Well, what a strange & boring couple of months we have had. I am pleased to say none of us here or anyone to do with us has had any trouble and we are all fit and well which is great. I do hope our followers are also in good shape and unaffected.
So since lockdown, or the suspension of racing started, not a lot has changed here, a couple of small adjustments, a couple of departures and a few more arrivals!
We took the decision to retire Kahdian, he is now ten and he served us well, winning at our local track this time last year. He will make his new owner a wonderful riding horses for years to come.
Parkers Boy has been moved to Robin Dickin further up north, which means he is now local to his owner and he can have more involvement so we wish them the best of luck.
Large Action, Tristan De Gane, Hallowed Crown 3yr old, Geordieland 2yr old, Heeraat yearling, Swiss Spirit yearling & Dan McGrue are all continuing to enjoy their summer of grass and getting very fat.
A couple of new names on the list, Dan McGrue is a new arrival, an eight year old who has earned himself a rating of 136 over hurdles with some very impressive runs throughout last season, he will now go novice chasing this autumn, he is very exciting to have in the yard.
Tristan De Gane was due to go to the sales after his two solid runs pointing in the spring but with those plans not happening we have decided to keep him to run this autumn, another horse with a very bright future.
Never Said Nothing is another new arrival here.
Its great to welcome new owners to the yard, especially throughout these challenging times. We have been unlucky in the first week of racing with all our scheduled runners being balloted out but we now have three declared for this Thursday, Johni Boxit is on a revival mission after some very disappointing displays throughout the Autumn/Winter but we have made a few adjustments and ironed out a few niggles so fingers crossed. Toolatetodelegate is in her final season, she doesnt owe anyone a thing and will go to stud next spring, she is well and coming back from a long break which she has never had before so she will come on for the run and we look forward to her running on turf. Gates Pass is switching back to the flat after gaining a mark hurdling, he is very fit and well and although he has an awkward draw we feel he should run well, although he is also a better horse on the grass.
Its massively exciting to be back racing!!!