Straight from the horse's mouth

by Racing News Blogger

Derek Coltman


20 July 2019


Punters' Favourite

It's easy to see why Tom Dascombe's stable jockey is the punters' favourite at Haydock. He has an 18% strike-rate (105 wins from 575 races) - which means a £1 level stakes produced a profit of £80.41. Yesterday, as a special 33rd birthday present, Richard Kingscote became the most prolific winning jockey of the modern era at this Lancashire track, when he rode the Sir Michael Stoute-trained Calculation to victory in the Like RacingTV On Facebook Handicap, thereby surpassing former champion jockey, Kevin Darley.


More Prize Money for Shergar

It has just been announced that Ascot is to increase the prize-money to £360,000 for this year's Dubai Duty Free. Each of the six races will now be rewarded with £60,000 - up from last year's £45,000. This year's teams are already beginning to take shape. The Girls' Team, winners of the trophy last August, has now been finalised. Hayley Turner will be joined by Jamie Kah from Australia and the recent Women Jockeys' World Cup winner, Nanako Fujita. For the men, Tadhg O'Shea will captain the Great Britain and Ireland team with Danny Tudhope and one more jockey still to be decided. German captain, Filip Minarik, is the only confirmed member so far for the European team. Yuga Kawada from Japan and Vincent Ho Chak-Yiu are two of the three jockeys in the Rest of the World team.


Drop in Class

The Aidan O'Brien-trained Mohawk clearly benefited from a drop in class, easily winning the Meld Stakes at Leopardstown. The Galileo colt has raced in distinguished company this season, coming second to his stable companion, Circus Maximus in the Dee Stakes at Chester in May. He even tried his luck in the Irish 2,000 Guineas and the French Derby but failed to score. Ridden by Donnacha O'Brien in this Group Three affair, the three-year-old challenged from well over a furlong out and took the lead. The Willie McCreery-trained Up Helly Aa stayed on strongly but was unable to get the better of the 9/4 favourite who won comfortably by two lengths.



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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.


Find out more here:-



The Aramis Family