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Pre Hexham

It is going to be great to be back at Hexham with eight horses who should all appreciate the staying track.

We start with Flutter Down a classy youngster who will be a stayer in time. However, at this stage the minimum trip on a stiff track should suit him and I expect him to run better than he did towards the end of last season.

Slainte Mhor is my father's young horse and we are…

Lucky Flight Wins On Chase Debut

Lucky Flight is not the easiest horse at home, requiring a bitless bridle and careful handling, but he is brave and talented as he showed when winning on his novice chase debut. Partnered by Stephen who knows him well, he made all, jumping neatly throughout, until a slight aberration at the final fence... which he cleverly banked. We would like to think that he can go on from here and give his owners…

Catching Up, New Horses And New Roles

It has been a busy old week with new horses, new owners, new roles, and a full day of ten runners at Perth to look forward to tomorrow.

Scu and Paul McIvor were successful at Newmarket, buying the winning three year old Red Missile at the Tattersalls Horses In Training sales. Having a short list of eight over the three days, there were a couple who failed our vetting, and a few over budget.…

Pre Perth Sunday

A bumper ten runners at Perth tomorrow on their valuable Perth Sam Morshead Gold Cup day.

We start with The Last King Of Wales who tries again over two miles, with his tongue strap back on. He was keen in behind last time, albeit in the pouring rain, and hopefully he will appreciate the better ground tomorrow.

Magnum gives Patrick Wadge his first ride under rules in the two mile…

Elmono Gains His Deserved Win At Cartmel

Congratulations to Gerry and The Pacemakers who's Elmono won at Cartmel on Sunday, always travelling well and jumping economically under Blair. He scampered away up the run in and absolutely deserves this win after a close run last time. 

We were very pleased with Shanroe Street's run too; he led and was prominent until the turn into the home straight and will build on this effort next time.…

Racing, Sales And Optimisim

It has been a varied week on and off the yard with some solid efforts racing and plenty of coming and going.

Mint Gold and Book Of Invasions ran solid races at Uttoxeter on their chase debuts. Mint's third place was particularly pleasing and we feel that both horses will improve with the experiences that they had. 

We have a couple more runners in the next few days; tomorrow at Uttoxeter…

A Bit More Racing

We have a couple more runners coming up as we look for the most suitable races for our novice chasers.

Tomorrow at Market Rasen Ain't My Fault steps up in trip over fences. He settled so well last time at Bangor and as a former point to point winner we are hoping that the extra distance will suit him.

The lorry will have a quick turnaround and will be off to Uttoxeter on Monday where…

Treble At Perth On A Thunderous Evening

It was a mighty effort from everyone at Lucinda Russell Racing to prepare and produce sixteen horses to race at Perth and despite some crazy weather including sun, heat, thunder and lightning, hail, downpours, and ultimately flooding we managed to have three winners. 

Effet Special ran in the worst of the conditions, pictured, and along with Last King Of Wales, he coped with the hail and…


We have a big day coming up at Perth tomorrow with a bumper seventeen runners from the yard, in a show of support for Perth Racecourse, and to get horses racing and ready for the rest of the season. 

We are lucky to have a super team here whose focus is on the horses' welfare and producing horses in the best condition to run. Everyone plays their part and today was no different as we had…

Seconds, Sales And Nearly Normal

We seem to be going through a phase of second places; following Elmono's brave effort at Cartmel, Ain't My Fault then was a staying on second at Bangor. This was an improvement from the normally headstrong chaser who looks much more chilled this season and with a new found relaxation we should be able to ride a more tactical race on him in future.

Then Ballyare continued the trend and was…