We are delighted to bring you an interview with Dave Lowe, the owner of Kachy. Dave tells us about his memories of racing, how he came across Kachy & what the future holds for the All Weather Sprint King….
Can you tell us a little about yourself?
I own a bakery business based in Wigan with 25 retail outlets. I am married to Janet with two children.
What was your first racing memory?
Probably Gay Trip winning the Grand National in 1970, I have a vague memory of my mum being very happy as she had backed the winner!
When did you get the racing bug?
In my early teens, my Dad was obsessed and I can recall every Saturday afternoon watching the racing and myself studying the races on BBC1 and ITV especially the ITV7
We’re you a racing regular before becoming an owner?
Yes especially at local tracks like Haydock, Aintree and Chester.
When did you first look into buying a horse to train?
It was ten years ago that I tested the water with a share in a syndicate group called Deva Racing, who had horses with Tom Dascombe and Donald McCain. I purchased a 1/12 share in two horses and they both won luckily!
How long have you owned race horses?
What was the first horse you purchased?
You have a few horses in training are they all with the same trainer?
No they are split between Tom Dascombe and a former pupil Assistant trainer with Tom – Dave Loughnane
Kachy has been a star for you, how did you find Kachy and did you think he would be the star he has become?
He was one of the last horses that was left for sale in 2014 with Manor House Stables, I along with 3 other owners were offered a deal to buy him as no one seemed interested, I jumped at the chance.
He won his maiden easily at Chester and then won the Group 3 Molecomb at Goodwood later that year. We knew we had something special, he lost his way a little after a very good second in the Commonwealth Cup as a 3 year old.
We had received offers to buy him at the end of 2017 and I ended up buying the other partners out to have a crack at the All Weather Sprint Championship as I felt he was tailor made for Lingfield.
What does the future hold for Kachy?
We will decide in November as the ultimate goal is to retire him to stud. We are more than likely that he will go for back to back All Weather Sprint Finals but we have definitely seen the last of Kachy on the turf.
What has been the highlight of owning a race horse?
Obviously that has to be Kachy especially this year winning the AW Sprint Final and running a superb race at Royal Ascot behind the mighty Blue Point in the Diamond Jubilee, you cant beat seeing your colours blitzing down the home straight in front!
If you could win one race as an owner, which one would it be?
Any Group 1 Sprint in the UK
It may surprise a lot of people but I have a very special place in my heart for Lingfield as I’ve had so many fabulous days there.
Best race you have ever seen?
Diamond Jubilee this year at Royal Ascot, for a few moments I thought we could actually pull it off!
Apart from Kachy, do you have a horse for our readers to keep an eye on in the future?
That would have to be Cupid’s Beau, he ran green first time out at Ascot on September 7th but he will be far better for the experience and we think a lot of him.
We would like to thank Dave for his time and wish him and his horses the very best for the future…
Interview by Rich Williams.
Pictures – Dave Lowe(Twitter) AW Champs(Twitter)