Alex Dunn Racing Weekly Report (26th July-1st August)
This week at West Buckland we celebrated our 100th winner with De Little Engine winning yet again at Wolverhampton under another good ride from Rossa Ryan. It is currently all systems go in preparation for the return of our winter horses that we are just starting to see come back now.
Round up of runners
The yard sent out 5 runners to 4 different courses with a great result for the team at Wolverhampton where De Little Engine won, by a neck.
De Little Engine did it again at Wolverhampton, with some incredibly lucky owners getting involved with him just before his win streak. He has been a great addition to the yard since his £5000 purchase in March has won £10,222.98 in only his last 4 runs. He has been a great addition to the yard not only for his performances but also his genuine character in the yard proving a hit with everyone and acknowledged as an absolute “cool dude”.
Chasing Headlights ran a good race at Uttoxeter to finish a solid 4th which was a positive step forward after his 7th place finish on the previous run at Wincanton on the run before. “Chasing” is again a great character to have in the yard and so we look forward to the future to seeing what this may hold, which will involve fences at some point.
Enmeshing was the third of our runners to return home with some prize money after a run at Windsor, it is great to be now having horses running at these bigger tracks as well as our normal ones and hopefully in no time at all we will be winning on both!
Diamond Reflection and Kublai also ran but sadly it just wasn’t to be on this occasion however Diamond has been running well and we wont complain about one bad run for the success we’ve had as a £600 purchase.
A century of Winners
It’s been a hugely joyous moment for me to have trained my 100th winner this week and it seems appropriate that it should have been De Little Engine for me to have completed it by winning his third race in 4 runs. I have always been in love with the sport of racing and to be lucky enough to still be involved now is unbelievable.
My first runner was a little horse called Public Esteem who finished third in a point at Marks Tey on the 13th February 2010 and he went on to win many races for my parents. The first winner came soon enough with Winning Counsel At Hackwood Park in May and so having my first and only winner in year 1 from 2 horses and 3 places. The winners soon came and Helium, Arayan and Double Mead were the first NH winners in 2012-2013 and our first flat winner in 2015 with Bleu Astral.
I would not be here today without so many people putting their time, trust and faith in our process and if I was to start typing a list then then this would soon turn into an endless report.
So I simply wished to say thank you.
Stables Progress Report
The site for the new stables has been completely dug out now and so there should hopefully be no more reason for anymore digging. The foundations are being laid as we breath and so should with a bit of luck be completed by the time of the next newsletter.
De Little Engine