Henry Box Brown is a handsome 6-year-old, sired by Getaway and in training with Evan Williams.
He’s a magnificent stamp of a horse, standing at 16.1hh, with impressive paces and a scopey jump. Henry Box Brown won an Irish National Hunt Flat Race at Wexford easily and with plenty left in the tank.
Mr D Allen, his winning jockey, reported that he had ‘a powerful engine’. You wouldn’t describe him as a typical chestnut. Although strong-willed and fiery, he has shown a great attitude to his work, proving himself to be very honest and willing.
Mr Williams had had a close eye on Henry Box Brown for quite some time. He produced an impressive performance in a hurdle schooling race in Ireland, catching the eye of Mr Williams’ sister who then referred him.
He was purchased by Evan Williams with Old Gold Racing owners in mind. Henry Box Brown has now got a win and four placings to his name under rules. He kicked off the New Year in great style when seeing off a rival by a neck at Uttoxeter, providing his owners with the true thrill of watching your horse battle their way to the finishing post.
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Henry made his debut over fences at the backend of last season, which gave the team a nice platform to build upon going forward. Evan wants to mix hurdles and chasing this season to keep his mind active but also because he feels he is capable of wins over both.
This will provide his owners with an exciting 2023/24 season.
As long as we get the track, the trip, and the tactics nailed down, there should be plenty more fun to be had with him in the near future.
Henry’s syndicate term ends 31.10.2023