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New names on the Phoenix Training roster

New names on the Phoenix Training roster

Phoenix Thoroughbreds have expanded their team of trainers in the US, in the last couple of weeks, by adding Kenny McPeek and Brendan Walsh to their roster.

McPeek already has provided a winner for the Dubai-based owners when Liams Map filly, Crazy Beautiful impressed, claiming victory at Ellis Park on July 5. The trainer also took delivery of a Speightster colt owned by Phoenix last week, while he is already overseeing the career of a Phoenix Ladies Syndicate owned Mizzen Mast colt named Hoistthemainsale.

Crazy Beautiful won on debut at Ellis Park, a first Phoenix Thoroughbreds trained runner for Kenny McPeek.

Meanwhile, Walsh welcomed his first Phoenix owned horses last week, with a pair of juveniles arriving at his Keeneland based. He’ll take charge of the career of an Honor Code colt who is a half-brother to Grade One placed Best Performance and a Frosted colt form the family of Grade One winner Tout Charmant.

“We’ve been admirers of both trainers for some time and are delighted to be in a position to send them some horses,” said Phoenix Thoroughbreds CEO Amer Abdulaziz.

“Kenny has been a regular in Dubai and his adventurous attitude to campaigning his horses matches our own. We had a great start and Crazy Beautiful looks an excellent prospect.
“Brendan’s achievements with Plus Que Parfait in Dubai cemented our view we’d like to have horses with him while his subsequent handling of Maxfield also impressed us.
“We are confident of a long and fruitful partnership with both horsemen.”