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We have been busy talking to other trainers over the past few weeks, including George Baker. George operates from an impressive purpose built yard just south of Guildford and we have been impressed with his ambition and approach to racehorse ownership. Like all of us he wants to be successful and since moving into his new premises has set out to improve the quality of the horses he trains and produce more big race winners. It is clear though that he has not forgotten that racing is all about entertainment. George and his wife Candida are a great team and we have thoroughly enjoyed their company. There is no doubt owning a horse with them would be fun.

At the Craven sale we had identified a beautifully bred filly by Kingman but assumed it would be out of our budget. By coincidence she was also on the list of George Baker and Tom Goff of Blandford Bloodstock and they bought her for Gns 62,000 (£65,000). When we turned up at George’s yard the day after the sales she was just arriving fresh from the sales! Fate??
It is clear that she met all the criteria of the type of well bred filly we have been looking for. She was very relaxed moved beautifully and has a wonderful temperament. At last we had found a horse on our list that was within our budget (just!!!). There is no doubt that in any other year we would never have been able to afford her due to the breeding and so it was simply too good an opportunity to miss. We bought her.

This horse is probably the best bred horse we have ever bought and as a filly this presents so many options. Her pedigree alone is sufficient to ensure a healthy residual value regardless of how good a racehorse she turns out to be and we have high hopes that she will be very good if given time.

This is serious breeding. Kingman’s reputation as a sire has never been higher and his stud fee is currently £150,000. He won 4 Group 1’s over a mile including the Irish 2000 Guineas , the St James Palace Stakes and the Sussex Stakes. He was the champion 3 year old and was voted Horse if the Year in 2014. The dam Terre du Vent was no slouch either and was rated 109 having won two listed races in France and came 2nd in a Group 2. She was a gusty mare whose best distance was 12 furlongs. She even ran in the Mares Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival so plenty of staying power in the breeding.

Shares are available and we will happily show her off at George’s yard in Surrey.

Surrey Princess