ROYAL DOLLAR is the latest name on the Solario Racing roll of honour after the Wootton Bassett filly was named today, via WhatsApp!
We live in extraordinary times and that means adapting. Normally, there would have been a full-on Naming Day with a visit to the stables, a glass of Champagne to toast the new name, followed by a long, leisurely lunch at a very convivial restaurant… Saute Grill and Meze! Unfortunately, Covid-19 has put paid, at least temporarily, to such social events.
However, the owners did all get together early this evening via WhatsApp. There was plenty of Champagne flowing after yours truly did an impression of a DPD courier driver earlier today, dropping off bottles of Laurent Perrier!
All based in Hertfordshire, this syndicate created a small piece of Solario Racing history as the syndicate comprises the names of the four owners. Weatherbys rules state only 40 characters are allowed for a syndicate name and so complying with the guidelines, the registered syndicate is Armsden Cleevely Williams Solario Racing.
This year’s Eurovision Song Contest did not take place as normal but Solario Racing did keep up the voting tradition and after several names were submitted and voted upon, the winning name by “deux points” was Royal Dollar. The filly is by Wootton Bassett (the name of a royal town) out of Nickels And Dimes, so hence the Dollar. Solario Racing owners always name their horses with some thought!
The filly has plenty of size and was never going to be an early two-year-old. Unfortunately, she has been set back in her training and is now having a quiet time at Childwickbury Stud under the watchful eye of Stud Manager, Max Weston and his excellent team. Hopefully with lockdown restrictions beginning to ease, we will all be able to see her later this month.
It has been great to get racing back on the road again but it will be a while before any Owners are allowed to go racing. A big thank you to all Solario Racing Owners for your understanding and patience.