Jack Duern riding Garswood colt

Jack Duern riding Garswood colt

THE GARSWOOD colt was backed and ridden away today by stable apprentice Jack Duern and he behaved impeccably.

Since he arrived at Harper Lodge Farm fifteen days ago, “Woody” as he is known in some quarters has been a dream to break in.  Jack has been lunging him and and they seem to have struck up a good relationship.

After he laid across him, the pair were led around the  yard and the yearling took to being ridden like a duck to water.  Now used to having weight on his back, he’ll soon progress to being ridden in the indoor school, where he’ll learn to walk, trot and canter.

Garswood colt with Jack Duern (orig) 10 Nov 18

Garswood x Pachanga

The Garswood colt was purchased for 15,000 guineas at Tattersalls last month and as Jack pointed out, he’s not dissimilar in looks to and size to Spring Romance, who won four times this year for his syndicate, Solario Racing (Berkhamsted).

The sire was a very successful racehorse, having won black type at two, three and four years of age culminating in Group One success on his last start in the Maurice de Gheest at Deauville over six and half furlongs.  The Cheveley Park stallion had his first runners this season and he has to date sired the winners of 10 races and £200,000 in prize money.

The dam, Pachanga has produced five winners from seven runners, two of whom won as juveniles including  Pachinaaj who was a Listed winner on her debut.  The pedigree is full of black type and includes 2000 Guineas winner, Footstepsinthesand and Champion 2yo filly in Europe, Superstar Leo.

The colt is being syndicated in 1/12th shares, is in the Solario Racing (Ashridge) Syndicate and will be trained by Dean Ivory.  If you would like to get involved in an exciting prospect for next year’s flat season, please contact the Racing Office at Solario Racing on 01442 877 597 or email