Friday, 13 January 2012

Introducing Yurituni: The Ascot Colts & Fillies Club Horse For 2012

Ascot Racecourse’s Colts and Fillies Club will once again have a horse in training for all the club members to follow during 2012. Yurituni, kindly loaned to the club by trainer Eve Johnson Houghton, will have over 13,700 devoted owners following her progress and cheering her on throughout the coming Flat season.


Yurituni is a five year old mare who has raced over the last three seasons winning five times. She is currently rated 81 and will be trained at the historic Woodway Stable, where the Johnson Houghton Family have trained and bred racehorses for over 50 years. Colts and Fillies members will be visiting regularly during the year to meet their horse and learn all about training a racehorse.

The Ascot Colts and Fillies Club aims to bring racing to a younger audience by making the sport more accessible, interesting, educational and fun. Current membership stands at just over 13,700 making it one of the UK’s largest sports related children’s clubs.

Eve Johnson Houghton

Membership is free for all children aged 16 and under and members are not charged for any of the special events organised. In addition to five dedicated family racedays throughout the year, there are stable trips, competitions and creative workshops for members to participate in.

During 2012, members will have the opportunity to follow Yurituni and the Club will be organizing several trips to the yard and the races to see her.

For more information about Yurituni or the Colts and Fillies Club please visit the Colts & Fillies section at:, call: 0870 726 3100 or email:

For Further Information and images:
Karen Smith, PR Manager, Ascot Racecourse: 01344 878430 / 07717 851 566
Vicky Paton, Marketing Manager, Ascot Racecourse; 01344 878523 / 07920 834277

Notes to Editors
The Colts and Fillies Club has been running since 2002. There are five family racedays at Ascot in 2012. Each family day has thrilling racing and free entertainment. Children under 18 can come racing for free.

Additional Information - Yurituni
Breeding: By Bahamian Bounty (Sire) out of Vax Star (Dam).
Rating: 81
Age: 5
Colour: Bay
Gender: Mare
Born: 9th March 2007

Wins to date

  Date        Where             Distance          Going             Result                Jockey

02/09/11     Brighton         6 Furlongs         Good             1st of 5           Louis Beuzelin

21/05/11     Lingfield         6 Furlongs        Good/Firm      1st of 4           Patrick Hills

23/09/10     Pontefract      5 Furlongs        Good/Firm     1st of 10          Kieran Fallon

13/09/09     Bath               6 Furlongs          Firm              1st of 8         Silvestre De Sousa

18/08/09      York              6 Furlongs        Good/Firm       1st of 17        Silvestre De Sousa

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