Owner In Focus - Dave and Janet Lowe
Dave Lowe came agonisingly close to taking the 2016 Commonwealth Cup home with him but his beloved Kachy had other ideas and veered across the track, handing the Cup to Quiet Reflection, but this is still one of the Lowe’s favourite racing moments.
Dave’s interest in racing stretches back to the 1970’s when he used to sit with his late father to watch the ITV 7 on World of Sport, but his first foray into ownership was a share in a horse with Deva Racing called Misty Conquest ten years ago. As with all owners Dave has lived through the highs and the lows but his favourite racing moment so far was winning the AW Sprint Final in 2019 with his beloved Kachy, this memory still eclipses all others.
“We had planned this route for Kachy for 18 months so for it to actually happen was incredible.”
Dave does have one regret about becoming an owner, “I wish I had done it years earlier, the thrill of watching your colours crossing the line is a fantastic feeling.”
Kachy may have come tantalisingly close to getting a Royal Ascot win but he is not the only runner the Lowe’s have had. Their own homebred Caroline Dale also came close taking 3rd in the Queen Mary in 2020 when 100/1 and exceeded all expectations, “we are really looking forward to seeing her run as she should have a lovely 3-year-old career ahead of her.”
Any one with a passion for racing will have a horse they wish they owned, and Dave is no exception, “it would have to be Battaash, I love the sprinters.” As for a race he wishes to win he has two, “The King’s Stand or Diamond Jubilee at Royal Ascot.”
Each owner has their own specific ‘ideals’ when choosing a trainer but Dave states that trust is everything to him, “one who listens and treats every Owner with respect and one you can trust to tell you everything the way it is and not be afraid to tell the bad news as well as the good.”