in form.
At Roscommon Rodriguez won the three mile handicap hurdle for Charlie Swan. This was the High Chaparral gelding's fifth win, having won on the flat, over hurdles and fences.

Winner at Bellewstown

07 Jul 2014

The KRB purchased Jarob stayed on strongly to win the three mile maiden hurdle at Bellewstown yesterday, under Robbie Colgan. Jarob had been beaten narrowly on his previous run at Down Royal in a beginners chase. It was a deserved success for trainer Andy Lynch and owner Chris Jones as Jarob has had his problems since winning a point to point as a four year old.

Breaking The Bank

26 Jun 2014

There was strong trade again at the annual renewal of Tattersalls Ireland Derby sale. KRB managed eventually to buy two.
On the racing front Breaking The Bank won the novice hurdle at Worcester for Ben Case. This was his second win over hurdles for Ben, since being purchased at Newmarket Horse in Training sale in the Autumn by KRB.

Busy Sales Time

18 Jun 2014

It has been a busy sales time for KRB the last few weeks with Horses in training, and store sales taking place. We managed to buy two each at both Doncaster and Brightwells, and last week we managed to buy five in Goffs at the Land Rover sale. We wish all the new owners the best of luck with their purchases. Next week the Derby sale takes place at Tattersalls, Fairyhouse, if anyone would like some help in buying a horse please don't hesitate to contact us.

Max rides another winner

14 May 2014

At Southwell yesterday evening the KRB purchased Witheryenot held on close home in the handicap hurdle to win by a neck.
This kept up the good run for Ben Case and he has already four winners for the new season. Witheryenot was ridden again by Ben's amateur Max Kendrick,giving him his second winner under rules, the horse also providing him with his first winner last season. Max has been riding plenty of winners point to pointing this year for Ben's wife Sarah.
Doncaster Sales starts next week so give us a call if you want a chance to get in the winners enclosure!!

Leopardstown Double

11 May 2014

There was a double for KRB at Leopardstown today. The opening two year old auction maiden was won by Herewego. Trained by Kevin Prendergast the son of Clodovil stayed on strongly over the six furlongs to win by a neck.
Owned by the On Target syndicate this was the fourth horse they've owned and all four have been winners. KRB purchased Herewego at Goffs Sportsman's sale as a yearling.
The second leg of the double went to Harley's Harley, trained by Arthur Moore for owner Liam Flood. She easily drew clear under Fran Berry to follow up her Tipperary win, making this her fourth win to date. Harley's Harley was also purchased by KRB as a yearling.

Degooch starts season well

09 May 2014

The Donald McCain trained Degooch got the new season off well when he won on on his first start over hurdles at Carlisle yesterday under AP McCoy. Degooch had previously won a bumper since joining McCain.
KRB purchased Degooch as a foal for a client who resold him in the land Rover sale at Goffs. The store sales are just a couple of weeks away now and if anyone would like to purchase and need some advice don't hesitate to contact us. DBS is on 20-22nd May, the Land Rover sale at Goffs is on 11th and12th June, and the Derby sale is on 25th and 26th June.

Deep Trouble makes it a successful week

05 May 2014

It was a fantastic week for KRB purchases at Punchestown. There were two Grade 1 success' earlier in the week, and then on Saturday the Ben Case trained winner Deep Trouble came home an easy winner of the Setanta Sports handicap hurdle ( Grade B ) with prize money of 100,000 euros.
Deep Trouble had a good run in The County hurdle at Cheltenham, finishing a staying on seventh, so the two and a half mile trip at Punchestown was ideal, and he was given a confident ride by Noël Fehily.
The Goffs Punchestown Festival sale was another success with an average of over 90,000euros and a very good clearance rate.
Let's hope the new national hunt season is as successful as the last for KRB purchases, and we wish all our clients the best of luck with their horses.

Double Grade 1 Success

02 May 2014

It has been a great week so far for KRB purchases at Punchestown. On Tuesday Ballynagour followed up his good run at Aintree by following up to run a cracker in the Grade1 Boylesports.com Champion Chase finishing second to a the mighty Sizing Europe.
On Wednesday Shaneshill, runner up in the Champion bumper at Cheltenham reversed placings with Silver Concorde to win the Champion bumper Grade 1. He was bought by KRB as a foal at Goffs.
The second Grade 1 success was achieved by Gods Own in the two mile novice. He was also a Goffs purchase, as KRB bought him in the Landrover Sale as a three year old. Still only six, the Tom George trained winner could have an exciting future ahead of him.
Over at Towcester Ben Case kept up his good run of form, and the KRB purchase Breaking The Bank was the first leg of his double as he also trained the winner of the bumper.

Easter Winners for KRB

28 Apr 2014

The Charlie Swan trained Rodriguez won the beginners chase in Ballinrobe on Easter Tuesday, he is now a winner on the flat, over hurdles and fences. The seven year old has been a good servant and is giving the Lets Go Racing Syndicate lots of fun. Rodriguez was purchased by KRB as a foal before him being sold on at three.
On Thursday evening in Warwick Hostile Fire won a mile handicap for Ed De Giles. He had a couple of promising runs as a two year old, he was a big horse so hopefully he will keep progressing through the season.
Ben Case rounded off his best season so far by winning a competitive handicap hurdle in Chepstow on Friday evening with Orangeaday for owner David Allen. Unfortunately he sustained a bad cut and will be on the sidelines for a a few months.

Harley's Back

17 Apr 2014

Harley's Harley got back to form this evening at Tipperary after a troublesome season last year when winning the seven furlong handicap. She came from well off the pace to finish strongly under Fran Berry. This is the third win for the Arthur Moore trained filly and she looks like she can progress when stepped up in trip. Harley's Harley was bought by KRB as a yearling for £13,000.

Monday Double

07 Apr 2014

It was a good few days in Aintree for Kevin and Anna, and Ballynagour ran a terrific race to finish a good third in the Grade 1 Melling Chase.
Today at Kelso the KRB purchased duo Landecker and Present Potential both won for trainer Nick Alexander. This was Landecker's second novice hurdle win at the track ridden by the trainer's daughter Lucy. Present Potential has been performing well in points for Nick and this was his first win on the track since being bought by KRB at Doncaster in August off Mouse Morris.

Back Off Mate hangs on

24 Mar 2014

The Arthur Moore trained Back Off Mate held on in a tight finish in the handicap hurdle at Downpatrick today under top weight. Back Off Mate is a versatile performer having won over fences and also run some good races on the flat, he could next go to the Punchestown festival. Back Off Mate was bought by KRB as a three year old in the Derby Sale.

Winged Crusader wins again

19 Mar 2014

It was a good day for Nigel and Sam Twiston-Davis with a trainer and rider treble at Warwick today. The first of the winners was the KRB purchase Winged Crusader who followed up on his previous win. He has now won his first two handicaps over two miles and today's trip over three. Winged Crusader is obviously going the right way and will give imperial Racing lots of fun in the future.

St Patricks success

17 Mar 2014

Following a good week at Cheltenham for KRB, there was further success at Down Royal today when Yes Tom won the feature race on the card, The Daily Mirror Chase. Rated below his rivals on ratings,the son of Tikannen drew clear to win impressively. This was Yes Tom's first start for Stewart Crawford, and he may now target one of the big handicaps in the spring.

More success at Cheltenham

14 Mar 2014

Another fantastic Cheltenham with great drama over the four days. On Thursday KRB had yet another festival purchase win in great style in the Byrne Group Plate ( Grade 3 ) with Ballynagour. Ballynagour was having his first run since the Paddy Power in November, so it was a great training performance by David Pipe in having him primed for the race. Congratulations to David and Allen Stennett on their success. Ballynagour was purchased by KRB after winning his point to point as a four year old.
Shaneshill also ran a great race on the Wednesday in the Cheltenham bumper to finish a good second, in what looked a strong renewal of the race. He is a horse with a bright future ahead of him.

Good weekend

09 Mar 2014

On Saturday although no winners Treat Yourself ran a good race to finish third in the Grade B Shamrock Handicap Chase.
At Tyrella point to point As You Wish ran a good race to go down by just a length finishing strongly under Willie Thompson. Owned and trained by Kevin's mother Eyssen she will progress from this run.
Ben Case's horses continue to run well and the KRB purchase Crookstown ran out an easy winner of the handicap hurdle at Market Rasen today. The shorter trip on better ground seemed to suit the gelding and is giving the Case Racing partnership a lot of fun.
We wish Ben good luck with Deep Trouble on Friday at Cheltenham, and the other KRB purchases for the week.

Father Matt

04 Mar 2014

It was great to see Father Matt win today for Fergal O'Brien, Paddy Brennan and owner Steve Hemstock today at Exeter. Fergal's horses are in good form at present and it was a good performance by Father Matt in the three mile handicap having only his second run over fences.
Father Matt was bought by KRB as a store horse and was winning for the third time, his second at Exeter which is Steve's local track.

Another Black Type Winner

02 Mar 2014

It was a good day for KRB purchases with three winners including the feature race at Leopardstown. Pass The Hat for Arthur Moore won the Grade B Carrickmines Handicap Chase under a great ride from Robbie Colgan.
Over in England, Degooch won the bumper at Sedgefield to provide Jason Maguire with a four timer. This was a deserved win as he had been a good second in two previous bumpers. Degooch was bought by KRB as a foal.
At Huntingdon the Ben Case trained Themanfrom Minella ran out an easy winner of the maiden hurdle. He was bought by KRB at Brightwells after he won his point to point, and looks to have a very bright future.

Winner for Imperial Racing

20 Feb 2014

It was good to see Winged Crusader win at Huntingdon today for Imperial Racing. This was his first run in a handicap over a trip that looked on the short side, but he won easily by five lengths. Being by Winged Love there should be more to come from him over further. Winged Crusader was bought by KRB as a store in the Derby sale.

Noble Progresses

19 Feb 2014

Noble Endeavor won his maiden hurdle in Punchestown today, staying on well close home over the two and a half mile trip.
This was the five year old gelding's second win having previously won a bumper in Leopardstown.
This continues a good run for owner Chris Jones and also for KRB purchases.

Good day for KRB

13 Feb 2014

On the racing front today the KRB purchase Landecker got up close home to win the novice hurdle in Kelso for Nick Alexander, and ridden by his daughter Lucy. Landecker had finished third in a point to point for Liam Burke before his purchase.
On the sales front in Goffs KRB purchased two yearlings on Wednesday, and then today they were delighted to see the winner and Group3 placed What Style make 160,000 euros. What Style was bought in the same sales ring by KRB as a yearling at the Orby sale.

Leopardstown Winners

26 Jan 2014

It was a super weekend for KRB purchases at Leopardstown with two winners, and a second. Flaxen Flare continued his good form with a fantastic run to finish second in the Boylesports.com hurdle( Grade B), under top weight.He has finished in the money in his last four big handicaps.
Zabana ran out an impressive winner of the handicap hurdle to complete a good week for owner Chris Jones. The Halling gelding looks like a horse with a bright future as he is still only five.
Treat Yourself provided a welcome change of luck for jockey Davy Russell as he pulled well clear in the handicap chase on Sunday for Arthur Moore, and owner Liam Breslin.

Back in the winners

13 Jan 2014

After a lot of placed horses recently it was good to see Yesyoucan win his second chase from four starts over fences. The winner is trained by Brian Ellison for Prism Bloodstock. Yesyoucan was bought by KRB as a three year old store.

Christmas Winners

29 Dec 2013

There was an across the card double for KRB purchases on Boxing Day, when first in Market Rasen the Ben Case trained Crookstown won his first handicap hurdle.
Then over in Leopardstown the Gordon Elliott trained Notable Endeavour ran out an impressive winner of the bumper. The four year old was bought by KRB for owner Chris Jones in the 2012 Land Rover sale at Goffs.

Hop In

16 Dec 2013

The Arthur Moore trained Hop In forged ahead to win the handicap hurdle in Navan yesterday under David Casey. The Flemensfirth gelding looks to have a nice future ahead of him especially when he goes chasing. KRB purchased Hop In as a three year old in the Derby Sale.

Faith in Faith Keeper

14 Dec 2013

Patience was rewarded for the North and South syndicate at Huntingdon on Thursday, when their horse Faith Keeper won the novice handicap chase. Faith Keeper was off the track with leg trouble for two years before returning to the track with a nice run in a hurdle a few weeks ago. He was nursed back to fitness first at Mount Top Stud and then by his trainer Fergal O'Brien. It looks as if he will run soon again as he is set to go up a lot in the handicap, a result of his easy success.

Listed winner for Ben

07 Dec 2013

The KRB purchase Deep Trouble came through the field to triumph in the December handicap hurdle (Listed) at Sandown today, for trainer Ben Case and owner Lady Jane Grosvenor.
Despite a last hurdle fright he stayed on strongly to the line to win by a length. It was a deserved success for the Shantou gelding after a very good second at Cheltenham his previous run. Since purchased by KRB he hasn't finished out of the first two.

Mitebeall Forluck

05 Dec 2013

Mitebeall Forluck had his first win today in the handicap chase at Clonmel. This was his first run in a handicap, and as he's still only a five year old there should be plenty of improvement to come from the strapping son of Westerner. The winner is trained by Arthur Moore for Christopher Hanbury whom has had a couple of close seconds recently with Hop In also trained by Arthur. Mitibeallforluck was bought in the Derby sale by KRB as a three year old.

Shaneshill back in winners enclosure

01 Dec 2013

Shaneshill won his second bumper for Willie Mullins yesterday at Fairyhouse in impressive fashion. It looks as if the Cheltenham festival bumper will be on the agenda for the son of Kings Theatre. Bought by KRB as a foal, it was nice that he won as KRB purchased horses filled the runner up spot on five occasions this week.

Imperial Commander retires

01 Dec 2013

Imperial Commander retired yesterday after his run in the Hennessy. He was an amazing horse having won a very good Gold Cup in 2010, beating both Denman and Kauto Star in awesome fashion, which gave him one of the top ratings for steeplechasers of 185.
Along with his Gold Cup victory, he also won the Betfair Chase, the Ryanair Chase, the Paddy Power Gold Cup, and accumulated more than £700,000 in prize money. He was a favourite with the Cheltenham racegoers as he was a course specialist having won there on seven occasions starting off with a bumper in 2006. He was also just caught on the line in last years Argento Chase where he returned to an amazing reception.
Imperial Commander started his racing career in a point to point when trained by Kevin's mother, Eyssen Ross, winning impressively. We all hope he has a happy retirement, he deserves it.

Ben Case and KRB on a roll

18 Nov 2013

Following Ben Case's nice winner last week Tempest River, and a great second at Cheltenham on Friday, when Deep Trouble came home strongly in the handicap hurdle, it was back to the winners enclosure today with Wither Yenot. It was a very exciting finish as the winning rider Max Kendrick was having just his third ride in public and in winning he beat the champion himself AP McCoy by 3/4 of a length.
Wither Yenot was purchased by KRB in Cheltenham in May for £19,000.

Busy Time

17 Nov 2013

A busy time for Kevin and Anna as the Tatts Ireland national hunt sale took place last week, where they managed to buy ten in total.
It was also busy on the racing front, and on Tuesday Tempest River stayed on strongly to take the novice chase on her first run over fences for trainer Ben Case. Anna bought a filly foal closely related to Tempest River,whom she also bought as a yearling.
Two more winners followed on Friday for KRB, Handy Andy winning the first in Cheltenham for the Tizzards, and Yes you can winning the novice chase at Newcastle for Brian Ellison, both bought as stores by KRB.

Bumper Winner

09 Nov 2013

Willie Mullins produced Shaneshill to win a competitive bumper in Naas today. This was his first start for the stable since finishing third on his only run in a point to point for Colin Mckeever and owner Wilson Dennison. KRB had bought Shaneshill for Wilson as a foal in Goffs.
Next week is the start of the November National Hunt sale at Tattersalls Ireland where there is a big catalogue of foals and yearlings for sale. KRB will be in attendance so if you are interested in being involved in a store horse we will gladly help you out.

Double Day

07 Nov 2013

It was an across the card double today for KRB purchases, firstly at Thurles where the Arthur Moore trained Gentleman Duke ran out a comfortable winner of the beginners chase, with a faultless round of jumping. This was the gelding's third win having won on the flat, over hurdles and now fences.
KRB had their other winner at Lingfield in the two year old nursery, with Zugzwang. He had previously run a very close third in a maiden in Kempton two runs ago, before getting bogged down in the ground at Windsor his last run.
This was the first yearling purchase by KRB for his up and coming trainer Ed De Giles. Ed's other two year olds have all run with great credit this year, so onwards and upwards for them next year.

Back in Winners enclosure

04 Nov 2013

After a few days hitting the crossbar with lots of placed horses it was good to see Gods Own run out an impressive winner of the feature race at Kempton today, a Pertemps qualifier. KRB purchased Gods Own as a three year old at Goffs Land Rover sale.

More winners

26 Oct 2013

Last Sunday Peter from Paris ran out a ten length winner in the maiden hurdle at Naas for owner Terry Ryan. The horse was purchased by KRB as a yearling and looks as if he could be a nice prospect over fences.
The middle of the week KRB attended Goffs horse in training and yearling sale.
They managed to purchase a nice yearling colt by Alfred Noble, and Abu Nayef from John Oxx's draft, to go juvenile hurdling.
Today in Wexford The Arthur Moore trained Back off Mate ran out a comfortable winner of the beginners chase. This was a deserved success for the horse as he has been running consistently on the flat recently.

Good week for KRB

18 Oct 2013

With the national hunt season swinging into action it was a good week for KRB. The first winner of the week was Pass the Hat who won the beginners chase at Limerick on Sunday for Arthur Moore and owner Marcus Beresford. This was followed up by midweek winners for Muldoon's Picnick in the handicap chase at Huntingdon for Kim Bailey, and then at Wetherby on Wednesday Susquehanna River put in a faultless round of jumping to win his first chase for Nigel Twiston- Davis. He was a graduate from Mount Top where he finished second in his point to point before joining Nigel.
Book 2 of Tattersalls was also on this week where we ended up buying two yearlings for Ed De Giles, we hope they are lucky for him next year.

Busy time

13 Oct 2013

It is a busy time of year for Kevin and Anna with all the flat yearling sales taking place each week. We managed to buy three in the Goffs Sporstman sale, and last week we got one in Tattersalls book 1. KRB attend Newmarket this week again for Book 2 of Tattersalls with 1000 horses catalogued, so hopefully we should be able to find a couple more.

National Hunt season in full swing

13 Oct 2013

Yesterday seemed like the beginning of the proper national hunt season with some good racing across both islands. KRB had a few of their purchases running, with mixed results. Gods Own looked to be travelling strongly in a good handicap hurdle at Chepstow when being brought down, then at Hexham, Milano Magic was a good second in the maiden hurdle,a nice first run of the season for him. KRB then had a winner at Fairyhouse when Lapse of Reason got up close home to win the handicap hurdle for owner Chris Jones , hopefully this will be the first of many for him this season as he has some lovely prospects to look forward to.

Tattersalls ireland sales

27 Sep 2013

The Tattersalls Ireland yearling sales took place at Fairyhouse this week, and as it was at Doncaster it was strong trade over the two days. We managed to buy two colts by Footstepsinthesand and Strategic Prince.

Good start to season

27 Sep 2013

It was a good start to the season for Jump For Fun racing when their horse Frontier Vic won his first race at Perth yesterday. The Old Vic gelding was having his first run in a handicap hurdle and could appear again shortly according to trainer Nigel Twiston Davis. Frontier Vic was purchased by KRB for £6000 at Brightwells Cheltenham sale.

Group 1 Success

08 Sep 2013

There was Group 1 success for La Collina in The Coolmore Matron Stakes at Leopardstown yesterday. The filly quickened up well to win by half a length. This was her first win since winning the Group 1 Phoenix Stakes as a two year old. This was a very popular winner as it was Chris Hayes first Group 1 winner for his boss Kevin Prendergast, the legendary Irish trainer.
La Collina was selected by KRB for Joerg & Diana Vasicek as a yearling after she had been bought by the trainer in DBS.

Flare strolls home in Cork

25 Aug 2013

Cheltenham festival winner, and Galway hurdle second, won easily in Cork today in a three runner race for four year olds at long odds on favourite. The KRB purchase will probably be aimed for a similar race, or a flat race before a tilt at the Ladbroke hurdle in Ascot, a race trainer Gordon Elliott has won before.

August Sales

15 Aug 2013

The two day August National Hunt sale took place this week, with a large number of horses on offer. KRB waited until the second day before they purchased, a Kalanisi gelding from the family of Addington Boy, who will go to England, and another Kalanisi gelding, the dam of which won a bumper and a hurdle. He will go to Mount Top stud to be broken,and then go pointing in the future.

Deserved Win for Vibes

10 Aug 2013

Arthur Moore made it two winners in two days when Positive Vibes won the ladies handicap at Tipperary this evening. It was a deserved win,as on his last run he had the race taken off him in the Stewards room at Killarney, which seemed very harsh. Like Arthur's winner the night before this horse was also bought by KRB as a yearling.

Gentleman Duke opens account

09 Aug 2013

Gentleman Duke opened his account over hurdles at Sligo last night for Arthur Moore and owner JP McManus. The David Casey ridden gelding had some previous good runs in handicap company. Gentleman Duke was a previous winner on the flat as a two year old for the same trainer. He was purchased by KRB as a yearling in Goffs.

Good Galway for KRB

03 Aug 2013

Following the success of Aladdins Cave earlier in the week, Kevin and Anna travelled to Galway, for the feature race on Thursday, the Galway hurdle. This is now the richest handicap hurdle in Ireland of the year, with prize money of € 260,000. KRB had their purchase Flaxen Flare, last seasons Cheltenham festival winner, running in the race. He ran very well to finish second to Missunited and pick up €50,000 in prize money. He is still only a four year old, so there should be lots more big days to look forward to.

Galway success for Aladdins

29 Jul 2013

The Treasure Hunter syndicate had a day to remember on the opening day of the Galway festival, when Aladdins Cave won the handicap hurdle by two lengths ridden by Barry Geraghty.
The Colm Murphy trained gelding was recording his third hurdle win having also won seven on the flat.
Aladdins Cave might reappear later in the week on the flat.

Perth success

14 Jul 2013

It was another success at Perth today for KRB , when Dantes King followed up his recent Perth win. His previous win was over fences, and today it was the novice hurdle. He is clearly enjoying the good ground which he hasn't had for a long time.

Dantes King

04 Jul 2013

The good run for KRB continued at Perth yesterday when Dantes King made all, carrying top weight to win the handicap chase. This was another winner for owner Chris Jones, who has had a great run of late with his horses. The winner was trained by Gordon Elliott, this being his third winner on the day.

Good run continues

24 Jun 2013

The good winning run of KRB purchases continued when Zabana followed up on his previous success when taking the winners hurdle at Gowran Park yesterday.
This was a nice success for owner Chris Jones after the recent passing away of his father, also Chris. The family colours look sure to have plenty more winners in the future.

Blue Cannon

23 Jun 2013

Blue Cannon got up late to win the beginners chase at Down Royal on Friday evening. This was his first start over fences, having previously won a flat race and a hurdle, all his wins have been at the Northern track which is fitting as this is owners Joe and Pat Sloane's local track.

On Target

17 Jun 2013

The Organ Grinder was on target when winning the 2year old maiden at Limerick on Saturday night for the On target syndicate. He was favourite after two good runs previously, and he won comfortably on unsuitably testing ground. This is the third horse the On target syndicate have had and all three have won.

Goffs Sales

16 Jun 2013

After a weeks holiday in Spain it was back to work for Kevin and Anna as they attended Goffs for the Land Rover sale. It was a very strong sale at all levels so KRB didnt buy as many as they would have liked, but did manage to get one on the second day. The next sale is the Derby sale which takes place at the end of June.

More Winners

23 May 2013

After a couple of weeks of placed horses it was nice to get a few winners in the last week. Back on the Road provided Nick Alexander with a very exciting winner in the hunter chase at Perth, ridden by Nicks brother Jamie, a budding young talent in the saddle.
Ballinahow Star won impressively carrying top weight in the mares handicap hurdle at Uttoxeter on Saturday evening. She will have a break now and go novice chasing in the new season. Having won two point to points before we purchased her we are really looking forward to her jumping fences.
The consistent Thoresby won again on Tuesday evening under a great ride from Daryl Jacob, for Ben Case and owner David Allen in the handicap hurdle.
Zabana opened his account over hurdles this evening for owner Chris Jones. It was a good performance on unsuitable ground, so a bright future is expected for the four year old son of Halling.
Deep Trouble ran out an easy winner of the maiden hurdle at Worcester this evening for Ben Case. He will have a break now and is a horse for Ben to look forward to for next season.

Punchestown and Perth

28 Apr 2013

Kevin and Anna had a few days in Punchestown for a great festival of racing. The KRB purchase Acapulco followed up a previous success with a win in the 3 mile handicap hurdle for Edward O'Grady. Meanwhile across the water in Perth Standintheband won the maiden hurdle for Nick Alexander and his daughter Lucy to help her on her way to achieve the conditional jockeys title.
The Goffs Invitation sale at Punchestown on Thursday evening after racing also went well with a million pound turnover in less than an hour's trading. KRB tried hard to purchase but unfortunately didn't succeed on the lot they were after.

Cheltenham Sales

20 Apr 2013

Kevin was over for the April horse in training sale at Cheltenham on Wednesday evening where he purchased two horses, lets hope they will be lucky for their new owners. One will go to Ben Case and he had two good days at the races winning the long distance chase with Top Dancer, providing Ben with his first winner around Cheltenham. Then on the Thursday the KRB purchased mare Tempest River finished a good third in the Listed mares handicap hurdle. This is the first time she has raced on better ground this year.

Flat kicks off

14 Apr 2013

What Style ran a good race on unsuitable ground to finish second in the Group 3 1000 Guinaes trial at Leopardstown today, on her first run of the season. Her next run could be a possible crack at the Irish guinaes.

Happy Easter

03 Apr 2013

It was a good easter for the KRB purchases, firstly Frontier Spirit ran a great race to finish 3rd under top weight in a 50k handicap at Newbury on Saturday. On easter Monday Orangeaday got off the mark for Ben Case at Huntingdon, and then the big race of the day at Fairyhouse the Irish Grand National Home Farm stayed on strongly to be a good third, a great effort from the 6 year old on just his fourth start over fences. This was followed by Pass The Hat finishing 2nd in the Grade B novice handicap chase.
A couple of runners at Aintree this week so lets hope the good run continues.

Frontier strikes again

23 Mar 2013

Frontier Spirit made it two wins this season by taking the handicap chase at Newbury yesterday with a lovely round of jumping. He has proved a very consistent horse for 'Jump for fun racing', that being his fifth career success.
On the same card Deep Trouble had a good first run for Ben Case in the maiden hurdle, finishing second. There is sure to be some good days ahead for this imposing son of the promising sire Shantou.

Acapulco

21 Mar 2013

It was great to see Edward O'Grady back in the winners enclosure with Acapulco today in Cork, in a valuable handicap hurdle. The horse has had a history of leg trouble, so well done to Edward's team and that of Robert Byrne's the manager of Gerrardstown stud, owned by Acapulcos owner Joe Higgins.
A few runners for KRB over the next few days weather permitting, and Kevin is off to the sales on Saturday at Newbury for the DBS horse in training sale.

More Cheltenham success

13 Mar 2013

KRB had further Cheltenham success today as Flaxen Flare won the Fred Winter impressively under Davy Condon, trained by good friend Gordon Elliott for Joe and Pat Sloane. This is the second time in three years KRB have bought the winner of this race, previously in 2011 with What a Charm. This was a nice boost after the disappointment of Imperial Commander not making it to the festival.
We now look forward to Ballynagour running tomorrow in the Byrne Group Hcp Chase.
Thorsby made it an across the card double when he won for Ben Case at Huntingdon.

Promising winners

23 Feb 2013

Ten days ago Gods Own won a decent novice hurdle at Musselburgh by 22 lengths to earn himself a Cheltenham entry. This was followed up by the 12lengths success of Yesyoucan at Carlisle off a rating of 132. A big handicap or novice hurdle awaits him before the end of the season. KRB continued the good run when Ballynagour, purchased after winning his four year old maiden point to point ,and then accumulating some decent prize money in France returned to England and win on his debut for David Pipe. He won by 19 lengths and has booked himself a place in one of the handicaps at Cheltenham.
Home Farm won a competitive beginners chase at Fairyhouse today in fine style for Arthur Moore. Still only six there are sure to be exciting days ahead for the Chris Jones owned gelding.
Long may the success' continue on the lead up to the Cheltenham festival.

New Arrival

27 Jan 2013

A quiet week racing with lots of snow and rain about, but a different story for Kevin and Anna as they had a new arrival on Tuesday morning, a baby boy called Harvey, both Mother and baby are doing well.
More excitement on Saturday afternoon as Imperial Commander made his comeback run in the Argento chase at Cheltenham. He ran superbly and was just denied in the last few strides. He returned to a great reception from the Cheltenham crowd. It was good to hear that he pulled out well this morning and we are now looking forward to March again.

Imperial warm up at Warwick

12 Jan 2013

Imperial Commander had a gallop at Warwick today ahead of his attended return to the track at Cheltenham in a fortnights time. Connections were pleased with the workout, so fingers crossed all goes well until then.
Flaxen Flare was our only runner today in the Grade 3 hurdle at Punchestown. He finished second to a hotpot of Willie Mullins'.
We have a couple of horses to run for us next week weather permitting.

More success at Leopardstown

28 Dec 2012

Great to see Talbot Road fulfil his potential by winning the opening maiden hurdle at Leopardstown today for Arthur Moore and owner John Byrne. The strapping son of Old Vic stayed on well and will surely have a bright future ahead of him as he is every inch a chaser. He was bought by us as a three year old in the Derby sale.

Purple patch continues

27 Dec 2012

Flaxen Flare made an impressive winning debut over hurdles at
Leopardstown today by taking the juvenile hurdle. He was bought by KRB at the autumn horses in training sale on behalf of Joe and Pat Sloane. The winner will next contest a Grade 1 at the Leopardstown Hennessy meeting.
This continues the recent good run for KRB purchases, with a few more runners this week lets hope it continues.

Christmas treble for KRB

26 Dec 2012

A good Boxing day for KRB as three of our purchases won. The first winner was Ballinahow Star winning her second hurdle on just her third start under rules. The mares final at Newbury is the target for the well bred daughter of Definite Article. This was followed up by Futuramic winning the maiden hurdle at Limerick by fifteen lengths. This was a deserved winner for the horse and his connections.
Another deserved winner was Frontier Spirit who had just been touched off on his previous run. He won by a wide margin under top weight at Ffos Las, making this his fourth win.

Two more winners

22 Dec 2012

Two more winners for KRB yesterday, when Father Matt followed up on his previous success by winning at Ascot ,and then Aladdins Cave made it three in a row by carrying top weight to win in Dundalk last night. He will probably have a break now and wait for better ground in the new year.

Standintheband

16 Dec 2012

The Old Vic gelding Standintheband had the best possible start for new connections when winning the bumper at Carlisle today. He was purchased by us in mid November at the Cheltenham sales. He looks as if he will have a promising future ahead of him.

Treat yourself

13 Dec 2012

Treat yourself followed up his previous Gowran Park win by winning on the same track again,this time under champion jockey Davy Russell. The 5 year old looks as if he will stick to hurdles for the minute while he is in winning form.

Ballinahow Star

06 Dec 2012

Ballinahow Star opened her account on the racecourse at Wincanton today. It was just her second start under rules having previously finished a good second. She was bought by KRB at Doncaster in May having won two point to points in Ireland.

Winners Enclosure

01 Dec 2012

Gods Own made a winning hurdling debut at Doncaster yesterday for Tom George. He had previously finished second in both his point to point and bumper. He was originally bought by us at the 2011 Goffs Landrover sale on behalf of Terry Ryan who sold him on after his point run.

Yesyoucan

26 Nov 2012

It was great to see Yesyoucan winning at Haydock on Saturday for John Basquill, it was a nice pot to win and it looks as if he'll be winning plenty more races. Also on Saturday Treat
Yourself got off the mark over hurdles at Gowran Park for Arthur Moore and owner Liam Breslin.

Aladdins Cave hits form

23 Nov 2012

Great to see Aladdins Cave winning his sixth flat race at Dundalk on Friday evening.This follows up a win over hurdles at Fairyhouse two weeks ago. Congratulations to Colm Murphy and the Treasure Hunter syndicate, and their patience to bring him back from injury.

Imperial Commander

21 Nov 2012

We were sorry to here of Imperial Commander's setback whilst preparing for the Betfair Chase. We hope he makes a speedy and full recovery.

Busy sales week

17 Nov 2012

This has been a busy week for us at Tattersalls Ireland, for their national hunt sale. We ended up buying 13 in all, a yearling which went to England, and the remainder all foals. It was onto Cheltenham then for the sale there on Friday evening after racing. The trade was very strong for a good bunch of horses, but we managed to pick up Standintheband.We wish Nick Alexander and his new connections all the best with him for the future.

Five Winners

08 Nov 2012

Five winners in as many days for KRB as Goldtrek won the handicap hurdle at Musselburgh for Nick Alexander, and Home Farm ran out an impressive winner of the maiden hurdle at Thurles for Arthur Moore, and owner Chris Jones.Chasing is now on the agenda for the strapping Presenting gelding.
We have a few purchases to run for us in the next few days so hopefully the purple patch continues.

Another winner

07 Nov 2012

Another winner for Kevin Ross bloodstock at Fairyhouse today when Aladdins Cave won the handicap hurdle, for the Treasure Hunter syndicate. This was his second win over hurdles having won 5 times on the flat.

Farmer Matt

06 Nov 2012

It was good to see one of our purchases Farmer Matt win today at Exeter for owner Steve Hemstock and Fergal OBrien.

Kelinni

06 Nov 2012

Kelinni runs a cracker to finish a good fourth in the Melbourne Cup. We have the 2year old full brother at home who is now on the market.

IMPERIAL COMMANDER

05 Nov 2012

Imperial Commander came through his prep gallop at Chepstow with flying colours. He spent the summer with us and has been through his pre training routine before returning to Nigel Twiston Davies. Fingers Crossed for the intended target The Betfair Chase.

Kyles Turn wins at Down Royal Festival.

05 Nov 2012

A superb win for the yard with Kyles Turn winning at our local track Down Royal on the biggest day of the year JNW Gold Cup day.

MELBOURNE CUP

05 Nov 2012

Eagerly awaiting the Melbourne Cup as we have a 2-y-o full brother to Kelinni who just got into the race at bottom of the weights having won the Lexus Stakes GR 3 on Saturday.
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