Upstart Crow and Miss Teagan Padgett win the Emirates Breeders Conditions Stakes at Royal Windsor

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Winner of four races in 2023 still has more improvement in him

Monday 15 April 2024 – Linda Reeves leading Arabian of 2023 showed he has improved again over the winter making a strong return to win by three quarters of a length in the Emirates Breeders Conditions Stakes at Royal Windsor this evening. Ridden by regular partner, stable amateur Teagan Padgett, the pair just edged ahead of the eventual favourite Jameelaty and Silvestre da Sousa to get the James Owen stable off the mark with their small Arabian string in 2024.


Miss Teagan Padgett, jockey, 1st: “That was exactly how I expected him to run. We thought break and just stay straight and let the race unfold for him, and if we can win then go for it, but if he was beaten, not to be too hard on him, as there will be other days for him.

“After riding him I’m very excited for the season, he seems to have improved again this year, he’s stronger and hopefully there’s still some more improvement in him. Exciting times ahead”

Linda Reeves, owner, 1st: “We’re really pleased with how he went, we didn’t know how he’d go after his break but he’s looking strong and good to go again.”

Philip Collington, trainer, Jameelaty, 2nd: “We’re pleased with her on only her second start, Silvestre [da Sousa] said she travelled into it well, he was aware that he was getting alot of weight and he didn’t want to let Upstart Crow get away, and she’s probably just pulled up a bit in front, she’s still quite green and she can only improve for that.” 

Genny Haynes, ARO Chief Executive Officer: ” We’re delighted to be back racing again and warmly congratulate the Reeves, Teagan and everyone at James Owen’s for their win with Upstart Crow, as well as his breeder John Elliot who was here today with his partner Teresa Kinsey. We now look forward to our next race at Wolverhampton on May 1st.”