And finally…. Balcormo

Cool this morning, dry still and due to brighten up so should be perfect for the traditional end of season party at our local point-to-point at Balcormo, we hope to have three runners – Rossini’s Dancer, Royal Chatelier and Allthekingshorses on ground that has been well watered to produce a good, safe jumping surface.

Great plans […]

29 April 2017|

Perth again

Lovely warm day at Perth yesterday and more competitive racing, a slightly flat sort of day for team Kinneston with Dance of Fire failing to progress and finishing 6th of 11 in the opener, he’s much better than this but is complicated, Christmas in USA made up ground nicely in the back straight but faded […]

28 April 2017|

Perth

Crisp and bright at Perth today but thankfully the wind dropped and a decent crowd enjoyed an exciting afternoon of competitive racing.  Kinneston fortunes were mixed with everything happening too quickly for Left Back in the opener, he’s a 17hh chaser in the making and the good ground and sharp track caught him out, his […]

26 April 2017|

Perth tomorrow

Exceptionally cold for the time of year with a bitterly cold North wind blowing in occasional flurries of snow.  Not what we expect for the spring Festival that opens the season at Perth tomorrow; we have four declared runners on ground that has been well watered and is likely to be on the soft side […]

25 April 2017|

Ayr, Perth & John Cockburn

Cool, breezy and remaining dry today with no sign of rain imminent, irrigators in action on the racecourses and would be no surprise to see them make an early appearance here on the farm after the driest April on record.

Ayr’s two day Scottish National Festival kicks off today and they have some fantastic racing lined […]

21 April 2017|

Back at base – a brief news roundup

Cool today, a strong North West wind has been blowing for a few days and due to continue, conditions are now exceptionally dry and watering the racetracks prevails. The upside of all that is the farm goes into the growing season in great shape and we have our “riverbank” gallop back in action a month […]

12 April 2017|

Kelso and King Arthur!

Wow! What a magnificent result at Aintree on Saturday, precisely what is needed to set jump racing in Scotland alight ahead of the excellent fixtures coming up at Kelso, Ayr and Perth.  Well done to all at team Arlary along with owners Debs and Belinda and Derek for a masterful ride, all richly deserved and […]

9 April 2017|

Aintree time!

A glorious spring morning, a wonderful day for exercising horses, working on the all weather first lot, on the grass second lot and some schooling third lot for Monday runners and the point-to-pointers. Slightly weary after an exciting few days, Kit had a fantastic spin in the Foxhunters on Top Cat Henry, leading the field […]

8 April 2017|

Prospects for Carlisle, Aintree and a review of Kelso

Dry, breezy & cool today and tomorrow we head off down the west coast to Carlisle for one runner followed by another at Aintree on Thursday.  Conditions drying quickly and we are hoping for good to soft at Carlisle where we run Calivigny in the 4.05, Lucy rides and 8 run.

He ran well here over course […]

4 April 2017|

Kelso tomorrow – a busy day looms….

A fine spring day, cool but bright sunshine and the grass is growing.  Fun point-to-pointing yesterday and good results with Royal Chatelier dead-heating in the Novice & Veterans Riders race under Jamie and Kit having a winner and 2nd from his two rides.

Back down the road to Kelso tomorrow where we have six declared runners […]

2 April 2017|