One of 14 horses in the Dean Ivory Stable to have won a race in the first half of 2018, Varsonian completed a hat-trick at Wolverhampton today.
Owned by Radlett Racing and ridden by jockey Robert Winston, the eight-year-old continues to surprise, in this instance by winning by three-and-a-half lengths.
This win was the chestnut gelding’s eleventh in a total of 47 starts. His tenth win – the first on a grass track – was at Windsor last week.
The Dean Ivory Stable
There are currently 24 horses in the Dean Ivory Stable, four of which are “older”:
- Varsovian (8)
- Soaring Spirits, another chestnut gelding that is owned by Mrs. Doreen Carter (8)
- Lancelot Du Lac, a bay gelding owned by Michael and Heather Yarrow (8)
- Tropics, a chestnut gelding from the USA that is owned by Dean Ivory himself (10)
Robert Winston has won on Lancelot Du Lac twice this year, the most recent at Wolverhampton on 10th March. Winston also rode Soaring Spirits to victory on 12th June at Lingfield Park.
The super-talented Tropics has been racing since 2012 and has won 12 times out of 44 runs. Jockey Robert Winston has raced him 24 times – winning six times – most recently at Cheltenham on 13th June, 15th March, and 25th July!