Some of you have probably been wondering why there has not been a blog written for a while, but those that know us will know and understand we have been very busy, unfortunately in tragic circumstances.
Again, all who know us or have ever dealt with us will know Katrina, Daisy's Mum. She was a massive part of the team here and played a vital role within the business let alone in our lives. Very sadly and unexpectedly Katrina passed away in Feburary. I could sit on here and talk about how she was the most incredable woman and how she has left us all, especially Daisy with a massive hole in our lives but in truth there are no words to explain how we feel or what she meant to us all. It has been an awful time but because she made us the super strong team we are we are still going well and will endeavour to make her as proud as she could possibly be. She was already incredibly proud of us and there would have been no one cheering louder when Toolatetodelegate & Mulsanne Chase posted their recent wins. She adored these blogs so I best carry on and start getting them more regular again. The best Mum anyone could ever have x
Toolatetodelegate has been flying of late, with recent form figures of 2211 and fingers crossed for the hat trick on Friday back over course and distance at Bath. She is a little star and her progress has been great to see since her switch to the turf. She has given her owners Inspire Racing Club some great days out so far, I think its fair to say she has a big fan club!
Mulsanne Chase was returned to us by his previous owners after taking him to Hughie Morrison and him being a complete no show on his only start for him, despite going off favourite. Now in the blue and yellow check he made his first start back for us at Leicester on Bank Holiday Monday, under another top ride from our new favourite flat jockey Trevor Whelan, he came home strongly to win going away. It was a great effort as at the weights he shouldnt have been able to beat the horses he did which makes it even more impressive. He will head to Yarmouth with a penalty I would imagine as I think the handicapper will hit him very hard. He is an improving horse that will jump a hurdle in time too.
As most of you know we had expanded our broodmare band recently and have now finished foaling for the year, a pretty eventful season I must admit, Norfolk Sky going first and producing a cracking Cityscape filly, she was in a little bit of trouble for the first 48 hours but is now an absolute cracker and Sky is back in foal to Cityscape again, which now looks to be a smart move after his brillaint success so far this year. Madam Be followed, two weeks late, but producing a lovely filly by Geordieland, she is now confirmed in foal to Passing Glance. Annie Kenney was the next to foal and by far the easiest, having a cracking big colt by Hellvelyn, she is now confirmed in foal to Swiss Spirit, who she already has a yearling by. Katiebyrne next, having a sweet little Kayf Tara colt, unfortunately Katiebyrne didnt like the idea of motherhood and rejected the poor little chap, he has been very unwell but it would now appear after an awful lot of hard work from the whole team he is on the right side of it now. He is turning out to be a very cheeky chap! Last but by no means least was Fruit Pastille, only 3 weeks overdue! Very sadly after assisting her with a very difficult birth, in which she produced a gorgeous colt by Harbour Watch Pasty became very unwell very quickly and did not make it, this hit the team hard, especially Dayna who with Lee, Daisy and I pulled the little chap out after her having so much difficulty. We did everything we could have done to save her but the damage was to much. Luckily the little colt seems to be a very happy, healthy chap. With neither of them having a Mum little Harbour Watch and little Kayf Tara have become great friends and enjoy sharing their buckets of milk together! Chestnut Storm has now gone to stud and is also confirmed in foal to Passing Glance.