Apologies for the website being down for the last week, something out of our control. In the meantime there have been a lot of KRB purchases winning, including the exciting Coeur Sublime winning the Grade 2 WKD Hurdle In Down Royal.

Crievehill bought by KRB as a yearling won for the fourth time, by winning the Handicap Chase at Wetherby for Nigel Twiston- Davis with son Sam riding in the Highclere Racing colours.

Snookered has been in great form for Brian Ellison and he won again at Sedgefield to make it three in a row, he was bought by KRB as a yearling.

Aweeminit has also been in great form for the Skeltons and the Rio Diamond Racing Club, gaining some black type when being placed in the Matchbook Betting Exchange Novice Hurdle ( Listed) at Kempton and a week later winning the handicap hurdle at Wincanton. She was a KRB foal purchase.

One the same card at Wincanton I Could Do Better also won for the Skeltons by taking the handicap hurdle for owner Dermot Hanafan. I Could Do Better was bought by KRB as a three year old store.

Templepark and Plan Of Attack were both bought at Goffs Uk Aintree Sale on the same day, and they both won on the same day.

Templepark won the handicap chase at Wincanton for owner Carolyn Kendrick and he was ridden by her son Max for Fergal O’Brien. He was bought by KRB after winning a point to point and he has been a very consistent performer for the Kendricks.

Plan Of Attack was also bought by KRB after winning his point to point and was winning for the fourth time in the Novice Handicap Chase at Aintree under Aiden Coleman,for owner Alan Halsall and trainer Henry De Bromhead. This was a special win as it was Alan’s first winner at his local track.

Ballyellis won for the fourth time in his last five starts for Nigel Twiston- Davis, the six year old is sure to step up in grade now. He was bought by KRB as a foal.

Paul and Clare Rooney had a couple very promising horses win recently. Winningseverything a bumper winner last season won on his seasonal debut over hurdles in impressive fashion for Harry Fry and Sean Bowen. He was bought at the Goffs Land Rover sale by KRB as a store. Dusty’s Choice was also bought for the Rooneys in the Land Rover sale and he won easily on his debut in the bumper at Ayr for John Quinn.

Paul and Clare Rooney’s Just The Man is also a very promising three year old gaining his second win this season, by winning under Hector Crouch at Kempton for Clive Cox. Just The Man was bought by KRB at Goresbridge Breeze Up Sale.

Oscar Ceremony won the novice handicap chase at Kelso for Stef Keniry. He was bought at Tattersalls Ascot Sale by KRB.

The big meeting at Down Royal really kicks off the National Hunt season in Ireland and it was a good meeting for KRB purchases. Last year’s Triumph Hurdle second easily won the WKD hurdle ( Grade 2). He was confidently ridden by Davy Russell for Gordon Elliott and owner Chris Jones. Connections look to have an exciting season ahead with the son of Elusive Pimpernel, who was bought by KRB at the Goffs Punchestown Sale after winning a maiden on the flat at Navan.

The Bumper winner Pencilfulloflead was also trained by Gordon Elliott for his head lad and good friend Simon  McGonagle. This was an impressive debut for the son of Shantou, who was bought by KRB as a foal and sold as a three year old in the Land Rover sale.

KRB bought two very nice prospects at the annual Tattersalls Horses in Training Sale in Newmarket. Metier who has a rating of 90 on the flat will go to Harry Fry, and Landa Beach will go to Liam Cusack. He was a progressive three year old when trained by Andrew Balding on the flat.

Thankyou for reading, and sorry for the delay!!

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The consistent two year old Good Vibes continued her good season by winning the Cornwallis Stakes ( Group 3) at Newmarket on Friday staying on strongly close home.  Good Vibes was bought as a yearling by KRB for Paul and Clare Rooney, and she has been superbly trained by David Evans providing him with his first Group winner in nine years.

The Rooneys horses continue to run well under both codes with the highly talented Alright Sunshine winning at Ayr under Joe Fanning for Keith Dalgleish. This was Alright Sunshine’s seventh win since being bought by KRB as a yearling.  Newtown Boy won the Novice Chase at Kelso also for Keith Dalgleish. The six year old was bought as a store by KRB.

Longtime clients of KRB Imperial Racing have some lovely horses for the season ahead, and yesterday the promising Imperial Aura ran a big race on only his third start over hurdles to be third in the Silver Trophy H’cap hurdle ( Grade 3) at Chepstow. They also had a recent winner on the flat at Hamilton with Art of Diplomacy winning on his handicap debut for Mick Easterby under a good ride from Nathan Evans. Art of Diplomacy was bought by KRB as  yearling.

There was a very deserved success for Ordinary World when taking the Chase in Ballinrobe recently. He has consistently run well in top company in the last few seasons being placed in many Grade 1’s. He has been a terrific serveant for Henry De Bromhead and Chris Jones since being bought by KRB as a store. Chris has also some lovely horses for the season ahead.

First Impression won the two year old maiden in good style at Ayr for John Quinn. He looks a promising horse horse for next year for connections. He was bought by KRB at Goresbridge Breeze Up Sale.

Unexpected Depth continued his good form by winning the handicap hurdle at Listowel for Oliver McKiernan and Keep the Faith syndicate. He was bought by KRB after winning his point to point and looks a nice horse for the future.

Snookered again made all to win the handicap hurdle at Sedgefield for Brian Ellison and his Racing Club under a positive ride by Henry Brooke. He was also bought by KRB as a yearling.

Wayfinder easily won the bumper at Worcester for Rebecca Curtis and James Bowen. The son of Shantou was bought by KRB as a foal.

 

 Posted by Anna Ross

There have been plenty of winners and KRB purchases running well in the last few weeks under both codes. The Skeltons have won with Present Ranger and Aweeminit both bought by KRB as foals, as was Kings Temptation who was an easy winner for Ben Case, Lady Jane Grosvenor and Kieran Woods.

The Paul and Clare Rooney owned horses continue to run well with Good Vibes finishing third in the Lowther Stakes ( Group 2 ) York. Alright Sunshine won at Musselburgh and then was beaten only a neck in the Old Borough Cup In Haydock. I’ll Have Another won a valuable handicap at Newmarket for Mark Johnston, and It’s Good to Laugh looks a promising two year old for Clive Cox by winning well at Ffos Las. These were all bought as yearlings by KRB.

Snookered made all to win the handicap hurdle at Sedgefield for Brian Ellison. A promising horse to follow is Unexpected Depth who was bought for Oliver McKiernan and the Keep The Faith syndicate after winning his point to point. He won his maiden hurdle at Sligo and has since followed up by winning well at Listowel.

Well done to Pat Smullen for the incredible work he did to bring together the legends to ride in the Charity race, an amazing success! It was a fantastic day for everyone that attended The Curragh and will be spoken about for a longtime. The money raised for Cancer Trials Ireland was incredible, thanks to the Racing community.

 Posted by Anna Ross