Ayr today

Cold, crisp and clear early today but clouded over now, feels like it might snow but don’t think it will.  Soft ground at Ayr today for their inaugural jumps fixture of the 2017/18 Season and we have four runners making their seasonal debuts starting with Buffalo Ballet in the 2.40.

He’s getting on a bit now […]

30 October 2017|

Busy racing at last…

Different weather now, much colder, clear and crisp and almost a touch of frost.  No bad thing after such a wet spell and ground drying up at the racecourses, especially at Kelso where we have three runners tomorrow on what will just be on the easy side of good.

Moores Novelty makes his stable debut in […]

27 October 2017|

Carlisle today, new sponsor for Lucy and new arrival!

Very dark in the mornings now, clocks changing this weekend so a brief respite, a bit cooler but at last it looks like a few drier days.  One runner at Carlisle today, Calivigny in the 2.50, 10 run and Lucy rides, ground described as heavy, soft places – we are hoping it will have dried […]

26 October 2017|

An unusual sort of runner for the yard.

Colder today, and generally rather dull and damp, an unsettled week forecast.  So, our first flat runner for a few years tomorrow, Dance of Fire in the 2.10 at Newcastle, on the tapeta all weather surface so going “standard” – 14 run and our old ally Graham Lee takes the ride.

Usually I have a vague […]

23 October 2017|

Preparations near completion…..

Well, the weird weather continues and nature is confused, wet & stormy then warm and sunny, and from time to time a peculiar sulphorous smell in the air.  Most odd and the horses don’t quite know how to react.

Crucial stage now with the horses’ training intensifying as they approach their first run, every piece of work […]

21 October 2017|

Brief Update

Lovely warm and sunny autumn morning after a stormy old week.  Wet overnight at Hexham, ground turned heavy so Landecker a non-runner, declared in the hope they would miss the rain so no runners this week and unlikely to have any entries until Carlisle on 26th Oct, a disappointing absence of opportunities for the time of […]

14 October 2017|

Boom, boom, Benny!

A fine autumn day and a skip in my step this morning after the wonderful Kelso racecourse yet again managed to produce a magical moment with Benny’s Secret reverting to form to win the last race under a well judged ride from Lucy at the staggering odds of 33-1; we made a plan and she carried it out perfectly, […]

9 October 2017|

Kelso tomorrow

Dampish overnight but nothing serious and a lovely autumn day, perfect for working horses and we find ourselves extremely busy which is exactly how we want to be at this time of year.  Two runners at Kelso tomorrow where they have a cracking 8 race card on ground that is likely to ride on the soft side […]

7 October 2017|

Jet, Clare, Owners Day and Perth 2018?

A lovely day yesterday but a storm to sweep through today, nothing serious expected and it is the 1st of October so nothing unusual.  A busy week and a welcome winner in the form of Jet Master who won the 2m handicap hurdle at Perth’s Autumn Finale meeting for the third year in succession- delighted […]

1 October 2017|