Straight from the horse's mouth

by Racing News Blogger

Derek Coltman


18 April 2019


A Guineas Chance?

This Shamardal colt maintained his unbeaten record with a narrow victory in the bet365 Craven Stakes at Newmarket. This race is considered to be a key trial for the 2000 Guineas so trainer William Haggas could be feeling that he might have a chance of landing that Classic for the first time. Shardu was settled at the rear by James Doyle and made a late challenge when Set Piece made a strong move down the outside. The Roger Charlton-trained Momkin then burst through near the rails and went into the lead for a while but then Skardu just pipped him at the post by a neck.


Key to success

The Connaught Access Flooring Abernant Stakes at Newmarket was unexpectedly won by the 66/1 outsider, Keystroke, giving trainer, Stuart Williams, a Group Three victory, the biggest success of his career. The Pivotal progeny had already made a winning stable debut at Kempton in January but still had plenty to prove after coming nowhere in the Lady Wulfruna Stakes at Wolverhampton last time out. Adam Kirby made a rapid amount of late headway aboard the seven-year-old in this six-furlong contest prize and managed to get his head in front of Richard Hannon's Yafta, with Brando - seeking a third straight win in this race - a further neck away in third.


Jewel in the crown

This Roger Varian-trained Dubawi colt produced an impressive performance to triumph in the bet365 Wood Ditton Maiden Stakes at Newmarket. Uae Jewel, who is already entered in next month's Dante Stakes at York, fully justified his short odds (10/11) by storming clear of his rivals late on in this mile contest prize, defeating William Haggas's Al Hadeer by five lengths.






The farmer, his family and proud owner regard the newly-born colt.

Kayf Aramis ridden by Aidan Coleman trained by Venetia Williams, led in by Haggis and Isobel, Ross & Gary. Winner Pertemps Final Cheltenham Festival 2009 Photos courtesy Grossick Photography

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Kayf Aramis, by Kayf Tara, with Isobel and his dam, Ara

Kayf Aramis now competes in endurance riding with owner/breeder Isobel

Kayf Aramis

raced 85 times, including 7 wins and 31 places and won over £153,000 in prize money

A Cheltenham Festival winner and 3x winner on the flat at the York Dante Festival

The Story of Kayf Aramis

Kaylina Aramis by 9-time Champion Sire Kayf Tara

Breeding Shares Available in 2019

Bred for success

Kaylina Aramis


Breeding Shares available for 2019! 

By Kayf Tara

  • full sister to Kayf Aramis 85 runs & over £153,000 prize money, Winner Cheltenham Festival; 3xWinner at York Dante Festival
  • full sister to Kaylif Aramis, his career very sadly cut short at a young age: 3 wins, 4 places, over £59,000 prize money, Winner Ascot grade 2; 2nd grade 3 Aintree




The Aramis Collection 


Homebred Aramis horses.


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The Aramis Family