BE BEEING YOU is our only runner here in the Selling Hurdle, he seems to have lost his way somewhat since his last win back in July of last year but he’s in great form at home and we hope he can redeem himself here today under Richard Johnson.
ANTIPHONY is up first in the Maiden Hurdle, he’s progressed well since joining the team and finished 2nd last time out, we hope he can go one better here today under Jack Kennedy.
We have 2 in the Handicap Hurdle; BLACK WATERFALL – Jack Kennedy and CANOVA – Keith Donoghue. Black Waterfall looks to have the upper hand of the 2.
ISABELLA LIBERTY returns from a nasty fall last time out, we hope for a clear round here today in this small field. Keith Donoghue rides.
TAGLIETELLE is next in the Beginners Chase, he refused when tired last time out after previously falling at Killarney which knocked his confidence, we hope he can gain some of that confidence back today under Jack Kennedy.
CADEAU DU BRESIL contests the Bumper under Jamie Codd, this will be his 4th start and he’s back after his summer break looking fantastic.
Busy day again at Perth today, also one runner at the Curragh;
HIGH EXPECTATIONS returns from almost 2 years off the track to contest Division 1 of the ‘Order Of Malta Handicap’ the dual hurdle winner is in good form at home. Wayne Lordan rides.
BUONAROTTI BOY takes on the Handicap Hurdle with Richard Johnson in the saddle, 2nd here last time out he’s in great order at home. LAKE MALAWI is next in the Novice Hurdle, he stayed on well to finish 2nd last time out at Ballinrobe. Richard Johnson rides. CANNY TOM has been unlucky since joining us but seemed to show some improvement on his latest at Downpatrick. Keith Donoghue rides. TEMPO MAC contests the Novice Chase, he’s a real all-rounder having won on the flat, over hurdles and over fences. Richard Johnson rides. LILYWHITE GESTURE was a narrow winner a Sedgefield last month and ran ok on both occasions since. She faces a field of 7 in the Novice Hurdle with Richard Johnson on board. JOANS TART is our last runner of the day in the Bumper, she’s in good order at home but will need to show marked improvement here to factor under Henry Brooke.
The idea of creating our very own Racing Club is a fresh modern approach to experience Racehorse Ownership. We aim to encourage people to become involved and experience a whole new adventure within the racing industry. Members pay an affordable membership fee and in return share the fun and excitement of following the progress of the club’s racehorses. In addition, Members share an equal division of the race prize money won by all the horses and a host of exclusive benefits. While sampling the thrills and spills of being an owner at the races, we’ll be organising Open Days at Cullentra Stables where racing club members will be able to sense the behind the scenes work and meet your team of horses. We look forward to welcoming you as an owner to the team!
6 runners at Perth today all partnered by Richard Johnson;
LUCY MC is up first in the Mares Novice Hurdle of just 5 runners, she got her head in front last time out on what was her 7th start under rules in a very narrow victory. ORCHARD ROAD is next in the Handicap Chase, he was placed on both starts for us and gets closer each time. Another small field with a total of 6 runners. SHAN DUN NA NGALL contests the Claiming Hurdle for the Twenty Time Two syndicate, he can be slightly hit and miss but ran a blinder on the flat last time out to finish 3rd beaten less than 2l. WESTERN HOME tends to run well at Perth, she was clear here back in July when falling at the last and has won at Cartmel since. She’s in good order and we are hopeful of a nice run.
Although finishing in the money on all 5 starts for us TRESPASSED is yet to get his head in front, we hope he has a change of luck today in the Juvenile Hurdle.
Last but not least SON OF MY HEART takes on the Handicap Chase, he’s been 2nd at Perth twice so he’s all out for victory here today!
Great Racing Club to be involved with. Almost daily we get regular updates on the horses. How they are performing on the gallops and where they are entered. Even if you are based in England, like I am, I suggest there are many benefits for joining the Club. I have followed our horses at Lingfield Park and Warwick and they have raced at other courses in England and Scotland. Wow have you ever lead in a winner or been presented with a trophy as the owner. Yes, had that pleasure at Warwick Race Course. Have you ever been to Ireland? Gordon's yard is so easy to access, whether travelling by ferry or flying over. Had the pleasure of attending a Club Open Day, what a yard, never seen anything so immaculate. We had free access to the stables, yes, and we saw the Gold Cup Winner Don Cossack. Even had a photograph with him. We also saw our horses working on the gallops and Gordon gave us a update on there well being. Oh forgot to say about the cost to join the Gordon Elliott Racing Club, £8 per week, unbelievable good value.
Fantastic set up to be involved in, in particular, I was very surprised at how very accessible everyone is and how nice they are!! The fact you can pop in pretty much anytime to the stables to see not just the club horses, but the biggest star in Chasing right now (The mighty Don Cossack) is such a treat. Then their is the club open days, where you can go along and soak up the atmosphere with fellow racing fans and watch the horses out on the gallops! Finally to top it all off you get the amazing experience of being an owner at lots of racecourses around Ireland and the UK! Stepping inside the parade ring, discussing your horse and the plans with the trainer and jockey, welcoming them back in, accessing owners and trainers bars and areas at the track, I could go on and on! All this and I haven't even mentioned yet the regular updates on all the horses and reports from jockeys, Gordon, Olly (assistant trainer), Dean (club manager) and last but least the very helpful and lovely Zoe (racing manager)....I would urge ANYONE who enjoys racing to JOIN UP!!
Joined this racing club on the day it was launched because we wanted the chance to be involved with a top trainer and have a bit of fun as well. This club has certainly delivered on all these points. It is well run, informative and we very much enjoy being a part of it. Gordon runs his horses all over the UK and Ireland so no matter where you are based, there is always a chance of watching a Gordon Elliott runner. The cost is one of the lowest around at the moment and works out at around £8 per week. We have visited several racecourses where the Elliott team have been absolutely great with us and Gordon himself always has time for a chat!!!. If you are thinking of joining, just do it, it's great fun and we love being involved.
I recently joined the GERC and I have to say it's really great. I already feel better informed and better valued than two other syndicates I am a member of. This club is fantastic value too and it's backed up by regular emails from the stables whereas in other syndicates you can feel like you are not important as you only own a tiny bit of one horse and that horse may run only two or three times a year but being a member of the GERC gives you a share in a club which owns 5 horses so it gives you five times the fun as Gordon's horses seem to run more frequently. I would encourage any racing fans to join up as for a minimal cost it will give you a fantastic new experience and a much enhanced day at the races as you get all the same benefits as if you owned a horse outright yet at a fraction of the cost
Never thought I'd be able to get involved with racehorse ownership again but the GERC has given me the chance once more and it's fantastic. Of course we're not going to get any Don Cossack's or stable superstars like him, but for £40 a month, a tenner a week, we currently have three horses in training at Cullentra, with more to follow I expect. Superbly run by Zoe, Olly and Dean, we're continually updated with news of our horses, with a very informative weekly blog and news of declarations and entries when they occur. We enjoyed a stable visit to Gordon's yard in late January and there's another pencilled in for Saturday week, June 11th. As is/was explained when I/we first joined up, this is not a money making exercise and anyone who thinks it is should look elsewhere. For anyone, like me, looking to get involved in the sport with one of the best trainers in the business for a tenner a week, with runners on a weekly basis, get involved. I promise u won't regret it. One of our horses, Dove Mountain, recently won a charity race at Warwick, and finished an encouraging second at Down Royal last Friday evening. A winner in the making without a doubt, and lots of fun to be had with him, Faraway Mountain, Steady Major, and whatever new additions Gordon and Olly get us. Get Involved, be part of it!!!
Been in the club since day one I must say it is a well run club Zoe Dean Olly do a great job I was lucky enough to go the first open day saw The Don and all the other great Horses Gordon has met utter members who I stil keep in touch with then on to Navan races for s good days racing sorry I can't make the next open day on the 11 of June as on Holiday look forward to my weekly blog from Zoe telling you what is happening at Cullentra hope to meet some members at Perth this Sunday.
I always wanted to experience owning a racehorse..and with Gordon Elliott Racing Club my dream came through at a fraction of the cost. ..its a great club..with regular updates on the horses..and already have made loads of new friends. .would highly recommend this club
Both MISCHIEF MAISY – Jack Kennedy and SCEALTANA – Chris Timmons represent us in the 3YO Hurdle, both will need to improve on their last runs and a full field of 15 face them today.
ORCHARD ROAD is next with Jack Kennedy on board in the Handicap Hurdle, he has run well on both occasions for us and was beaten less than 3L at Kilbeggan last time out.
BOYTONRATH contests the Mares Maiden Hurdle, she’s in good order at home. Katie O’Farrell rides.
Fantastic day at our annual Open Day yesterday with almost 1000 people there at the peak of the day! Even the torrential rain couldn’t dampen peoples spirits! Keep an eye out for the pictures later on today!
Straight back at it today with a load of horses heading to Perth for their 2 day meeting.
2 runners today at Listowel and 2 at Hexham. At Listowel we have;
THE GAME CHANGER in the Southhampton Goodwill Chase, he’s so consistent and we expect nothing less today with Bryan Cooper in the saddle.
DEFINITE WINNER contests the Bumper, she ran well at the Galway Festival however needs to show some improvement here today.
2 at Hexham Richard Johnson rides both;
BLAKE DEAN is up first in the Handicap Chase, he’s had a revival of form lately with 2 wins and 4 placed runs since June.
URTHEONEIWANT (pictured) runs today for the Club for the first time, she’s come close on a few occasions and we hope she can do the business today.
What an incredible day yesterday, many congratulations to our Amateur Lisa O’Neill and to Gigginstown House Stud. That was actually Lisa’s first Chase win under rules and what a way to do it! Nice win from Carrig Cathal too, well done to connections!
3 runners today at Listowel;
WOODFORD ISLAND is up first in the Beginners Chase of just 7 runners, the consistent hurdler returns from his summer break in great order with Jack Kennedy in the saddle.
DELEGATE is next in the Grade B Handicap Hurdle, although disappointing on his latest he looks a million dollars at home and we hope for a decent run today with Bryan Cooper on board.
Winning duo STOLEN DIAMOND and Katie O’Farrell contest the Bumper, Katie taking off a valuable 7lb. Just 7 runners in this and we hope the pair can make it 2 from 2.
Email to follow regarding Urtheoneiwant after declaration stage.
8 runners at Listowel today – 6 of those in the Kerry National!
CLARCAM – Cian Collins, KILLER CROW – Jack Kennedy, LORD SCOUNDREL – Donogh Meyler, REALT MOR – Luke Dempsey, SHADOW CATCHER – Kevin Sexton and WRATH OF TITANS – Lisa O’Neill all line up for us in the highlight of the day, the Grade A Guinness Kerry National. 18 runners in total and all of our runners look to have a really credible chance.
CARRIG CATHAL is next in the Novice Hurdle with Jack Kennedy in the saddle, a winner on his last 2 starts he’s in great order.
LABAIK takes on the Maiden Hurdle after his yard debut on the beach at Laytown yesterday which did not go smoothly! also partnered by Jack Kennedy.