Since the first runner in December 2011, James Tate Racing has already sent out over 300 winners to win more than £3 million of prize money. The statistics also tell a story as an incredible 60% of runners finish in the first four (see our stats on the Racing Posts HERE).
El Manati (Martin Dwyer) winning her maiden at Leicester by 9 lengths and in the process breaking the juvenile track record
In our first full season, the yard sent out more than 20 winners including a hat-trick from Cape Safari but perhaps the best two performances came from the two year-olds. Firstly, the fabulously fast El Manati not only lowered the 2yo track record at Leicester when breaking her maiden but also finished a highly creditable if somewhat unlucky 3rd when only being denied by a head and a neck in the Group 3 Cornwallis Stakes at Ascot. Secondly, Hajam supplemented his maiden success when earning more than £80,000 going down by a neck under top weight in the Weatherbys Insurance £300,000 2yo Stakes at Doncaster.
The yard’s second season was even better with a huge total of 62 winners. Mirsaale gave his owner Saif Ali a big thrill when winning the Epsom Derby Trial before being beaten 7 lengths in the Epsom Derby itself when a muddling pace ruined his chance. However, it was the two-year olds that impressed most notching up 30 wins between them with the highlight perhaps being the small Kheleyf filly, Blockade, who only cost £12,000 but notched up three wins and only found one too good in the Group 2 Rockfell Fillies’ Stakes at Newmarket.
Mirsaale (Neil Callan) winning the Epsom Derby Trial
Ruwaiyan (Luke Morris) in winning action at Goodwood
Season three was another solid year that saw more than 40 winners including the five-time winner Genius Boy. Ruwaiyan was another flag-bearer for the yard. Having, started his life running over middle distances for Mahmood Al Zarooni, he quickly developed into a high-class sprinter at Jamesfield Place winning twice over 7F before finishing 2nd in the Group Three Chipchase Stakes at Newcastle as well as a very close 4th in the Stewards’ Cup from an unfavourable draw. Another highlight was the four-time winning Singspiel filly Regal Hawk who finished 2nd in the Listed Hoppings Stakes at Newcastle and 3rd in the Group 3 Stockholm Cup at Taby.
The yard’s fourth season was the best season yet winning nearly half a million pounds of prize money including three black-type winning fillies. Blhadawa started the ball rolling back in May when landing the six furlong Listed Cecil Frail Stakes at Haydock. Then on the same day at Lingfield in October, Urban Castle won the 1 mile 5 furlong Listed River Eden Fillies’ Stakes and Lamar won the one mile Listed Fleur De Lys Fillies’ Stakes. Lamar has been a big earner for the stable winning the Listed Fleur De Lys Fillies’ Stakes and being placed in seven other Listed and Group 3 contests as well as finishing an unlucky neck 2nd in the £150,000 Fillies and Mares Final at Lingfield on Good Friday.
Blhadawa wins the Listed Cecil Frail Stakes at Haydock in May
Urban Fox wins at Newmarket
Season five saw the yard surpass the half million pound mark for the first time as well as sending out more than 50 winners and getting the yard’s first piece of Group 1 black-type. The season was headlined by two daughters of Foxwedge – Seafront and Urban Fox. Seafront was first off the mark – breaking her maiden at the second time of asking before two Irish raids saw her pick up valuable black-type, latterly when going down by just a neck in the Group 3 Grangecon Stud Stakes at The Curragh. Then Urban Fox took up the baton, winning three times, picking up a £10,000 bonus each time, as well as notching up black-type places at Listed, Group 3 and Group 2 level before getting Group 1 black-type in the Fillies’ Mile at Newmarket. Other notable performers were Law and Order who finished third in the Group 3 Horris Hill at Newbury, Light and Shade who won twice as well as picking up Listed black-type, and Knight’s Table, Coronation Day & Pirate’s Treasure who all notched up hat tricks.
The season 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 was unsold at the Tattersalls Craven Breeze-Up before winning the Group 3 Sirenia Stakes at Kempton as well as finishing second in the Group 2 Gimcrack and Mill Reef Stakes. Hey Gaman broke his maiden in July before winning the Listed Washington Singer at Newbury and then only going down by a neck in the Group 2 Champagne Stakes at Doncaster.
INVINCIBLE ARMY WINS THE SIRENIA STAKES
HEY GAMAN GOES DOWN BY A JUST NECK IN THE FRENCH 2,000 GUINEAS
2018 was another good season with nearly £700,000 won across Europe. The year started well with Saeed Manana’s Invincible Army winning the Group 3 Pavillion at Ascot easily from subsequent Commonwealth Cup winner Eqtidaar. Sultan Ali’s Hey Gaman then built on a promising third in the Greenham when finishing a gallant neck second in the French 2,ooo Guineas at Longchamp.
The form continued with Saif Ali’s Haddaf winning the Listed Scurry stakes at Sandown and Sheikh Rashid’s Second Generation winning the Listed Prix des Reves d’Or at Vichy. Then Invincible Army nearly continued the winning run when going down by just a nose to subsequent Champions’ Sprint winner Sands Of Mali in a head-bobbing finish to the Group 2 Sandy Lane Stakes at Haydock.
The season ended with a flurry of exciting Novice winners that wet the appetite for next year including Astonished, Name The Wind, Sameem, Intuitive, Attainment, Promote, Top Rank, Field Of Athenry and Noble Lineage.
As a private trainer for Rabbah, who are keen owner-breeders, it is very important to get black-type for as many horses as possible.
Group 1 success:
- Hey Gaman: 2nd – Group 1 Poule d’Essai des Poulains at Longchamp
- Urban Fox: 3rd – Group 1 Fillies’ Mile at Newmarket
Group 2 success:
- Invincible Army: 2nd – Group 2 Sandy Lane Stakes at Haydock
- Invincible Army: 2nd – Group 2 Gimcrack Stakes at York
- Invincible Army: 2nd – Group 2 Mill Reef Stakes at Newbury
- Hey Gaman: 2nd – Group 2 Champagne Stakes at Doncaster
- Blockade: 2nd – Group 2 Rockfell Fillies’ Stakes at Newmarket
- Urban Fox: 3rd – May Hill Stakes at Doncaster
Group 3 success:
- INVINCIBLE ARMY: 1st – Group 3 Pavillion Stakes at Ascot
- INVINCIBLE ARMY: 1st – Group 3 Sirenia Stakes at Kempton
- Invincible Army: 2nd – Group 3 Molecomb at Goodwood
- Urban Fox: 2nd – Fred Darling Stakes at Newbury
- Urban Fox: 3rd – Group 3 Prestige Stakes at Goodwood
- Ruwaiyan: 2nd – Group 3 Chipchase Stakes at Newcastle
- Seafront: 2nd – Group 3 Grangecon Stud Stakes at the Curragh
- Namhroodah: 3rd – Group 3 Oak Tree Stakes at Goodwood
- El Manati: 3rd – Group 3 Cornwallis Stakes at Ascot
- Law and Order: 3rd – Group 3 Horris Hill at Newbury
- Regal Hawk: 3rd – Group 3 Stockholm Cup at Taby
- SECOND GENERATION: 1st – Listed Prix Reves d’Or at Vichy
- HADDAF: 1st – Listed Scurry Stakes at Sandown
- HEY GAMAN: 1st – Listed Washington Singer at Newbury
- LAW AND ORDER: 1st – Listed International Trial Stakes at Lingfield
- LAMAR: 1st – Listed Fleur de Lys Stakes at Lingfield
- URBAN CASTLE: 1st – Listed River Eden Stakes at Lingfield
- BLHADAWA: 1st – Listed Cecil Frail Stakes at Haydock
- In addition, all-important Listed black-type places have been achieved for Iconic Sunset, Kyllang Rock, Haddaf, Volatile, Light and Shade, Gold Sands, Al Fareej, Excel’s Beauty, Ceaseless, Taaqah, Groor, Iptisam, Mirsaale and Umneyati.