11th April

12-April-2016 11:10
in General
by Admin

Sorry it has been so long since the blog has been updated. A lot has been happening at Conkwell and thankfully the horses continue to run well. We had runners in six races at the Cheltenham Festival and thankfully we went back into the winners enclosure in four out of the six races which was fantastic. Fox Norton and The Young Master both finished third while Southfield Royale and Pass The Time both finished fourth. Fox Norton also ran at the Aintree Festival and finished third, this was the second time he has been placed in a Grade 1 in the past month and has had a fantastic season so will now have a well deserved rest. The Druids Nephew ran in the Grand National which had been his target all season but unfortunately the ground went totally against us on the day as it rained quite heavily not long before the race. We all knew that our chance had gone before the race as he does not act on soft ground but thankfully he has come back to the yard fresh and well and we have a few targets as long as we can find some good ground. We have four runners tomorrow three at Exeter and one at Southwell. We then have a two day meeting at Cheltenham on Wednesday and Thursday where hopefully we have a few horses that can run well as long as they get nice ground. Having runners at Cheltenham is great as they really look after everyone not just the owners they also have fantastic facilities for the staff they do a great job from start to finish which helps give everyone a great day out. Thankfully everything in the yard is good except we would all like the weather to pick up a bit once again it rained all night last night and again all morning this morning and the staff in the yard really did a fantastic job once again exercising horses and looking after all their needs. Becky Patrick and Conor are thankfully all keeping well it is hard to believe that Conor will be six months old this week and Patrick will be four in one month. Please click on the video below to see Patrick having his first experience in the stalls. He is getting plenty of practice in as he has only 11 years left before he can become a flat jockey.