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Sunday, 8 May 2011

Latest 2YO News From Kennet Valley Thoroughbreds

Kennet Valley Philosophy

Communication – We pride ourselves on this important aspect. All Partners receive regular updates via e-mail, fax or phone. An illustrated Newsletter summarising the season goes out at the end of the year with details of new horses being syndicated. Trainers on the whole are poor communicators (they have better things to do such as training horses!) so we do that job for them.

Social Activities – This is the part of what we call the Kennet Valley experience. Each Partner will be entitled to attend an Open Day at their trainer’s yard followed by a complimentary lunch. We have an optional winter lunch which is usually held at the Oriental Club in London during February. After each race where we have a runner, attending Partners are invited for a glass (or two) of champagne – win or lose.

Every Partner is treated as an Owner (which they are!) When one of their horses is running and they, with their wife or partner, wish to attend, they will find owners’ badges waiting for them and will be welcome to come into the paddock.

Old Website Post Regarding this Season's Two-Year-Olds

Monday, 28 February 2011 00:00

March is always an exciting time as to how the two-year-olds are progressing. Richard Hannon is very high on his six Strategic Prince two-year-olds and in particular Redact, who looks a smart colt in the making. Our Acclamation two-year-old colt, Airborne Again, named after the last grey Derby winner, is a lovely rangey horse and shouldn't be too long to hit the racecourse.

Andrew Balding is impressed by our Holy Roman Emperor colt, Charles The Great, and expects him to have his first run at the Newmarket Guineas meeting. He is qualified for all the Tattersalls Million races later in the year. Flaxen Flare, by first season sire Windsor Knot, is one of the best looking two-year-olds at Kingsclere. He won't be that early but so far, so good.

Kennet Valley Trainers

Andrew Balding (Kingsclere, North Hampshire)

The Balding family have been training for us since 2000 and were responsible for

our leading two-year-old of 2001, Firebreak, who cost 27,000 guineas as a

yearling and was sold to Godolphin for a record 525,000 guineas at the end

of his first season.

Andrew had an excellent season in 2010, finishing 15th in the trainer's table.

He is training three horses for us this year, Fireback, Charles The Great and Flaxen Flare.

Richard Hannon, (East Everleigh, Wiltshire)

Richard Hannon has trained horses for us over the past 20 years, the best of which

was Autocracy, who was second in both the Goffs Million and the Horris Hill

Stakes (GR3).

Richard had one of his best season's ever in 2010 and was Champion Trainer for the

second time (previously Champion Trainer in 1992). He was also voted Flat Trainer of

2010 by the Horserace Writers and Photographers Association at their annual Derby

Awards lunch.

Richard is training three horses for us this year, Cape To Rio, Airborne Again and Redact.

Peter Winkworth, (Chiddingfold, Surrey)

Peter Winkworth has trained for us for the past five years and has won with an

astonishing strike rate of 80%, including the dual winners Marcus Cicero in 2009 and Tullius in 2010

How to Join a Partnership

All Kennet Valley Thoroughbred Partnerships are comprised of 16 shares, costing between £4,500 to £6,500 per share for the first 12 months, including the purchase cost and management charges.

An initial payment is required on signing, with the balance due by 31st March 2011.

Unlike some other concerns, we do not ask you to commit yourselves before the horses are bought. Those attending our annual yearling parade in November will have a chance to see the yearlings, however, we are always happy to arrange a personal viewing.

The horses are individually syndicated and are usually offered for sale towards the end of each year.

Contact details

Nick Robinson
Kennet Valley Thoroughbreds
Coopers Farmhouse
Bell Lane
RG25 2QD

Tel: 01256 381881
Mob: 07767 200520
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