Breeding and Training
Thoroughbred Horses in Northumberland

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Horses in Training

ANDANTE

16.1hh | 2017 | Califet | Court Over

A lovely strong gelding bought at Goffs Summer sale. He has progressed very quickly. He has won his first start in style running from the front - he was very green and showed there is a lot more to come!

LETS SWAY

15.3hh | 2014 | Authorized | Lets Dance

This filly was bought out of a seller and was shaping very welll before lock down. Out of her last three runs she was 3rd twice and fell whilst in 2nd place at the last at Catterick. So we expect great things this season - placed 2nd in a good seller at Wetherby she runs again Saturday at Hexham.

'SKIMPY'

15.2hh | 2017 | Kutub | Skimpy

A home bred filly out of a French dam with an excellent Jumping pedigree. She has been broken on the yard and is currently having a break. 

GORGEOUS GOBOLINA

15.1hh | 2016 | Captain Gerrard | Gorgeous Goblin

A Full sister to the winning Gorgeous General, she had a few runs for the yard last season and has improved every race so far this season - WINNING at Musselburgh on the 30th July! She has followed this up with a good second - by half a length. So now two wins so far!

'BISCUIT'

15.1hh | 2018 | Ruler of the World | Ogaritmo

Sadly this filly lost her mum at a few days old and has been brought up as an orphan. However she is quietly proceeding towards her first race as a three year old. Stalls practice has started..... Her Mum won on the Flat and over hurdles.

'BUGSY'

15.1hh | 2018 | Cityscape | First Harmony

The dam of this filly has 2 bumper wins and a place from only five runs. 'Bugsy' was bought cheaply at Goffs Doncaster and is shaping very nicely. She has been broken at the yard and is now having time out before starting her career in Juvenile Hurdles next year.

GOWANLASSIE

15.00 | 2017 | Mayson | Gowanharry

Gowanlassie was broken in by Chris Dennis and is in Training. Her uncle is Gowanbuster - a winner for the yard #lovefamilliesofhorses!

ATOMIC ANGEL

15.3 | 2015 | Geordieland | Sovereignoftheseas

This mare has been broken in and trained at Girsonfield - she went to Carlisle on the 13th December to be 4th in her first Maiden Hurdle. We look forward to her next run!

VISION DE DAME

| 2016 | Vision d'etat | Belle Dame

A French bred filly who has been broken here and will be starting in her second bumper soon.

ORLAS' ABBEY

| 2015 | Multiplex | Evelith Abbey

A young mare who is closely related to the National Winning Ballabrigs. Had her first bumper for experience and ran very well for a long way - she will be heading for much longer distances over time. This mare will be part of the 2020 line up for the Girsonfield Racing Club. Please ask for details of how to join the fun! She has now been 4th in a Novice and runs again in the New Year.

LES'S LEGACY

15.3 | 2017 | Kutub | Morning with Ivan

The son of Morning with Ivan who won 5 races for us. Broken last year he has now joined the main yard. He will head for a bumper on the 20th January at Newcastle.

PENTELITUBBY

16hh | 2015 | Kutub | Penteli

A home bred gelding whose dam won on the Flat in Greece and then took up a hurdling career in this country. He has been given time to mature and was 7th in his first bumper - he has had two runs in Hurdles and is having time off after an accident at Sedgefield racecourse.

MACARDLE

16hh | 2013 | Beneficial | Monavale

Macardle has had 8 runs for his previous trainer and he was placed 5 times. Back in training we look forward to his career with us.

DEVOUR

16.2hh | 2014 | Milan | Marble Desire

Placed in his only two Point to Points in Ireland on Soft and Good ground. The horse that beat him in December has since been sold for 40K. We bought him at the Goffs May sale and gave him time to grow andmature - he is a big horse. He is now starting a hurdling career with a good start being 8/14 at Catterick. Next run he had learned a lot and was 3rd to Global Fame - by 5 lengths Global Fame is rated 129....... 

SKIPTHESCALES

16.1hh | 2012 | Winged Love | Waterland Gale

Skip has won 5 and placed 7 times from only 18 starts. He has had three runs so far for us and has been 3rd, 6th and then ran a brilliant race at Catterick to be pipped at the post into 2nd in the photo finish! Having a break and back to work July,

 

PRINCESS AVERY

15.3hh | 2014 | Yeats | Bobs Article

Placed in her last two Point to Points and bought by Fred Chapman at the Goffs May 2019 sale. She has had a run in a Novice hurdle and has had a break - 6th in a Novice hurdle at Hexham - next run 28th December.

GOWANLASSIE

| 2017 | Mayson | Gowanharry

Three year old Filly from the family of Aahgowangowan - winner of 12 races. Proceeding towards her three year old career.....

TOOYOU

15.2hh | 2015 | Proclamation | Lady Councellor

This filly is out of s full sister to Turbo Linn. She has been brought on slowly and given plenty of time.She has had on run in a couple of bumpers and did not disgrace herself. She is about to start her handicap hurdling career.

LETS SWAY

15.3hh | 2015 | Authorized | Lets Dance

Bought from a seller at Market Rasen after coming 2nd. She is a lovely young filly who has had five, yes five different homes in 2018!. We have given her a break and she is now back in full training. She was 3rd at Wetherby on Boxing Day and after a fall at Catterick, bounced back to be 3rd at Carlisle in February.

GOWANBUSTER

| 2015 | Bahri | Aahgowangowan

Very proud of this horse who was our first Two year old winner. His tally is now 5 wins over 5 and 6 furlongs and placed10 times. His last two wins came straight after racing was allowed after lock down. He has followed up his wins with a third in a Class 3 - he runs again soon!

REDESDALE REBEL

15.2hh | 2016 | Mayson | Jubilee

Redesdale Rebel had his racecourse debut over 6 furlongs at Newcastle on the 22nd November. He gave the odds on favourite a fright and came 2nd at 33/1 - we were delighted with him, he then went to Southwell which he hated - his 3rd run - BINGO! won by almost 4 lengths in very good comapny - great start to a career.

WOR VERGE

| 2013 | Virtual | Hanover Gate

This is big strong gelding who will make a perfect chasing prospect. By the same sire as  VIRNON a horse we broke and trained to win his first juvenile bumper.

Virgil has been given plenty of time to mature and did not show much until winning at Hexham in November 2019 by 3 lengths - he followed up with a second. He has now started his chasing career with a 3rd last time out.

HARRISON'S PROMISE

| 2012 | Westerner | Hello My Lovely

Harrison's Promise was 2nd in her first run in a bumper at Newcastle, 3rd at Kelso and won her Wetherby bumper by 9 lengths! She was 5th in a mares listed.. Due to a schooling accident she took a year out and is back in work after having a beautiful filly foal byTelescope.

Due out end of January.

HARLEY'S MAX

17hh | 2009 | Winged Love (IRE) | Researcher

Harley's Max ('Laddie')is our very own Orphan foal who we brought up by hand.He has been very slow to mature and has had educational runs in bumpers and over hurdles. He has now started his career over fences and has had 2 wins and 2 x 2nds - a 3rd in a very close photo finish at Perth. He is due to run in a chase for the Girsonfield Racing Club on the 22nd January at Musselburgh.