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

By | 2018-01-11T08:41:10+00:00 August 27th, 2017|

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 [...]

Cartmel tomorrow

By | 2018-01-11T08:31:32+00:00 August 25th, 2017|

An annoyingly damp afternoon after a decent 48 hours, frustrating for those harvesting and not ideal for us on a number of fronts.  A runner at the uniquely idiosyncratic Cartmel tomorrow, I’m looking forward to being back on a racecourse and ground should be perfect good to soft for Queen of Avalon in the 5.45. [...]

Weather, weather, weather…

By | 2018-01-11T08:27:52+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|

Mild but dull, a damp sort of air and more rain in the forecast, after the driest April and May we had the wettest June and July and it has rained pretty well every day in August.  That’s been the story of the summer and its all everyone talks about but we’ve been lucky to [...]

Holiday time (nearly)

By | 2018-01-11T08:22:03+00:00 August 4th, 2017|

Looks like being showery again today, grim at Goodwood on Wednesday, 35mm rain -ouch,and summer slips by without feeling much like summer.  Very busy here with three teams of contractors currently onsite improving our facilities in one way or another, I suspect there will never be an end to the things I want to do [...]