An Owners Dream
1998 ch gDr Devious (IRE) –
Collin is now retired and spends his days here at Western House Stables.
He is still in the best of health and enjoys a buck and kick around the paddocks.
Hopefully he will be telling all his friends in the paddocks about his globe trotting experiences!
A few of his many races are shown in his picture gallery!
Winner of 15 races in 8 countries –
2nd Dubai Sheema Classic, Gr.1
Irish St Leger, Curragh, Gr.1 ……. Read more in News & Reviews
Stockholm Cup International, 2004, Gr.3′
Elnadim Sponsored by Derristown Stud Handicap’, Dubai
3rd Dubai Sheema Classic, Gr. 1 click for exclusive report and full result more ……..
Deutschlandpreis, Dusseldorf, Gr.1
Stockholm Cup, 2006, Taby, Sweden, Gr.3
The Canadian International, Toronto, Gr.1 – View Video
Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Vase, Gr.1, Sha Tin …. pictures | Report –
10 December 2006 Cathey Pacific Hong Kong Vase
The fairytale story of Collier Hill took yet another barely imaginable twist as the eight-
The horse that cost GBP5,500 as a cast-
Collier Hill raced prominently and took over the lead with over 300m to go and looked to have the race in safe keeping at the furlong pole, but that was when Mick Kinane had extricated Kastoria from an awkward passage and unleashed a tremendous run that brought him to within an agonising margin of the winner. Shamdala, owned like the runner-
While it was a tale of hard-
“I knew I had won turning for home!” the rider joked in the post-
Trainer Alan Swinbank, who trains 120 horses in a yard of flat and jump horses in North Yorkshire, added: “He was a bit dehydrated on Thursday and for a time it was touch and go whether we would run, and it was only yesterday that he came right again. We have always had trouble his joints and now we can look after them when he gets home. He deserves a break now, doesn’t he?”
“Long term, we might come back here next year, but you have to consider his age. In the meantime, he will go back to Dubai for the Sheema Classic in March when we will try to go one better than last year.”
Collier Hill –
by our man in Dubai –
What a night. Stable star Collier Hill, the five grand John Gosden cast-
This is the same Collier Hill who made a winning debut in a bumper at Catterick in 2002, progressed to win three flat races that year before two the following year, when he also won over hurdles, then went onto win a Listed race in Scotland last year, as well as a Group 3 in Sweden. This is the virtually unknown horse who arrived in Dubai earlier this year for the Dubai International Racing Carnival trained by a Yorkshireman certainly not a household name here in the UAE.
He marked his arrival in Dubai in the best possible fashion, slamming the opposition in a 12-
He was then a very creditable fourth to Razkalla in a 12-
The $200,000 third prize money was virtually to the penny exactly what the seven-
Andrew Balding’s Phoenix Reach, a proven Group 1 globetrotter, landed the spoils so the prize at least went back to the UK!
Asked afterwards about future plans for the horse, Swinbank said: “we will take him home and play it by ear. He has done us proud in Dubai and it is great to succeed in this international arena.
“What a place this is. The atmosphere, the crowds. It is a great night for a small yard.”
Asked about a possible champion hurdle bid next year, he added: “No. He did not really take to hurdles.”
Whatever Collier Hill achieves in the future, he has certainly justified his trainer’s modest outlay and, who knows, maybe the astute handler will buy the Sure Blade yearling half-
Collier Hill edges Go Deputy in epic Pattison Canadian International
TORONTO, October 22…Eight-
With jockey Dean McKeown urging the veteran on, Collier Hill, sent postward a 10-
Suddenly, Go Deputy, the 7-
But England’s Collier Hill, who has travelled the world throughout his career, (Canada was the seventh country he’s raced in), gallantly fought back in the closing strides to prevail by a nose, equalling the closest finish in the history of the International since it became a turf classic in 1958. Mutafaweq also edged Williams News by the same margin in 2000.
Bill Sorokolit’s homebred Sky Conqueror, ridden by Todd Kabel, came on for third, the best finish by the three Canadians in the race while Blue Monday, another British raider, wound up fourth.
The time for the mile and one-
“I did (think Go Deputy was going to go by me),”said McKeown, who was celebrating his first ride in Canada. “But this horse is such a battler. He’s been all over the world. We’ve been to Dubai, Germany, Sweden and he’s won everywhere. As an eight-
Collier Hill, a son of Dr. Devious, became the sixth British-
Last Answer and jockey Emile Ramsammy led the 10 horse field through most of the running leading by as much as five lengths, after six furlongs which was reached in 1:19.06.
Meanwhile, Collier Hill, who came into the race as the field’s leading money winner, with over $1.9 million, was prominently placed in second throughout, before assuming command turning for home, with one quarter-
“It went well,” said Velazquez, about runner-
Said an elated Russell Hall, who co-
Collier Hill, trained by Alan Swinbank, who was unable to make the trip to Woodbine, earned $1.2 million for his Pattison win, his second Group 1 success after a victory last year in the Irish St. Leger, pushing his career bankroll to over $3.1 million. It was his 14th win in 44 lifetime starts.
Collier Hill paid $23.50, $9.70 and $5.70, combining with Go Deputy ($5, $3.50) for a $143.40 (8-