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We hope this newsletter finds everyone well. Firstly, apologies for the tardiness, there’s been quite a lot going on in CHE world! It’s was good to finally get some warmer weather and despite holiday season it’s been a great couple of months for the Club with plenty to look forward to. 

As always, we want to keep numbers limited and to keep our ethos of delivering a syndicate experience for a racing club price and we are getting there! Whilst the majority of this is self-funded, obviously there’s a level where we can keep up the interest racing-wise and still continue to give members what we think is great value for a thoroughbred/ownership experience, so we’d still love some more members. A big welcome to new members and thank you to everyone who has been recruiting for us!
Don’t forget our exclusive members referral offer, info at the end of the newsletter.

On with the news!…

Under Rules
Myfanwy’s Magic is enjoying his relatively short summer break and we are happy to report he is sound and back on the walker to be soon in pre-training. The Keighley and CHE teams have done a great job spoiling him and keeping him happy on box rest (not a straightforward task with our Magic!), easing him back into the field with a view to back to work in July. He’s putting on the ideal amount of weight and is looking better than ever. He will be back on the walker every day and then Claire’s team will be doing lots of trotting with him in the school and he willl head back to big school in August. We’ll obviously keep everyone updated, bring on the hurdles!

Point to Point
Obviously we are on annual p2p holiday at the moment, but we’re looking forward to the pointers coming back into work in July and following them in training for next season. Check the updates on the website for training news and we’ll post on the WhatsApp group any dates for gallops meet-ups etc. Even if we don’t have a runner we always have a boot picnic on the go at most local meetings and can usually organise free/discounted entry for our members, so please get in touch if you’re planning to go to any when the season kicks off. All fixtures/race day reports can be viewed on the Weatherby’s Point to Point website here.

Exciting news!…
We have a new member of the team who will be joining Nico in the p2p string, running in our Club colours and trained by Julie Wadland. We’ve gone into part ownership with Julie on a nice prospect from the same source in Ireland, a 5 yo gelding well bred out of Zafarella by Court Cave. He has run in Irish p2p with similar form to Lagan Valley, who Julie brought on for a brilliant season last year, being placed in 2 and winning 3 of his races for Wadland Racing. The new boy is currently enjoying a holiday with Julie and we will bring everyone news, as and when, of his progress, pictures/updates will appear in the members area of the website. 

Events
As we said in the last newsletter, during the holiday time it’s tricky to get people together as we understand people are busy and making the most of their summers. Members are always more than welcome to come and visit us at Hailstone Farm and it is probably easier to do this on an ad hoc basis, so please get in touch if you’re passing, a cuppa is always on offer! Magic is still with us on his holiday and will be doing work in the school. Rosemary Russet and her foal Ruby are also at Hailstone, both very much enjoy any human attention! 


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MYFANWY’S MAGIC
Magic did lots of growing physically and mentally whilst at Martin’s before his summer break and we were encouraged by his first two bumper outings. If you missed the race reports you can view them here on the news page for Hereford and Exeter. He came out of both races well and his second run was particularly pleasing, it was a very hot bumper but he gave a good account of himself and galloped on well to the line. Despite his little setback being slightly lame in front after a canter, he had a few weeks box rest and it just meant his holiday happened slightly earlier. As mentioned above he is now in fine form, plenty of fuel in the tank out in the field and will be back in training to start over hurdles early in the season. Hopefully we will have some fun days out and Magic will continue to reward us.
 
NICKOLSON
Big gorgeous Nico has recovered well from his injury. He has been on the walker in February and then on his holiday and enjoying the spring grass. He is in good form and Julie reports if all remains the same and his leg scans well in July he will come back in to start prep for next season mid month. We should hopefully get a run around Christmas time – Nico is a class act and hopefully lots to look forward to.  
Nico enjoying his holiday
 

ROSEMARY RUSSET
Rosie and Ruby Russet came back to Hailstone at the end of May and are both doing really well. Ruby is a fine filly foal and is growing like a weed. She also has the most friendly personality which those of you that have met her or follow us on social will have seen. She has certainly won us all over and the dream is alive and well! A big shout out to all members who have joined our ‘foal to racehorse’ syndicate. There are a couple of shares remaining if anyone would like to take advantage of the early buy-in rate for members. We have a lovely group of people so far and will be keeping 2 shares with a maximum of 10. It’s £1500 for a 10% share for members if you sign up now, nothing more to pay until spring 2025. More details here on the website.

The ‘Apple family’ out of Apple Days (Rosie’s dam) enjoyed more success last season. Black type mare Glimpse of Gala had a brilliant season, placing in 3 and winning 2 of her 7 starts and culminating in a nice run to come 6/22 in the Class1 Village Hotels Handicap Hurdle at the National meeting at Aintree. Rosie’s 2022 filly foal by Passing Glance, Roxy, is now a feisty yearling and enjoying life in the field with her Ask filly friend Alice. If you are on Twitter you can follow Chapel Stud for all the Planteur progeny news, it will be really interesting to see how things develop next season with both families. 

Ruby Russet thriving at home with mum Rosie
Myfanwy’s Magic after his debut at Hereford being congratulated by Club member Pat

 

360 NEWSLETTER

MARCH/APRIL 2023


We hope this finds you all well. It’s been good to finally get some warmer weather and it’s been a great couple of months for the Club with lots more to look forward to. 

We want to keep numbers limited and to keep our ethos of delivering a syndicate experience for a racing club price. Whilst the majority of this is self-funded, obviously there’s a level where we can keep up the interest racing-wise and still continue to give members what we think is great value for a thoroughbred/ownership experience, so we’d love to welcome some more members. 
Don’t forget our exclusive members referral offer, info at the end of the newsletter.

And now for the news!…

Under Rules
We’ve enjoyed two racedays with Myfanwy’s Magic, with his debut at Hereford on 24th March and another bumper run at Exeter on 21st April, more details below. Thank you to Martin for bringing our lad on so well and to the team at Keighley Racing, he’s grown up a lot and we should have lots to look forward to over hurdles. Magic has just arrived back home at CHE where he will have a short holiday. Our other little hopeful, a young Passing Glance mare is currently in pre-training and we would like her to run for the Club if possible. Claire will make a decision as to what we have got and whether she can progress to big school over the next few weeks, if so this will give us the added bonus of a horse in training over the summer.

Point to Point
We’ve enjoyed a few days out including Didmarton, Shelfield Park, Kimble and Edgcote. No runners for the Club but Claire continues with her pointers in training and there will be a couple more days out over the remaining few weeks of the season. Even if we don’t have a runner we always have a boot picnic on the go and can usually organise free/discounted entry for our members so please get in touch if you’re planning to go to any meetings. 
All fixtures/race day reports can be viewed on the Weatherby’s Point to Point website here.

Upcoming Events
As we come into the holiday time it’s tricky to get people together as we understand people are busy and making the most of our time off before the new season really gets going. Any members are more than welcome to come and visit us at Hailstone Farm and it is probably easier to do this on an ad hoc basis, so please get in touch if you’re passing, a cuppa is always on offer! Magic will be with us on his little holiday and soon we hope to have Rosemary Russet and her foal Ruby back home from stud.
 


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MYFANWY’S MAGIC
Magic has done lots of growing physically and mentally and we are very pleased with his first two outings. If you missed the race reports you can view them here on the news page for Hereford and Exeter. He came out of both races well and his second run was particularly pleasing, it was a very hot bumper but he gave a good account of himself and galloped on well to the line. The following week he was then slightly lame in front after a canter, with the vet thinking it was of no notable concern and most likely some minor bone bruising, so he’s had a few weeks box rest, not really his cup of tea! Martin concluded it was good timing for a short break anyway and we’ll be looking to get him back in sometime in June and get schooling to start over hurdles early in the season. Hopefully everyone will have seen Martin’s video update on WhatsApp/email. Magic is now back at CHE where he is much improved, rather full of himself and thinks it’s all very exciting – same old Magic!
 
NICKOLSON
Thankfully Nico’s injury is better, he has been on the walker since February and has now gone on his summer holiday. He is in fine form in himself and Julie reports all is well and if all goes to plan he will come back in to start prep for next season mid July/ beginning of August. We should hopefully get a run this side of Christmas, Nico is a class act and lots to look forward to. 
 
ROSEMARY RUSSET
As you will all know by now, the exciting news on May 5th came in the shape of Rosie’s new filly foal by Planteur. Officially belonging in the next newsletter but we couldn’t help including a pic here! Mum and baby are doing really well and we are expecting them back at Hailstone soon.

The ‘Apple family’ out of Apple Days (Rosie’s dam) have been enjoying more success of late. Black type mare Glimpse of Gala has had a brilliant season, placing in 3 and winning 2 of her 7 starts and culminating in a brilliant run to come 6/22 in the Class 1 Village Hotels Handicap Hurdle at the National meeting at Aintree. Rosie’s 2021 filly foal by Passing Glance, Roxy, is now a feisty yearling and enjoying life in the field with her Ask filly friend Alice.

Thank you to everyone at Batsford Stud who have looked after Rosie and the newly christened ‘Ruby Red’ so well as always. The dream is alive and the aim is still to set up a foal syndicate with an early buy in discount for members, more details to follow soon.

 
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support. If you’d like to treat someone for a gift or have any friends or loved ones that would enjoy our Club, please use our exclusive 10% discount voucher when signing up.
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This discount lasts for the whole lifetime of the membership, so pretty good value!
We look forward to lots of fun and exciting times ahead.
Hope to see you all soon, online and in person and send our best wishes,
 
Claire and Kate

We hope this finds everyone well. Despite the current cold snap it’s good to see some signs of spring, including Cheltenham being just around the corner. Our Club has been showing signs of growth also, but we need more members!
Please see the end of this newsletter for an exclusive members offer.
We want to keep numbers limited and to keep our ethos of delivering a syndicate experience for a racing club price. Whilst the majority of this is self-funded, obviously there’s a level where we can keep up the interest racing-wise and still continue to give members what we think is great value for an thoroughbred/ownership experience. Sadly we have a horse out at the moment with Nickolson, so we would ideally like to have another in training for members to follow, please read on!…

New Club Horse
We have a nicely-bred youngster in the yard that we have a good feeling about and we would love to buy her for the Club, she is currently in pre-training. We always want to be open and honest with members and to offer everyone an odds-on chance of being able to attend racedays as an owner and to organise more events – but this won’t be possible without more subscribers. If you have any friends or relatives who love racehorses and will enjoy the experience please get them involved! 

Under Rules
Thank you to those of you that were able to attend our last gallops morning to see Magic at Keighley Racing, there will be more of these to come as long as he is in training. Full update on Magic below and more information about his first run which will be coming up in the next couple of weeks. It’s been gratifying to see how he has taken to his training and settled in at the yard, also always fun to see all the other horses including the Cheltenham entries at work in the string. Magic has formed a nice little partnership with yard jockey Harry Atkins and we were pleased to see him on his way as conditional with three rides in February at Market Rasen, Ludlow and Hereford, kicking off with 4/6, 5/8, 2/6, so well done to Harry. 

Point to Point
We’ve enjoyed a few days out including Buckfastleigh, Chaddesley Corbett and two meetings at Garthorpe. Unfortunately as our pointer Nickolson is taking the rest of the season off, no runners for the Club but Claire continues with her pointers in training and there will be more days out ahead with those. Even if we don’t have a runner we will be at some of the local meetings coming up and always have a boot picnic on the go. We can usually organise free/discounted entry for our members so please get in touch if you’re planning to go to any meetings. 
All fixtures/race day reports can be viewed on the Weatherby’s Point to Point website here.

Upcoming Events
We will be arranging more visits to see Magic on the gallops while he is in training, details will be on the website events calendar and the WhatsApp group. We are also in the process of organising some stud visits and will be having another ‘cuppa and cake’ morning at Hailstone Farm, dates to be confirmed.
Please keep an eye on the calendar for all our upcoming events. 
 


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MYFANWY’S MAGIC
Magic has been going well in his training at Martin’s and we’ve been pleased with how he has settled in. He is going in the right direction and if all goes to plan Martin will be entering him for a bumper over the weekend of 18th-20th March – the options being Uttoxeter, Chepstow and Taunton. We obviously hope everyone can make it, appreciating this is the weekend after Cheltenham! We won’t be expecting too much of him first time out, but Martin seems pleased with his progress and he has done good pieces of work upsides other horses such as Pinnacle Peak and Herecomeshogan. Training updates of him on the gallops are on the news page if you haven’t seen them yet. We hope that he can start well and age and strength will be on his side, obviously he is not bred for the distance, but it is very exciting that he will finally be on track! 
 
NICKOLSON
Despite his set-back, Nico is in fine form in himself and Julie reports all is well. He will have a nice long break and come back into work for next season, when we hope for lots more fun days out with him. He is a real character and keeps them entertained at JW Racing, below is a pic of him keeping warm and snug!
 
ROSEMARY RUSSET
Broodmare Rosie is now back at Hailstone, in her lovely newly built home with pal Kazuri Kate, looking in fine fettle with her baby on board. If you missed the video of the last scan you can view it here. Rosie is in foal to Planteur (son of Danehill Dancer, Gr.1 winner of over £2.2 million in prize money, sire of Trueshan and multiple Stakes winners). Planteur stands at Chapel Stud in Worcestershire, near the beautiful Malvern Hills and we will be arranging a members visit there in the future. 

Rosie is part of the ‘Apple family’ bred by Fran and Christopher Marriott over at Hull Farm, the home of Charlie Longsdon Racing. There is black type in the family, Rosie’s half sister, Glimpse of Gala has won the last two and been placed in all of her five outings so far this season. We were also pleased to see her half brother, Mr Bramley, come 2nd in a 14 runner bumper at Wetherby in February, trained by Jedd O’Keefe. Rosie’s filly foal by Passing Glance, named Roxy, is now a yearling and enjoying life in the field at Hailstone with her Ask filly friend Alice.

Rosie will be off to Batsford Stud to foal at the end of April. The dream is alive and the aim is to set up a foal syndicate when this baby arrives all being well, open to all, but members will receive a discount. There will be an inital buy in then nothing to pay for two years. We will keep everyone updated, but do drop us an email if you or anyone you know might be interested and we can send further details.

As the weather finally turns more wintery, the NH and pointing seasons are in full swing. We feel like the Club is in full swing now too as we have finally been able to get racing and to enjoy meeting some of you out and about. Firstly thank you to those of you that were able to attend our Members Welcome Morning at the end of October. It was good to be able to introduce our Club horses and some other residents in the yard to new members and catch up with old friends. Hopefully a fun morning was had by all and everyone enjoyed a good chat, breakfast baps and a few glasses of fizz.

Point to Point
Some of us were at the first meeting at Knightwick in November, where Joe O’Shea chalked up an impressive treble including a win for Willewonga in the Conditions Race for Novice Riders, with our friend Amber Jackson-Fennell on board. We were delighted for Amber to score her sixth career victory, she has ridden Nickolson for us schooling and has more than a liking to a certain Claire Hart in gutsiness and technique, so she should go far!
The highlight so far though of the November meetings was of course our very first winner for the Club when Nickolson won the level 2 Conditions Race at Hexham on the 27th (more on him below!). We were so thrilled for our trainer Julie Wadland and jockey Jack Andrews for their double on the day with Nico and Andy du Pierres, making four wins from five rides for Jack so far and his 170th career success. They have a pretty impressive first time out strike rate these two! We were so glad for them that the long round trip was worthwhile and all Julie’s hard work paid off for a flying start to her season – and ours!
All race day reports can be viewed on the Weatherby’s Point to Point website here.

Upcoming Events
Our under rules season may kick off in December if all goes to plan with Magic. We will of course be arranging a day out for Club members when he runs and we will have at least one morning on the gallops at Condicote before Christmas for members to get together and watch him work. We are also in the process of arranging visits to O’Brien McPherson Racing, Charlie Longsdon Racing and Batsford Stud – dates will be in the new year. We will be hosting more mornings at Hailstone Farm so there will also be opportunities for meetups and socialising at CHE. Our next race day will be at Chaddesley Corbett for the Harkaway Hunt p2p on the 27th December, it’s unlikely that we will have a runner on the day but we will be enjoying the racing and a boot picnic. Hopefully some of you can join us for a twixmas mince pie and a glass of fizz, details will be on the website events calendar and the WhatsApp group.
As ever please keep an eye on the calendar for all our upcoming events. 
 


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MYFANWY’S MAGIC
Magic has been going well in his pre-training and we’ve been really pleased with him. He has continued cantering around the headlands and working in the school at home, plus he has done some good pieces of work with a mate and in the string on the gallops at Keighley Racing. Videos of him on the gallops and in the school are on the news page if you haven’t seen them yet. Despite our initial plans to go pointing we decided the way forward for him was under rules and he has proved us right so far as he has settled into the string really well at Martin’s when we’ve taken him over there. We expect that he will be there full time in early December. He has strengthened well over the last few months and has matured in his work. We are really excited about the next step, especially as this gives the Club a foot in both camps as far as racing is concerned and hopefully some fun days out for us all! Martin intends to keep up with schooling and his debut will be a bumper or over hurdles, we will wait and see how things go over the next month. 
 
 
NICKOLSON
Nico trained and schooled well as his work ramped up during October and November. You can see some of his schooling videos on the news page. He was in good order when Julie entered him and his stablemate Andy du Pierres at Hexham for the Border Hunt meeting on the 27th November. Julie had concluded we must go to Hexham for the ground and the 2m 4f Conditions Race on level weights suited him sweetly as he kept on well up the run in and won by 3 and a half lengths. Even though we had fairly high expectations due to his rating over fences of 131 and this effective drop in class, it was a competitive race and Julie has done a fabulous job with him to get him back on track. He travelled well and has been on good form at home since his run. Very exciting to see our colours in the winners enclosure, though we realise Hexham was not ideal geographically for everyone, we hope for lots more fun days out ahead! 
 
ROSEMARY RUSSET
Broodmare Rosie is happy in the field and getting fat with her baby on board. If you missed the video of the last scan you can view it here. Rosie is in foal to Planteur (son of Danehill Dancer, Gr.1 winner of over £2.2 million in prize money, sire of Trueshan and multiple Stakes winners). Planteur stands at Chapel Stud in Worcestershire, near the beautiful Malvern Hills and we will also be arranging a members visit there in the future. 

Rosie is part of the ‘Apple family’ bred by Fran and Christopher Marriott over at Hull Farm near Chipping Norton, also the home of Charlie Longsdon Racing. There is black type in the family, Rosie’s half sister, Glimpse of Gala has won 3 and been placed in 5 of her 9 outings this season. Rosie’s filly foal by Passing Glance, named Roxy, was weaned and is enjoying life in the field at Hailstone Farm with her Ask filly friend Alice.

The dream is alive and we will be setting up a foal syndicate when this baby arrives next spring, open to our members at a discounted rate. Do drop us an email if you think you might be interested and we can send further details.

 
LEITH HILL LAD
‘AP’ coninues his happy life in retirement at the yard. Due to the time of year there haven’t been any R0R outings with him but he has been doing a great job as lead horse with the babies around the farm and woods at home. For new members, he and Claire did three dressage tests in the summer and a combined training. His dressage was improving all the time and the judges comments were very positive. Claire has been jumping him in the school and will continue through the winter with plans to go eventing next spring. This will hopefully provide something different for a day out and for members who haven’t experienced eventing before and would like to see what it’s all about. Claire describes AP’s attitude as “exuberant” and this hindered any competition in show classes because he can’t yet stand still! As she says his good looks seem to carry him through. He is a great character in the yard and is always happy to show off.  
 
We would like to take this opportunity to welcome new members who have joined in the last couple of months. If you’d like to treat someone for Christmas or your know any friends or loved ones that would love our Club, don’t forget our 10% discount offer that is running right up until New Year’s Eve! The discount applies to all memberships using the code 360XMAS22-10 on registration.
We appreciate everyone’s support and we look forward to lots of fun and exciting times ahead.
In the meantime, we would like to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year. 
Hope to see you all soon!
 
A VERY MERRY 360 CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL
 

As autumn approaches, we hope that everyone has had a wonderful summer and is as excited as we are about the new season ahead. The point to point fixtures are officially on the calendar, the first meeting being at Knightwick on Saturday 5th November. We aim to go to this meeting and have a fun day out whether we have a runner or not. We’d love to see some of our members there and will have a 360 picnic and fizz on the go, guests welcome. We will also be schooling two of our horses over the course fences on the 15th November.

Plans for our p2p runners are as yet unsure as we will see how the next few weeks of training go, but we are aiming for early December. It’s been great to see our jockey Gareth riding again after a few weeks off with a shoulder injury. He is back in training with Vasco du Mee and hopefully will be making his p2p racing debut on Vasco early in the season. 

We are sorry to report that our under rules horse has picked up an injury and will now be on a break (see below). A real shame especially as things were progressing well, but the welfare of the horses must always come first. We will be on the look out for another horse for under rules racing in the meantime and will keep all members posted as and when there is news. 

To celebrate the start of the season and to welcome new and existing members, we will be holding a yard visit at Claire Hart Equine on Saturday 29th October, 10.30 AM. Come and see our 360 Club horses in real life, enjoy a yard tour, breakfast baps, tea, coffee and most importantly cake!

Please keep an eye on the events calendar for all our upcoming events and days out.  


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MYFANWY’S MAGIC
Magic has been going well in his training after coming back into work in August from his summer holiday. He has started cantering around the headlands and on the gallops. Videos of him on the gallops and in the school are on the news page if you haven’t seen them yet. Our aim is to go for an early season racecourse schooling session, possibly at Knightwick in November, with some days out jump schooling locally with a view to a run before Christmas. He has strengthened well over the summer and we are excited about the next step. He has been jumping in the school and he is a natural. 
 
 
CODEY JONES
Sadly Cody picked up a tendon injury and he will soon be back in residence at Hailstone Farm with Claire. Our trainer Martin Keighley was very much looking forward to running him over fences and this was a blow for the Club and Cody’s owners Martin and Diane White. As we all know these things happen with racehorses and we are happy to say he is well in himself and will now have a break and rehab. We were all very proud of his amazing first run at Worcester and hopefully after the required time off he will return to training, but this will obviously be guided by future veterinary advice and the priority of his overall well-being. Thank you to Martin and the Keighley team for their care and advice as always. 
 
ROSEMARY RUSSET
Broodmare Rosie is in foal and we were delighted to have the latest confirmation that all is well when vet Aled came to scan her. If you missed the video of the scan you can view it here. Rosie is in foal to Planteur (son of Danehill Dancer, Gr.1 winner of over £2.2 million in prize money, sire of Trueshan and multiple Stakes winners). It’s always reassuring when scan time comes around and exciting to see that heart beat. Planteur stands at Chapel Stud in Worcestershire, near the beautiful Malvern Hills and we will be arranging a members visit there in the near future. 

Rosie is part of the ‘Apple family’ bred by Fran and Christopher Marriott over at Hull Farm near Chipping Norton, also the home of Charlie Longsdon Racing. There is black type in the family, Rosie’s half sister, Glimpse of Gala has won 3 and been placed in 2 of her last 7 outings. Rosie currently has a filly foal at foot by Passing Glance named Roxy, she will be weaned in the coming weeks and you will be able to see her at our Members Welcome Day on the 29th October.  

The dream is alive and we will be offering a foal syndicate when this baby arrives next spring to our members at a discounted rate. Do drop us an email if you think you might be interested and we can send further details.

 
LEITH HILL LAD
‘AP’ coninues his retraining from racehorse to riding horse. He and Claire have done three dressage tests this summer and a combined training. His dressage is improving all the time and the judges comments are very positive. Claire intends to carry on show jumping through the winter and plans to go eventing with him next spring. This will hopefully provide something different for a day out and for members who haven’t experience eventing before. AP’s rather exuberent attitude has stopped him competing in show classes because he can’t yet stand still! Luckily his good looks seem to carry him through! Claire will be doing jumping with him in the school at our Members Welcome Day.