Monthly Newsletter - June 2024

Hello and Welcome to our new monthly newsletter! We will be bringing you all the latest news, updates and highlights from Whitehouse Stables.

June is always an exciting month with Royal Ascot putting British Racing in the limelight and showcasing the best talent as jockeys, trainers and horses from all over the world travel to this prestigious meeting. We were lucky to have a runner at the Royal meeting, so grab a cup of tea and read on to find out more...

June's Runner Highlights - The Month of Three's

It’s been a busy June as the season is well and truly underway, but it was a trio of three-year-old's that were the highlights of this month’s runners.

First up, OUR GOLDEN ONE (pictured above) ventured across the channel to ParisLongchamp to run in the Listed Prix de Thiberville on Thursday 20th June. On ground that wasn’t in her favour after the going changed, she was beaten just 3 lengths and finished a gallant third gaining some invaluable black type. OUR GOLDEN ONE has a few exciting options for her 20 strong syndicate owners, The Scout Syndicate. Ground dependent, she could target either the Group 2 Lillie Langtry Stakes at Goodwood on 3rd August or head back to France for the Group 3 Prix Minerve at Deauville. She is by Golden Horn, out of the Sadler’s Wells mare, Pleione. OUR GOLDEN ONE is a filly with a very exciting Autumn campaign ahead of her.

WOODHAY WONDER was the next to line up in the Palace of Holyrood Stakes on the fourth day of Royal Ascot. She was incredibly impressive with her blistering break from the stalls (pictured below) and after dropping back to five furlongs, she was only beaten a length and half to finish in fourth in a huge field of 28 runners. WOODHAY WONDER is by Tamayuz, out of the Invincible Spirit mare, Luang Prabang. Her next target could be the six furlong Heritage Handicap at Newmarket on 11th July or in the Group 3 Summer Stakes at York over six furlongs on 12th July. The filly is owned by Mr Matthew Webber and Mr Toby Ward.

We couldn’t possibly forget about Mr Consistent – HAMPDEN (pictured below). Although not a runner at a prestigious venue or in a big race, HAMPDEN battled hard on 16th June at Thirsk to finish second in a Class 3 Handicap over one mile and a half. On his seventh start for the yard, he has only finished out of the top three placings twice. He is sure to get his nose in front very soon and he is lining up in the £100,000 Class two 1m 6f handicap at Haydock on Saturday 6th July. HAMPDEN is by Night Of Thunder, out of the Authorized mare, Twilight Sky and he is owned by O.T.I Racing.


Woodhay Wonder quick out the stalls (No 16)

Tom & Alex at Royal Ascot

Fuelled for the Day by Diesel - A Picnic Affair

On Thursday 20th June, The Racing Dames Club along with Tom Ward Racing hosted a picnic in the owners and trainers car park at Royal Ascot. A great turn out, it was lovely to catch up with some owners as well as meeting some new faces. Sponsored by Pink Diesel Rose, there was plenty of champagne and wine to ‘fuel the good times’ before everyone headed into Royal Ascot to watch a very exciting day of racing ahead of the Gold Cup.

An only girls syndicate, The Racing Dames Club host various events across the year for their members that don’t just involve horses and a racecourse and there are various events to suit everybody. There are still shares available in the club for £100 a month. Their filly, LADY DIESEL, is developing nicely and is not too far away from a run. If you would like to get involved don’t hesitate to contact Alex on [email protected].

Meet The Team – Anthony James

Age & Where are you from: 32 from Worcester

Your role at Tom Ward Racing: Head Lad. My role involves checking all the horses over on a daily basis and making sure everyone is doing what they’re supposed to be doing!

How long have you worked for Tom: Too long! It will be 5 years at the end of the summer.

Favourite Horse: Capote’s Dream – He’s a legend

Favourite Racing Moment: When Many Clouds won the Grand National in 2015, I was working at Oliver Sherwood’s at the time. What a horse he was.

If you had a fully paid trip to anywhere in the world, where would you go? Barbados - it is hot and I’m a sucker for the heat.

If you had one superpower, what would it be? I would want to fly.

Legacy Racing Club Visit

On Saturday 29th June, Legacy Racing Club visited Whitehouse Stables to see their three-year-old colt by Le Brivido, OFFIAH'S BOY. Over 60 members joined us in the sunshine to watch a few of the horses up the gallops before returning to Whitehouse Stables for drinks and some lunch. Everyone enjoyed themselves and it was lovely to see so many faces at the stables. We are already looking forward to the next syndicate visit!

Horses For Sale

Whether you're looking to buy a horse outright, to buy a leg or to just take a small percentage, we have a selection of different ownership options to suit everyone's budget. Tom and Alex are always on hand to help and advise regarding the purchase of a yearling or an older horse.

Head over to our Horses For Sale page to find out more on shares we have available in the yard.

Ant & Capote's Dream

Legacy Racing Club Visit