Special Sunday

Damp and cool this morning, fed the dozen or so that are still in myself which is a bit of a treat these days and we decided not to send Back on the Road down to the point-to-point at Hexham, although they had 7mm of rain overnight we still felt the ground would be on the […]

31 May 2015|

Exciting times..

So, a chilly 8 degrees this morning and the north-westerly persists, dry for now but rain in the forecast and not due to warm up until later next week.  A big boost yesterday, thrilled to have managed to buy Lake View Lad at Brightwells Cheltenham Sale; we have had our eye on this lovely grey 5yo […]

29 May 2015|


A fine day, fair but cool and 8 horses heading out first lot to the riverbank gallop.  A frustrating late withdrawal yesterday, a marginal decision but a correct one. Difficult though;  two months without a winner under rules, sitting high on the cold list, the perfect race picked out weeks ago and waited for, many […]

26 May 2015|

Cartmel beckons

A fine day, still on the cool side but  the sun is shining, about 15 horses on the walker here today, one being ridden and most having a spell in the paddock.  A good card at Kelso today and sad not to be represented, Lucy is there to ride Sky Full of Stars in the […]

24 May 2015|

Comings and Goings

Cold and damp today, tiresome weather really and the grass slow to move, this must be the first year that we have no cattle out here on 21st May, everything seems a good two weeks behind.

A very good renewal of Doncaster’s Spring Sales this year, a huge crowd gathered and an excellent selection of horses […]

21 May 2015|

Perth roundup.

A beautiful morning, still on the cool side and plenty going on here despite only 9 horses to ride after a busy two days at Perth.  Another mixed day yesterday with Calivigny and Presenting Rose running bang up to their best to finish 2nd and 3rd respectively, Marlee Mourinho jumping well for a long way […]

15 May 2015|

Back to Perth again today

Cool still today but we are missing the wind and rain that is hitting the South, a quietish morning on the yard with only 9 to ride.  Back up to Perth this afternoon where the ground is drying all the time and is now soft with good to soft places, should be fine for our […]

14 May 2015|

Perth May Meeting – our first day runners

A glorious fresh and blowy spring evening, a little chilly perhaps and the grass growth has slowed but a good chance to walk round the farm.  Drying out again fast now after a wet 10 days and same will be happening at Perth tomorrow where we have six declared runners on ground that is still […]

12 May 2015|

Musselburgh Monday

A wet week and now a wet Sunday, again, but at least it should allow us to have our first flat runner for some time at Musselburgh tomorrow and the ground at Perth looks like being soft this week which should suit the majority of our runners.  Wet in Cumbria yesterday, so wet that they […]

10 May 2015|

A Historic Day in many ways..

Such is the absurd little bubble in which I live that it is only when I jump into the car at 11am to drive into Edinburgh that I realise that I am unaware of of the result of the General Election, aside from picking up the gist of it on the radio very early this […]

8 May 2015|