Half way through the season and we couldn’t be happier with the way it is progressing. After Galway’s marathon session we were delighted to come away with a winner in BABA BOOM for Fitzwilliam Racing and the other horses ran great on a track that always has its challenges.
With 21 winners to date we are constantly trying to better previous seasons, along with 3 winners in England, when the opportunity to find suitable races presents itself. At the same time, our consistent belief that healthy horses make winners underpins everything we do, so it is very important to maintain that standard within the yard.
We are delighted for Shane B Kelly and Tom Madden, riding their first winners for us since joining the yard at the start of the season. These boys are a great asset to add to our team of Denis Linehan, Ross Coakley, Niall McCullagh and Shane Foley. Another ‘Jockey’ to come along is owner/jockey Paddy Woods who had his first ever winner in Gowran Park in May; a great evening for him and now he has three winners in the bag.
We say goodbye to TRUE VALOUR, who ran for us in Del Mar and continues his season Stateside, where they are looking for races to suit him going forward.
August keeps us busy with the Sales Catalogues coming in for studying and TOUGH SPIRIT and ADMIRALITY keeping the winners rolling in at Carlisle and closer to home at the Curragh.
We have a new owner in the shape of JP McManus, who has bought BABA BOOM. We are delighted to have his famous colours joining the laundry list. Fox Covert Stables is indeed looking forward to the rest of the season, bring it on.