01 Nov October 2014
Only 5 runners from Castle Hill Stables in October but these do include 5th places from Operateur ( who is now enjoying a well-deserved winter break following his 5 wins this year ) at Sedgefield on Oct 13th, and the 2 year old Charlie’s Approval who improves greatly on his debut run to also take 5th place at Redcar on Oct 27th. We will still have some runners before the end of the 2014 Flat Turf season and, of course, plenty of runners over the Jumps, as well as on the all-weather, this winter.
Ever So Much takes winter break as Mad For Road joins Ben
Another of our horses having a well-deserved break is J P McManus’ Ever So Much who has won 4 races for Ben since coming over from Ireland this summer. Like Operateur Ever So Much will be back in the New Year.
As one J P McManus horse takes a winter break the legendary owner has sent another horse over from Ireland for Ben to take care of at Castle Hill Stables. The new horse in question is Mad For Road, a 5 year old son of Galileo. To date, Mad For Road has had 20 runs in Ireland, on the Flat on bothTurf and the all-weather, and also over hurdles. His sole victory at present was an all-weather Flat win over 12 furlongs in March 2013 and in the coming months Ben expects to race Mad For Road on the Flat and over hurdles.
At the Tattersalls October Yearling Sales Ben bought 3 yearlings. Whilst we have owners for these horses Ben will continue to attend the major yearling sales during the winter months. If you would like to celebrate our magnificent year by purchasing a yearling ( or a share ) to have trained by Ben at Castle Hill Stables in Middleham and to run as a 2 year old during the 2015 Flat season you are welcome to contact Ben either by telephone on our office number 01969 624351, or by E-mail at the address shown on this website. Whatever your preferences or requirements we will do our best to find the right horse for you so you can help make 2015 just as exciting a year as 2014 has been and share in our stables success !