Kelso – where does time go?

Very changeable weather, mild one moment, snowing the next, rain, frost, wind, a bit of everything.  Excellent card at Kelso tomorrow, amidst which we sponsor the 23rd running of the Cyril Alexander Memorial Chase – yes, 23rd, where has the time gone.  Sadly no runner this year but three on the card starting with Spinning […]

27 February 2015|

Ayr and Kelso next

A challenging day at Ayr yesterday weather wise and mixed fortunes on the track; Clan Legend continued his progress nicely to finish 5th, Titian Boy’s jumping was very sloppy, he can be like that at home and he can be very good at home, ultimately though he is still just too big and weak to […]

24 February 2015|

Ayr tomorrow

Cold, grey, sleety snow this morning out giving the Ayr runners a pipe opener, worse to come, let’s hope nothing disruptive.  Delighted with both our long priced Newcastle runners yesterday, Wicklow Lad travelled a bit too well in the Eider but still ran with great credit to finish 8th of the 18 runners, in a […]

22 February 2015|

Bracing!

Much colder here today and some “weather” coming in over the weekend, we haven’t seen the back of winter yet, horses in fine form this morning with plenty working on the grass and some schooling for Buffalo Ballet, Titian Boy and Jet Master.

Bacons rolls again tomorrow after a stirring last gasp success from Bracing under […]

20 February 2015|

Musselburgh finale

Much milder, temperature touched double figures for the first time since Xmas, windy though and some light rain in the air.  A bit of a traumatic day at Wetherby yesterday, Presently Tipsy coped well with the faster pace handicapping and her jumping was exceptional but turning into the home straight a horse fell in front […]

18 February 2015|

Now Wetherby

Colder this morning but fair, some squally hail showers at Carlisle yesterday and some disappointing runs; Another Mattie appeared to be jumping a little better and was about to creep into the race when he blundered badly causing the reins to go over his head, Lucy did well to jump another fence and pull him […]

17 February 2015|

Alnwick to Carlisle to Wetherby

A fine quiet morning, drop of rain overnight, some schooling for Titian Boy, Bracing, Buffalo Ballet and Presently Tipsy, the rest on the AW and a few round the farm.  A bitter east wind at Alnwick yesterday but a large crowd gathered to watch good competitive point-to-pointing, Rossini’s Dancer and Royal Chatelier both made good […]

16 February 2015|

Kelso then Alnwick

A special day’s racing at Kelso yesterday, a lovely atmosphere with a large crowd gathered to pay tribute to the Champ, one could sense that everyone just felt pleased to be there and be part of it, good racing as well and some smart performances.

No runners tomorrow but planning on 3 at the Percy point-to-point […]

13 February 2015|

Ayr to Kelso

Cold and grey this morning, the land colourless, stripped bare by frost but the grass horseshoe gallop back in action, a fresh strip untouched for a year and perfect ground for working horses, just on the soft side of good so we were busy on it with Bracing, Heilan Rebel, McGinty’s Dream, Presenting Rose, Afterclass, […]

11 February 2015|

Semifreddo

Another fine day, beautiful and clear with a strong North wind that was very mild for the time of year, bizarre really and the frost taking time to come out of the ground, we could school this morning but only just.

Ayr tomorrow where the ground is still soft, we have five declared runners starting with […]

9 February 2015|