So the season has begun in earnest with Craig Farm a hive of activity again, with the usual season preparations in place and it's a well oiled ship now. Some changes in the string as some horses go onto pastures new and some new youngsters come in. We spend a lot of time selecting the right homes for the horses retiring- it's the least we can do after all they do and give us. It's always nice hearing the news with Aikman competing back at Aintree in the ROR Classes and Q being spoiled over in Holland.
The new youngsters are mostly homebred’s this season which is even more exciting with brother and sister of Ueueteotl and Sa Suffit and son of Mocha now joining the string. I can't see any of them not being future winners for us.
New face on the admin side we now have Susan Sharp in the office who lives up to her name in a very good way! Bringing fresh ideas to JER and her two dogs; Lexie and Missy. Two new friends for me and most importantly meaning dogs now outnumber humans and horses outnumber us all - the perfect balance. We wish Amy and Harriet well in their new careers.
On the yard roster we have all the original team bringing a wealth of experience going forward and to add to dynamics Toby Coles joins us in September to assist James. Toby brings a wealth of experience from the flat having assisted Sir Mark Prescott and he trained himself in Newmarket. Going forward with our expanding the flat side and with Tapeta's successful bid at Newcastle Toby will be a big asset.
Preparations are in place for the 6th September annual parade of horses for the season and owners lunch. Anyone with genuine interest in ownership is encouraged to come along please contact the office to help us with our numbers 013873 70707 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Craig Farm Syndicate has had 8 winners already including the Northumberland National and lots of places in its two years, a syndicate that is going from strength to strength. The yard is also going to have another syndicate option through the Golden Horse Racing Club - full details to follow. These clubs have proved so successful in their own entity and are affordable ways of racehorse ownership - with added fun, both syndicates have spaces and a selection of horses to join now.
Every year my daily jobs seem to increase and a day in the life of Lucy now starts at 5.30am on the harrows and finishes at 9pm after late checks and feeds, with riding out, office work, vet, and farrier work - (involving tidying up left over hoof yum!) in between. I hardly know how I have time to write! But wouldn't change my life for the world.
Great read about the stable and the preparations going on as member of tgh racing club look forward to being part of it if only in the back ground the very best of luck for the season