Hexham & Cartmel

By | 2017-07-26T15:54:58+00:00 May 30th, 2017|

Damp, much cooler now, normality returns.  Likely to be good quick ground at the Hexham point-to-point this evening where the curtain comes down on the season in the Northern Area, we have one runner, Rossini’s Dancer, who should go well. Wicklow Lad Cartmel had some torrential rain last weekend and the ground will definitely [...]

Scorchio, Doncaster Sales and Kelso

By | 2017-07-26T16:04:54+00:00 May 26th, 2017|

Exceptionally warm, irrationally so and worth enjoying while it lasts which looks like being another 24 hours at the most.  Catching up back in the office this afternoon after a long and ultimately productive week at Doncaster Sales, interspersed with a trip back up North to Hexham on Tuesday evening it felt busy and it was thirsty [...]

Sales & Hexham

By | 2017-07-26T16:16:38+00:00 May 22nd, 2017|

So, after a damp morning a lovely afternoon, the weather looks settled for the week and should feel like summer.  A busy week ahead, leaving shortly for Doncaster Sales, a good looking selection of store horses for sale there tomorrow, back up to Hexham for racing tomorrow evening where we have four runners then back [...]

Perth & Hexham

By | 2017-07-26T16:30:23+00:00 May 20th, 2017|

Damp this morning and some heavy showers about this afternoon, definitely a change to a more normal weather pattern but a glorious afternoon at Perth on Thursday where a huge weekday crowd enjoyed competitive racing and, it has to be said, lots to drink! A “Ladies Day” at it’s best and in the opening race [...]

Perth Ladies Day

By | 2017-07-26T16:45:13+00:00 May 18th, 2017|

Warm and sunny this morning, Perth putting on a little more water and it appears that they will be blessed with good weather for their incredibly popular Ladies Day.  Two runners from Kinneston on ground that should be good starting with Dance of Fire (Lucy) in the 2pm; this horse has loads of ability but [...]

Perth Evening Meeting

By | 2017-07-26T17:02:50+00:00 May 16th, 2017|

A lovely warm evening and conditions drying up quickly after a welcome drop of rain.  Ground at Perth hopefully still on the easy side of good for their evening meeting tomorrow where they have attracted an extremely healthy 69 runners, 5 of which hail from Kinneston. Just Brooke – a little slimmer now! [...]

Rain! France and Perth…

By | 2017-07-26T17:11:15+00:00 May 15th, 2017|

Steady rain this morning, rejoice, badly needed on many fronts and a much more unsettled forecast.  A cracking run from Landecker at Hexham on Saturday, went clear after the last and then just collared on the line, becoming a victim of his own consistency but delighted with him. Landecker (Danni) pictured here last week [...]

Hexham today

By | 2017-07-26T21:56:37+00:00 May 13th, 2017|

Dull and damp this morning, some showers around, at last.  Late back last night after a thoroughly worthwhile trip to France, more of that later as off to Hexham this morning where we have two runners on what should be well watered, good ground. Left Back (Charlotte) Left Back (Grant) runs in [...]

All quiet on the runner front…

By | 2017-07-26T22:01:19+00:00 May 9th, 2017|

Another fine morning, milder now, the cool East wind has relented but no sign of rain, the driest spell I can remember and reflected by firm ground up and down the country, Wincanton abandoned due to hard ground, Carlisle chase course deemed unfit to race on and a total of 15 horses contested the six [...]

Balcormo, spring and a new season

By | 2017-07-26T22:11:24+00:00 May 3rd, 2017|

A sublimely beautiful spring morning, a hint of warmth at last and birdsong filling the air but still dry, very dry indeed and that’s certainly the talk of the farming community. Rossini’s Dancer prior to his 86th race which produced his 17th win… legend. Rather splendid that our last two runners of [...]