16-02-2021 15:53:04 in General by Admin
We seem to be alternating between snow and waterlogging this season, but fingers crossed that the latest thaw also delivers us a couple of weeks of drier conditions and some improved ground. It is still soft and heavy everywhere, but we are going to get some full fields for the next couple of weeks as all the horses that have been keen to run over the last few weeks will all be competing to run i...

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01-02-2021 16:08:06 in General by Admin
Having got rid of the snow, we are straight back to the wet and these conditions ensure that we appreciate the sunny mornings when they come around. Exercising the horses and splashing through mud and puddles whilst getting soaked through certainly requires a good amount of dedication and all of the owners really appreciate the efforts of all of the team at the yard who provide the horses with gr...

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25-01-2021 11:59:40 in General by Admin
After several weeks of very soft ground, now it is very hard as it is frozen! There was heavy snow at the yard on Sunday, but the weather is forecast to be milder in the coming days, so hopefully, any disruption to racing will only be short-term. Despite the soft ground and snow, the yard managed to record two more winners since the last update.  Sandymount Rose won again and was impressive...

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12-01-2021 16:38:04 in General by Admin
Racing has moved back behind closed doors in terms of spectator and owner attendance at the racecourse, but thankfully and despite some rumours to the contrary on social media over the weekend, for the time being at least, the sport continues. It has continued well for the yard with winners on Sunday and Monday to kick-off 2021 in fine style. Sandymount Rose made the trip to Ffos Las last week w...

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04-01-2021 13:19:04 in General by Admin
With the current restrictions spreading and getting tougher, we must hope that racing continues to take place.  Fortunately, the sport has had a really good safety record since the restart last year and whilst it is a shame that spectators (and in many cases owners) will not able to attend race meetings in the coming weeks, if we can keep the show on the road, then hopefully everyone can cont...

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23-12-2020 15:05:00 in General by Admin
2020 was not the year that most people expected and for many, Christmas will be a different experience this year, but despite whatever restrictions are in place where you are, hopefully, it will still be a good one. Of course, the horses still need attention over the holidays and there will still be people at the yard to take care of the residents.  The owners really appreciate the dedicatio...

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15-12-2020 17:22:06 in General by Admin
This is the time of year when the Tom Jones and Cery's Matthews record "Baby It's Cold Outside" is regularly heard on the radio and whilst it definitely is cold outside in December, it is also very wet and we are starting to see a lot of "soft" and "heavy" featuring in the going descriptions issued by our racecourses. Very soft ground is inevitable at times in the national hunt season, but i...

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07-12-2020 16:26:40 in General by Admin
What a great day on Saturday for members of the Neil Mulholland Racing Club! Doing Fine was unlucky to be deprived of a win in the London Grand National at Sandown in 2019 when the race was declared void, but he gained great compensation on Saturday, winning the 2020 renewal of the race under a nice ride by Millie Wonnacott. Did you know that you can share in the future ownership of Doing Fine b...

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02-12-2020 16:13:07 in General by Admin
It has been a couple of weeks since the last news post and with the last post finishing with details of Doing Fine running for the racing club at Sandown, let’s kick this one off by saying that he should be back out this weekend at either Sandown or Kelso.  Doing Fine and The Weasel (who will be competitive when he gets into handicap company over hurdles) run in the colours of the racin...

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16-11-2020 13:51:41 in General by Admin
It is great that with each week that passes we seem to have more success to report and long may it continue! Last Wednesday, Any News was an impressive winner at Bangor, and he looks an exciting prospect.  Having won his bumper in October, this was his debut over hurdles, and he was faced with an odds-on favourite who had already won two national hunt flat races of his own.  Any News tr...

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