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                      Tiutchev

Tiutchev was another horse that came to Pond House at the age of nine having already had an amazing career which continued while he was here at Pond House.  He was a 1993 born bay gelding by Soviet Star and his dam was Cut Ahead.  He began life on the flat for Roger Charlton in 2003 and had three runs as a three year old, improving with each start finishing sixth, fifth and third on his final start for the trainer.  He was then sold and bought by the Liars Poker Partnership from Newmarket sales for 31,000 guineas.

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                        Junior

Junior was an absolute star for Pond House and did the rare double of winning at Royal Ascot and also winning at the Cheltenham Festival.  He is a 2003 born chestnut gelding by Singspiel and his dam is called For More.  He joined the Pond House team as a seven year old after David and Middleham Park Racing purchased him from Doncaster’s spring sales in May 2010 for £35,000.  He won his first start for the yard – the Ascot Stakes at Royal Ascot the following month!  

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                     Ashkazar
        (Photo courtesy of Bill Selwyn)

Ashkazar was a 2004 born bay gelding bred by the Aga Khan.  Thank you to Sally Oliver who got in contact with us about him, she enjoys reading about our former inmates and Ashkazar was one of her favourite past horses.  He was by Sadler’s Wells and his dam was called Asharna.  He began his career in France in training with A De Royre-Dupre in November 2006 as a two year old at Fontainebleu over 1m1f with Christophe Soumillon riding.  He finished last of the six runners after missing the break.  The winner of that race was none other than future Champion hurdle winner Binocular and in third place was Thousand Stars who was also high class and a future Cheltenham Festival winner.  Not a bad race to make your debut in I guess!

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Upgrade was a 1994 bay gelding by Be My Guest out of a dam called Cantanta.  He raced in the blue and maroon colours of owners Matt Archer and the late Jean Broadhurst who were Villa supporters.  He was unraced on the flat for Roger Charlton and was bought for 12,000 guineas.  He started his National Hunt career in the care of Nigel Twiston-Davies in juvenile hurdles and pulled up on his racecourse debut at Hereford in November 1997 after running far too freely.

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                          Terao

Terao was a Cheltenham Festival winner for Pond House who won nine races carrying the red and green colours of owner Brian Kilpatrick.  He was a 1986 born bay gelding by Furry Glen and his dam was called Bodyline.  Bred by Jeremy Maxwell in Ireland for Mr Kilpatrick’s; he arrived at Pond House in July 1990 as an unraced four year old.

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                    Stormez

I remember Stormez as a yard and racing public favourite from when I first arrived at Pond House in December 2003.  He was a very very good horse, full of character and he was well known for finishing very close seconds in some of the great races as well as winning his share of them as well.  He was a 1997 born bay gelding with a striking big white blaze by sire Ezzoud out of a dam called Stormy Scene.

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    Strands of Gold (right) in retirement (aged 23)

Strands of Gold was another former great of Pond House and holds a special place in the heart of secretary Gail Harrison as he spent his many happy years of retirement with Raymond and Gail at Straight Ash Farm.  He was a 1979 born bay gelding by Le Coq D’or and his dam was Sweet Fanny.  He had in fact already had a wonderful career before he ever came to Pond House but he arrived at the yard in January 1988 and it was a case of what might have been….

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