Hexham Proves a Happy Hunting Ground

We have had a good start to the new National Hunt season with three winners from six runners - all at Hexham .   We were delighted that Brian Hughes’s first ride back for the yard after his horrible fall in April was a winning one! Brian too has had a flying start and won the championship title of Stobart Northern Jump Jockey...
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DownTime

Most of the horses are now enjoying their holidays out at grass and we will just have a few kept in training through the summer where there are still good prizes on offer. It Has To Be checking on the horses across the river at Craig Honourary Gift enjoying the Spring grass What did you say?   Feetronie de Kervi down in The...
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Nearing the End of the Season

We are starting to wind down now and most of the horses, as well as staff, will be looking forward to a summer break. On Grand National Day – Saturday 6 th April – we were at Newcastle with five runners where the going was good to soft. In the 2 mile 4 furlong Handicap Hurdle Bingo D’Olivate was ridden by Brian...
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Seven Runners in Six Days

With runners at Kelso , Carlisle and Newcastle we have been kept busy over the last week.   It was disappointing that Charmant fell at Carlisle but luckily he was not injured and it is worth noting that he was our first and only faller so far this season.   This is testament to the thorough and careful schooling that James and the team...
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A Great Honour!

The horses continue to run right up to form with Honourary Gift   winning at Sedgefield.   In the last fourteen days up to Friday 23 rd March - 67%  and the overall percentage of winners to runners is 15%, with 26% winning over fences and 15% over hurdles (stats courtesy of Racing Post ) Both Foxey and Ettila de Sivola ran excellent...
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