Another week has flown by and with it the autumn horses are getting closer to their seasonal debuts.
Jamie T has been working hard on monitoring each horse's progress and we are happy with the majority. There has been plenty of schooling and some faster sprinting for all and with our team of top schooling jockeys and work riders there is an air of enthusiastic confidence on the gallops.
It was another busy day for the team today and we are delighted that the efforts were rewarded by a winner at Perth when Celtic Flames came with a strong run to win the two and a half mile handicap hurdle. Timed to perfection by Derek, Celtic was winning for the third time for Willie Scott and looks to be in fine form after a short break to avoid the fast summer ground. He will continue to mix both…
We have a busy day coming up tomorrow with nine runners at our local track at Perth.
We start with Thepensionfund who was rather green at Worcester last time, showing his lack of racing experience by jumping too big at his hurdles. He should be able to put all that he learnt that day to good use and if he jumps more slickly he could be very competitive. He is pictured at home with Scu his…
We had a super turnout for today's BHS organised Open Day with over two hundred people attending. The final total raised is yet to be confirmed but with entry and refreshment donations we should have raised a good amount for the BHS and IJF.
While members of the Tay Valley Chasers and The British Racing Club headed up the gallops Ciorstaidh and I showed groups around the yard and explained…
A week of gearing up for this weekend's Open and Owners Days and for the racing that starts again for us next week.
Saturday sees the British Horse Society organised Public Open Day at Arlary and we are including a special gallop trip for the members of Tay Valley Chasers and the British Racing Club. Gates open to the public at 11am and all are welcome; entry is a £5 minimum donation in…
As August came to an end the yard has continued to fill up and we have had four lovely arrivals this week.
One For Arthur and Big River are back from their summer break with Di in the borders and they both look relaxed and ready for more work. Arthur probably looks the best that he has when returning from his holidays and we are keen to continue his preparations for a return to the track.
A fourth from Island Heights at the quirky Cartmel was a satisfactory run; having come back from injury we are pleased to see that the nine year old retains his enthusiasm and he should have some more wins in him this winter. Make It Happen did not stay the extended trip and will be back over shorter next time.
At home, the summer schooling grounds are nice and soft and Will has the grass,…
We have a number of horses for sale and with the autumn season about to start it would be a good time to contact us if you would like to be involved.
We have three form horses all of whom are aimed at races in September, and they all look likely winners early on.
ARIZONA BOUND won last week at Perth and will try to follow up at the next Perth meeting. Just a six year old he has plenty…
The work continues to increase in intensity and volume and this past week has seen two good work days for the autumn horses. At Arlary and Kilduff the horses are gradually getting over the half fit over fresh stage and buckling down to some work. Their enthusiasm continues but it is a bit more controllable. Pictured is Misfits his eyes gleaming with happiness after a session jumping in the school.
It is always risky running a horse who is for sale but we had great faith in Arizona Bound and it was justified when he won the three mile handicap chase at Perth this afternoon. Making the running and jumping with enthusiasm he gave my father a well deserved winner; he remains for sale please contact us soon if you are interested; on today's showing he should be able to follow up and would be a…