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End of an era

End of an era

Jul 13, 2017

An emotional morning here at Horses First Racing as we say goodbye to the equine team as they leave the yard, we wish them the best of the luck and we will take with us all the fond memories of the past ten years.  If we sat down and added up all the staff and all the ...

Not To Be For The Man

Not To Be For The Man

Jun 23, 2017

The day didn't go to plan for Medicean Man at Ascot but nonetheless it was wonderful to see him bow out on the big stage and he will now enjoy a happy and sound retirement which brings us great pride. It was a sweltering day there at Ascot by English standards and the required ...

Tripartite Steps Up In Trip To Win Well At Lingfield

Tripartite Steps Up In Trip To Win Well At Lingfield

Jun 17, 2017

TRIPARTITE stepped up in trip on Saturday to score a strong win at Lingfield under a good ride from Adam Beschizza. Settling just off the speed he looked a winner some way out with scope for improvement with another step up in trip not out of the question. He will likely head ...

Medicean Man Primed For Final Trip To The Racetrack

Medicean Man Primed For Final Trip To The Racetrack

Jun 17, 2017

MEDICEAN MAN is ready to go for his final appearance on the racetrack at Royal Ascot on Tuesday in the King's Stand Stakes. The hugely popular 11yo gelding has raced in six countries during his time competing at the top level and it will be a very sad day in some respects ...

Almost Ascot

Almost Ascot

Jun 13, 2017

It is becoming a ghost town here at Danebury but we are still in full swing with plenty of runners to keep us all busy.  Shame when the horses move to other yards, but we wish them all the best of luck and will continue to follow them all.Today we head to Salisbury with ...

Zophilly wins at Bath

Zophilly wins at Bath

May 23, 2017

Patience pays off!  Zophilly finally gets her name in lights as she wins easily at Bath last week, ridden by Martin Lane.  The four year old filly who has been frustrating to say the least finally rewarded her owners with a fantastic win which has still gobsmacked ...

Nice run for the fillies

Nice run for the fillies

May 03, 2017

Notable runs from three fillies this week, Zophilly has had a loooooooong break and her very patient owners were pleased with her run at Bath on Monday, nice to see her out and about once again. Neptune Star had a trip up north to run at Beverley..  She took a ...

Time for Crispies

Time for Crispies

Apr 21, 2017

Crowd Racing runner Major Cripsies managed to get his head in front yesterday at Lingfield, Adam Kirby gave him a great ride from the start.  Well done to all the Crowd Racing connections, patience has paid off, bet there was plenty of cheering going on!Tomorrow we head to ...

Danebury News

Danebury News

Apr 18, 2017

Changes are on the way for Horses First Racing and by now we hope all the owners and connections are up to speed with what the future holds for the Gask family.  We’ve had many highs and no doubt a few lows in our time here but will take home great memories and ...

Medicean Man returns home from Dubai World Cup

Medicean Man returns home from Dubai World Cup

Mar 28, 2017

Another Dubai Cup Carnival is over and done with, how quickly three months can go by.  Medicean Man will be tucked up in his Danebury stable tonight after a fabulous time away.  The old boy never once disappointed and it will be good to have him back on home soil, ...

What A Dashing Run

What A Dashing Run

Mar 17, 2017

It was feisty young filly Dashing Poet's turn to be in the winners circle last night at Chelmsford City as she romped in a win under the helm of Martin Lane by 2 1/2 lengths.  Well done to all the connections, a daughter by Poet's Voice she is a filly to watch ...

Medicean Man gets the 'golden ticket'

Medicean Man gets the 'golden ticket'

Mar 13, 2017

All eyes will be on The Man on Saturday March 25th as he heads to the Al Quoz Sprint on Dubai World Cup night.  It's been an intense waiting game for owners Stuart and Kate Dobb and the HFR team as we crossed everything we had hoping he would be invited to one of the ...

K'Gari Spirit Brings Up Double Figures For The Yard.

K'Gari Spirit Brings Up Double Figures For The Yard.

Mar 08, 2017

K'Gari Spirit ran out a decisive winner at Wolverhampton under Nicky McKay to bring up the tenth winner for the year (11 if Dubai wins count!). Owner/Breeder Stuart Dobb was on course to see his filly sit behind a strong pace before running on well to score. 

Team flies to Doha

Team flies to Doha

Mar 03, 2017

Another big day out for the HFR team last Saturday as we took super sprinter Medicean Man to Doha for the invitation only Emirs Sword Festival, he ran in the 6F sprint race with Adrie De Vries on board. The race didn't pan out the way we liked but that's racing, he's well, ...

Cross Card Saturday Double

Cross Card Saturday Double

Feb 14, 2017

Contrasting racing styles saw another double for the year with BORN TO FINISH swooping late at Lingfield for his fourth win in five starts before TRIPARTITE raced on the speed, hitting the front at the top of the straight before holding on well at Wolverhampton. The yard ...

Busy few days ahead

Busy few days ahead

Feb 03, 2017

We start off a busy and exciting few days with three runners today, Medicean Man runs in Meydan once again under the helm of in form apprentice David Parkes.  Fingers crossed for another exciting finish from the duo.  The ever so popular Twitterati/Crowd horse, ...

Medicean Man Wins Again

Medicean Man Wins Again

Jan 22, 2017

The forever young Medicean Man took his career earnings To nearly £600,000 with a commanding victory at the Meydan. Given a superb ride by stable apprentice David Parkes, Medicean Man shrugged off top weight to win going away. It is the stable star's fourth win at the ...

Hamish McGonagain Makes It 7 wins from last 16 runners!

Hamish McGonagain Makes It 7 wins from last 16 runners!

Jan 14, 2017

Never bored of saying it but another inspired ride by David Parkes on HAMISH McGONAGAIN, landing the spoils at Wolverhampton in fine style. Settling back off the pace he took an inside route before powering away to win well. He did veer slightly hampering the eventual place ...

And It Continues!

And It Continues!

Jan 13, 2017

BORN TO FINISH bought up his hat trick and made it 6 wins from the yards last 13 runners at Kempton last night,watched by his enthusiastic band of followers. Another blinder of a ride by DAVID PARKES saw him settle back before being delivered late to score again with ...

Trending Keeps The Run Going

Trending Keeps The Run Going

Jan 10, 2017

Trending, 8 years young, wins under a tremendous ride by David Parkes to give the yard its 5th winner from the last 13 runners. Always one of the most popular horses in the yard, Trending was ridden patiently before swooping to deny the odds on fav in a driving ...

2017 Off To A Flyer

2017 Off To A Flyer

Jan 09, 2017

FABULOUS FLYER continued the good form of the yard with a solid win at Lingfield under a confident ride from DAVID PARKES. She has clearly enjoyed being ridden with a little more patience and settled off the speed before being delivered through a narrow gap. 

Cross Card Double To Start 2017

Cross Card Double To Start 2017

Jan 06, 2017

BORN TO FINISH recorded back to back wins, this time at Wolverhampton under a very cool ride from David Parkes. This was quickly followed up by K'GARI SPIRIT getting off the mark, albeit by the barest of margins at Chelmsford City. More to come............

BORN TO FINISH Does Just That At Lingfield

BORN TO FINISH Does Just That At Lingfield

Jan 01, 2017

A great way to see out 2016 with BORN TO FINISH winning in impressive style under jockey Martin Lane. It rewarded the patience of his loyal owners who have waited to finally see what we had hoped this horse could do for some time. The manner in which he won would suggest he ...

Fly True Back On Course With Win At Kempton

Fly True Back On Course With Win At Kempton

Dec 01, 2016

FLY TRUE finally but her best foot forward with a strong win at Kempton under a very good ride from Stable Apprentice David Parkes. Drawn well in stall one he held a nice position behind the speed before peeling out in the straight and running on strongly. She has been a very ...