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Lightening Rod (GB)

Lightening Rod gallops up the hill

Relaxing at Sheepclose Farm

Gender: gelding

Colour: bay

Foaled: 28th February 2005

Sire: Storming Home
Dam: Bolero

Stable Name: Rodney

Breeder: Millsec Limited

Purchased: Tattersalls December Foal Sale 2005

Owner: Mr N W A Bannister & Mr S Hull

Trainer: MW Easterby (Sheriff Hutton)

Chase Rating: 112

Wins: 9 2nd: 0 3rd: 0

Lightening Rod's Story

Lightening Rod is a nine times winner. He is known to his friends as 'Rodney'. Rodney came to us when he was a foal, bought from Tattersalls Sales in the winter of 2005. He started his career in bumpers and won at Market Rasen and Doncaster. He is one of few horses to have won a bumper after going hurdling, when he won a 'jumpers bumper' at Southwell in 2010, one of the additional fixtures because of the long freeze and abandonment of weeks worth of jumps meetings. Rodney has won five times over hurdles and once over fences. His last wins came at Wetherby in October and December 2014. Rodney was a real yard favourite, having spent his whole career with us here in Sheriff Hutton.


21/02/17 2nd for Chasma and Rod

Race wins

Date Race Jockey Racecourse

06/12/14 totepool Supporting The Sport You Love Handicap Hurdle (2m) Harry Bannister Wetherby

31/10/14 bet365.com Handicap Hurdle (2m) Harry Bannister Wetherby

03/04/13 Wear A Hat Day Supporting braintumourresearch.org Handicap Hurdle (2m) Jake Greenall Wetherby

16/11/11 Hexham Abbey Heritage Project Novices' Limited Handicap Chase (2m 110y) Jake Greenall Hexham

28/12/10 Bet totepool On All Irish Racing 'Jumpers' Bumper' NH Flat Race (2m) Oliver Greenall Southwell

22/03/10 Ron Mitchell Birthday Handicap Hurdle (2m) Oliver Greenall Kelso

25/11/09 Walton 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle (2m) Oliver Greenall Wetherby

18/02/09 Doncaster Standard Open NH Flat Race (2m 110y) Oliver Greenall Doncaster

14/04/08 Rum And Rasen Standard Open NH Flat Race (2m 1f 110y) Oliver Greenall Market Rasen

Lightening Rod: Three generation pedigree

(28th February 2005)
bay gelding
Storming Home Machiavellian (USA) Mr Prospector (USA)
Coup de Folie (USA)
Try To Catch Me (USA) Shareef Dancer (USA)
It's In The Air (USA)
Bolero Rainbow Quest (USA) Blushing Groom (FR)
I Will Follow (USA)
Bolas Unfuwain (USA)
Three Stars

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