We have five runners heading to Perth tomorrow for a sell out Saturday meeting.
Simone has found herself in the more competitive division of the three mile handicap hurdle for her first try at this longer trip.
Thepensionfund, under a new ownership group of Gerry MacGladery, Scu and Hywel Davies, makes his hurdles debut against an odds-on shot. He has been lightly raced but has…
We love upgrading the facilities at Lucinda Russell Racing; our biggest investment this year has been the water treadmill which has been a big hit since it arrived in March. We are learning all the time how to use it most effectively and we are staggered by the good applications that it has. One of the best bits is that we have two designated experienced members of staff, Ute and Carey who take…
We were keen to buy Elmono at the Goffs sales and indeed he is back at Arlary after we went to £30,000 for him. A talented tough hurdler he has shown us when schooling at home that he has the scope to go novice chasing and we have some nice targets for him in the early autumn. He is for sale and will be a super horse for someone; please contact me soon if you are interested. Elmono is pictured coming…
Time is passing and the batches of horses are going on to their next level of training. The horses in full training have a lull in racing as there is just Perth in a fortnight so we have time to regroup and either add in some zimming around the fields or a bit of fun schooling for them.
The pre trainers have completed a week at Arlary and have had their first bit of fast work, albeit at…
Pinspot was very green in his first bumper race but he stayed on well to be fourth. He has plenty more to learn but he has a great attitude and did all his best work at the end of the race. He is probably going to need a few more bumper runs before hurdling but long term he should be a three mile hurdler maybe round Musselburgh in the spring. He is pictured in the unsaddling enclosure
Perth really suits Boys On Tour, and he won again today for Foresight Racing under a confident front running ride by Stephen. Boys On Tour is just six years old but he is a consistent bold jumping type and he should win again under these conditions. In the same race Vinos Choice did himself no favours by pulling ferociously throughout, and although his jumping was sound he could not sustain his…
Having had such a marvellous warm summer we have been delighted to see the rain over the past few days. Despite the Perth team's watering system the ground at the racecourse was still sounding ominously firm, but it looks as if the weather gods have helped and we should have safe jumping ground over the next few days.
We have five runners at Perth.
Make It Happen and Hey Listen both run…
Sky Khan was travelling nicely in the Crystal Cup at Cartmel but following a stumble, he seemed to go short in front and was subsequently pulled up. It was disappointing for everyone as he had been in great form at home, but hopefully, it is nothing too serious.
Meanwhile, at home, the miles are being covered by the pre trainers and the breakers. The pre trainers are finishing their trotting…
The Banastoir ran a solid race to be second at Perth on Sunday; in a muddling race Blair made a bold move coming out of the back straight but was just run down after the last. Still, this was a return to form for The Banastoir who has had his issues at home and on the track. He should be able to build on this run. Mark and Blair are pictured in the winners enclosure.
At home the woodchip…
Trotting trotting and more trotting... In the old days we would do four weeks on the roads but with the dry weather we are able to use the grass fields which not only is kinder on the legs, but has the advantage of having hills and varying terrain to condition the horses. We are adding in some cantering for those on weeks three and four and all of the pre training work is done with bungees or draw…