Congratulations to all of the London Scots For Doddie, the owners of Royal Reserve who won on stable debut this afternoon at Newcastle. Held up over two miles Royal sprinted home after the last, delighting his owners and earning more money for the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation. Just a six year old but with lots of racing experience, Royal should be able to go on from here.
Our other runner,…
We have just the two runners at Newcastle on Saturday after Grand Morning put in a sticky round of jumping at Wetherby today and will not take up his engagement tomorrow.
Royal Reserve will carry the hopes of the London Scots For Doddie, an enthusiastic group connected to London Scottish Rugby who donate all the prizemoney earned by their racehorse to the Doddie Weir charity, My Name'5 Doddie…
Mumgos Debut won his sixth chase at Ayr this afternoon, running right up to his best and showing a turn of foot at the end. Having had a minor wind operation six weeks ago it was good to see Mumgo sprint in the closing strides, and it was even more joyous as his owners Peter and Suzy Brown were at Ayr to enjoy the victory. Mumgo is pictured above jumping the last.
Our other horses ran with…
Elmono was bought to run at Musselburgh through the season and he started our year off well with a win in the last race to give Gerry And The Pacemakers a rowdy win. There was much celebrating over this game and genuine victory and with Elmono's accurate jumping he should be able to follow up in the near future.
Kelpies Myth ran a blinder, being outpaced on the quick ground but staying on…
Happy Hogmanay to everyone and all of our very best wishes for 2019.
We have had an active day at home with all of the horses working on the gallops, including a few stepping up speed; Exit To Where, Speak Of The Devil, Effet Special and Methodtothemadness all worked three times strongly and pleased their work riders.
We have three at Musselburgh tomorrow, starting with the well…
The day started perfectly with wins for the improving and genuine Mighty Thunder overcoming a wayward opponent and winning nicely for Allson Sparkle, Nicola and Colin Drysdale. This was a step up on his previous hurdle runs and he looks to be a lovely stayer for the future. He is pictured above.
Debs Thomson had ninety guests in the Children's Immunology Trust hospitality box and there was…
A very bright day at home for Christmas Eve and we gave the horses plenty of work as they will have a few quiet days coming up. We had a full staff in on last Sunday which was an excellent effort and makes organising the festive season so much easier.
We are delighted to welcome back Derek, who has been riding out for the past few days. His recovery from his back operation has been tremendous…
It is the shortest day of the year and true to form we rode out in pitch dark this morning. Thankfully we ride at the farm first lot so it is over the fields and on the woodchip so quite safe. I am always in awe of Ailsa, Cameron and Patrick who exercise their point to pointers from 5.30am with headlights on to see up the gallops. With short days the lads often work through lunch to get the afternoon…
We were impressed with the run of Highland Hunter as he won at Hexham this afternoon. Always held in high regard he is a five year old with just a few runs on his card, but he has won his point to point, bumper and now both novice hurdle starts. He continues on the upgrade and will likely have another run before aiming for the Albert Bartlett Prestige novice hurdle at Haydock in February.
Last night was the Great Gatsby Christmas party held at our favourite restaurant the Grouse And Claret in Kinross. The Gatsby inspired fancy dress theme was a huge hit and prompted some dapper gangsters and pretty flapper girls. There is a photo on the home page of all the staff in their finary. Many thanks to Vicky and David for hosting it and to the Two Golf Widows for the pre-party prosecco.…