03-08-2020 12:44:44 in General by Admin
The last news update recorded the yard's first winners since the shutdown of racing when Man of the Sea, Hidden Depths and Glengar delivered three wins in three days. At the time of writing that post, we could hardly have known that the streak was going to be extended to a magnificent seven winners in a week! Perth is a track that the yard likes to support with runners and they often produce som...

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21-07-2020 16:12:49 in General by Admin
With uncertainty arising from the shutdown of racing in March, and the knowledge that owners were paying training fees with no prospect of seeing their horses on the racetrack, communication led to agreements being reached with owners to give most of the horses the yard a holiday.  This minimised the financial burden of having horses in full training and it was only when we had a degree of co...

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07-07-2020 17:07:47 in General by Admin
National Hunt racing returned on 1st July, but really got going on Monday 6th with a good card at Uttoxeter and it saw the return of three of the yard’s long-standing high-class performers, with Shantou Village lining up in the handicap hurdle and The Young Master and Doing Fine contesting the listed “Summer Cup” chase. It was great to see two of the three hitting the frame with...

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28-06-2020 16:44:21 in General by Admin
This Wednesday sees the return of national hunt racing in the UK.  The yard has four entries at Southwell on "opening day" and final decisions on runners will be taken tomorrow morning as racing is operating a 48-hour declaration system at the moment. After Wednesday, there is a break of a few days with only flat cards, before the jumps gets going on a more regular basis from Monday 6th Jun...

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17-06-2020 16:58:21 in General by Admin
The big news this week is the announcement of the first races in the jumps programme in July! National hunt racing will restart at Southwell on Wednesday 1st July with the 2nd fixture at Uttoxeter on Monday 6th July, one of four meetings that week.  It is great to have fixtures to focus on and the yard is starting to ramp up with the promise of some jumps racing.  We have not been witho...

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07-06-2020 22:31:20 in General by Admin
Racing is back! It was great to see the resumption of racing last week and just seven racing days into the season, and we have already seen the first two classic winners with Kameko winning the 2000 Guineas on Saturday and Love winning the 1000 Guineas on Sunday. With Royal Ascot starting next week, the top-class racing will be coming thick and fast and hopefully, you are enjoying having some li...

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16-05-2020 13:58:31 in General by Admin
It is hoped that this update finds you well and that you have not been badly affected in heath or financial terms by the current situation. Whilst the priority at the moment obviously has to be given to public health, there are some positive signs emerging regarding a possible return to racing in early June and hopefully, that would also allow for jump racing to restart in July.  Fingers are...

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14-04-2020 16:34:59 in General by Admin
Hopefully, you read this in good health and you have been not too adversely affected by the current situation.  The team at the yard are all well, fortunately, and have been following all guidelines to reduce social contact.  Following all of the bad weather over the winter, it is also nice to get out on some bright sunny mornings!It is a strange time, as whilst some people find themselv...

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19-03-2020 18:13:02 in General by Admin
Just a week ago we were in the middle of the Cheltenham Festival which proves how much can change in seven days! The yard had several runners at the Festival, but none of them were particularly fancied in the betting market.  Kansas City Chief delivered the best result as he managed a sixth-place finish in the Pertemps Network Final having led the field for most of the race.  Despite st...

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03-03-2020 15:40:55 in General by Admin
The yard took full advantage of a break in the weather last Wednesday to send no less than eight runners down the road to Wincanton for their afternoon meeting.  Riding instructions in the paddock were a challenge in the novice hurdle where five jockeys needed to be briefed ahead of the race!  Several of the novices were ready to run and with not many opportunities having been available ...

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