It has been such beautiful weather that the website news has been neglected as we spend time tidying and cleaning the yard and boxes as well as attending to the horses in training and being broken in.
We have had two new arrivals, both three year olds.
'Billy' is by Dylan Thomas out of the winning hurdler Loch Dhu. He has come from his breeder Robert Robinson and has been well prepared.…
The two days racing, firstly at Hexham then Perth yielded no winners but a couple of places and some interesting runs.
At Hexham, Elmono is turning into a most consistent tough hurdler who always tries his hardest. Despite trying a little too hard and being keen in the first mile, he knuckled down to fight out a close finish, just losing out before the line. He will have a freshen up and…
The website is gradually being updated and today our ‘Horses For Sale’ page has been refreshed. On it there are links to a number of horses who we have for sale and for lease, please have a look and if you are interested in any then get in contact.
We have a good selection of un raced youngsters and a very classy Irish point to point winner who should make a top staying chaser for sale.…
Poor The Compeller and Derek had a heavy fall at the first at Cartmel with initial fears that they were both badly injured. Thankfully both returned battered and bruised but with no dire injury. The race was unfortunately declared void after both horse and rider were still being treated preventing the runners from passing them safely, and while it is a shame for the runners we are thankful to the…
There is a lovely atmosphere on the yards as the summer sun makes the days easy.
Yesterday was glorious at Kelso and although Chouquette was too keen, Blue Baton fell and The Road Home looked as if three miles may suit him better, it was a wonderful day with an enthusiastic and happy crowd and great fun in our hospitality box.
At home, we have one more week before some of the younger…
Present Lodger ran a solid race on a track that looked too sharp for him, getting outpaced on the faraway bend then staying on in the closing stages to be fifth. If he comes out of the race well there should be good opportunities for him later this summer.
We have three tomorrow at Kelso on their popular Ladies Day.
Appropriately we start with two mares, Blue Baton and Chouquette.…
Derek is exceptionally skilled at breaking in young horses and he has started off with the first batch of the Class of 2018.
Pictured is 'Hinny' the thre year old Presenting filly that the Morrison Bell's bought at Tattersalls a week ago. Having been lunged with tack on she is now backed and is about to start trotting and cantering round the school. The photograph shows Thomas is getting…
That is not a totally true headline as while we are delighted to welcome two new horses to the string, we were also under bidder on a couple and still are looking to buy some more at future sales. However, we are delighted with the two that we have.
On Tuesday we waited until the end of the sale to buy the four year old store by Prince Fiori out of the winning chaser Hearts Delight, and…
Rising Marienbard, pictured, is a horse to follow in the future as he jumped with enthusiasm and scope to come third in his first novice chase. He looks to have the makings of a good staying chaser who will be suited by stiff jumping tests and is one that we look forward to running.
The ground at Hexham was well watered and Hey Listen found it a bit tricky. However, he tried hard and despite…
The Ormello Way owners had a lovely day at Market Rasen on Sunday and were proud of Sky Khan’s third place; despite running in snatches he stayed on to be a fast finishing third and on this showing should be winning again soon. Supporters and half of Ormello Way are pictured in the winners enclosure.
Scu and I headed back up to Doncaster where the three day Goffs bloodstock Sales start on…