There can be no more deserving finalist than Jaimie Duff for the Dedication To Racing award in the Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards.
A mainstay in our yard since we started in 1995 she has covered all roles and is now our assistant trainer and travelling head girl. But, those titles can never cover all that she brings to the yard, from organisation, logistics, to horse care and to…
No winners at Ayr today for us but some heartening runs for the future. In particular, Katalystic showed improved form to be fourth in the handicap hurdle, coping well with the soft ground and looking ready for a longer trip and fences. Blaydon is still immature and is another who really needs three miles in time.
Both our novice chasers Prince Dundee and Lost Frequency jumped well on their…
A bit of a quiet day at Musselburgh, Aurora Thunder was fourth in the bumper after setting the pace, unfortunately pulling hard. Once the sprint started in the home straight she kept on but could not remain compatitive; tactics will be changed next time. Urban Kode ran his usual game race but was outpaced in the back straight, and Max Liebermann ran more sweetly however the step up to three miles…
We have four at Musselburgh tomorrow, and we are hoping that a little bit of rain will help ease the already watered ground. Who would have thought it in January?
We start with The Road Home, a course winner last season who has had two runs over fences so far. He is a horse with plenty of scope, and we are hoping that the schooling that he has had recently will improve his jumping on the…
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…