Kelso, Musselburgh & Happy New Year!

A stormy end to 2016 with strong winds and rain forecast this afternoon, very mild now but temperatures due to drop sharply after this front has blown through.  A special winner at Kelso on Thursday with the lovely filly Jolie Crickette that we brought over from France in late September providing Lucy with her first […]

31 December 2016|

Kelso tomorrow

Quiet weather now after a stormy few days over Christmas, mild enough for the time of year and delighted to be resuming racing tomorrow at Kelso, they have an excellent card of competitive racing lined up and we have seven declared runners on ground that will be good to soft.

Jet Master switches back to hurdles […]

28 December 2016|

Storms, Ayr, a good read & Happy Christmas!

Brutal weather yesterday; fierce winds, heavy rain, sleet and not much better today with the wind picking up ahead of what looks like being a stormy afternoon, tough conditions for exercising horses and set in for a few days so hardly ideal for the Festive period but morale is good and three proper lots completed […]

23 December 2016|

Ayr tomorrow, Lucy & a good read (if you’re me!)

A little cooler but mild enough, a kind spell of weather for the time of year and the forecast reasonably benign.  It must have been wetter over in the West because the ground is forecast to be heavy at Ayr tomorrow where we have six declared runners starting with two in the first race at […]

18 December 2016|

News from Carlisle and Musselburgh prospects

Colder today, a north easterly breeze, dull and showery.  Busy as ever and the horses seem fresh and well, a nasty fall for Sally this morning followed by a long day in A&E but on the way home now and I am sure you will all join me in wishing her the speediest of recoveries. […]

13 December 2016|

Hexham, Carlisle & a fine legacy

Mild still, dark this morning and a few showers about; back at base after a busy time having managed to squeeze in a trip to London on “industry stuff” between our various days of multiple runners.  Delighted that our good form at Ayr rolled on to Hexham with Clan Legend putting in an exemplary round […]

9 December 2016|

Hexham today – a family affair

Much milder today, extraordinarily so, and after 4mm of rain overnight it will be proper heavy ground at Hexham where we have six declared runners, four of which are out of the same mare – Harrietfield. 

We start with Clan Legend making his chasing debut in the 12.45, he’ll love the ground and whilst I […]

7 December 2016|

Ayr tomorrow

Much colder today, busy times after four runners today and ten intended runners at Ayr tomorrow, frost covers have been down which means no inspection planned but ground likely to be a tacky version of  good to soft.  So we start off with Massini’s Lady making her seasonal debut in the 12.40, she disappointed latterly […]

4 December 2016|

Kelso, Lucy and a couple of other things…

Mild today and has been a mild week, topsy turvy compared with the South but frost due back briefly and hoping it doesn’t scupper our plans to have a few busy days at Kelso, Ayr and Hexham.  The former are inspecting at 8am tomorrow ahead of what looks like an excellent Sunday card, the ground […]

3 December 2016|