Sunset Melody

Sunset Melody

‘Betty’ is a lovely daughter of Westerner  who we are delighted to have on the team. She is leased from her owner/breeder, Lillian Barry in Cork in Ireland.

She has a wonderful pedigree. She is a half-sister to the winners of 12 races including the wonderful Shantou Bob who was second in the Grade 2 Winter Novices Hurdle in Sandown and was rated as high as 146 for his connections, Uncle Danny, a Graded performer in Ireland and 5 time winner Mah Mate Bob.

Her sire Westerner has produced such horses as World Hurdle winner Cole Harden, Arkle winner Western Warhorse amongst a host of top class performers, along with the Uber talented winner of the 2020 Champion bumper Ferny Hollow!

This filly has been broken last year, and then did a good few weeks work in the spring before heading off for a summer break. She is ready to return to work and has arrived with Jason Maguire to begin her pre training.

 She has been with Fergal O'Brien for a number of weeks and is working very well, she would have been ready to run in January, but a nasty little respiratory infection kept her off games for the this end of a month through December, and so we will be looking for a race for her in February. 

Betty is a hardy, tough young mare, with a fabulous pedigree that looks like she will relish soft ground during the winter months.

The initial lease term is for two seasons – terminating on 30 April 2023. There is the option to extend.

As per the conditions of an official BHA lease, it can be terminated at any stage by the lessee, but not by the lessor.

  • 4% shares are Leased so there is no capital outlay
  • Monthly fees are set at an all-inclusive £110 – (£25/wk).
  • Stable visits are welcomed – by appointment at your convenience.
  • 1 O&T Badge when she runs – additional badges may be available by request depending on availability.

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