Perth today, Balcormo tomorrow

By | 2018-05-11T21:35:13+00:00 April 27th, 2018|

Bright this morning, cool but another drying sort of day and back up to Perth where we have 3 runners on ground that will be pretty well good to soft by this afternoon. Koala Keel First off is Koala Keel in the 1.30, Grant rides and 8 run, she’ll appreciate the drying [...]

Perth today and Perth yesterday

By | 2018-05-11T21:30:05+00:00 April 26th, 2018|

Cool again today, blustery showers and ground at Perth much softer than anticipated, much huffing and puffing but its been an exceptionally long and wet winter followed by a cold and slow spring so it is what it is and we have five runners on soft/heavy in places today. Christmas in USA We start [...]

Our runners at Perth tomorrow

By | 2018-05-11T21:22:55+00:00 April 24th, 2018|

Cool and showery, a busy week and we have six runners declared to run at Perth tomorrow where the ground is mainly soft.  Eagle Ridge runs in the first race at 1.30, 8 run and Lucy rides, he had a good excuse last time at Haydock and should leave that run behind him. Jolie [...]

Festivals Galore! (and Hexham tomorrow…)

By | 2018-05-11T21:15:37+00:00 April 22nd, 2018|

Much cooler today, but a south westerly with the odd shower about, typical for the time of year and right now “typical” feels pretty good.  A wonderful two day meeting at Ayr, high class competitive racing for excellent money enjoyed by a huge crowd – exactly what it is all about and although most of the [...]

Sun and winners thank goodness – and Ayr today.

By | 2018-05-11T21:06:12+00:00 April 20th, 2018|

Gold Opera having the finishing touches applied beofre his win at Newcastle on Sunday Another lovely spring morning, perfect weather but Cheltenham abandoning a race yesterday because it was too hot?  Crikey, appears we are having coldest and hottest April days in the same year – wierd.  Farm slow to dry out but [...]

National then Newcastle

By | 2018-05-11T20:56:34+00:00 April 15th, 2018|

A lovely mild morning and the intensity of birdsong at first light heralding the long awaited spring, yippee, a glorious time of year.  Ground still very wet though, perhaps the heaviest its ever been yesterday at Newcastle and it was attritional stuff, I do wish jockeys would ride with more patience in these conditions, “ride [...]

Newcastle, Aintree, Newcastle, Kelso then Carlisle!

By | 2018-05-11T20:48:38+00:00 April 13th, 2018|

Still cold & grey, drizzle but forecast much better for next week, at last.  A busy weekend ahead if the weather behaves (am I really saying this in mid April?) with a double header at Newcastle (heavy) and horses to be prepared for Kelso on Monday.  There’s a 7am inspection at Newcastle tomorrow but hopefully [...]

A big weekend at Kelso and Carlisle

By | 2018-05-11T20:41:06+00:00 April 6th, 2018|

Cool today but dry thank goodness, forecast looks OK though little sign of any warmth.  Big day at Kelso tomorrow; the most valuable day’s racing they have ever staged and ITV Racing headlining their show from the track for the first time, whilst we would have had a stronger hand if the weather had obliged [...]

One or two thoughts (in the absence of any racing)

By | 2018-05-11T20:32:02+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|

After a glorious Easter Sunday weather has reverted to type with two grim days, more snow, driving sleet and the vast majority of the UK feels as if it is under water. Easter Sunday morning at Kinneston – seems an age ago! Every turf meeting abandoned on Easter Monday and today and [...]