We have walked over twenty miles in the past two days looking at horses at the Goffs sales, but it has been worthwhile as we have bought three lovely horses.
ROSSAMILAN, pictured, is a six year old who has improved with each run this season, making all and winning at the end of March. He is a gorgeous looking horse, very strong and has a super easy going character. He should be ideal for soft ground hurdles, then chases and looks to have lots of stamina. He was £18,000 and is for sale. See his pedigree HERE
Having bought our favourite thing, a Milan gelding, we then branched out to buy a couple with flat bred pedigrees to run over hurdles.
KELPIES MYTH is a four year old by Dutch Art who won his bumper at Musselburgh last spring. He is a huge horse, a good sixteen three hands, and yet he is very light on his feet. While he will run over hurdles this season he has all the size and scope to go chasing long term. He will have a few quiet weeks then will be back in training for the autumn and he should be an exciting novice hurdler for us. He is for sale, his pedigree is HERE.
Finally, we bought BAB EL MANDEB out of the Goldolphin draft, a most attractive strong three year old, who is unraced but he came with a strong recommendation from his previous trainer. He is by the American sire Blame out of a Listed winner and has an impressive pedigree. He will race this summer for John and Judith Murray, and you can see his pedigree HERE
There are more photographs on our FACEBOOK page, Lucinda Russell Racing