Musings

12 noon, Saturday 22nd June, 7th tee at Muirfield, warm sunshine, three and a bit weeks before the Open Championship is due to played on this course and I cannot see another golfer anywhere – extraordinary and undoubtedly unique – good fun playing with everything set up for the greatest golfers in the world just […]

27 June 2013|

Cheltenham Festival winner for Kinneston?

…umm, well, not quite, sort of, might be as near as we get I suppose – anyway, big excitement today with the arrival of past Festival winner Pause and Clause, he has lost his way a little bit but it is hoped that the Kinneston air might spark a revival in his form, its great […]

21 June 2013|

Summer for once

Fine weather, warm and sunny, a couple of decent showers over the weekend and growing and grazing conditions pretty well perfect, after two such wet summers it almost feels as if this one might be OK.  The Paddy Premium a non-runner at Hexham on Saturday, ground, it happens at this time of year but a […]

17 June 2013|

Sir Henry and Hexham

Cooler this week, fresh but fine weather-  the farm and the horses all doing well.  Racing news dominated by the desperately sad news that Henry Cecil has lost his brave fight against cancer; so many wonderful and richly deserved tributes to a unique trainer, transcending the racing pages to the mainstream media and featuring in […]

14 June 2013|

Perth Sunday

Well, I suppose we were due one at some stage, all our bumper horses had been behaving far too well recently (sometimes to my surprise!) but yesterday Marlee Massie after behaving perfectly throughout all the preliminaries completely boiled over when he went out onto the racecourse.

The best part of 10,000 cheering racing fans, loud music […]

10 June 2013|

Summer days

A fine spell of weather and the grass has now come late and strong providing the very best type of conditions for giving hard working National Hunt horses a spell at grass.  We are down to riding five each day now but have a bunch of young horses in by day learning the basics and […]

6 June 2013|