We had a couple of third places and a fourth place at Ayr and it looks as if the horses are running well again.
Le Frank has plenty of scope and while he was keen to start with he soon settled in front and jumped well. He was just a little weak in the closing stages but this was a great second run over hurdles and we are biding our time until he is strong enough to go chasing.
It was fabulous to see Thorpe, pictured, back to winning form at Musselburgh this afternoon, and carrying the famous Rosebury colors of primrose and rose for Michael and Lady Jane Kaplan. Thorpe is probably better known for his summer racing but he loved the going and right handed track and sprinted away from the last to win comfortably. He has been in great form at home recently and Beth who rides…
A stormy morning with sixty five miles an hour winds and rain battering the yards. We had cunningly changed the work pattern so that today was like a work Saturday thus allowing the horses to have a day off tomorrow.. it was a good idea at the time but faced with five lots in atrocious conditions it took strong characters to keep cheerful. However, the lads and girls here were outstanding and all…
Today we had a proper day of winter with snow starting at eight o'clock and continuing through the day, making working conditions a bit miserable. The gallops were still in action and the waterproofs and warm clothes were put to the test.
We still had a good day and were joined by owners Geoff Brown who came to pat his two fillies, Charlie's Lass who is due to run in a bumper soon, and May…
Here we are in Christmas limbo.. after Christmas and before New Year and like everyone it is hard to keep up with which day it is. We normally get some structure from the dates of the race meetings, but with Kelso' abandonment on Friday coming on the back of other cancellations, and some pretty ropey weather forecast it is hard to keep focused.
Argentix went to Market Rasen on Boxing Day…
A busy Christmas Eve with the whole team working as if it was a weekday, sixty five horses were ridden and the others had a day on the walker or in the field as usual.
We had a lovely visit from Colin and Debs who came to give their horses carrots and a special pat for Arthur.
Looking forward to the spring and summer, there was great news from Perth racecourse who have announced…
A couple of thirds, and promise for the future from our runners today.
Miss Tiggy delighted us last time when winning over two miles on heavy and this afternoon confirmed that form and looks as if she will stay further when finishing with a flourish to be a closing third by a neck from the second. She has the size to go chasing but we will stick with hurdles this season and she should have…
No winners but some good runs especially from the seasonal debutantes Shanroe Street and OrionInverness. Shanroe jumped well in the lead and galloped all the way to the line to be passed on the run in by a fast finishing Lochnell. Still, it was a very pleasing first run back and he looks to have the stamina to make a good long distance horse this season. OrionInverness ran a stormer, travelling…
We had our Christmas party last night with the fancy dress theme of Movie Stars; everyone had put so much thought and effort into their costumes and The Grinch, and Shrek were only narrowly beaten by The Joker for the best turned out prize. Thanks to Vikki and David from the Grouse And Claret for giving us such a memorable night, and to the owners who very kindly contributed to the drinks and meal.
Musselburgh eventually got the go-ahead at half past eleven this morning for their replacement meeting. With an unforecasted dip in temperatures, the frost took a long time to come out of the ground and the resulting going was changed to ''good''. Both Scu and Jaimie were there early and having walked the track and consulted with Derek and the owners we had five non runners: Kelpies Myth, Where's…