Cock Of The North takes the 1st 2yo race

31 Mar 2014

It’s a chesnut colt by Cockney Rebel that won the first race in UK for the 2yo. Bellow an extrait from his trainer’s Scott Dixon website:

Winning "The Brocklesby " is the ambition of many owners and trainers. For sure it is considered a training feat in itself, and as such is very prestigious. The fact that Scott has for one year managed to wrestle this trophy away from Bill Turner who has won it a record six times is in Scott's eyes an achievement in itself. He holds Mr Turner in high regard.

 It must be said that certainly when Scott first cast his eye Cock of the North as a yearling, he never would have thought that he would be winning this race. By Cockney Rebel out of Camp Fire. This colt had been carefully brought along by his breeder Grahame Amey who kindly sent him to Throckmorton Stud for us to view. He was subsequently purchased privately with the idea of forming a partnership for some of the individuals involved in Dr Red Eye in early September. At that time he was a lightly framed colt and looked a little on the 'story' side. He had to Scott's eye, a tremendous swagger and a daisy cutting action when he walked. He had a real step to him. a lovely temperament, and a head very similar to Dr Red Eye, who is well known for his great heart and attitude. To Scott he looked like a racehorse.

He was an easy individual to break, slowly introduced to tack, long reined and lunged before being ridden away by Matthew Hopkins during his first week here with Scott. Matthew and Gregg as he is affectionately known, immediately struck up a rapport. He has been the easiest horse to train in Scott's view and is kept happy with regular turn out and access to our woodland walk ways and our various gallops. He has simply thrived with Scott's individual attention and our teams care throughout.

It was Andrew Cope one of the partners who came up with the name and what a totally fitting name it is for a son of Cockney Rebel who is trained in the North. He was also the lucky name out of the hat, for whose racing colours would be worn. Andrew had recently acquired these very significant colours and on Saturday at Doncaster they were having their very first airing. With luck always playing its part in any proceedings, it is safe to say Andrew's new racing colours ready and waiting to be worn, hit the deck and were thoroughly stamped on by at least two people as is tradition before they were packed and sent off to be worn on the day.

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