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Places At Ayr

A couple of placed horses at Ayr this afternoon, with lots of promise for the future. 

Bescot Springs, pictured, was second, with Alex giving him a positive ride; Bescot stayed on despite being headed leaving the home straight, and looks in great form. We will work out when he needs to come out of training to go point to pointing for my father, and I am sure that he will continue to teach…


Tantamount Second At Aintree

Another great run from Tantamount at his favourite track, to be second in the conditional jockeys three mile hurdle. A much more settled horse in his races he jumps rapidly, his only error being at the last. I feel that we have got him right at home now, addressing a couple of issues, and he should be able to continue in good form until the ground becomes too soft.

Jaimie and Mark are clocking…


One For Arthur Wins At Kelso

We consider One For Arthur to be right up there with our top staying chasers, in the mold of Silver By Nature and Strong Resolve, and he showed today a nice blend of staying and jumping when winning over three miles and two furlongs at Kelso. A horse who does not carry a lot of condition, Arthur has looked better than ever this autumn after a good summer in the borders and some intense work from…


Physios and Pre Kelso

Stefi Duff was down this morning treating some of the horses. A fully qualified human physiotherapist, Stefi has recently achieved high marks in her diploma in equine sports massage. This morning she explained her techniques to some of the barn managers, and showed them some simple massage moves, pictured.

We have four heading to Kelso tomorrow, some debutants and the dear Momkinzain.

We…


Revocation So Close

It was nearly a triumphant comeback run from Revocation, pictured, when he was second by a neck on his return from seventeen month absence. A little ring rusty he did show a few flashes of excellence with some tremendous jumps and he will definitely improve for his experience today. He is a genuine type and we look forward to his next runs.

Jack Steel ran better than he did towards the end…


Pre Carlisle Seasonal Debuts

There is a definite buzz around the yard as we have lots of horses ready to run, including half a dozen making their seasonal debut at tomorrow's meeting at Carlisle.

On much awaited soft ground we start the day with Moorstown. A big strong type he will need every inch of the two and a half mile trip, but having raced just twice last season this looks a nice stepping stone to his long-term…


Being Part Of The Action

We have changed the name of our Facebook page to LUCINDA RUSSELL RACING (although you can still access it by typing Arlary House Stables). I am slowly mastering the art of 'Going Live' where a live video is streamed to the Facebook site and you can join us in real time. This does carry a warning that the footage is unedited so apologies…


Schooling Monday

Lots of fabulous rain and the grass is perfect for schooling on. This morning Mark and Gemma brought over horses from Arlary to Kilduff to school and we jumped; Jack Steel, Catchthemoonlight, Newtown Lad, Katalystic, Rising Tide, Revocation, Big River, Vertigo, Moorstown and Sammy B. Pictured are Sammy B and Big River under a darkening sky. I will post a video on the home page of Sammy B leading…


Speedy Saturday

A speedy Saturday with some sharp work on the gallops for those in full training. Enjoying, and coping well with, the increase in pace were Templenaboe, Island Heights, Moorstown, Forest Des Aigles, Spoils Of War, Urban Kode, Mumgos Debut, Lost Frequency, Ballycool, Ceegem, Superior Command and Topham Bay.

Ronnie and Loraine Young were in to see their five year old Katalystic, pictured.…


Turning Out

A damp morning, and having raced on good to soft going at Carlisle we are more enthusiastic about the race meetings coming up; hopefully we will have more runners in the next few weeks.

We certainly have plenty ready to run with fifty horses at Arlary working hard each day, and the overflow yard at the farm housing horses who have just run, and a dozen or so in pre training. 

Turn…