Delighted owners in the winners enclosure at York after Available's fairy tale win on her final start before retirement as a broodmare.
A fantasic win by our in-foal mare Available at York recently in what was her final racecourse appearance.
Fairytale stuff and we wish her well in her new career at stud. Her is the latest on the Derbyshire Racing string of horses:
INNISH MAN - He is currently
roughed off and turned out for the summer having had an injury problem early Spring. It was a real shame as we had been looking forward to seeing what he could do on turf this year but he will be back and we are confident that he will be able to make up for
lost time having been a lightly raced horse to date.
AVAILABLE - Fantastic fairytale win for her and all connected
with her at York the other week and a fitting way to end her racing career. That was easily her best ever performance, running the 6f in nearly 0.5 secs quicker than standard, and it shows just how much improvement a mare in foal can find. Amazing win! She
has now left the yard to join the rest of the broodmares at Mickley Stud and we look forward to seeing her with her foal next Spring.
MAGICAL DAZE - She was bought to fill the void left when Available retired and although she will be a hard act to follow there is a lot to like about this filly. She has a similar level of ability to Available and
like her should stay 7f. We were really pleased with her debut run at Nottingham the other week, wher she was 4th in a decent 0-80 rated 6f handicap, and jockey Andrew Mullen thought an extra furlong would suit her well.
INFLEXIBALL - She has ran a couple of cracking races in defeat this year, first at Leicester and then at Nottingham, but when we thought
we had found a good opportunity for her she failed to fire for some reason at Pontefract next time. She is entered at Wolves in a Class 5 1m2f handicap on Friday and we hope she can bounce back there. Franny Norton has been provisionally booked to ride
KANTARA CASTLE - We had hoped his drop down the weights last season would see him
being a really well handicapped horse this year but its not really worked out for him so far. There is a race at Nottingham on the 9th August over 1m2f that will be ideal for him and that would be his next target. He ran a fair race at Beverley when he wasn't
beaten far but he didn't really appreciate the track there, he prefers a big galloping track to show his best. We may school him over hurdles soon and if he takes well to it run him in a summer novices hurdle.
CUSTARD THE DRAGON - He has been a bit disappointing so far but is still a big baby that needs time to mature into himself and we need to give him
another 12 months before we know where we are with him. He definitely has ability and probably needs either good or good to soft or AW and a trip of 7f or a stiff 6f to show his best. He is currently having a mid summer break turned out which will do him the
world of good physically and mentally and he will come back in a nice fresh horse for a late Autumn and Winter campaign.
She has been a bit in and out this year but has ran two really good 2nds in the past couple of weeks and will surely be good enough to win a race soon based on these good efforts. Ideally she wants 1m6f around Beverley - that would be right up her street and
if she had been over that trip last week she would have won by a few lengths. She is still very much a dual purpose horse and we will continue to look at options, flat and hurdling through the summer and autumn.