Cartmel to Auteuil (well that’s the excuse!)

Grotty weather really for the time of year, up and down the country, rain every day – perhaps we should decamp to Europe before it is too late (smiley face).  With so few horses in I have reverted to doing the early feed, I struggled to enthuse about feeding Rock of Leon yesterday morning, we […]

26 June 2016|

Cartmel tomorrow (and too many referendums)

Funny old weather, warm with sunshine and plenty of heavy showers, could do with a quieter spell to make hay but we seem to be faring better than the South.  Still busy on refurbishment works here but relatively peaceful with only four horses in training one of whom, Rock of Leon, runs in the 3pm […]

23 June 2016|

Mixed fortunes at Hexham

More meaningful rain today but gentle and most welcome even if it means a Sunday in the office.  Mixed fortunes at Hexham yesterday with the highlight undoubtedly being Kit winning the first on Ueueteotl, just getting the better of the well backed favourite after a prolonged tussle up the home straight, the 50th winner of […]

12 June 2016|

Hexham today and well done Hayley!

Damp and drizzly this morning, some welcome moisture as walking round the horses last night after a few days away I have never known the land as dry this early in the summer, forecast much more unsettled now so everything should freshen up nicely.  Not too much rain at Hexham today though please where Always […]

11 June 2016|

Perth & Hexham

Roasting at Perth today and a huge crowd gathered to enjoy the sun, good competitive racing and a few drinks of course, some more than a few it would have appeared, anyway, who am I to talk!  The well watered ground was drying fast which led to plenty of non runners including Just Brooke in […]

5 June 2016|

Hexham/Perth – some runners!

Another glorious day at the end of a most wonderful week’s weather, rare indeed and showers due tonight which will be welcome.  Into June now and an astonishingly dry May confirming  the change in weather patterns to prolonged dry spells and prolonged wet spells, extremes which aren’t ideal.  Racecourses will have been watering hard and […]

3 June 2016|