14-11-2017 14:57:03 in General by Admin
Master Burbidge was going great guns and jumping soundly when he unfortunately got the tenth all wrong and came down. It was a nasty looking fall for both horse and jockey but thankfully both Harry and Master Burbidge came back unscathed. It was a little out of character as his jumping has always been one of his biggest assets and he should be able to bounce back from that, especially on bett...

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09-11-2017 14:46:02 in General by Admin
We were very happy with Doing Fine who ran a cracker at Cheltenham on the 28th of last month, staying on well up the run-in for a never-nearer third. He made up plenty of ground and was going on at the finish, shaping like a potential National prospect for the future, so we are looking forward to seeing how his season progresses. Shantou Village was a little bit disappointing on his seasonal ...

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27-10-2017 15:53:04 in General by Admin
We've experienced an unusually quiet period over the last couple of weeks but we put that right on Wednesday at Sedgefield where we enjoyed a satisfying double, as both Vancouver and Kalondra put in nice performances to land the handicap hurdle and the novice chase, in which Kalondra was making his debut over fences. He put in an astute round of jumping under a no nonsense ride from Tom Scudamore ...

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10-10-2017 14:38:44 in General by Admin
Many of our horses enjoyed a nice long holiday out in the fields surrounding the yard and they all came back in looking great with plenty having strengthened up nicely over the summer, putting on a good bit of condition in the process. We are very fortunate to have some great turn out paddocks available to us and it's very important that the horses really benefit from their summer break as it will...

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24-07-2017 14:37:47 in General by Admin
We were very happy with how Cintex ran on his hurdling debut at Uttoxeter the weekend before last. He was sure to benefit from the extra yardage and beat everything bar the short priced favourite so you could have no complaints. He should continue to improve with more experience and in time he will make up into a nice horse for the future. We were equally happy with Just Fred who produced a much b...

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12-07-2017 12:33:29 in General by Admin
Stealing Mix and The Wicket Chicken ran nice races once more to both finish second to odds on rivals. I was very happy with how Stealing Mix jumped on chasing debut at Stratford bar one small error at the eighth and Noel was happy enough with him too. He is a horse that has had one or two issues with his wind so good ground is essential for him and with the winner being rated 27lbs highe...

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29-06-2017 14:44:13 in General by Admin
The temperature has returned to normal in the last few days but it got so hot last week that we decided to start early so the horses could be exercised before the heat of the day really set in. Thankfully we have a flexible and hard working team so it was no issue at all and it's better for all concerned to get the horses ridden and washed off in the cooler hours of the morning.  Last week s...

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19-06-2017 12:44:37 in General by Admin
The horses have continued in relatively good form with a couple of winners as well as a series of placed efforts in the last two weeks or so. Starting at Worcester, where we were happy with Mac Tottie's display on debut to finish a close forth at Worcester under Tom Scudamore. He's made a lot of progress at home in a relatively short space of time, though still showed signs of greenness throu...

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30-05-2017 13:40:18 in General by Admin
Thankfully we have started the season in a rich vein of form with seven winners already on the board, operating at a 29% strike rate. With plenty of other runners hitting the frame, we couldn't be happier and hopefully we will continue to have a prosperous Summer to give us a nice foundation to build on once we move into the Autumn and Winter months. Knight Of Noir made the long drive up to Aintr...

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15-05-2017 14:46:05 in General by Admin
It's been a wet and windy Monday morning here at Conkwell Grange but thankfully not too cold. The yard improvements are coming along nicely and there's plenty to get done over the coming weeks before the horses enjoying their holidays in the paddocks are due back in. We've brought in a few breakers and youngsters that need educating and thankfully we've had one or two other new arrivals as we...

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