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

It has been a great couple of months for KRB purchases with lots of winners, but the highlight has to be the win of Isabella Giles in the Group 3 Prestige Stakes at Goodwood by a wide margin. After her maiden win,she followed up at Newbury under a penalty to win again, this was followed up by a close fourth in the Princess Margaret Stakes, before stepping up in trip to win the Prestige. Owned by Paul and Clare Rooney and trained by Clive Cox, Isabella Giles has a couple of nice end of season entries. She was bought by KRB as a yearling in the Goffs Sportsman’s sale.

The Rooneys horses have been running well and a couple of KRB breeze up purchases have won for them recently. Willy Nilly won at Bath and then followed up at Salisbury for Clive Cox, and  I Can’t Remember stayed on strongly to win at Newcastle for Keith Dalgleish.

Also for the Rooneys, Our Girl Sheila won at Hamilton under Jamie Gormley for Karl Burke.

Other KRB winning flat purchases recently include Snookered, Cormier ,and Potenza. They were all bought as yearlings, Snookered was winning for the ninth time, this time at Catterick for Brian Ellison. Cormier also won at Catterick for Brian Ellison for owner Kristian Strangeway, this was his second win in the last few weeks, and looks a nice prospect for the future. Potenza recorded his third career success when winning for James Eustace at Haydock for The MacDougall Two.

Supakalanistic bought as a store for Jump For Fun Racing had previously had won three hurdle races, won a flat maiden in Chepstow for Nigel Twiston Davis under a confident ride by Tom Queally.

Past Cheltenham Festival winner Croco Bay unfortunately passed away recently, he was a terrific servant for Ben Case and Lady Jane Grosvenor. The same connections have a little tonic with the hat trick of wins for the improving horse Kings Temptation all at Uttoxeter. He was a KRB foal purchase and he has now won on six occasions.

Templepark is another horse in good form having won twice over hurdles recently for Fergal O’Brien. He has now won four times since being bought by KRB at the Goffs Uk Aintree sale.

Fergal also trains Imperial Elysian who completed a three timer at Southwell over hurdles for Imperial Racing, he was a store purchase by KRB.

A KRB favourite is The Storyteller, the former Grade 1 winner and Cheltenham Festival winner has been in great form. He pulled up early in the Galway Plate, but easily won The Arthur Guinness Chase a few days later, and he has since followed up at Galway over hurdles giving lots of weight away to the second, on both occasions ridden by Keith Donoghue for trainer Gordon Elliott.

Get Back Get Back won over hurdles at Uttoxeter for Harry Fry and Sean Bowen, and Neverbeen to Paris won on his first attempt over fences at Market Rasen. He has now won three times for owner Peter Claydon since being bought at the Newmarket HIT sales.


The talented Paloma Blue won over fences at Wexford for Chris Jones, Henry de Bromhead and Rachel Blackmore, he has a couple of nice targets for the season ahead.

KRB had a couple of nice debut winners over the last few weeks.Le Correzien won on his debut over hurdles in Dieppe for owner Ben Halsall and trainer Gabriel Leenders, and Duffle Coat won the juvenile hurdle at Punchestown easily for Gordon Elliott and Keith Donoghue. Both horses were purchased as yearlings.

KRB have been busy over the last few weeks buying stores, and flat yearlings for their clients, let’s hope we’re writing about them in the next few years!!

 Posted by Anna Ross

It seems a long time since March when Imperial Aura won at the Cheltenham Festival, and there has been little news to talk about since. It is great that racing has resumed in the last few weeks and the whole industry must be proud of how they have conducted themselves under the new guidelines.
KRB purchases have been running well since, with their first two year old runner Painless Potter being placed third, before running a super race in the Coventry Stakes at Ascot to be a staying on fifth. The two year old Isabella Giles won on debut at Leicester for Paul and Clare Rooney, Clive Cox and Adam Kirby. The daughter of Belardo looks a smart filly for connections. Other winners on the flat include Macs Blessings winning twice at Ayr for Stef Keniry, First Impression winning impressively at Redcar for John Quinn who also won with My Dandy Doc at Doncaster.
Paul and Clare Rooney have had another couple of winners with the Clive Cox trained Risk Taker winning well under Adam Kirby at Haydock and Pour Me A Drink making all under Joe Fanning to win at Ayr for Keith Dalgleish.

On the first day of jump racing back in Ireland the KRB purchase Laureate won well under Sean Flanagan at Limerick for trainer Colin McBratney. Sompteux won the maiden hurdle at Kilbeggan for Henry de Bromhead. He was bought by KRB as a yearling in Arquana. Kings Temptation won for the fourth time when easily taking the handicap chase for Ben Case and owner Lady Jane Grosvenor. He was a KRB foal purchase.
Lets hope there’s plenty more winners to come and will keep you posted on further purchases and oncoming sales.

 Posted by Anna Ross