Note
14 Feb 2011 | 19:15
Nag Me about
To add a NagMe alert you must sign in.
Forgot password?
Not a member yet?

Search: Horse Jockey Trainer Owner All

Balding salutes 'wonderful' SelkirkHeadlines
Ian Balding

Ian Balding has paid tribute to Selkirk, who has died at the age of 25.

Balding trained the George Strawbridge-owned star throughout a glittering career which saw him crowned Timeform's European champion miler in 1991 and 1992.

The chestnut won the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes in 1991 and claimed both the Lockinge at Newbury and the Celebration Mile at Goodwood the following year.

He retired to Lanwades Stud in Newmarket, where he proved a great success as a stallion.

Balding said: "He's had a great innings. He was a wonderful racehorse first and then went on to prove himself as a champion stallion.

"Of course everyone will remember the wonderful race he had with Marling at Goodwood in the Sussex, where he was narrowly beaten. Going into the race he was just a gallop short and that just told inside the last 100 yards. He was also very unlucky not to win a second QEII as a four-year-old.

"He was just a lovely horse to have anything to do with. Most people used to say he wanted soft ground, but he went on anything."

At stud, Selkirk sired the winners of over 1,500 races, including 90 individual stakes scorers, with Nahrain and Cityscape his most recent successes.

Kirsten Rausing, general manager of Lanwades, said: "I feel immensely privileged to have had Selkirk standing at Lanwades throughout his stud career. He was a wonderfully kind and co-operative character.

"We will greatly miss him, but his memory will live on, not only here at the stud, but throughout the thoroughbred industry in this country and abroad."

23 November 2014

Followme poised for Drinmore date
Balbriggan lands Troytown gamble
Vautour impresses on chasing debut
Balbriggan all the way
Un De Sceaux set for Thurles
Vautour off to impressive start
Melodic team face tough choice
Henderson aims at Listed prize
Croco in frame for Topham
Belle set for hurdling campaign
Deputy in Kempton firing line
McBratney banks on Boy progress
Silvi scraps to Betfair glory
Bally sparkles on Mullins' big day
Kelly's a Fixed Brush hero
Faugheen turns on the style
Fenton banned for three years
Amlin double for fab Ferof
New One excels in Haydock romp
Flyer grounds Ascot rivals
Vasco a cut above opposition

22 November 2014

Conti strikes Betfair Chase gold
Taken seeking Listed gold
Mogol facing Monksfield test
Vautour makes chasing bow
Gordon enjoys Dundalk spin
McCoy: Landmark swayed judgment
Jacob warms up with brace
Hill peaking for Troytown return
Billy back on winning track
Walsh back for Ferof ride
New ready for Haydock Rush
Cheltenham is Big aim
Mullins eager for Faugheen run
Cue primed for Betfair defence

21 November 2014

Geraghty snapped up for Seuil
Volnay aiming for quick repeat
Argocat camp play it cool
Leading Light retired
Frankel filly breaks Irish record
Linton loses Listed place
Doubles for Pipe and Scudamore
Nasty spill for Insole
McCoy targets midweek return
Farm comes Home to roost at Thurles
Flemenstar future dictated by scan
Cue lined up for Haydock return

20 November 2014

McNamara joy at turning pro
Volnay seeking Mersey paradise
Sloane Avenue books Dubai date
Spencer reveals Qatar riding snub
Doyle ready for Godolphin challenge
Good news at Huntingdon
BHA hear Linton case
Avenue shows winning way
Grugy diagnosed with hip issue
Meade plots Monksland comeback
Ptit secures swift double
Shanes shines in hurdles win
Mullins' stars set for weekend runs
Haydock aim for Aurore
Medermit in Betfair contention

About | Terms | Privacy | Manage Alerts | Manage Account | © 2014