KRB had a good year despite the disruption of the Corona virus with 138 winning purchases, with the highlights being the Cheltenham Festival win of Imperial Aura, a Grade 1 winner with The Storyteller, and Group 2 and 3 wins on the flat with Isabella Giles.
December was another good month for KRB with lots more winners, the highlight being the superb win of Lake View Lad in the Grade 2 Many Clouds Chase for Nick Alexander.
Imperial Icon at Hereford for Imperial Racing and Kim Bailey
Imperial Acolyte at Ffos Las for Imperial Racing and Nigel Twiston – Davis
Cant Stop Now for Chris Gordon at Fakenham
Newtown Boy at Musselburgh  for Keith Dalgleish, his 4th win.
Calivigny at Ayr for Nick Alexander his 8th success
Travail D’Orfeuvre debut win in bumper at Ayr for Nick Alexander
Feldspar on the flat at Wolverhampton for Keith Dalgleish and Straightline Bloodstock
Fern Hill winning for the second time at Wetherby for Ben Case
Kilbrew Boy at Wincanton for Ben Case and ridden by his son Charlie
Catbird Seat on the flat at Wolverhampton  for Alan King and owner Dan Gilbert
Ask Me Early over fences at Chepstow for Harry Fry
Unexpected Depth at Punchestown for Oliver McKiernan his 3rd win
Boothill at Taunton for Harry Fry and Brian and Sandy Lambert impressively on his hurdling debut
Irish Aclaim at Dundalk for Richard O’Brien
Ratfacemcdougall at Musselburgh for Graeme McPherson his 4th win
Precious at Plumpton on bumper debut for Anthony Honeyball and Philip Cartwright
A Large One Please at Catterick for Oliver Greenall
Catena Zapata at Dundalk for Henry de Bromhead and owner Ben Halsall his first winner
Shanty Alley at Uttoxeter for Ben Case
Princess Roxy at Fakenham for Ben Case
Goodnight Mr Tom on the flat at Newcastle for Tracy Waggott
My Girl Maggie at Wolverhampton for Mark Johnston and owners Paul and Clare Rooney.
The New Year started well with Minella Escape winning the maiden hurdle impressively at Tramore on New Years Day for Henry De Bromhead and Alan Halsall.
My Girl Maggie won again on the flat at Wolverhampton for the Rooneys.
Velvet Elvis won the maiden hurdle at Cork for Thomas Gibney
There was more Grade 1 success for KRB with Metier winning the Tolworth Hurdle by an impressive twelve lengths at Sandown for Harry Fry and owner Gary Stevens. Metier is now being aimed at the Supreme Novices Hurdle at Cheltenham.
A Happy New Year to all and hope you have a successful, prosperous and healthy 2021.

 Posted by Anna Ross

November has continued as October ended for KRB with plenty of winning purchases and more Graded success.

Imperial Aura put in a fantastic performance to remain unbeaten this season when taking the Grade 2 Chanelle Pharma 1965 Chase in Ascot for Imperial Racing, Kim Bailey, and David Bass. He has the Ryanair Chase at the Cheltenham Festival as his target.

Imperial Racing are having a great run of results and also had recent winners, Imperial Icon and Imperial Acolyte. All their purchases are bought by KRB as stores.

There were two more Graded winning purchases for KRB with Duffle Coat and Pencifulloflead, both trained by Gordon Elliott.

Duffle Coat made it four from four when winning the Prestbury Juvenile triumph hurdle trial ( Grade 2) at Cheltenham, and is now being aimed for the Grade 1 in Chepstow in a few weeks time.

Pencilfulloflead stayed on strongly to win the Florida Pearl Novice Chase ( Grade 2) at Punchestown and looks a lovely staying chase prospect for the future for owner Brian Acheson.

Fighter Allen won the maiden hurdle nicely at Punchestown for owner Chris Jones, the French import looks a nice horse for the future.

Metier made all to win impressively over hurdles at Ascot for Harry Fry, owner Gary Stevens and ridden by Sean Bowen. Metier looks an exciting horse for connections and he has some nice targets for the season ahead.

Thedevilscoachman won the maiden hurdle in good style for Noel Meade to add to his previous bumper success, the son of Elusive Pimpernel looks an exciting young horse for owner JP McManus.

Stoners Choice won his third hurdle in a row when winning at Market Rasen under Max Kendrick for his mother Carolyn, and the same connections won with Ratfacemcdougall at Musselburgh.

Supakalanistic has been a super little horse for Jump For Fun Racing winning five times. His previous win was on the flat over twelve furlongs, and he won last week at Kempton in a three mile handicap hurdle. He is trained by Nigel Twiston – Davis and was given a lovely ride by Zac Baker.

Ben Case has his horses in great form, and he looks to have a nice young horse on his hands with Fern Hill who won nicely at Wetherby. Dash of Blue also won well at Southwell for owners Bluebyu. They were KRB store and foal purchases respectively.

Another store purchase was Town Parks, who has since gone on to win five times, his most recent at Hereford for trainer Kerry Lee.

Arthur Moore’s horses are also running well and the mare Fag An Bealach stayed on strongly to win the handicap chase at Naas this being her third success.

First Impression a smart performer on the flat, got off the mark over hurdles when taking the juvenile hurdle at Wetherby for John Quinn.

Thankyou for reading about our latest winning purchases.

 

 

 Posted by Anna Ross

It has been a busy time for KRB so there is plenty of news to catch up on since the last post. KRB have had an exceptional run of results including 26 winning purchases in October alone. They also had Grade 1 success with The Storyteller and Group 2 success on the flat with Isabella Giles. There was also Listed success for Imperial Aura and Duffle Coat.
In September First Impression won the Kilkerran Cup at Ayr, his 3rd career success for John Quinn, and owner John Blackburn.

Somptueux won the Beginners Chase at Navan for Henry de Bromhead and owner P Davies.

Get Back Get Back recorded his 5th win when winning the handicap hurdle at Plumpton for Harry Fry.

There were a couple of winners at Perth, with I’d Better Go Now taking the handicap hurdle for the Skeltons and Stoners Choice winning the novice hurdle for Fergal O’Brien, ridden by Max Kendrick for his mother Carolyn.

Thats Mad won over five furlongs at Cork for Leanne Breen, he was a KRB breeze up purchase.

There were two winning purchases at Roscommon, with Kapard winning on her debut over hurdles for Henry de Bromhead, and owner Alan Halsall, and Streets of Doyen winning the handicap hurdle for John McConnell.

Arthur’s Seat looks an exciting horse for the Rooneys bolting up in the junior bumper at Huntingdon. Trained by Keith Dalgleish he could by a nice horse for the future on the flat for connections.

The highlight of September had to be the win of Isabella Giles following up her previous Group success by taking the Shadwell Rockfel Stakes Group 2 at Newmarket for Paul and Clare Rooney, Clive Cox and Adam Kirby. She is an exciting filly for next season with the 1000 Guineas as a target.

October was a fruitful month for KRB purchases, the month starting with the success of Conceroe on his debut in the bumper for Ben Case and Lady Jane Grosvenor, at Warwick.

It was a good day at Gowran with Duffle Coat winning his second race taking the juvenile hurdle for Gordon Elliott, Brace Yourself won the Beginners Chase for Noel Meade, and Streets of Doyen following up his previous success by taking the handicap hurdle.

Cormier won twice in October firstly over hurdles at Uttoxeter, and then put up a good display when winning under a penalty at Fakenham for Brian Ellison and owner Dan Gilbert.

Roar recorded his 5th career win when winning over hurdles for Ed De Giles and Paul Inglett at Ludlow.

Arthur Moore had a successful couple of days with a couple of mares both bought by KRB as foals. Fag An Bealach won the Beginners Chase at Downpatrick staying on well close home, then Midland Millie won the handicap hurdle at Punchestown.

The Storyteller has been in great form lately and he won the Grade 3 Irish Daily Star Chase in great style under Keith Donoghue for the Mrs Pat Soan and trainer Gordon Elliott.
Stoner’s choice won another novice hurdle easily at Carlisle for Fergal O’Brien and the Kendricks’.

Hear Me Out won the junior bumper on his debut for Keith Dalgleish and Paul & Clare Rooney, staying on strongly. He has since been bought to run in the colours of Straightline Construction.

Fairway Freddy won the novice handicap chase at Kempton jumping superbly throughout to score for Nick Gifford and owners New Gold Dream.

Streets of Doyen won again for John McConnell taking the novice hurdle at Cork and a few days later he made it a 4 timer winning the novice hurdle at Cheltenham under Richard Johnson. What a terrific run of form he has had for connections.

Dancing Feet won on the flat for Archie Watson, she was winning for the 3rd time and was a KRB yearling purchase.

The Grade 1 winning hurdler If The Cap Fits made a winning start over fences taking the beginners chase at Ffos Las in good style for Harry Fry and his new owners Simon Munir and Isaac Souede. This was his 9th career success since being bought by KRB as a store. He is a very exciting horse for the season ahead.

Pencilfulloflead won on his debut over fences at Galway for Gordon Elliott and owner Brian Acheson.

Kapard made it two from two winning the novice hurdle at Wexford for Henry de Bromhead and Alan Halsall. She looks a lovely filly for the rest of the season for connections.

Good Boy Bobby another purchase from the Rooneys by the Munir, Souede partnership won on his seasonal debut at Bangor taking the Intermediate Chase. This was his 8th success since being bought by KRB as a store.
Wayfinder won the novice handicap chase at Chepstow for Rebecca Curtis, this was the son of Shantou’s 3rd success.

Apache Creek, another son of Shantou won the novice handicap hurdle at Wetherby for Jonjo O’ Neill, he was another foal purchase by KRB.

Calivigny has been a great servant for Nick Alexander over the years and he won his 7th race at Ayr under the trainer’s son Kit.

Duffle Coat made it a 3 timer when taking the juvenile Wensleydale hurdle ( Listed) at Wetherby for Gordon Elliott under Johnny Burke for owner R Stokes. He was bought by KRB as a yearling.

It was a big weekend of racing at Down Royal with the feature race being the Ladbrokes Champion Chase Grade 1 and it was won by The Storyteller who has been one of KRB’s best purchases. He was bought as a store at Goffs Land Rover sale and has now won 11 times and £350,000 in prize money, for good clients Joe and Pat Sloan, who have been very loyal supporters of KRB since they started. They have had some great days with The Storyteller and many of their other horses.

It was another big day on Sunday at Carlisle with the reappearance of Cheltenham Festival winner Imperial Aura. It was a high quality renewal of the Colin Parker Memorial Intermediate Chase, and Imperial Aura won it in great style, jumping like a stag the whole way. It was the perfect start to his season ahead and he has many options for his trainer Kim Bailey and owners Imperial Racing. Imperial Aura had been back at Kevin and Anna’s Mount Top Stud for his summer and pre training until eight weeks ago, since going back to Kim’s.

On the same card Karl Philippe won the bumper under a penalty for his new owners since being sold by the Rooneys to continue his National Hunt career for Fergal O’Brien.

Thankyou for reading the latest about KRB’s recent purchases.

 

 

 

 

 

 Posted by Anna Ross