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Pointing this weekend….

A fine evening after a disappointingly wet start to the day, horses seem well though and it’s been a busy week with full access to all the facilities appearing a bit of a novelty, long may it continue and at last we were able to school properly again yesterday, we took full advantage of the […]

23 March 2018|

Wetherby to Haydock

Another fine day, at home this morning and down here in Yorkshire where Christmas in USA was disappointing, appearing not to stay the 2m 4f on tiring ground but he blew hard and I fear that the impact of the weather on his recent training may have been greater than I expected.  Let’s hope that’s […]

20 March 2018|

Wetherby tomorrow

Oh what a difference the weather makes, after the grimmest of weekends forcing abandonments up and down the country including three more key fixtures up here at Newcastle, Carlisle and Kelso today I was just about at my wits end then the sun comes out to produce a glorious day today and against all odds […]

19 March 2018|

Cheltenham & Hexham

Blowy and on the chilly side down here in the Cotswolds, fantastic racing, fantastic horses, fantastic people, the usual maelstrom of emotions, oh to have runners at this most extraordinary of race meetings – one day I hope.

One more night in the pub and then we will hit the road home in the morning and […]

14 March 2018|

Slow Sunday, muddy Ayr and plans…

Fine and mild today, a slow Sunday, whilst it was disappointing to lose Kelso again it’s been a blessing to have a quiet day in the office catching up ahead of a busy week.

I have to admit to feeling a little battle weary as I headed out to the yard this morning; after the awful […]

11 March 2018|

Ayr today, Ayr yesterday and Kelso tomorrow we hope

Cold and wet this morning, the East wind back, at least its not snowing, always look on the bright side….  back to Ayr today where the ground is soft though may ease if the rain arrives as forecast.  We have two runners, Bertalus in the 2.45, a step back in the right direction last time […]

10 March 2018|

Ayr tomorrow, Carlisle today…

Snow slowly disappearing but in no hurry and frost this morning unhelpful. Off to Ayr tomorrow with four runners, ground soft with heavy places, and we start with The Orange Rogue in the 2.50, 7 run and Grant rides.

He’s been disappointing this season and didn’t really appear to stay last time at Wetherby, back in […]

8 March 2018|

Carlisle tomorrow and goodbye snow (and good riddance)

Milder today, thank goodness, like everyone we have had a really tough week weather wise and the team have done a marvellous job of keeping the show on the road in some of the worst conditions I can remember, no fun at all and the farm and gallops are now a complete mess with remains […]

7 March 2018|

Weather Update

As with much of the rest of the country we are experiencing extreme weather at Kinneston with sub zero temperatures, gale force winds and heavy snow.  The conditions are due to ease slightly but no significant improvement expected until next week.  I trust you will bear with us as normal communications from the office are suspended […]

1 March 2018|

The most glorious of late winter afternoons driving back up the A68 from the Tynedale point-to-point, just as well really as I could be forgiven for feeling a little battered.  We had been on a bit of a roll recently but we were brought back to earth sharply with heavy falls for Lucy yesterday and […]

25 February 2018|