A quiet time for us racing wise but busy as ever on the yards. There are a couple of race meetings coming up and with intended runners at Musselburgh, Kelso, Carlisle, Hexham and Newcastle in the next week we have plenty of horses to prepare.
We also have a number who are looking for new homes out of racing and El has been doing a super job posting them on Facebook and organising viewings. Given the varied work that our horses do at home, they make excellent competition and family horses and we are proud of their exploits in their next careers. We still have a couple to rehome, see our Facebook page, Lucinda Russell Racing for updates.
We have started off the young horses again, and four now three year olds are back in pretraining; three that we bought in France last summer, and one who was bought in Ireland. Three of them are for sale: they have strong pedigrees and are good types who are well forward in their education, please come and see them if you are interested.
With the markets for horses with form very strong and competitive we like to take a gamble on a few untried horses with a view of producing them as we like; lots of steady work which sets them up to be sound, tough and resilient. It takes time, but the results are worth it and the batch of now three year olds include some of the best that we have had.
We will continue to buy two year olds, and yesterday two arrived on the yard: our homebred filly by Getaway out of The Toft, and a very athletic Sulanami gelding out of a Getaway mare, pictured on arrival. They will both be broken in and will have a summer of cantering.
Tomorrow we have a rare runner at Sedgefield when Pinspot tackles three miles three furlongs; he should be suited by the trip and any drying of the ground will be in his favour too.