In December 2013 Realta Horse Racing Club announced our first horse, Danielle’s Journey. Our filly is a beautifully bred 2010 Bay mare by top sire Presenting out of the Henrietta Knight trained Harringay mare who ran in her first bumper on 01/11/14.
Presenting, the sire, a four time champion National Hunt sire who has produced offspring such as War Of Attrition who won the Cheltenham Gold Cup and Guinness Gold Cup in 2006. Denman, who won the Hennessy Gold Cup on two occasions (2007 & 2009), the Lexus Chase (2007) and the Cheltenham Gold Cup (2008). Ballabriggs who won the 2011 Grand National and other top National Hunt horses such as First Lieutenant, Niche Market, Weapon´s Amnesty, Dunguib, Turpin Green, Rajdhani Express and On His Own.
Harringay, the dam, is a five time winner herself who won over £57,000 in prize money including a National Hunt Flat Race as a four-year-old. The dam of our mare also had 3 wins over hurdles at 5 and 6 years and won the J.Smith’s EBF Mares N.H. Novice Hurdle at Newbury. She was placed 4 times over hurdles and placed 7 times chasing including a 3rd place in the EBF/TBA Mares’ Only Novice Handicap Chase. Harringay’s 2nd dam is Miss Miller, a sister to Fredcoteri who had 9 wins, 8 of those wins over came over hurdles including the prestigious Grade 1 Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown in 1985 and the 1983 & 1984 Irish Sweeps Hurdle.