What a fantastic month June has been for our equinITy customers.
The Belmont Stakes and equinITy in the USA
The month started with Amelia jetting off to Belmont to visit a few trainers at Belmont and Fair Hill followed by a fantastic day’s racing on the Saturday for the Belmont Stakes. She went racing with equinITy customer Mike de Kock who’s Mubtaahij was running in the Belmont Stakes. He ran a fantastic race to finish fourth against some of America’s top three year olds and to top it off she got to see a Triple Crown winner. On returning from her trip Amelia reported, “The noise from the stands and American Pharoah turned into the straight was glass shattering and the emotion as he crossed the line in front was just incredible. To witness 90,000 people cheering home one horse who will now go down in the history books was an amazing experience and it was a real privilege to be there!”. Amelia’s visit signalled the beginning of equinITy’s exposure to the American market with all of the necessary approvals to export to the USA having now been met. The appointment of a number of Agents to promote equinITy within the USA is underway with representation in the principle horseracing areas of California, Florida, Kentucky and New York being prioritised. We look forward to introducing our USA Agents over the coming weeks.
Gold for Ed Dunlop
British horseracing’s main showcase Royal Ascot was the next big event and it represented a major watershed for Ed Dunlop. Ed’s roll of honour is already extensive having enjoyed Global success with his Classic winning fillies Ouija Board and Snow Fairy and the Group 1 performers Joshua Tree and the legendary Red Cadeaux. The Holy Grail though for any British trainer is The Gold Cup and the supplemented Trip to Paris, a winner of the Chester Vase in May, stamped himself as a stayer out of the top drawer with an authoritative success under a superb ride from Grand National winning jockey Graham Lee. To learn more about what this win meant to Ed and the team have a read of news on his website here.
Top Notch Tonto
One of the most popular winners this month has to be the Brian Ellison trained Top Notch Tonto who got back to winning ways in the Listed, Ian and Kate Hall Macmillan Ganton Stakes at York. Following the race Brian gave Racing UK a superb interview helpfully mentioning the benefits of training with equinITy, stating that the data collected from TNT suggested that he was in fantastic form and ready to win, encouraging him to target this particular race. June was another great month for Team Ellison and whilst the quality was provided by TNT another highlight was the extraordinary six winners produced over the three days of Newcastle’s Northumberland Plate meeting.
Fantastic four Timer for Ed Walker
Ed Dunlop was not equinITy’s only Newmarket trainer to enjoy a red hot June with Ed Walker saddling an impressive 10 winners from just 37 runners this month. This was topped off by a fantastic across the card four timer with two winners at Newcastle and two at Doncaster later in the day. Aeolus got the ball rolling winning the Group 3 Betfred Chipchase Stakes under a cracking ride from George Baker and then Bushcraft followed up when taking a competitive 0-100 handicap. In the evening at Doncaster Betty the Thief and Smart Salute both obliged capping off a thrilling day for all involved.
equinITy Branching Out
equinITy is not just available for racehorses. Jamie Peel, an innovative former England polo player has decided to try and improve the fitness and welfare of his ponies by developing GOW Equine which offers a range of services vital in maximising horse’s full potential. Jemma says of equinITY:
"GOW Equine has been using Equinity systems to monitor polo ponies during the Jaeger-LeCoultre Gold Cup held at Cowdray Park Polo Club. The equinity software has enabled us to monitor heart rates of each horse and allows us to see the live data. This data helps us to understand how far each horse is travelling during the game, distances range from 2000m - 3000m. We have recorded speeds of up to 39 mph and it is great to be able to see how fast the horses are travelling!"