8 07, 2018

30 years & going strong…

By | 2018-07-08T18:34:05+00:00 July 8th, 2018|

Whilst enjoying a Sunday lunch picnic at the top of the hill on yet another beautiful summer day we realised it was 30 years ago this weekend that we moved to Kinneston.  I feel blessed and deeply grateful and would make two observations; firstly we have done a huge amount to every aspect to the place [...]

5 07, 2018

Perth today & a little update…

By | 2018-07-05T10:26:58+00:00 July 5th, 2018|

The glorious weather continues and forecast settled, a summer to remember but a few issues emerging.  A busy time here on the yard with the horses starting to come back in and refurbishments of stables and gallops being completed, busy at the sales as well both in Ireland last week and France this week. Dutch [...]

26 06, 2018

Summer Days

By | 2018-06-26T10:38:59+00:00 June 26th, 2018|

Glorious weather, as fine a spell as I can remember and perfect conditions for making haylage, so much easier and happy to see it all wrapped and stacked at the yard. Fillies and Mares A lovely "Royal" couple of days at the end of last week, Ascot and the Highland Show - superb renewals [...]

16 06, 2018

Memorable hat-trick for Final Reminder

By | 2018-06-16T16:31:30+00:00 June 16th, 2018|

Proper rain today, very welcome.  A long drive to Aintree and back yesterday, well into the early hours but on cloud nine after an exhilarating win from Final Reminder who notched up her hat trick under a top class ride from Lucy. Final Reminder (Lucy) at Aintree last night Tremendous stuff and whilst she [...]

14 06, 2018

Off to Aintree

By | 2018-06-14T16:31:11+00:00 June 14th, 2018|

A bit blowy today, very blowy actually but a mild wind and some welcome rain last night, looks like a return to a more normal spell of westerly weather.  Off to Aintree tomorrow with two runners, seems a little odd to be heading there in the middle of the summer but I'm looking forward to being [...]

10 06, 2018

Greetings from Kinneston

By | 2018-06-10T18:56:02+00:00 June 10th, 2018|

Warm and dry here, very dry now, very bizarre the extremes that 2018 has thrown at us so far.  It's been a lovely spell and alongside the usual summer refurbishments we have number of projects underway to further improve the facilities at Kinneston. Marlee Massie - he missed last season but had a couple of [...]

2 06, 2018

Hexham today, Perth tomorrow

By | 2018-06-02T10:09:49+00:00 June 2nd, 2018|

Warm and muggy this morning, no material rain as yet, badly needed, best part of an inch at Perth yesterday turning ground to easy side of good but none at Hexham meaning it has gone to good to firm in places forcing the withdrawal of two of our declared runners for this afternoon - Titian Boy [...]

28 05, 2018

A Cartmel winner!

By | 2018-05-28T12:22:07+00:00 May 28th, 2018|

Cartmel is one of those special courses that make British racing so unique and it was a real thrill for Final Reminder to win the mares staying hurdle in fine style there on Saturday afternoon in front of a crowd of 10,000.  She looked progressive and is hopefully turning into the mare we hoped we had [...]

25 05, 2018

Summer racing this weekend at Cartmel and Kelso

By | 2018-05-25T20:29:37+00:00 May 25th, 2018|

Another lovely day and good to be back on the yard to catch up after a long week at the Sales.  Delighted with our purchase Manetti, like him even more now he is here, a little sad re our two departures but they sold well and it is important that we develop our business model to [...]

23 05, 2018

A special winner, a smart recruit and our Goff’s entries.

By | 2018-05-25T20:30:00+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|

A special winner at Hexham last night with Andhaar rolling back the years to win the staying handicap hurdle in good style, the Bissetts have put a lot of care and attention into bringing their old favourite back to form and it was wonderful to see it all come together.  In the same race Frankies Promise [...]