Straight from the horse's mouth

by Racing News Blogger

Derek Coltman


24 August 2019


Dark Angel scores

The Charlie Hills-trained Battaash made it third time lucky in the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes at York. Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum-owned gelding confounded his critics by smashing the course record, established in 1990 in this race by Dayjur also in this owner's colours. This Dark Angel five-year-old, ridden by Jim Crowley, was well in the lead two furlongs from home and ran the eleven-strong field ragged, cruising to victory by three and three-quarter lengths.


Music to their ears

The John Gosden-trained Stradivarius scooped a £1million bonus for the second successive year with victory in the Weatherbys Hamilton Lonsdale Cup at York. This incredible Sea The Stars progeny also took his winning sequence to nine in his typical gritty, fighting style. The 4/9 favourite broke well but Dee Ex Bee soon went into the lead followed by Il Paradiso. Over five furlongs from home Silvestre de Sousa increased the pressure aboard his Farhh colt but Stradivarius was kept always within striking distance of Mark Johnston's charge. Il Paradiso drew alongside Dee Ex Bee, with Stradivarius always in their shadow until, switching to the stands rail, he swept to the front a furlong from the post. His two closest pursuers did their best but Stradivarius had them sorted and went on to win by a length and a quarter.


Threat to victory

The Richard Hannon-trained Threat was duly rewarded for his consistency when he landed the Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Gimcrack Stakes at York. This Footstepsinthesand colt, runner-up in the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot and the Richmond Stakes at Goodwood, took full advantage of his previous top company experience. Kevin Ryan's Repartee was well clear in the early stages of this six-furlong contest, followed by Byline and Lord Of The Lodge, who went into the lead temporarily until tackled by Threat. Mums Tipple was brought with a strong run by Oisin Murphy but the 11/10 favourite, Threat soon dominated to eventually win by a length and a quarter.





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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 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

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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