As August came to an end the yard has continued to fill up and we have had four lovely arrivals this week.
One For Arthur and Big River are back from their summer break with Di in the borders and they both look relaxed and ready for more work. Arthur probably looks the best that he has when returning from his holidays and we are keen to continue his preparations for a return to the track.
Also back from his summer and looking fabulous is Grand Morning who will go novice chasing this year. And a new addition to the team is Anna Bramall's Gars Bar Dine, a well bred ex French hurdler and chaser who has some excellent form, including at Listed level but is still a maiden.
Our schooling continues with some of the novices jumping including the four year old Emissaire, pictured with Thomas. He is swift over his hurdles and loves schooling. Shadowed on the other side of him is Glenpark; just a three year old but bold and clever at his hurdles. Also jumping this week over hurdles were Hey Listen, Scales Of Justice, Precious Cargo, Pinspot, Blaydon, and over fences Le Frank, Mumgos Debut, and Behindthelines.
Today the Kelso Members Lowflyers were in to see their horse for this season, Present Lodger. A classy handicap chaser he has some nice aims including at Kelso and he should do them proud.
Dear Ballycool left us to his new home in the Borders with Nicki who he will have a fine time hunting and being a family horse.
We had very sad news that stable favourite Bescot Springs has died having got colic. Poor Beth, who looked after him here at Arlary had been loving having him in retirement has been devastated, as will many of his friends, jockeys and owners.