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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A Quieter Week

A quiet week on the racing front but the workload at the yard remains the same which constantly reminds us how grateful we are for all our dedicated stable staff who continue to nurture the horses whether they are racing or not. Sam Cottrill is back from his four week Foundation Course at the British Racing School in Newmarket where he excelled...
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Three in a Row!

The horses continue in good form and we have had a winner on each of the last three Saturdays.   We reported on Ascot de Bruyere winning at Newcastle on the 23 rd February in our last blog and this was followed up by Empire de Maulde   at Doncaster on the 2 nd March and Charmant at Ayr on the 9 th...
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