BPR HORSES - LIFE AFTER RACING
Breeding: Dubai Destination ex. Princess Mairead
Total earnings: £174,746
A good horse on the racecourse, a good horse off.
After a very successful racing career, Kildisart is loving his next chapter with Robbie & Sarah Llewellyn.
Sarah and Kildisart competed in their first show over the weekend and qualified for the Retraining of Racehorses Championships at Aintree next year!!
Kildisart’s last trip to Aintree Racecourse was in 2019 when he won the Grade 3 Betway Handicap Chase.
What a way to debut!! Congratulations team
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Ben Pauling Racing announce a new satellite yard a few minutes away from their Naunton Downs base. The yard offers twelve stables and will be overseen by CCI5* International Event Rider Lucy Jackson.
“I have always been keen on providing our horses with a high level of basic schooling so that they can use their bodies correctly to achieve their full potential and in turn help prevent avoidable injuries.
"We have sent horses to Lucy for the past couple of years and now we are at a size where having our own satellite yard to provide schooling and specialised fitness work makes sense” explains Pauling.
“Lucy has years of experience and has enjoyed great success producing and competing high level Sporthorses both in the UK and in New Zealand. Lucy really understands the Thoroughbred and we are delighted to have her expertise as part of the Ben Pauling Racing team to focus solely on our horses”.
Jackson has pre-trained racehorses from numerous respected trainers alongside her Eventing career for the last 20 years.
“I adore working with Thoroughbreds for their quick-thinking, intelligence and athleticism.
I strongly believe that my flat work, hill work and pole work can really benefit horses psychologically and physiologically. My aim as part of the Ben Pauling Racing team is to help maximise the horses’ longevity within the sport, as well as enhance their performance.
It’s an honour to be joining such a successful and progressive team as Ben & Sophie’s. I can’t wait!”
The yard will be in action from 1st September 2023.
Story courtesy of Racing Post.
Ben Pauling and Lorcan Williams are set to make their debuts at the Galway festival with the classy but frustrating Your Darling in Friday's Guinness Galway Blazers Handicap Chase (6.00).
British interest is sparse across the seven-day meeting but connections are hopeful of a bold run from the eight-year-old – who was compared to Best Mate in his early days by Henrietta Knight, who bought him.
Williams, whose only ride in Ireland came at the Punchestown festival six years ago, has been given the opportunity with Pauling's regular rider Kielan Woods serving the final days of a lengthy whip ban and Luca Morgan out injured.
"It was a pleasant surprise," said the jockey, who will fly over on Friday for the race. "I'm delighted to be stepping in but it's unfortunate for Kielan as he's out at the moment and the same with Luca.
"I'm just lucky to step in while they're out. It's a big day and he's running for some really good owners, hopefully I can get the job done. I rode at Punchestown and it was a bit different but I've had plenty of rides in some high-class races and I won't treat it any differently."
Your Darling produced the best performance of his career when winning a £35,000 handicap chase following a 231-day break at Ascot last year and has been kept fresh, with Friday's race set to be his first since January.
Williams added: "He's fantastic first time out as he showed when he won at Ascot in November and he ran a really good race that day to win quite impressively. He goes well fresh so fingers crossed."