We were honoured that the prestigious International Thoroughbred Magazine chose to conduct an interview with Mickley Stud founder Richard Kent, and included a five-page feature about the stud and our stallions in the pre-Christmas edition. You can read the full article by accessing it via the "News" > "In The Press" menu item above - or click on THIS LINK.
Northern trainer Paul Collins found a decent opportunity at Newcastle for the Captain Gerrard filly DREAM REVIVAL and she made no mistake, losing her maiden tag in the Betway Median Auction Maiden Stakes. The minimum trip seems to suit her so hopefully she can go on from that confidence booster and win a few more!
Another winner today for Multiplex, whose daughter LADY WILLPOWER got a positive ride in the Plus 10 Fillies' Novice Stakes at Chelmsford, earning connections a nice £10,000 bonus in the process. She had been runner-up in her three previous starts, so while the 7lb claimed by jockey William Cox didnt hurt, this win didn't come as a surprise, and Lady Willpower became the 9th winner for the reliable Mickley Stud mare Gagagulu. She was able to get over from a less than ideal position in stall ten, took the lead, and dominated from there. Well done to trainer John Quinn and all connections.
We were delighted to see Oldgrangewood enjoy further success in the Class 2 Ladbrokes Open Handicap Chase at Newbury. Bred at Mickley Stud by our former stallion Central Park, this was the 6 year old's fifth career success from only 14 starts, with seven placed efforts into the bargain, so he is proving to be a useful servant to trainer Dan Skelton and connections.
At Towcester, Multiplex mare COSMIC DIAMOND travelled smoothly and won the Weatherbys Racing Bank Mares' Handicap Hurdle with something to spare, stretching out to win by 8 lengths. The stiffer test of stamina was obviously to her liking, and she continues in good form with two wins and a place from her last four runs. To make it a doubly enjoyable day, Lot 608, a colt by Showcasing from Mickley Stud, sold to Blandford Bloodstock for 88,000gns at Tattersalls
The final Mickley Stud HEERAAT yearling to sell in 2017 went under the hammer today, purchased by Peter & Ross Doyle Bloodstock for 26,000 gns and destined to join Richard Hannon. That's lucky 6 for Richard! Good luck to all owners and trainers, we cant wait to see them on a racecourse!
Two winners today for Multiplex who just keeps on delivering the goods. At Chelmsford, LUCYMAI, who had run well in her last two visits, was't ideally drawn, but she was well away and cleared her field, bagging the railand dominating from there, pulling right away in the straight to win comfortably by 4 1/2 lengths. A great result for trainer Dwean Ivory and rider Jack Duern. Up at Newcastle, PADDYPLEX, on his reappearance after making a successful Flat debut at Ayr in May, was never far off the pace in the main group and quickened up well when asked by Phillip Makin to go and win his race a furlong out. He is entitled to still have improvement left in him and will hopefully continue to shine for trainer Keith…
Today’s yearling session at Doncaster offered buyers the final opportunity to secure a Goffs UK yearling for 2017. As had been the case at the Silver Sale in August, a son of Mickley Stud's first-crop sire Heeraat claimed top lot honours, with trainer Tim Easterby signing the docket at £20,000 to take the colt back to his North Yorkshire base, making it a terrific year for our stallion. The May born colt, described by his purchaser as "a bloody nice horse", is the second foal out of the Doyen mare Another Sunset, an unraced sister to the Listed-placed Wrekin Sunset. "He's a good sort with a great attitude, a great walk and he looks like a galloper," said Easterby, who gave Mickley Stud's son of Dark Angel a ringing endorsement.…
YOUNG TIGER, a gelding by the reliable Captain Gerrard, put in a comfortable performance in the sprint handicap at Newcastle last night and pulled clear without his rider having to move a muscle. He'd been raised up 4lb for a good success over C&D just six weeks ago and could be worth following. Well done to Tom Tate Racing and jockey James Sullivan.