Saturday 26th January – Deep Powder

Well, a long week draws to a close on a highly satisfactory note – all horses and riders  appear to have survived in tact and an excellent afternoon’s racing from Cheltenham to remind us what it is all about

Yesterday evening six inches of snow fell in about two hours, […]

26 January 2013|

More snow – Friday 25th January

Snowing heavily all day today, wet stuff but lying and quite a significant accumulation of the stuff now.  The good news is its all going to melt this weekend, no doubt leading to a messy few days but forecast is much better for next ten days (thank goodness).

Gallop remains out of action, about 8 inches […]

25 January 2013|

Ayr – hopefully – Tuesday 22nd Jan

The west coast has escaped the worst of the weather and Ayr’s flexibility in quickly scheduling an extra fixture has been rewarded with a competitive card which should produce excellent racing, however it must first pass a 7.30am inspection and with frost on the way it might be a close call. Fingers crossed, it was a scary old business […]

22 January 2013|

And now the snow – Sunday 20th Jan

Well, having escaped the worst of the weather so far it started snowing on Friday evening and the showers that we have had over the weekend look like turning into something more serious over the next 48 hours; there was no interruption at all to the horses’ work last week – I hope I can […]

20 January 2013|


Ground rock hard, freezing temperatures and a bitter east wind but no snow (as yet!) and the dry nature of this cold spell means the school and all-weather are in good order so we are able to keep the horses ticking over with two canters each this morning.  Although the absence of racing is frustrating […]

18 January 2013|

Weather Update

Hard frost now but dry so the all-weather gallop living up to it’s name for once and we are able to keep the horses busy.  Not much prospect of racing in the next few days and a danger that the weekend programme will be wiped out as well, not too much of a problem for […]

16 January 2013|

Stable Update

Turning colder but a fine morning for the time of year, working first lot on the grass were Standintheband, Frankie’s Promise, Isla Patriot and Spinning Away.  The great thing about having plenty of space is that we when we need to we can invent new ways of working the horses, these horses did a strong […]

12 January 2013|

Kelso Sunday

A quieter week, much of the early part spent taking advice regarding Lucy’s collar bone, hopefully on the mend but patience required.  Busy on the yard and dull but open weather so a good opportunity to use the grass gallops and do some schooling, the horses appear to be in good fettle.

Racing wise we are looking at Kelso on […]

11 January 2013|

Lucy & Buffalo Ballet

Triumph and disaster travel closely together in this game and both played their part in a dramatic day yesterday at Musselburgh when Isla Pearl Fisher took a crashing fall four out in the Kilmany Cup  resulting in Lucy breaking her collar bone, horse seems fine though and God-willing Lucy should mend quickly so lets’s focus […]

5 January 2013|

Musselburgh Friday

Astonishingly mild today, topsy turvy weather, daffodils will be out next.  We are blessed to have two brave grey mares in the yard at the moment and yesterday Tipsy Dara toughed it out from the front to defy a carrer high handicap mark and win at Ayr yesterday, over the moon again I was and I was […]

4 January 2013|