NH Fixtures & Sales Dates

Mon May 29
Cartmel, Huntingdon
Tue May 30
Newton Abbot
Wed May 31
Cartmel

Entries & Recent Form

We have recently been contacted by the new owner of Rainbow Star.  Becky, aged 15, has sent us these pictures of Rainbow Star in his new home.  She has owned him since November and apparently he is going really well and everyone loves him.  Rainbow Star was trained by Martin Pipe from 1997-2000.

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Rainbow Star in his new home

Below is a recent picture of Don Fernando in a point to point with his new owner/rider Chris Acton.

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Don Fernando (Far right, pink sleeves)

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Mariday has recently retired from racing.  His new owner Kelly has sent us this picture of her riding him in his new home.

Zeta's River hunting

Since retiring from racing Zeta's River has gone to live with our Equine America sales representative Matt.  Matt and Zeta's River whip in for their local hunt and Zeta loves his new job.  You can see in the picture below how well he looks.

We have just been sent some more photos of Doualago who has been doing very well in his eventing career.  Over the last couple of years he has competed at Chatsworth International Novice, Gatcombe International and at Barbury Castle International.  He was awarded his first British Eventing affiliation point last year when he was placed 9th in the Novice at Allerton Park.  As you can see from the photos he looks very well and seems to be enjoying his new job.

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Doualago competing at Chatsworth & Barbury Castle

‘Cyfor’ enjoys his retirement close to the yard in the care of former head lad Dennis Dummett and his partner Norma where he spent most of his time with the late Miinnehoma.  Winner of a hurdle race and 2 chases in France before he joined Pond House Cyfor Malta went on to become one of the best chasers the yard has ever had.  He won the Cathcart, John Hughes and Murphy’s Gold Cup in 1998 before winning the Pillar chase in 1999.  Despite some injury setbacks he won another big handicap chase at Newbury and then the Thomas Pink Gold Cup at Cheltenham in 2002.  He was placed in several other top races and did connections proud.  A truly great horse of his generation.

 

‘Miinne’ won the 1994 Grand National for his owner Liverpool comedian Freddie Starr and provided Richard Dunwoody with his second winner in the great race.  He beat Just So in a thrilling finish.  Miinnehoma was the winner of 11 of his 26 career starts including the Sun Alliance novices chase at Cheltenham, the Newton chase at Haydock and of course the Grand National.  He also finished placed on a further 7 occasions including 3rd in the 1995 Cheltenham Gold Cup.  He was a huge celebrity and enjoyed annual trips to Aintree for the Grand National winner’s parade where he was one of the main draws.  Sadly Miinnehoma passed away peacefully in July 2012 after a long and happy retirement - he was 29 years old.

 

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Miinnehoma (left) & Cyfor Malta (right) enjoying their retirement

We have recently received news of Mazurek who was here at Pond House between 1997 - 2000.

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Mazurek

He ran 5 times on the flat for Mr Pipe and won twice, once at Brighton and again at Sailsbury.  He was also 4th in The Bessborough at Royal Ascot.

Now retired from racing he has recently joined the team at Edge-Hill Stud in Cornwall and his new owner is looking forward to her first stud season with 'Max'.

Born in 1981, Bonanza Boy was one of the best staying chasers of his generation and was the winner of 15 races, 1 bumper, 4 over hurdles and 10 chases.  His chase wins included back to back victories in the 1998 and 1999 Welsh National. He won the Rehersal Chase, the now, Midlands Grand National and had a memorable victory in the Racing Post Chase at Kempton when he was tailed off and looked likely to be pulled up.  Peter Scudamore kept on at him and he ran on strongly to win going away!  A wonderful servant to all connections he enjoyed a long and happy retirement with his owners George and Angie Malde near Simonsbath where he was a local celebrity, making public appearances and opening village fetes.  He sadly passed away in 2011 at the grand age of 30 and was buried at his owner’s farm.

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Bonanza Boy

Celcius was born in 1984 and ran his first 9 races for trainer Ian Balding.  He ran an amazing 97 times and won 20 times.  Peter Scu won on him 6 times, Dunwoody 3, Dascombe 3, Bridgwater 2, Lower 2, Rory MacNeice 2 (now defends jockeys in trouble) and Nick Moore 2.  He also made the frame 32 times.  He was not a very big horse but we would like a few more like him!

Celcius is still enjoying himself and can be regularly seen out hunting locally.

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Celcius (right) with another ex Pond House racer Captain Jack out hunting

It is great to hear further news of yet another of our old horses excelling in a new discipline.  Northern Madrik did not quite fill his potential as a racehorse but he is certainly doing well in his new career.  He is only a six year old but has qualified for Hickstead 2008 ex racers.  He is pictured below taking part in a working hunter class at the New Forest Show where he was well placed.  Well done to him and Helen who now looks after him so well.

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Northern Madrik