Phoenix Thoroughbreds will continue to have horses with Ed Vaughan as the trainer sets-up for the next part of his training career in the US.
Vaughan surprised many when he announced he was to quit British Racing, over financial concerns linked to low levels of prize money. The former master of Machell Place Stables, in Newmarket, revealed yesterday he has moved to Kentucky to continue his career. Today, Phoenix Thoroughbreds and Phoenix Ladies Syndicate announced they will continue to support the trainer with three horses following the Irishman across the Atlantic.
The top conditioner has been a part of the Phoenix Thoroughbreds set-up since 2018 and saddled the likes of Magic J and Angelic Time to victory for the Dubai based group this year. A trio of horses has already been shipped to the US from Vaughan’s former UK base. War Cross, a talented son of War Front and a leading middle-distance prospect in addition to the well-bred, unraced Kingman filly, Lady De Peron, will carry the now-familiar White and Orange silks of Phoenix. At the same time, Phoenix Ladies’ Miss Chess has also made the journey across the pond to continue her development under the trainer’s tutelage. It’s also likely a handful of runners owned by both groups will also find their way into Vaughan’s care.
Phoenix Thoroughbreds CEO Amer Abdulaziz said:
“We are delighted that Ed will remain part of the Phoenix team. He is an extremely talented trainer and valued advisor who we are sure will be a success in the US. It’s doubly pleasing that we can give him some talented horses to work with that he already knows so well. We are very excited for Ed as he embarks on this next chapter of his career.”