sport of kings

Training The Two Legged Athletes

Work Rider Training

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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European Sales

European Thoroughbred 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

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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We are 350

Rowley Mile, Newmarket

Hello everyone, I’m back again! I thought this would be a good platform to share a piece that Harriet wrote for a Racing Post young writers competition. Her piece didn’t get into the final, so we will make the most of it! Harriet recently joined the team at Saint Wendred’s as my admin assistant. I guess…

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Where are they now?

Thoroughbred arfter-care

Back to blogging! Boy has the time flown by…….. There are so many topics to write about, I always try to give it a current spin.  One subject that we will always have to think about is: what happens to all the racehorses after their career? The good ones go to the breeding shed of course…

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