Here are a selection of photos from Derek Shaw‘s yesterday…
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Ownaracehorse had their annual Stable Visit to Derek Shaw‘s today, and luckily the weather was perfect.
There was a big turnout of shareholders to see the horses they had with Derek Shaw, which are: Dancing Ellie Mae, Miss Starry Eyed and Prickles.
All three horses were paraded, and then it was on to the gallops to see them do some light work. After this Derek and Lyndsey Shaw gave us free rein to have a wander around the yard and see the other horses they have in training.
Another top day out. Well organised by Richard, and I’d like to thank him and the Shaw’s for their time.
To make our day even better we went to see Classy Lass in the field before we left. She looked to be enjoying her new life, whilst awaiting a new home. In the field she has a new friend T-Rex and they appeared to be very friendly. She still looks as good as ever.
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Wednesday evening was Classy Lass‘ last time as a racehorse. Which came as a massive shock to me, even though we knew it might be beforehand.
From where we were stood and also viewing via the big screen, we thought she had her best race yet travelling well until 2 furlongs out where she then had to be asked to pick up the pace.
Although she did miss the break from the stalls, but immediately caught up and passed two other horses.
She had 6 races, the first of which was a night meeting at Wolverhampton in November. To a lot of people she would have been classed as a no hoper, but I never saw her that way. She always tried and I’m proud that she never finished last in all 6 races.
Only two people saw all of her races in person, my dad and me. Whether it was a freezing and wet night at Dunstall Park, a cold afternoon at Southwell or a 150 mile trip to Kempton Park for an evening meeting, we booked time off work to go see and support her.
I always went to watch her hoping she would place, and even though she never did that didn’t bother me one bit. It was never about the money either, I just wanted to see her do well.
Some of the prices she went off at to me were disgusting. 500/1 on her third run at Wolverhampton? When was the last time you saw a horse that price there!?
We always had a little each way hoping that she would prove them wrong.
She’s a lovely horse, not a bit of bother and a pleasure to have been associated with.
I hope once she’s found a new home that they will take very good care of her and that she’s happy in her new role.
A big genuine thank you to Derek & Lindsey Shaw and all their staff for their time, effort and dedication they put in her.
Also a thanks needs to go to Richard and Ownaracehorse for being a good syndicate to be with.
They made us feel like we were really involved with her. Not forgetting Peter, who we had a couple of good evenings at Wolverhampton with.
Watch Classy’s final race here
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Just thought I’d do a Blog page for my racehorses all on one page. I am only a very minor shareholder in them all, but I am still proud to be associated with them.
Classy Lass (trained by Derek Shaw) is through OwnARacehorse,
Back To Paris (trained by Philip Kirby) also through OwnARacehorse,
Fazza (trained by Edwin Tuer) my newest addition, via winning a share through a competition run by OnToAWinner
|Description:||3yo Bay Filly|
|Pedigree:||Trade Fair – Kythia(IRE) (Kahyasi)|
Horse Classy Lass has not had any winners on the all weather. Thus a summary report of the performance can not be generated.
Back To Paris
|Description:||10yo Bay Gelding|
|Pedigree:||Lil’s Boy(USA) – Alisco(IRE) (Shalford(IRE))|
• Back To Paris(IRE) is a very profitable horse on the turf. Backing all his runners to a £1 stake in the past 10 years has returned a profit of £6 (67%).
• The strike rate of 11.1% is just better than average. There is little information to go on for the past 12 months. He has only had 3 runs during that time.
• The horse last won a race on the flat turf 243 days ago. The longest losing streak was 7 in April 2010
• His most recent biggest win was in July 2011 where he won at 14-1.
• He is much better on left handed courses and much better in middle distance races. He has a strong preference for firmish ground.
• 100% of Back To Paris(IRE)’s winners have come from one jockey: Miss M Mullineaux.
Stats: Turf only. Jumps placings: 80/0F/P4F-73PU4125
|Description:||5yo Chestnut Gelding|
|Pedigree:||Sulamani(IRE) – Markievicz(IRE) (Doyoun)|
• Fazza is a very profitable horse on the turf. Backing all his runners to a £1 stake in the past 10 years has returned a profit of £10 (59%). Not surprisingly his A/E value stat is a respectable 1.59 which indicates that punters very much underbet him.
• The strike rate of 17.6% is much better than average. There has been an improvement in the past 12 months. The strike rate for the past year is 25.0%.
• The horse last won a race on the flat turf 262 days ago. The longest losing streak was 7 in September 2009
• His most recent biggest win was in May 2011 where he won at 14-1.
• He is much better on straight courses, performs better up north. He does well when the going is on the softish side.
• 100% of Fazza’s winners have come from one jockey: T Hamilton.
Stats: Turf only.
All the above Stats are via kind permission of FlatStats.co.uk
Here are my photos from today’s (Thursday) horse racing at Southwell.
In Racecard order: (Click photo’s to see full size)
Here are my photos from Southwell on Sunday 8th January 2012. (In race card order)
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Here are a few other photos from our previous visit to Southwell on New Year’s Day:
Photographs from Thursday’s all-weather horseracing at Southwell, 29th December.
First 8 photos are of 2-year-old filly Classy Lass, the other photographs,
including Hayley Turner and most race winners are below those.
We were all happy with Classy’s first attempt racing on fibresand and at a mile. Given a few more races we reckon she will definately keep on improving.
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Here’s a few pics from Southwell races today. A very good day, and surprisingly mild weather.
The highlights for me were Wreningham winning after drifting in the betting, and also Leonna Mayor leading all the way to win on Community.
Thanks for looking.
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Two-year-old filly, Classy Lass had her third race yesterday at Wolverhampton, in a 7f Maiden.
We were expecting her to build on her two previous visits to the track and show her true ability. All was going well, and she was just off the pack, until the final bend where she hung right and seemed to lose her action.
As a precaution jockey Mark Coumbe eased up on her just before the final furlong marker, incase something really was a miss. As you could see on the AtTheRaces pictures he was concerned and continually looking down towards her near fore leg.
After the race she seemed distressed and wasn’t walking her usual smooth self. Hopefully she is fine, as the vet checked her out on course and Derek Shaw said he would see how she was over the weekend.
Next time out will be in handicap company, and she should be awarded her mark on Tuesday. If she gets the all clear from Friday’s race, she could be back out before New Year.
I really like going to Wolverhampton Racecourse, it’s a shame they never get a crowd they deserve, and the weather has always been about -5 (slight exaggeration) the times we’ve been, which won’t help their cause to get numbers through the door.
As for the on course bookmakers last night, of which there were only 8 of them… For the first race, where the favourite (Baccarat) was 1/3, only four were offering each way betting (one even at a 1/6th of the odds!). All were poor prices compared to the industry SP’s. Yet the ones who were only offering win only, were doubling and trebling the SP, but what was the point, when the chances of anything other than the odds-on fav winning were very slim.
To me they didn’t want to take bets on that race?
On another note related to betting prices, the best option has to be online as you get Best Price Guarantee. One horse last night drifted to three times the price it opened, yet if you had bet in your high street betting shop you wouldn’t have got that increase, just the same as you wouldn’t had you bet on course.
But then on the other hand I’m continually reading on Twitter where online bookies are limiting people to no more than £25 per bet, yet on course I’ve seen people bet over £200. Even at a Point to Point meeting earlier this year they were taking £100 bets!
Surely something needs to be done about this. Racing can’t live without betting/bookies, and bookies can’t live without customers, yet it’s the customers who fund both the bookmakers and courses, and they are getting a poor deal.
I can’t see anything changing though.
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A very impressive performance by the 4-year-old today, under a superbly timed ride from Joe Fanning.
Both he and trainer Mr Shaw both only went to Lingfield for the one race, and it paid off as Loyalty came from last position at the start of the home straight, to carve his way through the 9 other runners to win by a neck.
It was a thrilling finish the way he showed an amazing turn of foot to fly past everything in front of him.
Making that 4 wins from his last 7 races, and only out of the top 3 once.
A quality horse, well done to all associated with him.