Hi everyone and hope all are keeping safe, despite the present situation. Obviously it has been impossible to arrange any racing holidays for this year although if we are lucky our visit to Deauville could still take place in August,
To give us something to brighten us up we are looking at kick starting our holidays with a visit to Dubai in March 2021 for the WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS.
We can't price anything up until maybe the end of the year when fingers crossed we can be back to some normality.
I just need to know if anyone would consider Dubai so that I can work on it and keep all in the picture.
With regards to Deauville we have provisional bookings at the IBIS on the quay the 19th to 24th, The Prix Morny will take place on Sunday 23rd August and we will have our tables booked in the Panoramic Restaurant,
Again we have great interest in this racing break so lets hope things return to normal before.
Please let me know any interest you may have in either break.
With regard to our two stars I can confirm that both sides of the channel they are working on a restart behind closed doors and if it happens we have BOTH horses in great condition ready to go............so we do have things to look forward to.
Finally those of you not involved at the moment may consider re joining us .....please let me know as we do have opportunities in either horse.
I look forward to seeing you on a racecourse soon, please stay safe and take care
racing suspended until the end of April
How about a day at ROYAL ASCOT this year ?
Please let me know if interested,
We suggest racing on the Saturday Bed & Breakfast Saturday night and a get together for dinner Saturday evening !
Double-R-Racing members enjoy a day out at ROYAL ASCOT in 2012
DALSTAR has an entry at Chantilly on Tuesday 3rd March we will up date with more news a bit nearer.
However it is unlikely we will be going over to France in view of the situation with the Coronavirus.
INDIAN STAR has resumed work and will be steppud up a bit from Monday we hope to have her back on the track mid to end of March.
John Bridger will not rush her as he feels we will be having a good year with her
Philippe Van De Poele has decided that the promotion to the higher grade race at Chantilly on Friday will prove too tough for DALSTAR.
Therefore we have decided to withdraw her and wait for a more suitable race at the same course on March 3rd.
Our jockey Theo Batchelot was not available either as he is in Kuwait
In view of the problems around the world at the moment we have put our race travel plans on ice for the time.
We will however still be going to Deauville in August but any world wide racing is on hold for the moment.
INDIAN STAR has resumed her work and is looking none the worse for her forced lay off.
There is a 6 furlong race on Saturday 29th if she is ready but we will keep all in the picture
DALSTAR has an entry at CHANTILLY this Friday 21st. She will be racing over 2100 meters again and will likely be in the 2nd division of her race. She is in good form and should run a big race with a decent draw.
We will up date on Wednesday
WE HAVE JUST 20% REMAINING IN INDIAN STAR, we are delighted at the interest and it would be nice to fill the syndicate before the flat season starts at the end of March.
You can always recommend a friend to join us or increase your own share.
We have 2.5% 5% AND 10% SHARES REMAINING,
Once we fill up we can look at adding to our stable!
INDIAN STAR has recovered from her sore shins and will resume full work on Monday 10th Feb.
She has continued on the walker and been in the paddock daily so has not lost any condition.
It remains to be seen if she can be ready for a possible race on Feb 22nd at Lingfield.
We will keep you all up to date.
We will be going to Deauville again this AUGUST HAVE YOU RESERVED YOUR PLACE YET ? It includes a visit to a stable yard and maybe a stud
DALSTAR is going through one of those periods where nothing seems to go right for her.
Stepping up in distance to 2100 at Chantilly on Thursday 30th she proved she can handle the distance.
We had Theo Batchelot riding and he was very disappointed that his run on the inside led to her getting badly boxed in on the rail forcing her back to the rear. However once clear she flew and was a very unlucky loser just failing by a length and a half.
She could go back to Chantilly on the 20th for another race over the same distance.
This setback comes after three successive bad draws which had given her virtually no chance in those three previous races.
Following Chantilly there is a nice race back at Deauville over 1900 meters.
our flying grey is unlucky again
Indian Star will target a 3 year old maiden for fillies only at Lingfield on February 22nd if she recovers from the sore shins in time.
Due to a lack of races for older horses over 1900 meters DALSTAR has been entered at Chantilly on Thursday 30th January over 2100 meters.
Further details will appear here when we have them in a few more days.
There are 105 entries and the race will be divided into 3.
INDIAN STAR has suffered a small setback (at the end of the week the 18th January) with sore shins, she will enjoy a short break to get over this before resuming work,
Her work had been very good having come on lots since her first race at Kempton earlier in the month.
Hopefully she can be looking for a race at the end of February.
CONGRATULATIONS to Matthew Mills from Ascot who was the winner of our recent competion at ASCOT Races.
He receives a 'FREE' membership to the double-r-racing club for 1 year.
INDIAN STAR certainly had a tough introduction to her racing career at Kempton last night (4th Jan). She wasn't too good away from the starting gate, ran very green ALL the way and failed to stay the 7 furlongs which we expected.
Both trainer John Bridger and the young jockey Aled Beech agreed that she will need some stall work before her next race when we will drop her back to 6 furlongs. She is quick and perhaps Lingfield will suite her.
DALSTAR was not given the best ride at Deauville by Gregory Benoist. She had the worst possible draw (16) and the jockey followed instructions to get across to the inside rail. Having done this he then failed to make any forward move until the race was over......but giving every horse in the race such a start it was an impossible task.She finished close up in the closing pack which from her position was an achievement.
Hopefully Theo Batchelot could be available for her next race and if she gets a decent drae we will see the real DALSTAR
Theo Batchelot is not available to ride DALSTAR at DEAUVILLE on Saturday. She will therefore be riden by George Benoist who has not only won on her over course and distance previously but also overcome the worst possible draw which she has been given again. At least she will be able to get covered up and if George can deliver her as he did before who knows ?
The race goes off at 2.32 UK time.
Later in the day INDIAN STAR will take her place in the first leg of the 7 furlong novice race. It looks tricky but it will be an education for her and part of getting her handicapped, Aled Beech claims 5lb and with a starting stall of 5 COULD SURPRISE
It's like waiting for a bus !!!!
Saturday January 4th we have both Dalstar and Indian Star in action.
DALSTAR runs at Deauville although we are not sure yet as to what race she runs in, we hope to have Theo Batchelot riding again as he gets on so well with her.
INDIAN STAR will make her debut for us at Kempton Park later in the day in a very competitive 7 furlong novice event.
JOHN BRIDGER has been waiting for a maiden race however as none is available we can't leave her boxed up forever so she will take her chance in what looks like a very high class race.
More details about the races will appear here as we get them
Indian Star gets prepared for her first sight of a racecourse, she went 7 furlongs around Lingfield with George Rooke aboard the young jockey was very pleased with her
DALSTAR has been given an entry at Deauville for the 4th January 2020, she did a great piece of work today 28th and is on target to hopefully regain winning ways. We hope to have Theo Batchelot riding her.
Following INDIAN STAR'S visit to Lingfield young jockey George Rooke was impressed with her maturity.
She handled the course came down the hill no problem and was very well balanced around the bend.
All in All a good morning was had and now we will press on with her first race when fixtures allow.
INDIAN STAR goes to LINGFIELD on Wednesday18th for her first taste of a racecourse. She has been working extremely well is very sharp and is ready to run. Following her racecourse gallop at Lingfield she will be found a nice maiden race over 5/6 furlongs.
DALSTAR was badly bumped coming around the first bend at DEAUVILLE on Monday 16th and Theo Batchelot had no choice other than to leave her on the outside where she ran very freely and obviously didn't have her normal finishing kick.
Theo apologised for not giving her the best race however he was unable to get her covered up which is essential.
She will go back to DEAUVILLE in a couple of weeks when hopefully we can get a better draw than the last two.
TOO FREE BUMPED AND NOT COVERED UP GIVING HER LITTLE CHANCE..CLICK TO WATCH
a disappointing run
OUR INDIAN HAVEN FILLY HAS BEEN NAMED INDIAN STAR
INDIAN STAR WILL HAVE HER FIRST RACECOURSE EXPERIENCE THIS WEEK WHEN SHE GOES TO EITHER LINGFIELD OR KEMPTON FOR A GALLOP PRIOR TO HER FIRST RACE
Following our recent appearance at Ascot we have still to make the draw for a FREE SHARE in our racing club This will be drawn on Saturday 14th December by JOHN BRIDGER at his stables in LIPHOOK.
DALSTAR is due to run at DEAUVILLE this coming Monday over the same distance as her last race, Theo Batchelot will ride ,she is drawn 10 of 16 ????
We expect a big finish as with the draw she will have to be produced again from the back.
watch DALSTAR'S LATEST PERFORMANCE
Dalstar bounces back to her best at Deauville
DALSTAR showed her love for the fast ground at Deauville on Tuesday 26th November. With a bad draw again she showed with her turn of foot she can always perform and have a winning chance when conditions are right.
Again Theo Batchelot gave her a great ride. Dropped in last for the first half mile Theo then started weaving his way through the 16 runner field. Inside the final furlong DALSTAR accelerated to pass 10 runners and win the photo for 2nd place, She will go back to Deauville in two weeks when we expect her to go one step further and win again.
Philippe Van De Poele was delighted with her performance and amazed at how she went from last to get into the photo for 2nd place once in the straight.
GREAT INTEREST IN OUR INDIAN HAVEN FILLY
On Friday and Saturday we attended Ascot races with a stall on 'own a racehorse share day'
We had a lot of interest in joining our club but in particular enormous interest in our new INDIAN HAVEN filly.
The filly needs naming now and the front runner names are INDOPICCO, INDIAN STAR, INDIANASTAR and PINDOCO.
Let us know what you think by sending an e-mail to