Balcormo is back!

The Fife Point-to-Point has traditionally been a thoroughly enjoyable and relaxed day to end the National Hunt Season and we have certainly missed it over the last two years so it was particularly welcome to have it back yesterday and back to its best it was with a decent crowd enjoying competitive racing with plenty […]

27 April 2014|

A bigger fish…

A fantastic end to the season yesterday with Bertie Milan winning the Highland National at Perth with a bold round of jumping.  Absolutely delighted to win this good prize for HWT, Sir Simon, Judy D-M and Jamie Barber and of course a rewarding success for the team here, especially Fran who has looked after the […]

26 April 2014|

Boom boom!

A memorable day at Perth yesterday with Northern Acres winning for Cornelius Lysaght and Tom Cochrane under a well-judged ride from Kit, delighted that Cornelius was present for his “Festival” winner though quite surprised by the result as he was originally meant to run in the 3m race the day before and he only ran […]

25 April 2014|

Seen at Perth

Great racing at Perth yesterday with a wonderful atmosphere but mixed sort of day for team Kinneston;

Another Mattie before the start of the 25th Perth FestivalAnother Mattie a strong finishing 4th, Landecker shying at the start and taking no part, Rossini’s Dancer running well but only for two and a half of the three miles, […]

24 April 2014|

Kelso to Perth

We had to settle for two seconds from our two runners at Kelso yesterday, they both ran to their best and is was particularly heartening to see Isla Pearl Fisher bounce back to his best after such a lacklustre effort last time, other things on his mind that day, he returned with a nasty over-reach […]

23 April 2014|

Kelso

A glorious Easter weekend but a strong east wind this morning heralding a change and the forecast for the week very tricky to read so plans must be made to cover every eventuality.  With that in mind we have made 3 declarations for Kelso tomorrow though they are by no means all certain runners, the […]

21 April 2014|

Sunny Saturday

A certain level of commitment is required to take horses to work on a racecourse after racing on a Bank Holiday evening and I was very grateful to Toni, Liam, Lucy and Kit for their efforts last night; two young unraced Presenting fillies (Presenting Rose and Presently Tipsy) were the beneficiaries and  handled the occasion […]

19 April 2014|

Good Friday

So, Good Friday, a significant change in our world as for the first time there is racing taking place, for us it has always been a normal work day so no difference really but for many people , religious or not, a bit sad as it represents a further “homogenisation” of the calendar.  The hugely […]

18 April 2014|

Cooler today, and a more unsettled look to the forecast in the medium term which is just as well with conditions drying quickly.  As well as making lots of entries and plans for next week we are beginning to look further ahead and make plans for next season, inevitably there will be some horses that […]

17 April 2014|

The fine spell of weather continues and conditions drying up quickly, great for farming but it won’t be long before we are all wanting a drop of rain, no doubt nature will oblige!  25 horses working today on the all weather, a few having a canter and Monday’s runners having a leg stretch on the […]

16 April 2014|