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Tim Easterby continues the success at Habton Grange.
The winners have continued to flow from Habton Grange for over 60 years and Tim continues that trend turning out winner after winner.
Having trained well over 1000 winners, including a Classic winner, Tim is always looking to add to his ever growing total. The racing success on the flat and over fences continues year after year at Habton Grange.
Two and Three-Year-old Success Continues
Tim has had plenty of success with his two-year-olds over the years and he always likes to target the annual juvenile sales races.
A number of valuable races in Britain are only open to two-year-old thoroughbreds that have been sold at public auction and Tim is a regular at the annual bloodstock sales.
Seven years after Somnus took the DBS St Leger Yearling Stakes in 2002, another bumper cheque was banked when Midnight Martini won the £300,000 DBS St Leger Yearling stakes in 2009. The juvenile filly, picked out of the Doncaster sale ring, netted £147,720 for her connections after beating Carnaby Street and Sole Power.
The valuable Weatherbys Super Sprint event is ran at Newbury and again the race is one Tim knows how to win having won it three times.
In 2012 Body And Soul was purchased for just £7,500 and collected £122,925 by winning the race. Tim had previously sent out Flanders in 1998 and Good Girl in 2001 to win the Newbury sales race.
The Redcar Two-Year-Old Trophy is always high on the agenda and Tim has won the race four times, more than any other trainer. In 1998, Tim won the race courtesy of the flying filly Pipalong, then with the champion sprinter Somnus in 2002 and more recently with the filly Body And Soul in 2012 and then with the filly Ventura Mist in 2013.
In 2014 Mattmu was 2nd in the Redcar Two-Year-Old Trophy and then went on to win the Listed Rockingham Stakes at York and the Group 2 Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte in France.
Tim has continued that success with his three-year-olds taking some big prizes over the years.
In 2013 Body and Soul continued her success when winning the £100,000 Three-Year-Old Sprint Trophy at York. Not to be content there, in 2014 See The Sun led from start to finish to make it another pair of consecutive wins in the race.
Tim has now won the Three-Year-old Sprint Trophy at York four times with Dazzling Bay winning the race in 2003 and Artie winning the same race in 2002.
Other horses worth a mention include the talented sprinter Hamish McGonagall.
Hamish McGonagall won the Listed City Walls Stakes at York in 2012 before finishing a close 3rd to Ortensia in the Group 1 Coolmore Nunthorpe. In the 2013 and the 2011 Group 1 Coolmore Nunthorpe it was a similar story with him running huge races again, finishing 4th to Jwala and 2nd to Margot Did. In 2012 he was only beaten three-quarters of a length in the Group 1 Prix De L’Abbaye at Longchamp behind Wizz Kid and Mayson.