The last week has been pretty quiet to be honest, last Sunday was Plumptons first fixture for the season and we had Castlemorris King in the feature race off top weight, the ground was very quick and they went a blistering gallop with him and another one setting it. Young Sean Bowen had him jumping fantastic and he ran a solid race, finishing 5th off a career high mark. He wasn't beaten far at all but it was a massive ask off that mark in a very competitive race, he came back and Sean assured us they wont catch them next time. Sean, being the son of trainer Peter Bowen looks a very good conditional and rates massive value for his 7lb claim, funnily enough Peter Bowen was the under bidder on Castlemorris King back when we bought him, 5 wins and 7 places later I am sure he wishes he went a bit further! Morris has now had a week off as he has been on the go all summer, hes very relaxed, doing a lot of sleeping and eating! Where he goes next we are not sure, maybe another run on the flat or back over hurdles, depending on the ground.
The base for the new walker is nearly finished, the base for the first new barn is nearly finished and we are just about to start building a brand new 50ft lunge ring, its that time of year for the yearlings and stores to be broken and lunge rings are invaluable!
On Saturday we had a visit from a lovely couple with regards to joining our racing club, after their visit we are pleased that they are delighted to be joining our team. The racing club we have here currently has 3 horses in it, one is running now, and the other two are nearly ready to run. To join our club the fees are a very small cost of £100 a month all in, for this you get your raceday badges, yard visits and invites to all social events and owners mornings plus 10% of all club horses prize money. What a great way to enjoy the benefits of owning a racehorse without having to buy one! To join our club please call Daisy to discuss further or send us an email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Runners this week may be In The Crowd at Chepstow on Tuesday, he is entered in two races and will probably dec for the smaller field of the two, hes in good form but its all about trying to regain his confidence with racing. Madam Be is entered up at Warwick in a mares bumper but the ground is quick so she may go for a stiffer test over 2m2f at Fontwell on Saturday.
I shall update after they have run!