Vic has been something of an enigma over the years. He's certainly tested our patience on occasions and we need to make him all sorts of special arrangements to keep him happy. He doesn't like his back feet doing and if you got shoes on him he'd only kick them off on the way to the races, he doesn't travel well so wears eyeshields in the horse box and always has another horse with him for company, he can hang badly so wears a special bit, he's been naughty in the stalls so has special dispensation to alway load late and the list goes on! So it makes it extra special when everything comes togeather and he wins!
"A modest handicap. VICTOIRE DE LYPHAR won a seller in May and was most recently beaten in a claimer, but he was down to a 0-70 for the first time in his career and showed he´s still better than this level. Ruth Carr obtained prior permission from the BHA to run the gelding partially shod."
Racing Post, 2016
"Victoire De Lyphar likes the ground a bit softer and we´ve been able to stop him hanging recently, which has straightened him out."
Ruth Carr, 2016