|Amaroni Bloodstock was formed in 2001 by two brothers, Aneal and Vijay Advani, whose family has been involved in horseracing for many years, and as owners since 1975. The family’s horses, including well known multiple winners Amarone, Fortune’s Guest and Fastacre, were trained by Scobie Breasley, John Benstead and Rod Simpson throughout the 1970s and 1980s. Leading jockeys employed included Joe Mercer, Frankie Durr and Lester Piggot, who rode Caliph to a particularly dramatic victory in 1983. The stable also achieved a notable double win in 1982 with the debut of Amarone followed in the next race by Heathen Prince. From his base in Lincolnshire, Vijay Advani is in charge of the breeding programme and cares for the younger horses in a purpose built yard until they enter training.
‘From a young age, my brother and I have had a love for horses. We learnt to ride whilst at school and still do today. Our passion for horse racing was cemented from the very first time we attended the races and since then we have always interacted in some way with horses. In the 1980’s we were fortunate enough to experience the thrills of seeing our horses winning, the nervous feeling building prior to the “off”, the feeling of elation after our horse had won or the feeling of gratefulness that our horse had come home un-placed but at least safe and sound. Today, 20 years on, those exact same feelings occur every time one of our horses runs. Winning or losing is not as important as the feelings generated from participating. – Vijay Advani