The farm will start to get quieter as we move into the summer months of June and July. There will be a dozen or so layups coming back from their respective injuries who, following rehabilitation at Sandhurst, will now be started up and prepped to go back to their trainers on the track. Horses will not be our only focus throughout the summer however as we use the quiet season to turn our attention to the maintenance of the farm. We will be mending and fixing what our young stock have managed to tear, rip, dig and generally spoil through their months of education at the farm - we should be finished mending just in time for the class of 2022 to arrive!
With the class of 2022 very much in mind, Sandhurst will be very active in the coming months - firstly at the July Fasig-Tipton sale in Kentucky and then at Saratoga for both the Open Select and the New York Bred Sales. We'll be hoping to secure some premium stock for our existing clientele and, with good performances on the track this summer from our 2021 graduates, we hope to welcome some new clients looking for horsemanship, dedication and value in the education of their young stock.With summer racing geared up and 2yo races getting bigger fields each week, there are a couple of Sandhurst graduates to look out for in the entry box. Firstly a filly called Lady Pele (Tapiture / Sotique) trained by Jordan Blair in KY. Another is Jewelofakid (Lemon Drop Kid / Giants Jewel) trained by Eddie Kenneally; image below.
Lastly it just leaves us to thank all our Owners, Trainers and Agents who have been so wonderfully supportive in our first season. We wish them all the very best racing luck and a fantastic summer ahead. We look forward to seeing what quality stock they have in store for us come the fall when we will be dusting off the breaking bridals and long reins in readiness to set the next class of Sandhurst graduates on their path to stardom!