It’s a belated start to the 2020 Flat Racing season and not in the way we are used to but spare a thought for all of those who have suffered in the past few months, especially our owner Paul who sadly lost his battle with Covid19. We have high hopes of all our three flat horses this summer, with the two three year olds trained by Joe Tuite, Surrey Flame and Surrey Pride, ready to run and our Hughie Morrison trained 2 year old, Surrey Gold, not expected to debut on the track until September.

Surrey Flame is still a novice and will have one more run before getting a handicap mark and a planned campaign of hopefully working his way up through the handicap. The son of Galileo’s Teofilo, he was a weak 2 year old and despite having a great attitude in his races, he wasn’t strong enough to compete at the end. We are confident that he’s now grown and matured and sure he’s to give us a few wins this summer.

Surrey Pride will start the season with a mark of 80 – very competitive in our eyes. We think he has improved over summer but we want to see how he performs in his first race back. A son of Lope de Vega he holds entry’s in this year’s German and Italian Derby’s in July. They are an option but he certainly has the potential to be running in Class 1 races before the season is out.

Surrey Gold, like all of Golden Horn’s offspring, will take a while to mature but he’s showing very promising signs on the gallops. He holds a 2021 Epsom Derby entry which we are very excited about. For him, it’s about nurturing his way through this year so he’s ready to attack his three year old season with gusto!

We hope the owners can get back to the racecourse when it’s safe to be allowed, but racing behind closed doors is still better than no racing – good luck to all connections and hopefully we can still all live the dream !

 

Surrey Gold last November at Tattersalls

Surrey Gold