The Beast From The East has brought snow, ice and -7 temperatures this week but that’s no match for Team Spirit!
Welcome to Jamesfield Place - the home of James Tate Racing
Since sending out his first runner just over six years ago, James has already saddled over 250 winners to win approximately £2.5 million of prize money. His statistics also tell a story as an incredible 60% of his runners finish in the first four.
2017 started well with Law and Order winning the Listed International Stakes at Lingfield in April and Urban Fox finishing an excellent second in the Group 3 Fred Darling Stakes at Newbury. However, the stars of the year were undoubtedly the two homebred 2yo colts, Invincible Army and Hey Gaman.
Invincible Army is Saeed Manana’s homebred son of Invincible Spirit out of his Diktat Falmouth heroine Rajeem. Having been unsold both as a yearling and at the Tattersalls Craven Breeze-Up, he showed his class immediately on the track breaking his maiden at Newmarket in June by 5 lengths before winning the Group 3 Sirenia Stakes at Kempton as well as finishing second in the Group 2 Gimcrack Stakes at York and the Group 2 Mill Reef Stakes at Newbury.
Hey Gaman is Sultan Ali’s homebred son of New Approach out of his stakes-placed Dubawi mare Arsaadi. Having also been unsold as a yearling, he took a little longer to hit his stride, breaking his maiden at Yarmouth in July by 4 lengths before going on to win the Listed Washington Singer at Newbury and then only going down by a neck in the Group 2 Champagne Stakes at Doncaster.
With Invincible Army aiming for the Group 1 Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot in June and Hey Gaman on the Guineas trail, 2018 promises to be the best year yet.
James Tate Racing’s Foxwedge fillies were extremely popular on the first day of the 2017 Tattersalls December Mares Sales at Newmarket.
The yard’s two new stars, Invincible Army and Hey Gaman, both put up great performances in narrowly missing out on Group 2 success in September.