//January

Ayr tomorrow – busy, perhaps

By | 2018-05-11T16:13:53+00:00 January 30th, 2018|

Cold tonight and a pretty miserable forecast with heavy rain overnight turning to snow in the morning, not what was forecast at the beginning of the week and could do without it frankly.  Already very heavy at Ayr tomorrow and one wonders how much more rain they can take but fingers crossed that they miss [...]

Kelso yesterday and Friars Haugh tomorrow…

By | 2018-05-11T16:03:53+00:00 January 26th, 2018|

Quieter weather today, forecast a bit unsettled but not bad at all for the time of year, thank goodness.  A wonderful day at Kelso yesterday with Landecker winning the feature race to record his fifth win at the track – really special. Landecker yesterday – thanks to Dennis Penny Off the Hook confirmed [...]

Kelso tomorrow

By | 2018-05-11T15:47:15+00:00 January 24th, 2018|

Wild weather today, blowing a gale, heavy showers after heavy rain yesterday, floods, one might have thought we were due a little respite after all the snow and frost; it would appear not but the troops battled on and 38 horses all worked properly this morning. Heavy old ground pretty well everywhere and that includes [...]

Wetherby tomorrow and other stuff….

By | 2018-05-11T15:39:22+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|

Milder today thank goodness, a big thaw underway and the forecast looks reasonable for the week.  Two runners declared at Wetherby tomorrow where they are holding an 8am inspection to be sure it is safe for racing to go ahead on ground that sounds very wet.  Let’s hope it is on because our two runners [...]

Musselburgh, Haydock, snow…

By | 2018-05-11T15:27:58+00:00 January 19th, 2018|

Heavy snow this morning, plans thrown up in the air and we have had to keep our two Musselburgh bumper runners at home due to it being unsafe to travel, that’s a first, luckily Catch and Dutch Canyon left before the weather closed in and he ran an OK sort of race to finish 5th, [...]

Ayr today, Ayr tomorrow?

By | 2018-05-11T15:22:39+00:00 January 15th, 2018|

Unnervingly mild and quiet weather this morning but an appalling forecast for the week ahead with gales, rain, frost and snow.  Will be wet today at Ayr but at least racing goes ahead though if the forecast is correct tomorrow’s fixture will struggle and they are wisely inspecting first thing.  So it will be very [...]

Kelso tomorrow

By | 2018-05-11T15:05:06+00:00 January 13th, 2018|

A quiet day weather wise but raining now and forecast pretty dreadful with rain coming then frost again later next week, desperately hoping it doesn’t interfere with the imminent fixtures as we are hoping to have plenty of runners over the next few days. Kelso tomorrow at least should be OK and they have an [...]

Too much weather!

By | 2018-01-11T15:29:58+00:00 January 7th, 2018|

Sharp frost this morning, -5.5 in the car when I popped out to get the papers just after 8am, at least things will be drying up after a very wet week. Wetherby was abandoned on Friday when our lorry was at Dunbar, Newcastle and Alnwick both off today due to waterlogging – my philosophical attitude [...]

Wetherby tomorrow (maybe)

By | 2018-01-11T15:28:28+00:00 January 4th, 2018|

Light rain now, missed storm Eleanor but to turn very cold again at the weekend and conditions remain challenging though a “weather window” this morning allowed us to do plenty of schooling.  Very wet all over the place including at Wetherby where we have two declared runners tomorrow and the meeting is subject to an 8.15 inspection.  [...]

Ayr today, minor miracles…

By | 2018-01-11T15:25:13+00:00 January 2nd, 2018|

Cool this morning but only a superficial frost and another storm on it’s way.  Hopefully not arriving in the West until after racing at Ayr today which has already survived an 8.30am inspection, going will be heavy and we have four runners. Off the Hook We start with two horses in the [...]