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AUDARYA WINS BREEDERS CUP FILLIES & MARES from News of the James Fanshawe: Racehorse Trainer website.


Posted on: 11th Nov 2020

AUDARYA with her work rider Geoffroy de la Sayette

AUDARYA left for the US and Keenland mid morning on Thursday 29th October and left Stansted mid afternoon. Kentucky is five hours behind the UK and she arrived late that day. Helen Halliwell who is the travelling head girl at Pegasus and has been on many oversees tours with the horses left the day before with Geoffroy de la Sayette who is AUDARYA'S work rider. Your own staff are not allowed to travel on the aeroplane anymore with the horses but they have travelling grooms with them. Geoffrey and Helen had a late night waiting up for her.

The British horses were not allowed out of the barn until Monday morning due to quarantine requirements. We were in a line of stalls with One Master, Nazuna and Glass Slippers. Just a few stalls down was Ubettabelieveit. James and Jacko Fanshawe travelled on the Sunday 1st of November in order to be there when the horses came out of quarantine and were able to get out to exercise.

AUDARYA trotted and did a hack canter on what they call The Training Track which looked like Polytrack on that first day. Tuesday and Wednesday she went on the turf course. The first day Geoffroy reported that the bends were very sharp and she didn't handle them very well. The second day Geoffroy's smile said it all as he was delighted how she went round the track and managed the bends very well. Thursday and Friday she was back on the Training Track and just did a canter after a walk and trot. It was beginning to show that AUDARYA was thriving and loving the attention. She put on all the weight she had lost on the journey. She was eating and drinking very well she particularly loved the wonderful hay you get in America.

There was such a good bunch of Brits the funniest who kept us all amused was Nigel Tinkler. There was such a buzz and everybody was so keen that everything went well for all the horses and trainers out there. Sadly William Haggas's ONE MASTER had a bit of a set back tying up which was sad. The vetting was incredibly rigorous and done by two vets each time. the horses were vetted after the horses had their first exercise and the day before the race followed up with them having a look at them before going in to the parade ring.

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