Audora - Race Horse
- Trained by Anthony Honeyball - Horse Racing Trainer
7 year old. Alflora — Vixen Run (Presenting)
A lovely big upstanding mare with good movement and paces. She is from the family of The Phair Crier, Minella Storm, Minella Man, and Derintoher Yank and many other useful sorts. Her sire is one of the very best to ever stand in the UK with hundreds of jump winning progeny including Wishful Thinking, What a Friend, Farmer Jack and Wayward Prince plus many more top drawer horses. Audora, through no fault of her own, had a rather belated start to her racing career at the age of 7. She was in training with Martin Hill last season who had to start from the very beginning with her. She raced in a couple of bumpers last season just to get some racing experience under her belt. She finished off her season last year with a much improved performance to finish 3rd in her second start over hurdles once stepped up in trip. It is clear she is a chaser in the making as she is a nice big stamp of a horse. She is now back in training after her extended summer break but with Martin Hill sadly retiring, will be heading to Dorset and into Anthony Honeyball’s care shortly.
Stuart Redding's review of Audora's run at Newton Abbot 09.05.18
This was a real return to form for our filly. Despite tackling a trip we know isn’t far enough, she was in contention until the pace quickened approaching the final turn and rallied gamely to pick up third behind the two market leaders. We shouldn’t get carried away as those behind her probably weren’t much good, but this gives us plenty to build on and she is one to look forward to when able to fully exploit her stamina next winter.
Stuart Redding's review of Audora's hurdling debut at Taunton 25.04.18
Finishing last wasn't the outcome we had hoped for but let's be fair, there were plenty of reasons to put a line through this. Having her second day out in the week, she had a prominent position early but faded through the pack on unfavourably quick ground and her jockey wasn't hard on her. She should have learnt from this and hopefully next time she pays a visit to the track things will go more favourably for her.
Stuart Redding's review of Audora's run at Exeter 08.12.17
Well that was a highly encouraging effort from our mare Audora. A starting price of 100-1 suggested little was expected by the bookies but she travelled well throughout and looked a contender turning for home, only to get tired in the home straight. She clearly has the ability to win a similar race and has an exciting future when sent over jumps.
Stuart Redding's review of Audora's racecourse debut at Stratford 02.10.17
Our latest recruit Audora was ultimately well beaten but there were some positive signs of encouragement on her debut. It looked as though she would be tailed off when she was left behind as the pace quickened, it was clear that she didn’t handle the sharp track, Nico de Boinville didn’t give up and turning for home she passed quite a few stragglers in the closing stages and in fact struggled to pull her up after the line! She obviously needs a test of stamina on a galloping track but this experience should have taught her plenty and she should be a different proposition next time.