We are delighted to have our second horse in the club with a 2YO ex Nathaniel Filly (yet to be named) out of Gossamer Seed, following on from our acquisition of Rodney After Dave. The Filly will continue its training with Mark Johnston Racing in Leyburn, who purchased her in the Tatts Yearling Sale back in October. Charlie Johnston explained “She has a fantastic pedigree and looks to be a 1-mile horse based on her breeding. She has handled every piece of work we have given her with great ease and aplomb, and we look forward to seeing her develop and running over the summer.”
Equinox Racing is delighted to be sponsoring top National Hunt jockey, William Kennedy. Will is having another great season and is a proven winner, and we look forward to the club working closely with Will going forwards. Originally from Co. Kildare in Ireland, professional jump jockey William Kennedy grew up immersed in horses and racing – his late father Vivian was a jockey and later a trainer, while his mother Kathleen makes racing silks. Will has lived in England for over 10 years, having first come over to work for top trainer Noel Chance. In his second season with Noel, Will took out his conditional jockey’s licence, and he was champion conditional in 2006. Since then Will’s career has gone from strength to strength and Will currently has most of his rides with Donald McCain Jnr, and is on track for another fantastic season after notching 63 winners during 2016/2017. His best win to date was on Ebony Express at the William Hill Imperial Cup Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3) in March 2015. Hopefully there will be some more big winners to come on board some of our club horses!
The club are delighted to announce the acquisition of our first horse, a stunning 2YO ex Intense Focus Colt out of Ceol Cois Tine, and will be named Rodney After Dave. ‘Rodders’ will remain in training with Marjorie Fife Racing in Stillington, North Yorkshire, and we hope to see him on the course very soon. Tom Fife explains “The Colt is well ahead of many of his age, and we will look to have him running straight away. He is a very straight forward character and look forward to getting him on the course, as we expect to have a lot of fun with him”.
Equinox Racing is off and running! Watch this space as we will be quickly opening the club to new members and investors. We will also be announcing the acquisition of our first two horses in the coming weeks! We hope you can enjoy the thrills of horse racing with us!