HAYNES EYEING MAIDEN ROYAL ASCOT SUCCESS AND CENTURY OF WINNERS
Alice Haynes, who took out a training license in February 2021 and is already nearing 100 career winners, heads into Royal Ascot 2023 with high hopes that she can register a maiden success at Britain’s flagship festival.
Haynes has quickly established a name for herself amongst the European training ranks, thanks to a fierce work ethic and a fearless approach to running horses overseas, including at the Breeders’ Cup, in Dubai and in Bahrain. It is little surprise, therefore, that the yard boasts a strong presence of international owners.
Right now, however, the attention is firmly on home turf, as Haynes and her team pursue two notable landmarks – a first success at the world-famous Royal Meeting and a century of winners.
On Wednesday 14th June, Great British Racing International paid a visit to Haynes’ Cadland Cottage Stables at the foot of the world-famous Warren Hill in Newmarket, to find out more about her best chances heading into the week.
These include MAXIMUM IMPACT (GB), who is due to run in the Listed Windsor Castle Stakes for Amo Racing Limited, and HALA EMARAATY and SHAYEKH, who also hold entries in two-year-old Stakes races for UAE owner Ahmad Al Shaikh and Kuwaiti owner Sheikh Abdullah Almalek Alsabah, respectively.
In the video feature, produced by GBRI, Haynes says:
“The preparations for Royal Ascot have, touch wood, gone very well. We have a couple of nice horses going there. A stand-out horse for us would be Maximum Impact for us as he’s done nothing wrong in getting there. I really look forward to seeing him in the Windsor Castle.”
Haynes also reflects on her career thus far:
“It’s been a whirlwind. What the team and myself have got now is what we’ve worked hard for. I’d like to think we’ve got a good team of horses that will keep on progressing.”
Asked about what a win at Royal Ascot would mean to her and the team, Haynes comments:
“Royal Ascot means a lot. I grew up near Ascot. School was there, home was there.
“Royal Ascot is the stage of the year. Just to get a Royal Ascot winner would be more than a pinch yourself feeling. It would be absolutely overwhelming.”