EPISODE 3 OF 'AN AMERICAN DREAM: THE RETURN TO ROYAL ASCOT' LAUNCHED
The video series continues to track US syndicate manager Harlan Malter’s journey as he plots a return to Royal Ascot with a runner sired by his 2018 Group 1 King’s Stand Stakes contender-turned-stallion, BUCCHERO.
The new episode follows Malter on his visit to Britain for this year’s Royal Meeting.
On arrival, Malter heads to Newmarket to meet James Ferguson and take a tour around his Kremlin Cottage Stables, where Malter hopes to have a Bucchero two-year-old in training in 2024.
In choosing to partner with a British trainer, Malter is bringing to life an ambition first conceived when his Ironhorse Racing Stable sprinter was based in Newmarket ahead of his 2018 Royal Ascot appearance.
Speaking from the world-famous Warren Hill gallops alongside Ferguson, Malter reflects:
“It comes full circle because when we came over here to this place [Newmarket], it was our first time being here. I remember being here and being like ‘boy it would be cool to have a horse in one of these yards training here’, so to think it’s going to be a pretty exciting next 12 months of doing this.”
The episode then rejoins Malter on the opening day of Royal Ascot 2023. Malter takes a trip down memory lane, retracting the steps he took on the day Bucchero lined up in the King’s Stand Stakes, and talks through his recollections of the experience of owning a horse at the prestigious race meeting.
“Coming back [to Ascot] and having gone up and met James, seeing his operation, and the idea of being back here with another Bucchero is something - I didn’t think I’d ever be back at Ascot and to think maybe I could try to get another horse back would be an amazing experience.”
All episodes released thus far in An American Dream: The Return to Royal Ascot can be found on GBRI’s YouTube channel.