With career earnings of over £35k Chicago Outfit came into his own when I bought the then 10 year old in 2015. He won five 3 mile handicap chase races in a row for club members when running at his favourite Hexham track through 2015/16. This tough front running three mile chaser always upped his game at Hexham to beat all comers during a blistering spell of form which included a Class 3 Chase win worth £8k. Club members toasted champagne in the winning owners lounge five times over a 12 month period. Chicago was a legend around Hexham and I can only imagine what he would have done for us had we owned him earlier in his career.
Whats Up Woody
With career earnings of £55k Whats Up Woody was purchased as a 9 year old in the Summer of 2014. Running a total of 20 times for club members this consistent chaser won four and placed in another eleven races. His latest wins coming twice at Perth in 2016 as an 11 year old, this good looking Gelding also won races at Kelso and Hexham for club members.
Woody also finished third in both the Yorkshire and Highland Nationals in 2015.
Woody was the best jumper of fences in the stable and rarely put a foot wrong which always gave him an edge over his rivals.
Romany Ryme holds a special place in our hearts as he was the first ever runner for Martin Gray Racing. Purchased privately from John Wade on behalf of a few friends and family with 25% shares each, he was the one where the racing club idea began.
This consistent hurdler/chaser ran nineteen times placing on nine occasions and winning at Carlisle to the delight of his owners. He also fell twice, unseated and was brought down when looking like he would notch another win or two. All in all he was a great fun horse to have in the racing club who produced on the track exactly what we were looking for at the time – an honest horse to go racing who earned plenty prize money.