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Newcastle next (maybe?)

Thawing here but only just, ground still frozen and due to turn colder again.  Six runners declared at Newcastle tomorrow, subject to an 8am inspection, our lorry will hopefully be at Berwick by then so fingers crossed it will be on as an ultra early start for the team.  It’s the nature of the game […]

13 December 2017|

Ayr tomorrow (maybe)

Cold weather continues, hardest spell for a few years, and we are very much in the abandonment season which always tests one’s temperament.  We have five runners declared for Ayr tomorrow, they have gone to huge efforts to cover the entire racing surface in fleeces and it will be touch and go whether they are […]

11 December 2017|

Cold, and Alnwick

Very cold, as it is up and down the country, as cold as it has been for a good few years.  Ground too hard to turn horses out so the team here had to work particularly hard to ensure all 43 horses had time out of their box on the horsewalker, we find a little […]

10 December 2017|

Bitterly cold today, eye-wateringly so in the wind and looks set this way for the next week, brr.  We could have been at Wetherby or Aintree tomorrow but Clan Legend has already run this week and the ground at Aintree has gone against Benny’s Secret so it’s off to the first fixture of the new […]

8 December 2017|

Schooling Day

Bitterly cold this morning and due to get colder, long range forecast not good and with an exceptionally busy 10 days racing coming up I’m very concerned about disruption, hmmph.  Schooling day today despite the weather and 6 went nicely over hurdles and 7 very well over fences, all due to run soon if the […]

7 December 2017|

On the road to Haydock

Milder again today, bit of a storm coming then turning much colder.  Two runners at Haydock tomorrow where the ground is soft/heavy, hopefully the rain will arrive in time to freshen it up as could be tacky otherwise.

First off is Silk or Scarlet in the 1.55, he was withdrawn at the start at Newcastle on […]

5 December 2017|

Winners, Trainers – an update

Milder today but a changeable week in store, London bound for next 48 hours, Catch taking over the controls at a busy time.  A tremendous win at Newcastle on Saturday with Lake View Lad opening his account over fences in great style, he’s a good horse and let’s hope luck stays on his side.  It wasn’t nearly […]

4 December 2017|

Newcastle, Carlisle and a new arrival….

A cold Friday evening to end a busy week; due to get milder over the weekend, and busier!  It starts with a small birthday party this evening for a cousin, the first of our generation to collect his bus pass, scary – be me soon (sad face), then off to Newcastle early in the morning where […]

1 December 2017|

Musselburgh tomorrow

Bitterly cold today, a strong north wind and looks set this way until the weekend but all the gallops were perfect this morning to facilitate a good work morning for most of the horses.  Musselburgh tomorrow and we have one runner, Fight Away Boys making his stable debut under Kit in the 1.00pm, 9 run […]

29 November 2017|

Christmas at Sedgefield tomorrow

Cold today, very cold actually and looks like being a cold week.  New facilities reacting as expected; sand froze but was fine this morning, as I hoped carpet proved itself to be the most “all-weather” surface I have experienced and frost actually seems to help it by lifting it and reducing compaction.   Sorry, all a […]

27 November 2017|