The water treadmill has been a big investment for the yard but it showed its worth yesterday when Bialco ran a big race at Punchestown to be sixth in the three mile handicap hurdle.
A horse with masses of talent but a fragile body the care and time taken with Bialco by Ute and Carey has been rewarded with a supple and sound athlete who rallied strongly up the testing Punchestown home straight.…
There is no jump racing in Britain this week so Jaimie and Ailsa have left for Punchestown to run Bialco and Lucky Flight.
Both horses are owned by Morten Buskop and Carsten Baagoe Schou who are hoping to come to Ireland to watch them. Bialco, pictured runs on Thursday in the three mile handicap hurdle with Derek riding and we hope that Lucky Flight will get in to a bumper on either Friday…
We ended last season in 34th place in the British trainers table with 36 winners and £413,128 in owners prizemoney.
In terms of total winners it was a drop from previous years and we are keen to get back up to the 50 winners plus mark; I am confident that with the team of horses and staff that we have for the new season we can convert our many placed horses into wins. Our burning ambition…
Some creditable performances at Perth on the last day with close seconds from Boys On Tour and Misfits and good runs from the others.
Boys On Tour ran a cracker, headed in the home straight but battling back after the last to just be denied in a photo finish, pictured (Yellow arrow shows his nose!). It was sad to miss out but again Boys showed how tough and game he is. For a young horse…
We were pleased with Mighty Thunder's third place in the staying hurdle race, he stayed on well and hurdled with zest, just finding an injection of pace mid race a bit sharp. He has developed really well over this season and with scope to strengthen and mature further he should make a staying chaser to be proud of.
Gripper coped with his first hurdle race and will improve a lot ofr the run…
Emirat De Cantana rounded off a great day for the British Racing Club. In the morning their members had been to the yard, to see the horses and watch the work morning on the gallops with added refreshements catered for by Matthew and Edinburgh Gin. Up at Perth Emirate ran a promising race to be fourth staying the longer trip well. He is gently progressing and should be a winner for the BRC soon.…
We are looking forward to the Perth Festival, three days of competitive racing on our doorstep and our hospitality box which this year has had a make over and a new menu for snacks.
We are running just three tomorrow, starting with Emirat De Cantana in the maiden hurdle. Emirat is stepping up in distance and is a young horse who is gradually improving with time. We will know more about his…
Alizee De Janeiro, pictured, has been a star for the yard and for her owner Debs Thomson, turning into a Kelso specialist and winning eight times, on six occasions round Kelso, and including five times this season. Each time we have discussed retirement to be a brood mare, but she continued to be in such good form at home that we delayed her retirement. Yesterday she tried Cheltenham but her winning…
A brilliant front running ride from Blair saw Prince Dundee win his second chase for County Set Three and John McNeill. In the famous Lie Forrit colours, Dundee has gained in confidence on the good ground and his jumping was foot perfect today. He could have more to give as he continues to improve.
Pictured are Lesley, Caroline, John, George, Rita (hidden), Dundee, Iona and Blair in the…
Big River ran a blinder in the Scottish National to be fifth. On the unfavourable good ground, he was hampered twice, once at the first, and then also by a faller, causing him to be further back than ideal. However, with his usual tenacity, he continued and battled back in the straight to be a fast finishing fifth. He is undoubtedly a decent stayer and he will be better on soft ground. He will have…