Vertigo has been on our For Sale page for six months and we took the decision to run him this afternoon before a purchaser was found. A brave decision (It was Scu's idea!) it worked out well when he won the bumper decisively under Alex. He looks a true stayer with an excellent attitude and should go on from here.
Our others ran to a level: Morning Time jumped with more conviction but he…
A morning of stamina work on both the woodchip and the sand. Pictured is new French recruit Forest Des Aigles, a good moving five year old who should be out in November.
The Hexham runners had a spin around the fields at Kilduff and Morning Time was schooled in a set of visors; we are hoping that they will help his jumping tomorrow at Hexham.
Also running at Hexham is Grexit who…
The lovely Lord Of Drums, pictured, is available for rehoming. A good looking strong gelding he is a very kind horse to deal with, and with regular paces he would love to be retrained for dressage. He jumps well, and is great in traffic; hacking on his own or in company. He can get a little keen at the faster speeds so will need an experienced rider. Please contact us through the reply form for…
For those with a Facebook account, you can log in to our ARLARY HOUSE STABLES pages and watch the horses working live on the gallops. The video is unedited so may be out of focus and with random noises (usually a dog barking), but it is guaranteed to be spontaneous.
This morning I filmed second lot, with Mark and Hilary Wilde ,and Rob…
We love showing people our facilities and, in particular, the horses working on the gallops and today was a most social morning.
We entertained the wonderful Tom Lewis and his family; Tom owns and runs the Monachyle Mhor Hotel near Lochearnhead, which has an outstanding restaurant. Tom is possibly the most forward thinking and creative person that I have met and as well as talking non stop…
Mondays are great days with lots of different things going on. Beach trips for a dozen, and this morning it was Rising Tide, Jack Steel, The Cobbler Swayne, Present Lodger, Lost Frequency, Ryalex, Newtown Lad, Tap Night, Kris Cross, Moorstown, Marcus Antonius and Pulpitarian who had a spa morning in the waves.
At Arlary we jumped in the school; pictured is Superior Command and Maisie, and…
We seem to have hit a run of third placings which is rather boring, however, the horses are running to a level.
Tantamount travelled extremely well and looked none the worse for his last run. He could have done with a slightly quicker pace to the race but we can take heart from this run. Also at Uttoxeter, It'stimeforapint returned from time off to be fifth, and should come on for this run.
A beautiful morning to start the day; pictured is Clondaw Knight, Rising Marienbard, Rivabodiva, Rich Coast, Midnight, and in the distance, Deepsand, Urban Kode and Bold Sir Brian coming up the woodchip at Kilduff. There is a video of Deepsand jumping the logs on our Arlary House Facebook page.
Previous to this, at seven o'clock…
A third placing at Hexham may not seem like a red hot achievement but we were satisfied with Seven Devils, pictured, who acted on the good to soft ground and, more importantly, jumped with much more zest and confidence. Derek and the team here have worked hard to get Seven Devils to be bold at his fences and he showed that he is going in the right direction today.
Momkinzain did not stay…
It's a long way to Bangor for a nice lunch but I think that we made the correct decision to not run Final Assault on the drying ground.
To be fair to the track, the clerk of the course described the going as "Summer good going" and it was only when Derek, Scu and owner Mark Russell walked the track that we felt it was too quick for Final Assault. A true winter horse he would have coped…