14-08-2018 14:14:27 in General by Admin
So we have had a lucky few days here at Conkwell, Viz A Viz kept his winning record in tact by winning comfortably by 3 1/2 lengths in the 2 mile handicap at Kempton on the 8th August under Shane Kelly for his owners Westbourne Racing, Eismark and Packham. The trip to Jersey and Les Landes racecourse proved to be fruitful to, coming home with two wins, two seconds and a fourth from the 5 horses w...

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08-08-2018 13:41:31 in General by Admin
The last few weeks have seen the winter horses enjoying their summer holidays out in the sunshine having some much neeeded R&R. While we have still had plenty of horses in work, the team has also been incredibly busy power washing and painting stables and generally tidying the yard, we have also divided up some of our larger paddocks with new post and rail into smaller ones enabling us to turn...

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12-06-2018 13:07:11 in General by Admin
  The last few weeks has seen the arrival of some beautiful foals from our band of broodmares, Mike Burbidges super little mare Pass The Time has produced a beautiful colt by Getaway, hopefully this lovely little man will follow in his mum's footsteps, Mildred as we affectionately call Pass The Time at home will now be covered by Universal, Mike's other lovely mare Midnight Sequel has had a ...

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29-05-2018 14:36:19 in General by Admin
The sun has finally made an appearance over the last few weeks, allowing the horses a chance to begin their summer holidays it is a chance for them to relax, rest and unwind and for the younger ones to fill out and mature ready for coming season. This time of year allows us to bring in the next generation of younger horses to assess what we have, we have a few nice youngsters to back and break in...

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13-02-2018 14:24:46 in General by Admin
Last week we announced that Christie would be taking on the challenge of riding in the Greatwood Charity Race on Saturday 3rd March and she is now well on her way to raising enough money for the charity. However, we are now double-handed as Dan Higginson has also had the call-up to ride. With less than three weeks to go, time is running out to raise enough money for him to participate. Therefore w...

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05-02-2018 14:14:22 in General by Admin
Christie Revill has been with us for nearly three years at Conkwell Grange and next month she takes on the exciting challenge of riding in the Greatwood Charity Race at Newbury. She was a late entry to the race and consequently time is running out to raise enough money for her to participate. Therefore we are asking for your help to push Christie towards her target and raise enough money for such ...

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31-01-2018 17:06:05 in General by Admin
It's been a while since the last blog, but we've been extremely busy with runners nearly every single day, under both codes. Thankfully we've started the new year in good form, with four winners over obstacles and three on the level already under our belt for 2018 and we hope to continue that rich vein of form as we move into the early Spring. The highlight of the season so far came at ...

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15-12-2017 16:43:20 in General by Admin
It was a long journey to the north-east for Solomn Grundy at Newcastle last weekend but it proved more than worthwhile as he finished second in the novices’ limited handicap chase. He jumped well which was obviously a plus, and he continues to improve with every run this winter. Our main focus at the weekend was understandably on Newbury where we had three in the Ladbrokes Trophy. Pilg...

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30-11-2017 14:19:37 in General by Admin
It was a fantastic week for the yard last week, with a treble on Monday at Plumpton the highlight of the season so far. We knew the three horses concerned were in great form, but for them all to go and do the business on the track was special. Everything went to plan which is rare in this sport, so it is important to enjoy the successful days. Tikkanbar was an excellent bumper horse...

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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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