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Ayr tomorrow

By | 2019-01-19T12:14:50+00:00 January 19th, 2019|

Cold and grey this morning, a dusting of snow, no runners today but a busy morning with 30 horses working and another 12 doing lighter work, 6 of which are declared to run at Ayr tomorrow.  Going should be fine, good to soft, as a result and in stark contrast to many other recent fixtures there [...]

One runner at Musselburgh tomorrow

By | 2019-01-17T19:12:14+00:00 January 17th, 2019|

Cold and frost, still dry.  One runner on good watered ground at Musselburgh tomorrow assuming it survives an 8am inspection for frost.  Benny's Secret in the 3.30, 6 run and Lucy rides, he only just failed to get up to win over course and distance last week and if he's in the same fettle (hard to [...]

Newcastle tomorrow

By | 2019-01-14T19:11:45+00:00 January 14th, 2019|

Another fine winter's day, cold and dry, slight frost.  Disappointingly dry to be honest as many of the courses need rain, good ground doesn't suit many winter jumps horses and it is most bizarre to read of racecourses from Musselburgh to Taunton watering in January.  "We will pay for it" as they say round here and [...]

Ayr tomorrow and a winner at Musselburgh today!

By | 2019-01-07T18:27:11+00:00 January 7th, 2019|

Windy today, mild enough for the time of year but swinging to the North so could get colder.  A good afternoon at Musselburgh with Ballynanty improving for the step up to 3 miles and winning in convincing fashion despite still being a little novicey over his hurdles, he's a lovely horse to have in the yard [...]

Musselburgh tomorrow & weekend review

By | 2019-01-06T18:18:19+00:00 January 6th, 2019|

Very dull sort of day, misty & drizzly, much brighter down at Alnwick where we ran two of the point-to-pointers; I was delighted with Rossini's Dancer who took a nice step forward under Mhairi to finish 5th of 12 in a competitive Ladies Open, a shade disappointed with Ted Veale who travelled into the race nicely [...]

Now Newcastle tomorrow and Alnwick Sunday

By | 2019-01-04T18:31:03+00:00 January 4th, 2019|

Cold & grey, quiet, frost away again and the settled spell continues.  Good to soft at Newcastle tomorrow, might ride a little tacky after the frost and we have three runners starting off with Titian Boy in the 1.30, 7 run and Sam Coltherd rides. Titian Boy (Charlotte) on the gallops yesterday 2m 4f, [...]

Wonderful Jet Master & Ayr tomorrow

By | 2019-01-01T18:23:02+00:00 January 1st, 2019|

Colder today and frost on its way, a fantastic start to the New Year with our first runner Jet Master getting up to win the valuable staying handicap hurdle at Musselburgh under another power-packed drive from Lucy. His 9th and I think most valuable win on his 13th birthday, quite remarkable and I cannot overstate my [...]

Kelso, Musselburgh and Happy New Year from Kinneston

By | 2018-12-31T17:42:34+00:00 December 31st, 2018|

A fine day to finish the year, quiet and mild but frost looming, no rain about to speak of.  Luck continued to be on our side at Kelso on Saturday with two special winners and a good second from our six runners, though felt desperately sorry for our neighbours at Arlary who lost two lovely horses [...]

A wonderful winner and a busy day at Kelso tomorrow

By | 2018-12-28T15:10:22+00:00 December 28th, 2018|

A fine day, mild and sunny and a useful morning on the gallops working horses ahead of a busy spell on the racecourse.  That starts with six runners at Kelso tomorrow where the ground is on the soft side of good, remarkable for the time of year and we start with two runners in the first [...]

Seasons Greetings from Team Kinneston & Lake View Lad heads to Wetherby

By | 2018-12-24T12:34:27+00:00 December 24th, 2018|

Cold and frosty, beautiful seasonal weather and a busy morning on the yard.  Time to indulge with a few pictures from first lot today, it was simply stunning, and also time to reflect on the exceptional effort put in over the Festive period by the fantastic team of staff here; racing up and down the country, [...]