THANK YOU BARTERS
So its been a busy month with the highs and lows of racing seeming to turn up on our door step!
One of the showcase pieces of the season The Ladbrokes Winter Carnival weekend provided the team with a rollercoaster of emotions.
THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT
Bright Forecast made his hurdling debut on the Friday of the 2 day meeting in what is always a very competitive novice hurdle. Owned by the Aldaniti Partnership this lovely youngster ran slightly green throughout and then suddenly it was like the penny dropped and he just took off to the line in the most thrilling of finishes. He showed a turn of foot a five furlong sprinter would be proud of! It was a very poignant win for the team and his lovely owners after the loss of Nick this horse gave us all something to smile about. Next time he will be lowered in grade giving him the chance to learn a little bit more, but he certainly seems to be an exciting prospect.
The Megsons’ Nadaitak provided us with a quick cross the card double as he stormed to victory up at Doncaster. His jumping much improved from his debut at Ascot he battled on bravely to the line under Tom Bellamy. It was fabulous to see him get his head in front, he is still very much a baby who has bags of potential and we don’t doubt he will strengthen up no end as time goes on.
The Saturday of the Winter Carnival provided us with a rollercoaster of emotions, after Barters Hill retiring Global would take his chance in the Gerry Fielden a Listed Contest over 2 miles. With a competitive field it would prove to be an exciting contest. Global under David Bass led in his flamboyant way from start to finish, jumping beautifully and under top weight he battled on bravely to the line showing what a classy individual he is. He heads to the Grade 1 Christmas Hurdle at Kempton on Boxing Day with the possibility of taking on the Champion himself Buveur d’Air. Fingers, toes, everything crossed!
THANK YOU BARTERS
What can I say about a horse that means so much to us. He takes no introduction, he is a horse you all know and when you think about what he has achieved it simply gives you goosebumps. You all know the horse that was seen on the track but let us tell you a little bit about the horse he is to us at home.
From the moment he arrived he was so gentle, with a wise head on young shoulders. His attitude shone brightly from the first moment he was ridden as he lolloped up the gallop, care free and simply taking everything in his stride. He would stand and watch as the others thundered past not batting an eyelid, and is quite simply the kindest soul. He doesn’t mind anything, you can crawl all over him in the stable, sit children on him and he wouldn’t move a muscle. If he had been the worst racehorse you still couldn’t of helped but fall in love with him.
Described by At The Races ‘As a horse that would run all day for you’ really does sum him up. Barters gave us everything our First Bumper Winner, First Listed, First Grade 2 and First Grade 1 winner, what a C.V. Thank you to him doesn’t quite seem enough.
We are delighted that his wonderful owners have decided that he will spend his retirement with us here at BPR, hopefully he can whisper some wise words to the youngsters coming through!
We also can’t thank everyone enough for the kind words since his retirement was announced, it really has been very overwhelming to realise the love that people have for him. We will keep you all posted on him and what he’s up to.
The last week or so we have seen them running well with a few 2nds over the weekend so just hitting the cross bar. LE BREUIL ran another cracker at Cheltenham again to just be denied, he really is proving to be an exciting Chaser this season. After a lot of racing over the last few weeks he will have a well-deserved break now to get ready for the spring targets.
Lets hope the next few days sees a reverse in placings, it’s great to see them running so well and makes for what we hope will be an exciting festive period.
HAVE A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS WITH LOVE FROM ALL AT BEN PAULING RACING.