Newmarket based thoroughbred trainer and practising veterinarian.

Work Rider Training

Training The Two Legged Athletes

By Ilka Gansera-Lévêque / 31st August 2016 / Comments Off on Training The Two Legged Athletes

Last week we were lucky to benefit from on site work rider training for our staff. The British Racing School Jockey coach Richard Perham came to Saint Wendred’s with a specially designed mobile training centre including a racehorse simulator. Mr. Perham rode over 230 winners in his career as a jockey, and has now gone…

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Marginal Gains

A New Supporter

By Ilka Gansera-Lévêque / 31st August 2016 / Comments Off on A New Supporter

Gansera-Leveque Racing is proud to announce a new partnership with Haygain. We are now very lucky to be sponsored by two top innovative equestrian companies. Haygain & long term supporters Racing Blue are leaders in their fields for equine health. Their products are invaluable to us in maintaining and improving the overall performance and nutrition…

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2-year-olds in training

Photos – 2 Year Old Gallopers

By Ilka Gansera-Lévêque / 31st August 2016 / Comments Off on Photos – 2 Year Old Gallopers

We were very happy with the run from Seprani on her handicap debut. After being hampered badly inside the final furlong she displayed a good attitude and stayed on well to finish second. She came out of the race fresh and well. Our other recruits are working well too, our syndicate filly The Lady Rules (Chestnut…

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European Thoroughbred Sales

European Sales

By Ilka Gansera-Lévêque / 5th August 2016 / Comments Off on European Sales

Arqana Yearling auction catalogue  – 14th-16th August 2016 As the Deauville sales are the first major yearling sales in Europe, a large crowd always arrives to see the years offering from some exciting new stallions. This year will be no exception with the first yearlings of Group 1 winning stallion MAXIOS going through the ring. One of his first crop of yearlings to…

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Newmarket Open Weekend

Newmarket Open Weekend

By Ilka Gansera-Lévêque / 4th August 2016 / Comments Off on Newmarket Open Weekend

17th & 18th September 2016 ..Save the date! Ilka and Stéphane will be opening the gates of Saint Wendred’s to the public again this year as part of Newmarket Open Weekend’s charity event. We will be having tours with Ilka from both a veterinary and training perspective. She will answer any questions as well as introducing you to some…

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Random Acts Film

First – A short Film

By Ilka Gansera-Lévêque / 18th July 2016 / Comments Off on First – A short Film

Last summer we had the pleasure of opening the gates of Saint Wendred’s to talented young director Alejandro Ahedo Perez and his team. As part of his university degree at the Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, and funded by Channel 4, Alejandro directed and produced a short film on our philosophy at Gansera-Leveque Racing… You may have seen a…

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grass, lots of grass

Summer Succulents 

By Ilka Gansera-Lévêque / 18th July 2016 / Comments Off on Summer Succulents 

With the abundance of grass in the paddock, the horses are benefiting from hand cut grass in their stables daily. The wheelbarrow full of grass is now more popular and anticipated than actual lunch time – with the four legged residents at least! … Happy and healthy horses.    

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Tenacity's sire Maxios

Full Circle

By Ilka Gansera-Lévêque / 15th July 2016 / Comments Off on Full Circle

At this year’s Arqana August yearling sale Deauville, I will feel pride as well as a little sadness. Here’s the story… I got my license to train racehorses in August 2012, as a business opportunity I created a shortlist of horses as potential purchases from the BBAG sales. Amongst those was the great walker Tosca. I vetted her and had my heart…

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