December 2023


Great British Racing International (GBRI) and Ascot Racecourse have today [Tuesday] released the fourth episode of An American Dream: The Return to Royal Ascot, a series following US syndicate manager Harlan Malter’s ambitious quest to return to Royal Ascot with a horse sired by his 2018 Group 1 King’s Stand Stakes runner, BUCCHERO.

In this latest episode, GBRI join Malter as he visits his first horse in training in Britain, a colt by Bucchero named CYCLONITE who has recently joined the yard of Group 1 winning trainer James Ferguson in Newmarket.

Cyclonite is a homebred yearling out of Malter’s winning mare COMPACT POWDER. Having arrived in the UK in October, Cyclonite was pre-trained by Matthew Mackley and joined Ferguson at the beginning of December.

Having seen Cyclonite for the first time in the UK, Malter commented:

“To have had the dream of standing Bucchero as a stallion after running at Royal Ascot and thinking it would be great to have a yearling here, to see him [Cyclonite] here and to be a homebred is even cooler.

“It is super exciting to see him under James’s watchful eye. He looks like he fits right in, and I am excited to see how he can compete with the horses here.”

Ferguson echoed the enthusiasm of the US-based owner:

“It is the first time we’ve had a horse with this sort of pedigree in our yard. It is not something that is done very often by English trainers but it’s great to see what the stallion [Bucchero] has done over in America and it would be wonderful if we can reciprocate that over here in the UK.”

The complete series of An American Dream: The Return to Royal Ascot can be found on GBRI’s YouTube channel.

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