Friday 6 April 2012

In Declaration of the Brocklesby: A Guide to Finding Winners

It’s like Marmite. You either love it or hate it. True, it’s an acquired taste; but why not make this season’s two-year-old racing a tempting hors d’oeuvre to your daily menu of thoroughbred action? The William Hill Brocklesby Conditions Stakes has been a starting point for many an exceptional race horses: Hearts Of Fire, Mind Games, both went on to find Group success, to old stalwart Indian Spark who ran an incredible one hundred and forty-three times over a long and noted career. What makes this flying 5f race so intriguing is that it’s often a guide to future winners. Traditionally, the Brocklesby has been the first Flat turf two-year-old race of the season. Such a rich history means it’s held in high regard by trainers of precocious juveniles. In those cold winter months, unnamed colts & fillies must set the mind alight with thoughts of what may yet become. The Flat turf season is without question built on hopes & dreams - the lifeblood of a racing industry.