A cracking day’s racing at Kelso yesterday and another roller-coaster of a day for team Kinneston but an unforgettable highlight with Or de Grugy winning his 6th race at the track 3 days before his 12th birthday, he has also been runner up there 3 times and he now has 11 wins and 11 2nds […]

30 December 2013|


A stormy week but quieter now and we certainly appear to have missed the worst of the weather; although busy with the horses a quieter few days have allowed us to have a very happy family Christmas.  Have thoroughly enjoyed the wonderful feast of televised racing over the last three days and looking forward to […]

28 December 2013|

Happy Christmas!

Cold, wet, windy – wintery weather and some truly attrocious conditions en route to Haydock yesterday; sadly the rain missed the racecourse and although Wicklow Lad ran well enough to finish 6th I had been hoping the ground would be heavy.  A tiresome journey home for him but more especially for Amy with a puncture […]

22 December 2013|

Busy weekend loometh

Windy and cold with snow and now rain, tough conditions for the staff, hard work but they managed to let off a bit of steam last night in the pub and thereafter, Trainer was rather led astray by two of the boys dressed as Father Christmas, hence mind a little foggy for rather a complex […]

20 December 2013|


Much cooler this morning and some cold blustery showers, a changeable week ahead but conditions remain reasonably benign for training horses considering the time of year, long may it continue.  A tough day at Carlisle yesterday, The Orange Rogue made a very promising stable debut to come a good third in the bumper, Jet Master […]

16 December 2013|


Back from Newcastle 24 hours later than planned with Lucy last night, a very thorough and professional service from Newcastle’s RVI and the medical team on the racecourse were first class.  Plenty of time for some rather uncomfortable introspection for Trainer but great to have her home in remarkably good form considering.  Busy again this […]

14 December 2013|


Many thanks to all regarding your concern for Lucy following her fall from Milano Magic at Newcastle yesterday.
She was transferred to the Royal Victoria Hospital for treatment to a cut in her chin, x-rays also revealed a non-displaced fracture on her jaw and chin. Se was detained in hospital overnight for precautionary reasons and […]

13 December 2013|

Now Newcastle

Dark and wet this morning but mild and positively spring-like day at Hexham yesterday, bizarre really, we had an “incident packed” start to the day but two of our intended runners lines up, Here’s to Harry still appeared weak in the 12.50, he may have a spell point-to-pointing to allow him to strengthen further without […]

12 December 2013|

No rest…

.. for the wicked, and its off to Hexham early in the morning with four runners in the first three races, the ground will be soft.  Starting at 12.50 we have Here’s to Harry (Lucy) and Marlee Massie (Brian Harding), 13 run, the former is making his seasonal debut, he was very weak last season […]

10 December 2013|

Kelso to Musselburgh

Splendid day’s racing at Kelso yesterday, I can’t think of another course in the country that can compete on atmosphere; on a cold and dreich December day the camaraderie generated by the shared passion for National Hunt racing is simply wonderful.  Not that everything went our way, very pleased with Marlee Mourinho’s return to the […]

9 December 2013|