Good to get some of the horses away to grass in the sunshine here on The Craig and back to their owners or with Jenni Wharton who all do a brilliant job having horses back to us in perfect condition. - Thank you all - the stables are now being power washed out and painted with some bespoke paint we have had mixed which is effectively hospital grade anti-bacterial anti-mould and fungus. Ned and Chrissi and the team are doing a sterling job and deserve their holidays at the end of the week too. Other members of the team are off to do courses at The Racing Schools, Emmet is dong a stint with Steph and Barry Keniry in Middleham and we will have a small jumping team and the flat horses carrying on throughout June
Civil Unrest ran another brave race in second at Hexham over fences and BTO he’s gone up two grades from his winning level again at the ripe age of 11 so we will have to wait for the handicapper to relent again.
We run Leading Score at Hexham on Tuesday over fences again he made a good start at Sedgefield finishing second so hoping he can go one better!
We run ‘I Am Dandy’, 2yo by Dandy Man in the 5.45pm at Newcastle tomorrow (19th May 2017) Joey Haynes rides and who was 5th on his first start at Musselburgh.
Look out for The Cumberland News on Friday where Tony Harrison has done a feature on James Westoll Northern stalwart, racehorse owner and chairman of Carlisle racecourse who we are fortunate to train for - also look out for his new horse ‘Drenek’ next season.
We have some shares available to join The Craig Farm Syndicate which includes Civil Unrest, 2yo Burns Supper, Bering Upsun, Costord Watt and Sleep in First. It costs £27 per week for 6 month all-in which gives you racecourse entrance, stable visits, box at Kelso, news on the horses, owners party and being part of a really fun and friendly group to meet and go racing with.
We have retired a couple of our stable stars who are going onto very nice retirement homes and a life of r and r. Here is Zaru who brought us a lot of fun and a long history as we bred him and James had his first winner as a jockey in France on the Dam Zianini. We all raised a glass to him at Kelso and he has a first class home with Laura Knox and Premier Grand Cru will go to Brenig Jones who has a lot of experience with retired racehorses.
3rd September please save the date for the parade of horses 10.30am for 11am start and RSVP to Ross firstname.lastname@example.org 01387370707