Stepney Causeway is the perfect dual-purpose horse; purchased privately in December 2022 by Milton Harris. St Moritz and The White Turf is what Milton has planned for him.
In October 2021, Milton purchased Mordred, who went on to win 4 races for us, in his first 12 months - winning 2 races on 'The White Turf' in February at St Moritz, Switzerland (including finishing 2nd in a local Group 2), followed by a hurdles and a chase win over the Summer of 2022. Not too shabby for a 16,000gns Horse In Training purchase. He’s won over £35,000 since we bought him.
We’ve spent a couple of bob more on Stepney Causeway, at £25,000, however he’s a year younger, very lightly raced on the Flat and half a stone Mordred’s superior, and 28 lbs better over hurdles and fences.
The plan with him will be very similar to Mordred’s last season. We will work back from St Moritz in February and then rest him up for a spring/summer’s campaign back over here in Great Britain. Off a mark in the 130’s he can even run at NH festivals in the Spring and big Summer plates at the likes of Market Rasen can be on his agenda.
Milton gave him 'a pipe opener' over fences and a run on the flat as part of his prep and to freshen him up for St Moritz. The race committee at St Moritz are fabulously accommodating to owners, as is Milton himself.
A thoroughly entertaining horse with a thoroughly entertaining trainer. Should win his fair share of races, possibly more than pay his way and will afford owners plenty of craic.
Racing Update (5th February):
He has just won his first race at the 'The White Turf' meeting in St Moritz and we are delighted! We enjoyed 2 wins from his stablemate Mordred last year and they are both entered in the feature Gr 2 CHF 100,000 race at this glamourous meeting, where last year, owners had a fantastic time.
Read all about it, here: https://www.whiteturf.ch/en/racing-days/
. His race entries/declarations will show on this page.
STEPNEY CAUSEWAY WINS!