We’re absolutely delighted to announce that our tough mare Miss Sophierose is in foal to the exciting French stallion Blue Bresil.
Unfortunately Miss Sophierose had to be retired in January after not recovering fully from an injury, she gave her owners some amazing days on the racecourse and will always have a special place in their heart.
Miss Sophierose was as tough as they came, her trainer Warren Greatrex held her in high regards and believed she was destined for black type / listed form. It’s unfortunate that her racing career had to come to an end, she will always be remembered for her memorable treble! Point-to-point, Bumper & Hurdles win which she landed in concession.
She remains in Excel Racing ownership and her owners now have an exciting foal due early in 2017. Blue Bresil is already sire of Cheltenham winner Ibis Du Rheu, Gr.2 winner & Gr.1 second Le Prezien. He’s a very exciting young sire proven to get precocious young jumpers.
After breaking the track record at Chelmsford on his final start as a 2-year-old, Florencio’s owners have been excited over the winter months awaiting his 3-year-old debut and he certainly didn’t disappoint!
In what was a good quality Wolverhampton – 0-95 handicap, Florencio ran out a convincing winner to give his owners the dream start to his 3-year-old campaign, he beat some in form horses such as Agueroo & Kingsley Klarion and went on to win a shade cosily.
Florencio will now be targeted to run in the class 2 handicap at the Newmarket Craven meeting in several weeks time.
Charlie Austin V Matt Chapman : Excel co-founder & ATR racing pundit Chapman went head-to-head in a fun tipping challenge throughout this years Cheltenham Festival.
Published by leading bookmaker Paddy Power & The Daily Mail newspaper it created a fun, healthy competition throughout what is always a fantastic weeks racing.
It’s fair to say that Charlie convincingly won the challenge tipping 5 winners from 5 tips!
Better luck next time Chappers!
FLORENCIO & MASTER BILLIE’s owners enjoyed a fabulous morning in Lambourn today, there really is no better place to be on a Saturday morning than on the gallops!
FLORENCIO has wintered very well and is around 6 weeks away from his seasonal debut, after breaking the track record at Chelmsford on his last start as a 2-year-old he looks to be an exciting prospect for 2016!
Our new Mastercraftsman colt who’s recently been named MASTER BILLIE is coming along very nicely, all shares have now been sold in him and we’re delighted to welcome some new owners to Excel Racing. He’s still several months away from his debut but looks an exciting prospect for the future.
Shares have sold very fast in our 2014 Mastercraftsman ex Billie Jean colt, only 10% now remains. Please give our office a ring for further information.
Shanandoa got off to a dream start for her owners when running out a convincing winner at Lingfield Park this afternoon. Jockey Gavin Sheehan was aboard our mare and gave her a fantastic ride to end up winning a shade cosily.
After today’s impressive bumper win, Shanandoa will start her hurdling campaign early in 2016 – Congratulations to connections.