Snaith Racing – Update

New assistant appointed in PE

Julia pringle

Julia Pringle – new Snaith PE assistant

The connections of the Brett Crawford-trained L’Ormarin’s Queen’s Plate and J&B Met winner Futura and the Justin Snaith-trained Equus Horse Of The Year Legislate are still deciding upon their horses’ respective futures.

Meanwhile, Julia Pringle will be taking over the duties at the Snaith satellite yard in Port Elizabeth.

The yard have also sent the promising two-year-old Buckinghampshire as well as the useful older horse Readytogorightnow up to Johannesburg early for their forthcoming autumn targets.

Jonathan Snaith revealed that the connections of Legislate were looking into the quarantine situation as well as available races overseas before making a decision and the same would likely apply to Futura as owner Jack Mitchell is a common denominator in both horses.

Buckinghampshire is an impressive looking Australian-bred colt by Lonhro, who won the Listed Sun International Summer Juvenile Stakes over 1000m on J&B Met day in fine style, and he is being aimed at the R1 million Gr 1 SA Nursery over 1160m at Turffontein on April 25.


Readytogorightnow – headed for Joburg campaign

Readytogorighnow, who has always been highly regarded but has not yet quite fulfilled his promise, was withdrawn from the Queen’s Plate in order to be peaked for the Gr 2 Hawaii Stakes over 1400m at Turffontein on February 28 and the R1 million Gr 1 HF Oppenheimer Horse Chestnut Stakes over 1600m on March 28.

Justin Snaith’s former satellite assistant trainer Estelle Blake had a lot of success in Port Elizabeth and nearly landed the East Cape trainer’s title for the national champion yard last season. However, she and her husband Gavin have departed for England. Justin’s father Chris has been running the yard for the last week or two. He has already sent out three winners in just two meetings.

Pringle, a highly regarded former assistant trainer to Alec Laird, is being mentored by Chris in the Snaith methods and will soon be taking over the running of their Port Elizabeth satellite yard.

The Snaith’s Johannesburg satellite yard, consisting of 26 boxes at Turffontein, will open on May 1 and the yard have made a shortlist of applicants to run it. A couple of boxes were made available early for Buckinghampshire and Readytogorightnow.

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