Cathrine Erichsen

Thoroughbred racing trainer

Øvrevoll

Pedigree

Racing Post

Photo Grace Hale

EESHA MY FLOWER (USA) dbr f 2016

English Channel - Bella Bandita / Dynaformer

Owned by: CJ Thoroughbreds   Bred by: Calumet Farm

Winner of Erik O. Steen's Memorial, Norway

Runner-up in Lanwades Stud Stakes (LR), Sweden

Daughter of a US turf champion out of a half-sister to Gourmet Girl, who was Champion Older Mare in the USA

Eesha My Flower winning the E O Steens Memorial. Photo by hesteguiden.com

E O Steen's Memorial

Eesha My Flower completes treble

23 Aug 20: What can be better than winning two principal stakes events on Derby day? Winning three of course, and Cathrine managed the treble when 8-1 shot Eesha My Flower improved her form to capture the traditional Erik O Steen's Memorial, a fillies and mares contest over the full Derby distance of 2400 metres. Eesha My Flower travelled smoothly a few lengths behind the early leaders, as the field was well strung out, and it was soon obvious that jockey Elione Chaves had judged the pace to perfection. He sent Eesha My Flower wide in the home straight and she could be spotted as the one travelling the best as the leaders passed the 400-metres marker. Eesha My Flower displayed great heart and stamina to beat the well fancied Danish contender Margrethe. She emerged from the back of the field to finish runner-up, ahead of Unwanted Beauty, who ran second in this event twelve months ago. 

Erik O Steen's Memorial winner 2020 / hesteguiden.com

Eesha My Flower (left) so close. E. Bjoerklund Photo.

Beaten a nose in Guldhandicap at Bro Park

Eesha My Flower strong runner-up

05 Aug 20: Eesha My Flower continues to do really well. Shipped to Bro Park for a tough Guldhandicap over 2400 metres, she did not let the team down. Ridden by Elione Chaves, CJ Thoroughbreds' fine filly was an unlucky loser, pipped just a nose by Espen Hill, who was the winner of the Swedish St. Leger last year. This run confirms Eesha My Flower's versatility, as she has already performed well over three quite different tracks in Scandinavia, winning at Øvrevoll and running placed in hot company at Gøteborg Galopp and Bro Park. 

Erichsen trainees run one-two

Eesha My Flower wins, Hampus G second

18 Jun 20: Even a stable that has the habit of producing winners on a weekly bassis sometimes serve up the odd surprise. This was very much the case as Cathrine saddled the first two home in the Ilo Handicap at Øvrevoll this evening - on what was the first raceday with spectators on course this season (in limited numbers). Things are going very much the right way now, and 11-1 shot Eesha My Flower (Elione Chaves) was visually impressive as she won this 2400 metres contest comfortably by 1 1/2 lengths from stable companion Hampus G, last year's Derby runner-up, ridden by Nora Hagelund Holm. This was a nice win for owners CJ Thoroughbreds, during a week when they also have smart horses running at Royal Ascot and Belmont Park.

1 Eesha My Flower 2 Hampus G / Photo: hesteguiden.com