09-01-2022 13:57:18 in General by Admin
Happy New Year from everyone at Conkwell Lodge. We hope that you had a happy and healthy festive break and that you have enjoyed all the high-class racing that we have seen in the last couple of weeks. The winter weather has really kicked in with soft ground everywhere at the moment and a lot of rain in the last few days.  Watching the racing on TV was pretty bleak yesterday, so you can onl...

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20-12-2021 15:00:28 in General by Admin
There are just a couple of days until horse racing takes a three-day festive break, with the action back on Boxing Day with several cards and the King George at Kempton.  There is a lot of uncertainty at the moment around the possibility of further restrictions which could limit racecourse attendance.  Hopefully, that will not be necessary, but if you cannot get to a racecourse for whate...

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07-12-2021 12:08:28 in General by Admin
It took a while but the winter weather seems to be finally kicking in with the first couple of frosts and a gradual move to seeing the word “soft” starting to crop up in going descriptions.  There have been several big meetings around the country notably at Cheltenham, Haydock and Newbury last month and many of the jumping stars from the UK and Ireland have been seen on the raceco...

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07-11-2021 12:22:13 in General by Admin
The national hunt season is hitting full swing and the transition from summer jumps to winter action did not seem to halt the momentum of the yard and we have celebrated numerous winners in recent weeks. September started with a smooth success from Frau Georgia who pulled clear to win well at Perth and later the same day, we recorded a double when Renegade Arrow won what looked to be a very decen...

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13-09-2021 09:39:20 in General by Admin
Bet UK launches first-ever omni-channel horse racing campaign with brand ambassadors Neil Mulholland, Vogue Williams and Sky Sports Racing TV commercial.  Bet UK, a part of LeoVegas Mobile Gaming Group, has today announced a treble of new horse racing associations, with the addition of leading National Hunt trainer, Neil Mulholland and celebrity horse racing enthusiast Vogue Williams as br...

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02-09-2021 12:07:56 in General by Admin
We are well used to heading to the racecourse for the afternoon, but last Friday we headed to the golf course instead for the first Owners Golf Day. We were delighted to welcome owners to the stables in the morning to see their horses and late morning we all headed over to Cumberwell Park for some golf. It was an informal event with players of all abilities heading out for 18 holes, so the winne...

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20-08-2021 16:28:53 in General by Admin
We have been taking runners over to Jersey for several years now, where Les Landes racecourse hosts regular Sunday afternoon meetings in the summer.  The yard has enjoyed plenty of success there, not least earlier this summer when Molliana, Man of the Sea, Nina's Field and Master Burbidge all won their races and Princess T only failed by the narrowest of margins to round out a through the car...

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19-06-2021 11:48:59 in General by Admin
It has been great to see some spectators back on the racecourse and that has really added to the atmosphere at the races.  Summer is a slightly quieter time in the yard, but only slightly as there are still plenty of summer jumpers in training, some runners on the flat and the usual long list of jobs to do. More work is going on at the bottom of the yard where a new barn is being built in th...

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17-05-2021 22:04:10 in General by Admin
It has been a flying start to the new season of jumps racing for the yard.  After a few days with no national hunt racing, following the traditional end of season meeting at Sandown, it did not take long for our first winner to be recorded when on Wednesday 5th May, Sainte Doctor owned by JP McManus celebrated her return from eighteen months off the track with a win at Newton Abbot ridden by ...

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27-04-2021 11:38:00 in General by Admin
There is not a big break between the end of one season and the start of another as the National Hunt Season finale at Sandown is followed about a week later by the start of the summer jumps season and even on the week in between we have the Punchestown Festival over in Ireland! After a couple of second-place finishes, the yard managed to record a couple more winners before the 2020/21 season drew...

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