Heroes

On this page we acknowledge the racehorses we have worked with during their racing careers, they are our ‘Equine Heroes’.

photo of Along Came Rosie winning at Sedgefield for owner Mr Geoff Heap.

ALONG CAME ROSIE 
2004 bay mare
Owner: Mr Geoff Heap

After a successful racing career, she was retired to stud in 2014 but was unfortunate in sustaining a fatal injury.

photo of Bocamix being ridden by trainer Andy Crook in a charity race at Catterick.

BOCAMIX 
2006 grey gelding
Owner: Mrs Helen Sinclair

One of the characters in the yard, he won on the Flat, on the AW and over Hurdles as well as being placed several times over fences. Bocamix was fatally injured in a race at Newcastle on 15th March 2014.

photo of racing legend Corporal Clinger

CORPORAL CLINGER
1979 bay gelding
Owner: Andy Crook

A true legend from horseracing’s past. He passed away peacefully on the morning of Sunday January 22nd 2012, aged 33.”At ease, Corporal.”

CUTE N YOU KNOW IT
2003 bay mare
Owner: Mr Jonathan Saxby


Retired to stud in 2012, she gave birth to a colt foal by Malinas on April 10th 2014.

photo of Fortysecond Street

FORTYSECOND STREET
2004 chestnut gelding
Owner: Mr Geoff Heap

Successful earlier in his career, he retired in 2013.

photo of Incitement

INCITEMENT 
2008 bay gelding
Owner: Select Racing Club

Only in the yard a short time, he showed he was a character. After two promising runs, he was fatally injured when falling in his race at Catterick. A sad loss to the yard and his owners.

photo of Jimmie Brown and members of The 100 Club after his Wetherby win

JIMMIE BROWN
2008 bay gelding
Owner: The 100 Club

Almost four years to the day after he became the horse of The 100 Club, Jimmie was retired having ran 19 times for members.  Club members certainly “lived the dream” and experienced ‘A taste of racehorse ownership’ with him. The high point of his time being his 2013 win at Wetherby.

photo of Matmata De Tendron & his owners after his Hexham win.

MATMATA DE TENDRON
2000 grey gelding
Owner: Lucky Catch Partnership

Matty, as he was known to his owners and fans alike, he retired fit and sound at the end of 2013 but sadly he died in October 2016 after an all too brief retirement. 

photo of Rangefinder

RANGEFINDER 
2004 grey gelding
Owner: Leeds Plywood and Doors Ltd

Another of the yard’s winning racehorses, he was retired from racing in 2013. .

photo of Rory Boy

RORY BOY 
2005 bay gelding
Owner: Mr James-Douglas Gordon

Retired from racing in October 2014, we found a new home for him and wish him a long and happy retirement.

photo of Ryalux winning the Scottish Grand National

RYALUX 
1993 bay gelding
Owner: Mr William Lomas

Our Scottish Grand National hero is still a firm favourite with visitors to the yard on Open Days.

photo of Stolen Light

STOLEN LIGHT
2001 chestnut gelding
Owner: John Sinclair Haulage Ltd

A winner who was always top of Amy’s ‘Favourite Horse in the Yard’ list, he retired from racing in 2011.

photo of Strathaird

STRATHAIRD
2004 bay gelding
Owner: Mrs Kath Savage

Ran on the Flat and AW before turning to NH races and winning over Hurdles and Fences.

photo of Sylvan Oak

SYLVAN OAK
2003 bay gelding
Owner: Mr Richard Berry

His career was blighted by arthritis which forced his retirement.

photo of Trooper

TROOPER
1994 bay gelding
Owner: R.M. Bakes

He retired from racing in 2004 having won hurdle and chase races. He went on to have a successful Point-to-Point career with Emma Burton

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