Filming, Crumpets, Mares And Pre Aintree

Yesterday we had a very social day starting with a visit from Stefani Dailly and cameraman Colin who filmed the yard for the STV evening news. Focusing on last year's Grand National and how it has affected the yard and racing in Scotland they also filmed Arthur as he continues his rehabilitation from injury and embarks on his journey to the 2019 National. 

Next up was Euan McIntyre who came to see Well Above Par and to watch fourth lot at Arlary. Well Above is recovering from an injury but should be back in the autumn to continue where he left off in novice chases.

The Crumpets are a group of five who own the Trotters' homebred Crumbs. They came to see Crumbs on the gallops, and two of them, Daphne Scott Harden and Julia Trotter are pictured with Crumbs and Cameron. Crumbs is working nicely up the gallops and will likely have a racecourse gallop before a summer holiday.

Eric Gillie was in to pick up four mares who are heading to stud in Ireland. The Toft is in foal to Getaway and going to visit Westerner, while Miss Joeking is going to Getaway. Topham Bay and Rubydoobs are returning to their homeland and no sire has yet been chosen for them.

We have one runner tomorrow at Aintree, Highland Hunter takes on a quality field in the bumper and he should be fine on ground better than he won on at Kelso. 

At Sedgefield we run Spoils Of War on his first outing of the spring. He may improve for the run but conditions will suit.


Comments (1)

  • John McSharry

    How quickly time flies. It only seems like yesterday that One For Arthur was about to enter the annuls of Aintree folklore. I was on cloud nine for quite some time Lucinda and having acquired a taste for this feeling, all being well, it might happen again in 2019?

    Finally, Lucinda, pay a visit, in a spare moment, to the BBC Sport website, and like me, have a go at the Grand National quiz. I managed to get 6/7 questions correct (miracles never cease) so perhaps you might get the full house. Failing that, at the end of the quiz, you will see a picture of two individuals, whom I'm sure you will recognise!!!

    Best wishes

    lots of love


    Apr 13, 2018 @ 12:26am

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