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Posted on May 15, 2014 in Latest News

Brian Meehan’s three intended runners at Newmarket this evening have had to be withdrawn from their intended races after a serious accident on the way to the racecourse. In all, five horses from the stable were involved in a collision on the M11 and all have been taken to the Newmarket Equine Centre for treatment. Brian said:”There were two other horses accompanying our three runners to Newmarket.One was the coloured pony we use to lead some horses down to the start, the other was a horse on his way home. “Details are still unclear, but they were all taken to the Equine Centre for assessment by the vets, and we do not know the extent of any injuries at the moment.It is obviously very upsetting for everyone concerned, but they could not be in a better place to receive the care they need.”


Posted on Jun 20, 2014 in Latest News

ESHTIAAL  (3.05;pm Royal Ascot) Very useful middle distance performer and showed his liking for this course when an excellent third  in a valuable event here in September. Is a lot sharper for his comeback effort at Goodwood towards the end of last month and has a good draw.

NUMBER ONE LONDON (5.35pm Royal Ascot) Consistent sort and showed his appreciation for a step up to staying distances when breaking his duck in a handicap at Goodwood 13 days ago.Faces an even more demanding test of stamina here, but was not stopping at the Sussex course and has the ability to hold his own in this higher grade.

FAITHFUL CREEK (2.15pm Newmarket) Made his debut on this course three weeks ago and showed plenty of promise despite needing the experience.Has learnt plenty for his exertions and gives every impression he will be suited by this extra furlong.

Posted on Oct 8, 2015 in Latest News

18:10 Kempton

FASHION FIT is having her third run after two races at Windsor and Haydock. Hopefully she can step up on what she has achieved to run a nice race on her all-weather debut.

“Warrior” fetches 370,000gns

Posted on Oct 31, 2012 in Latest News

The Tattersalls Horses in Training Sale is always a time of mixed feelings for the bigger stables. Old friends are sold to make way for new stock, and for the Car Colston Stud, the two-year-old Invincible Warrior was presented at Newmarket on Tuesday with a degree of regret.

Winner of a maiden at Kempton second time out, the son of Invincible Spirit out of Riotous Applause followed up with a battling success at Doncaster last weekend in a well-contested Listed race, despite hating the very soft ground.

It was almost inevitable with his good looks, pedigree and excellent form that he would be one of the picks of the sale, and so it proved, Invincible Warrior changing hands for 370,0o0gns, to the bid of Alastair Donald, almost 100,000gbns more than the next highest price over the first two days of the auction.

The agent got the better of California trainer Jim Cassidy, bidding through Gordion Troeller to secure the colt,who will join John Moore’s powerful stable in Hong Kong.

This was a notable sales result for Car Colston, breeders of the brilliant two-year-old Reckless Abandon, unbeaten for Clive Cox and a multiple Group 1 winner. The stud were also resposible for our star juvenile, the Racing Post Trophy winner Crowded House and the Grade 1 (USA) winner Ticker Tape. All three descend from the stud’s great matriarch Wiener Wald, whose two-year-old daughter Downhill Dancer remains in training at Manton.

The stud usually races its fillies, selling all its colts, but injury prevented Invincible Warrior making book one of the Tattersalls yearling sale last autumn. The fall-back decision to send him into training at Manton proved highly successful as well as fortuitous. In all, 20 of the 2012 class at Manton found new owners at the sale.

Accident Update

Posted on May 20, 2014 in Latest News

One further member of the Brian Meehan team involved in the tragic accident on the M11 on May 15 was discharged from the Newmarket Equine Hospital on Tuesday and has returned to Manton. However, Da Do Run Run, one of our promising middle distance performers, remains at the Centre with very serious injuries and a long recovery time is expected. Brian said: “Da Do Run Run sustained a fractured skull and a fractured pelvis in the incident and is very poorly. We will have to see how he progresses but it is going to be a long road and , at this stage, he is unlikely to realise his full potential. It is such a shame because he had run so well to finish second in Great Metropolitan at Epsom on his return from his winter lay-off. The plan had been to run at Newmarket and then take him to the Doncaster Spring Sale where he was expected to do well.”

In all, a total of five Manton horses were aboard the horse box involved in the collision. The two, who were to also run at Newmarket are now both back at the yard, whilst a fourth, who had been returning to his owner’s home for a holiday, continued on his intended journey the day after the accident. “The recovery times of the other horses will vary, but we are very pleased that they are on the mend .We can also report that the staff, who were on board the box, have felt able to return to work .However, they have received and will continue to have access to counselling to help them deal with the after effects of witnessing such a traumatic and distressing event. Numerous witnesses from the scene have been in contact with me to say that their professionalism under such pressure was commendable. We are all very proud of them and thankful under the circumstances. Obviously, all of our thoughts and prayers are with the bereaved. ”

As we reported on Friday, the fifth member of the team, Pistolero, our American Paint Pony, was put down as a result of his injuries on Thursday evening. Brian added: “Everyone here loved Pistolero. He was such a popular member of the team and such a big help to us in keeping some of the more excitable horses calm. The place is not the same without him and his loss is felt on a daily basis.”