Since the first runner in December 2011, James Tate Racing has already sent out nearly 250 winners to win approximately £2 million of prize money in just over five seasons. 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.
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 black-type was gained by Urban Fox in the Group 1 Fillies’ Mile at Newmarket.
Group 2 black-type was gained when Blockade finished 2nd in the Rockfell Fillies’ Stakes at Newmarket and when Urban Fox finished 3rd in the May Hill Stakes at Doncaster.
Group 3 black-type has been achieved by Invincible Army in the Molecomb at Goodwood, Urban Fox in the Fred Darling Stakes at Newbury and the Prestige Stakes at Goodwood, Ruwaiyan in the Chipchase Stakes at Newcastle, Seafront in the Grangecon Stud Stakes at the Curragh, Namhroodah in the Oak Tree Stakes at Goodwood, El Manati in the Cornwallis Stakes at Ascot, Law and Order in the Horris Hill at Newbury and Regal Hawk in the Stockholm Cup at Taby.
Listed success has been achieved by HEY GAMAN in the Washington Singer at Newbury, LAW AND ORDER in the International Trial Stakes at Lingfield, LAMAR in the Fleur de Lys Stakes at Lingfield, URBAN CASTLE in the River Eden Stakes at Lingfield and BLHADAWA in the Cecil Frail Stakes at Haydock.
In addition, all-important Listed black-type places have been achieved for Kyllang Rock, Haddaf, Volatile, Light and Shade, Gold Sands, Al Fareej, Excel’s Beauty, Ceaseless, Taaqah, Groor, Iptisam, Mirsaale and Umneyati.