…umm, well, not quite, sort of, might be as near as we get I suppose – anyway, big excitement today with the arrival of past Festival winner Pause and Clause, he has lost his way a little bit but it is hoped that the Kinneston air might spark a revival in his form, its great to be given a chance with a quality horse like this so we will certainly be doing our best.  A sublime day’s racing at Ascot yesterday, impossible to script two such wonderful results and great to see racing on the front pages for the right reasons – a great day.

At last!

I arrived home just in time to see the Gold Cup after a long but thoroughly useful and entertaining  trip to the Royal Highland Show; after what seems an age of appalling weather we have enjoyed a fantastic month and the transformation of the land and the mood of the farming community was almost tangible at this marvellous festival of farming – I loved it.  Speaking of farmers I think the Fife Farmer may have gone a little cuckoo, he arrived at our routine meeting today by bicycle, a vision to behold in head to toe lycra, perspiring gently after his 14 mile journey, jogging up and down on the spot muttering about his heart rate – moments later his long-suffering wife was on the phone to check he was still alive – not surprised!

From tweed to lycra - a man going places!

From tweed to lycra – a man going places! (do his men know he does this?)

Lucy at Redcar today, Ayr for two rides tomorrow then Hexham for four on Sunday, pushing herself hard.   I am managing to spend plenty of time with the horses in the fields at the moment which I enjoy hugely, so much to look forward to if we have a little luck, we have updated the horses for sale page and are in the the early stages of putting one or two fun partnerships together, do contact me if you think you would like something to liven up the winter months – Click here for more information

At last!

At last!