Straight from the horse's mouth

by Racing News Blogger

Derek Coltman


16 January 2019


Good as Gold

This Lambourn trainer rates his Gold Well gelding as one of the best horses he has had and he was not disappointed as he watched the race at Lingfield yesterday. The Warren Greatrex-trained Emitom maintained his unbeaten record, now four from four under rules, with an easy victory in the Novices' Hurdle. As the race progressed the 1/8 favourite gradually got into the swing of things and only needed Gavin Sheehan to remind him of his task and the five-year-old surged ahead to win by five lengths.


Weight. You forgot something!

Tom O'Brien enjoyed a great Festive Season with wins in the Grade 1 Tolworth Hurdle and Welsh Grand National and had been riding the crest of a wave - until yesterday at Lingfield, that is. He received a seven-day ban, not for any misdemeanour on the track. He finished third aboard the Paul Henderson-trained Shaw's Cross in the Read Davy Russell's Exclusive Blog Handicap Hurdle and his performance couldn't be faulted. It's just that he forgot to weigh in after the race. Apparently he had things on his mind. The horse was subsequently disqualified.


Unfair advantage

Not only airports but racecourses are now demanding action to prevent drones being deployed over their territory. It is claimed that UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) or RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aerial Systems) are being used to send pictures to punters which can give them an unfair advantage over fellow gamblers who they are betting against in-running, on exchanges such as Betfair. Track officials say the super-fast images provided by drones are being bought by gamblers because they receive them a few seconds ahead of those provided by TV companies. The list of racecourses over which drones have been seen in recent months includes Leicester, Nottingham, Southwell, Uttoxeter and Wolverhampton.


Coming Soon... Kayf Aramis: The Family Horse 

The true story of a little horse born in a cowshed who won at the Cheltenham Festival

and all the people who share his story.

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

Kayfi is back home with his family and now competes in Endurance Riding with his owner/breeder Isobel.

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.


Find out more here:-



The Aramis Family

Kayf Aramis with Aidan Coleman Pertemps Final Cheltenham Festival Winner 2009