Delicatesse and Miss Teagan Padgett win the Emirates Breeders (0-55) Handicap at Lingfield Park

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Delicatesse off the mark at Lingfield Park


Tuesday 9 July 2024 –

Newmarket multipurpose trainer James Owen maintains his lead on the UK Arabian trainers’ championship with a win for Delicatesse who he bred in partnership with former ARO director Rachel Gowland, from a mare who’d he also trained to win twice. The four-year-old filly was having her first start at six furlongs, a trip her dam Delishess had won over at Grade 2 level when starting her career in the USA. Coljani and Paddy Bradley were second for Peter Hammersley and the Raffles Partnership, with Owen’s other runner, Zizania Du Mazet third under apprentice Fred Daly.

Partnered by stable amateur and current ARO Leading Jockey Teagan Padgett, Delicatesse relished the drop in trip and won quite easily in Owen’s colours by two-and three-quarter lengths.  She could make a quick reappearance on Saturday at Chester, shouldering a six pound penalty in the season’s most valuable handicap the Wathba Stallions Cup (0-70) Handicap, featuring a prize fund of £15,000, for which runners declare tomorrow.


Watch Delicatesse and Miss Teagan Padgett win the Emirates Breeders (0-55) Handicap at Lingfield Park


Lissie Reeves, Arabian Assistant Trainer to James Owen, 1st, 3rd: “We’re really pleased with Delicatesse, she ran off a nice low weight which definitely helped her, along with the shorter trip which probably suited her and kept her interested.”

Miss Teagan Padgett, jockey, 1st: “Really happy with her run today, the drop in trip obviously helped and as home bred for James, it’s really great to get her off the mark at the eighth attempt.”


Delicatesse and Miss Teagan Padgett winners of the Emirates Breeders (0-55) Handicap at Lingfield Park ©John Hoy


Genny Haynes, ARO CEO: “We congratulate James, Teagan and everyone at Green Ridge Stables and are particularly pleased to see a win for a UK homebred.

“We thank Emirates Breeders for their continued sponsorship particularly supporting grassroots races such as this one. We thank with International Federation of Arabian Horse Racing Authorities Pattern and Handicapping Committee Chairman Neil Abrahams for presenting the winning trophy to Lissie Reeves on behalf of James Owen.”


Lissie Reeves receives the trophy for the Emirates Breeders (0-55) Handicap Stakes on behalf of James Owen from Neil Abrahams ©John Hoy



2nd: Coljani (GB)

3rd: Zizania Du Mazet (FR)

6 ran – No 4 SASSY non-runner

Distances: 2.75, 2.50

Time: 1.20.60