It has been a pretty hectic few days and despite only having thirty eight horses in full training there are still five lots going out each day with many of the staff on holiday and seven breakers to attend to as well.
There is a slight lull in UK racing for us but we have a runner in Sweden next weekend when Bialco takes on the Swedish Champion Hurdle. We were looking at the Swedish Grand National but unfortunately, Sweden has had the same dry weather as us and it looks as if the chase track will be very quick. Bialco is owned by Iben and Morton Buscop and Bialco arrived at their farm last week; he is pictured taking a stroll in one of their paddocks.
My parents had a super lunch party to celebrate my OBE and I am staggered by so many messages of congratulations on social media and personally. It is a huge honour and thanks again to everyone who has supported me and the yard over the past twenty three years. And my mother would like to point out that I am still 51.. until the end of this month!
Tomorrow Scu and I are going to Ireland for the Goffs Land Rover Sales. A two day sale of untried three year olds, the auction starts on Tuesday. There is a super catalogue of some really good pedigrees; it is a credit to the quality of the sale that our short list in over fifty so we will have a busy day looking at the horses tomorrow.