With another year drawing to a close, it’s time to reflect on the year we have had. It has been a promising year for Prestige Place with plenty of exciting young horses working their way through the ranks. We are very grateful to all our loyal owners and our great team at home who have all contributed to our success this year.
One of our standout horses for 2018 was two year old filly Capla Temptress. The once 26,000 euro purchase from the Goffs Orby Sale landed the Grade 1 Natalma Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack back in September. Capla Temptress went on to run in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf at Del Mar for trainer William Mott and has since returned to Prestige Place in preparation for her three year old campaign.
Superstar filly Aljazzi started the year off well by landing the Snowdrop Fillies’ Stakes listed race at Kempton in April. She had one more start before lining up in the Group 2 Duke Of Cambridge Stakes at Royal Ascot, Aljazzi ran a gallant race to finish second on the day to the French trained Qemah. In September she went on to win the Group 3 Atalanta Stakes at Sandown Park in impressive style finishing 3 lengths ahead of Nathra.
The talented two year old Speak In Colours, also caught the eye this year. The son of Excelebration is the winner of two races from three starts to date. His most recent win came in the Doncaster Stakes (Listed Race) at Doncaster Racecourse in October. Speak In Colours has been given a break over the winter months and all being well he will be aimed at the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot in 2018.
We were all extremely saddened to hear of the loss of stable star Fanciful Angel, who was fatally injured in his stall at Palm Meadows in December. The globetrotting son of Dark Angel was the winner of five time winner and his final start for us came in the Arlington Million back in August were he ran a phenomenal race to finish second in the Grade 1 at Arlington Park.
The team continues to have a busy couple of months ahead with plenty of runners to look forward to over the New Year period. From all of us at Prestige Place, we would like to wish all our friends and colleagues a very Prosperous and Happy New Year.