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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|

A historic day at Kinneston and another runner!

Sunny and mild this morning but a wet night and ground at Perth likely to be very heavy, at least racing goes ahead after an early morning inspection and should be wet rather than holding.  This is unlikely to suit our runner Jet Master who is likely to go off favourite for the 2.40 in […]

28 September 2017|

Perth tomorrow, a runner!

A glorious autumn afternoon here at Kinneston; warm and sunny, a lovely soft light.  Hopefully it will last until tomorrow at Perth where we have a few people coming for lunch after seeing their horses here in the morning.

And I’m delighted that we have a runner, Landecker in the 4.30, 8 run and Lucy rides. […]

26 September 2017|

Autumn, Lucy, THN & some entries….

Warm and sunny this morning but not due to last with this changeable spell due to bring rain again tonight, and whilst it doesn’t directly affect us I feel for everyone connected with Ayr after losing their valuable and prestigious three day meeting due to water logging, a bitter blow for racing in Scotland.  Harvest came and […]

23 September 2017|

Another week flies by….

Changeable today, cool with a North wind, and it’s been a changeable week with plenty of heavy showers hindering harvest, “the project” and our ability to work on the carrot field.  Horses have made good progress nevertheless, it’s a tremendous time of year watching them come together and the rapid progress being made by the […]

16 September 2017|

Success at the Sales (at last!)

Cold and showery today, the wind in the North and a chill in the air when I returned late from Doncaster Sales last night after a long but ultimately rewarding day.  We’ve worked hard at the sales all summer; Doncaster, Ascot, Fairyhouse, Angers, Deauville, Newmarket – plenty of long days and plenty of blank days.   […]

7 September 2017|

No joy for us, a great win for a Scottish Trainer and looking ahead…

Hmmmph, 400 miles is a long way to drive for a PU, disappointing, everything should have been right for Queen of Avalon yesterday and she travelled and jumped sweetly enough but when the going got tough she didn’t and she may not have what it takes to be a racehorse; she recovered very quickly and […]

27 August 2017|