DERBYSHIRE RACING...... Horses in Training

DERBYSHIRE RACING currently have three horses in training with John Mackie, who’s stables are situated within the beautiful Barton Blount country estate near Church Broughton, South Derbyshire.

Below is a brief description of our horses - click the tabs on the left hand side for additional information, a photo and the pedigree details of each horse:

HEARTSTAR - A three year old filly bred by the Mickley Stud and is the first offspring of our 7 time winning ex-race mare Available. She is beautiful bay filly by the sprint sire Heeraat. Bred by Richard Kent, she is a good moving filly that we think will make up into an early two year old. 

She has taken all of her early training in her stride, showing a very willing attitude to learn.

This filly has a very good pedigree on both sides, all speed, and if she takes after her dam she should be a talented, tough and consistant filly. 

CUSTARD THE DRAGON is a speedily bred 7 year old gelding by Kyllachy out of a very well related dam from the family of King Stand Stakes winner Bolshoi, Royal Hunt Cup winner Mine and Portland Handicap winner Swelter. The family is full of Group and Listed placed progeny that progress well with racing.

He is a big, scopey gelding that initially needed time to mature but after a short Summer break in 2016 he came back in cracking form and has now won 7 races over the 7f trip at Southwell. He also goes well at Newcastle on the Tapeta and was a winner there over 7f in 2019. He has proved to be a very popular horse, both with Derbyshire Racing owners and the public.