The Stable

All horses listed on this page are winners in their own special ways.

Current Horses

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Past Horses

Jet Setting

Trainer: Adrian Keatley

Jet Setting

Comment: I traded my share in Medicean Bliss (see below), for a decent holding in this filly. She showed some early promise in her 2 year-old career for Richard Hannon, but then appeared to fade later in the season. STAR Partners managed to buy the horse cheaply and put her in the capable hands of Adrian Keatley. She's had one run for us so far, and scored a very creditable third in the Listed Prix Herod at Chantilly, in heavy conditions. After a decent spell over the winter, we're looking forward to seeing how much she's come on as a three-year old.

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Post-Ownership Comment: What can I say? Through the most amazing luck I owned a decent share in the 2016 Irish 1000 Guineas winner. Quite unbelievable. As a three-year-old, first an easy win in a Cork maiden, then another multiple length win in a Leopardstown Group 3 1000 Guineas Trial, a ninth in the English 1000 Guineas and then beating Ballydoyle's Minding by a nose in the Irish 1000 Guineas (the rest nowhere). She really needed the ground softer underfoot and we were very lucky to have that at the Curragh. Sold at the Goff's Pre-Ascot sale to the China Horse Club, Jet Setting has opened many, many doors for me and led to multiple further bloodstock purchases.

Dominium

Trainer: Jeremy Gask, Horses First Racing

Dominium

Comment: I was involved with Dominium since mid-2013, when I initially took a 5% share. A couple of good wins and placings last season, coupled with a good deal from HFR, convinced me to increase my holding to 10% in 2014. Thus far he's not showed much this season, but has continued to improve so hopefully some placings at least aren't far away. This horse needs to come off a good pace to make up ground late. He doesn't like making runs up the rail, prefering to come wide in the straight. He does need some early cover. Has had some issues with slow starts in 2014. The All Weather Polytrack at Kempton seems to suit him well.

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Post-Ownership Comment: I was a bit sad to let my 10% go in Dominium, but I needed to rationalise things at the end of 2014. I had a great time being involved with this horse and the Horses First Racing stable. I'd certainly recommend Jeremy and HFR to others.

Al Jamal

Trainer: Jeremy Gask, Horses First Racing

Al Jamal

Comment: Purchased as part of the STAR Partners Syndicate (Twitter page), this horse is currently leased to Coral Champions Club for the 2014 season. Ex-Godolphin and we were expecting big things. Unfortunately, in two runs so far this season she hasn't really fired for us. Jeremy is still trying to understand the best approach to see her back in the winner's enclosure.

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Post-Ownership Comment: Unfortunately, Al Jamal never captured her early form, before STAR Partners bought her. She was sold on at the end of the season.

Settle for Red

Trainer: Jeremy Gask, Horses First Racing

Settle for Red

Comment: Purchased from Ireland, as part of the STAR Partners Syndicate (Twitter page), SfR has also not yet shown his true colours in 2014. Having performed on the Polytrack at Dundalk, he's been tried at both Kempton and Lingfield. Next start likely over further distance.

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Post-Ownership Comment: We never seemed to see Settle for Red fire, so he was also sold on at the end of the 2014 season. Unfortunately for us, he's found a new lease of life in Ireland and had a few decent wins since. Such is racing life!

Gladstone

Trainer: Jeremy Gask, Horses First Racing

Gladstone

Comment: Another for the STAR Partners Syndicate (Twitter page). The thinking was to try him out as a summer hurdling project. Not been seen yet this season, but first start likely only a few weeks away.

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Post-Ownership Comment: He was a dud. Not much more to say.

Medicean Bliss

Trainer: Jeremy Gask, Horses First Racing

Medicean Bliss

Comment: The fourth and final 2014 purchase for the STAR Partners Syndicate (Twitter page). A two-year old Medicean filly purchased at the Tattersalls Breeze Up sales. Yet to see the track in 2014, but reports indicate a good temperament and likely potential. Hoping for a first start in August.

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Post-Ownership Comment: This filly started off alright and STAR Partners saw her win a couple of low grade races. Unfortunately, she never really trained on as a three-year old. I held onto Medicean Bliss for as long as I could, but we parted ways in October 2015. I swapped my holding in her for a share in Jet Setting, which seems to have been a good move.

Penelope Pitstop

Trainer: Keith Dalgleish

Penelope Pitstop

Comment: A nice Captain Gerrard filly. I purchased 25% of her as a yearling from Lamont Racing. Another one I hope will see the track for the first time in August.

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Post-Ownership Comment: I got out of Penelope Pitstop before even her first run as a 2-year-old. I was very, very unhappy with the way the Lamont Racing syndicate was being run. I won't go into details here, but I could not recommend Lamont Racing to anyone. This whole exercise cost me a good deal of money, but I managed to recover a little. The horse turned out to be quite poor anyway.

Acom

Trainer: Jeremy Gask, Horses First Racing

Comment: Have to mention this one, even though my shareholding is miniscule. Allegedly the first crowdfunded horse, funded through the Crowd Racing website. I invested the minimum for a bit of fun as I think it is an interesting route to horse ownership for a very broad spectrum of people.

Post-Ownership Comment: Glad I only invested the minimum!