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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16-04-2021 12:57:33 in General by Admin
It is fair to say that Peltwell has been in a pretty rich run of form.  After winning at Wetherby at the end of March, she headed up to Newcastle a week later where she made it three wins from three races with Danny McMenamin on board.  Having bounced out of the race really well, she stayed up in the North East and ran again 24 hours later at Hexham, this time under a ride from Shane Qui...

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30-03-2021 08:20:55 in General by Admin
The yard has seen four more winners in the last couple of weeks and there was a busy start to Cheltenham Festival week with five runners on Monday and a winner as Runasimi River ran a cracker to win at Plumpton, with Millie Wonnacott riding the mare to victory. Whilst it was not at Cheltenham, we had another winner on Champion Hurdle day when Mongol Emperor justified odds-on favouritism (and the ...

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15-03-2021 09:06:56 in General by Admin
It is Cheltenham Festival week, but it will be a strange one this year.  The atmosphere is a big part of Cheltenham and having a runner at the Festival is a dream for many owners, but sadly they will only be able to watch on TV this year. We are not expecting to have too many runners at Cheltenham this week although there will be a few runners in the handicaps.  These kick-off with Fing...

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06-03-2021 13:14:05 in General by Admin
March is here and that means the start of the National Hunt Festivals with the Cheltenham Festival this month followed by Aintree with big meetings in Ireland at Fairyhouse at Easter and at Punchestown at the end of the season. It looks like owners will be back at the races at the end of March and if all continues to progress well, it will not be long before we can get some spectators back to the...

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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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