New season for Craig Farm Syndicate…

Civil-Unrest
It has been a quiet time for runners since the snow cleared but plenty continues to go on at the yard. We have had some lovely spring days here this week but it has been frosty at night and the east wind is never far away! Tom Forsyth passed his Amateur Category A Licence in Newmarket this week with flying colours. He...
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Cri de Coeur from a Northern Outpost!

The dust has almost settled on an amazing Cheltenham Festival. Although the Irish dominated, the three big races were won by the home side and, in many people’s opinion, the Gold Cup was one of the very best. It was an epic battle between Might Bite and Native River – both very different horses but both superbly ridden and in the end...
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Schooling for the future…

Daina
With no runners and a drying week here, this has allowed us to do an intense amount of schooling and trips up the grass gallop. It is always an exciting time to watch next season’s young Chasers put through their paces and indeed the Bumper horses transform themselves into Hurdlers. Some take longer than others for the penny to drop yet they...
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From Snow to success at Southwell

Paddy
From serious snow to success at Southwell – what a difference a week makes! At Southwell on Sunday 4th March we ran Da Capo Dandy based at our satellite yard with Barry and Stef Keniry who finished an eye catching 3rd for Liam Keniry . He swiftly followed up (same combination) four days later on Thursday back at Southwell doing the job...
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Pirate beats the Beast from the East…

Black Pirate
Intrepid and gallant Briony set off in freezing temperatures for Ayr on Monday where we had three runners and it was great to have a winner before the Beast from the East hit the country. Black Pirate followed up his impressive win at Wetherby in the Conditionals/Amateurs 2m NH Bumper. It was only a field of three, but he was given a...
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