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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|


A big change this week with autumn weather bringing strong winds and heavy showers, cooler behind the front and all dried up quickly again.  Two runners declared at Hexham tomorrow on ground that will hopefully be on the soft side of good; McGinty’s Dream in the 2.25, Lucy rides and 8 run, a good little […]

30 September 2016|

Hello again – a runner!

A welcome interlude from the Kinneston blog for all readers I am sure, time to resume with a runner at Perth tomorrow and the National Hunt action starting to pick up properly later next month.  It may have been quiet on the racing front but we have been very busy here preparing a team of […]

19 August 2016|

Hexham bound -far from the madding crowd..

Wow, what an opening two days it has been at the 2015 Cheltenham Festival, relentless, but heading back up North tomorrow where we have 3 runners at Hexham ridden by Lucy on what is likely to be good to soft ground and where there are a remarkable 81 declared runners. Dutch Canyon runs in the […]

11 March 2015|

Sunny Monday

Sun out this morning, a welcome change, forecast ok but don’t trust it at all, farm will need a few days to dry out so hopefully picture a bit clearer by then. Kit 4th on both his rides at Stromsholm in Sweden yesterday, outsiders so connections delighted and seems there was a good party last […]

16 June 2014|


On the blog front, it is surprising how all-consuming it is trying to buy horses at the sales, too much going on, bigger brain required, a few near misses but three nice horses bought yesterday,  more to buy though so we soldier on.

Up the A1 shortly to run  in the 2.30 at Wetherby, 11 run, […]

22 May 2014|

Ayr – Fri 8th March

A late update from the trainer at Ayr by telephone!

Daasij runs in the 3 mile handicap hurdle at 2:40, Lucy rides and 17 run.  Hoping for improvement on the better ground from the last run at the course on heavy.

Rossini’s Dancer runs in the 2 mile 4 furlong handicap chase at 4;55, Lucy rides and 7 […]

8 March 2013|

Boom boom Bertie – 7th Feb 2013

We seem to be gathering together a decent bunch of staying chasers here at Kinneston and two of them were in action at Carlisle yesterday with Bertie Milan staying on strongly to grab his first win in the closing race on the card.  Only 4th jumping the last he rallied strongly for Wilson Renwick and […]

7 February 2013|


A more ordinary sort of day at the office yesterday, happy enough with Buffalo Ballet’s hurdling debut on ground that was far too soft for him, Milano Magic ran well but may be a little high in the handicap and Balwyllo tried to go home a circuit early.  A great win for Lucy on Knockara […]

11 November 2012|


That’s what it felt like this morning feeding the horses, gently humming “my tiny legs are knackered” to the tune of Puccini’s “Che gelida manina.”  That Mrs A takes a bit of keeping up with on the celebrating front and yet again I trailed in a weary last but she had good cause after Kit […]

10 November 2012|