Once again, far too late for me to be doing a blog, of course I am not going to be able to go through the last few months as far too much has happened!
One thing I will focus on is the fantastic progress of Hoke Colburn, after picking him up for a mere £3,500 at the Ascot July sale from Harry Wittingtons where he had badly lost his form and become very disappointing, from just three starts for us he had already placed twice and he has now WON his last two, first up under a brilliant ride from Daryl Jacob to come from last to first with ease at Huntingdon in a 16 runner field, he then followed up under a penalty under Luca Morgan in an amatuer riders race at Ludlow with a huge weight on his back. Since his arrival he has now won over £10,000 in prize money alone, and quite possibly increasing his value five fold, we are very proud of him and it once again goes to show how well we do with horses from other yards that have lost their way, a little tlc, attention and being trained for themself all helps. So if you happen to have one somewhere that fits this description dont hesitate to get in touch, you wont be disappointed.
Everyone knows what a massive issue getting stable staff is at the minute, well what I mean by that is to find honest, reliable, good members of staff that can do a job, its massively frustrating as we are very good to our staff, they get very well looked after, we often take them out for dinner, go for a game of bowling or maybe something else, whether they need help financially, need time off for any reason, we are always there and always try our best to make sure they are ok. Its a hard job and can be very trying, having done it ourselves we know this hence why we try and make their life as enjoyable and easy as possible. We are currently looking for another rider/amateur jockey and another member for in the yard so please do get in touch if you would like to join us! We have good onsite accommodation as well.
Its that time of year again where all the yearlings come in, we have been very busy and have six for sale to stay with us, some really lovely types, a couple that will be ready early and make cracking two year olds as well as a couple that will run at two and go on to make even better three year olds. Again, do get in touch if any catch your eye;
Mukhadram x Dusting filly,
Due Diligence x Three Ducks filly,
Gale Force Ten x Sabaidee colt,
Hallowed Crown x Peaceful Soul gelding,
Style Vendome filly,
Black Sam Bellamy x Frosted Grape filly.
All of the above I am sure will win races and will prove fantastic value.
All the best and I will update a little sooner next time, thanks for reading.