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15-10-2017 08:34:28 in General by Admin
By Hayley  Less than three months since the tragic death of stalls handler, Stephen Yarborough at Haydock, racing has once again been rocked by reports of racecourse horror, as a stable lad is said to have lost his life in an incident at Kempton Park last night. We have little to go on at this point but it is alleged that the as-yet unnamed man in his fifties was kicked in the head by a hors...

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12-10-2017 17:46:20 in General by Admin
When you read the title of tonight's blog you probably thought I'd lost the plot... well you could be right but it does bear reference to the contents I swear... It's always interesting to see how much a yearling develops in such a short period of time. It's been less than six weeks since the first batch arrived from Doncaster sales and every now again we will choose one youngster to highlight in...

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10-10-2017 16:48:45 in General by Admin
Gorse showed today that he is indeed headed in the right direction, finishing third on his handicap debut. He has learned a lot from each of his starts, improving each time and it surely can't be long before he records his first win for long-standing owner, Evelyn, Duchess Of Sutherland. He has always been a big character at home, a typical 'Zebedee' in everything but colour (Gorse is a bay wherea...

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06-10-2017 16:54:49 in General by Admin
by Hayley Below is a video of our morning, collated into four minutes. You will see a much condensed version of what goes into a morning working with racehorses. What you won't see is the mucking out, feeding, rugging up, turning horses out/getting them back in, checking legs and shoes, assisting the vet, going racing, grooming, constant use of the water treadmill and lunging. That's just the st...

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02-10-2017 18:10:09 in General by Admin
by Hayley With more yearling sales around the corner, we all marched off, shovel in hand, to find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow... The weather is notibly colder and the strong, sharp winds today didn't make it feel any less bitter. Chant has already begun his winter transformation, from sleek and shiny to fluffy teddy bear in a matter of days, he's always the first to don his winter ...

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30-09-2017 19:25:49 in General by Admin
Tomorrow's racegoers range from toddlers like Annie- featured on the blog recently studying the Premier sales catalogue to pony mad youngsters Kicking their stubborn naughty ponies right to the line on various racetracks in the UK, below shows the effort some wonderful kids are making with their ponies at Newmarket yesterday, amusingly one competitor almost missed the race when her parents took h...

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28-09-2017 17:40:45 in General by Admin
It's great to see the horses running much healthier races and one who has surpised us, given his 'backward-ness' at home, is the grey son of Lilbourne Lad, 'Sunhill Lad'. We knew he was not without talent (he will stay all day long), but he has taken a long time to come to hand at home so to see him take so well to racing, is very pleasing. Running for the first time six days ago on the Newcastle ...

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26-09-2017 17:47:20 in General by Admin
Goffs Orby sales is underway but George and I decided to give it a miss this year. It's always a very expensive sale and we rarely buy much (if any) so remaining at home and getting some work done was an easy decision to make. My spies at Goffs tell me Godolphin have bought some yearlings again by Coolmore sires, splashing out for a Galileo, while one vendor told me they (those boys in blue with o...

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22-09-2017 15:14:31 in General by Admin
Last Sunday's Racing Post supplement was full of "'Arry Findlay" aka mega gambler of truly monumental proportions, owner of one of the best chasers to ever grace a racecourse (Denman), self-confessed loud mouth, lifelong lover of the greyhound among many other things. Harry has published his long awaited book. Paragraph two of last week’s supplement says "we tried to keep it (the book) to s...

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19-09-2017 11:27:41 in General by Admin
Please scroll down for photos of the horses looking fantastic in the sunshine. The Races Crowds assembled Colourful scene Jockeys mounted Gaunt and lean Hopeful owners Trainers too Tipsters, punters Ballyhoo   Sprinters, stayers Chestnuts, greys Starters orders White flag raised Photo finish Objection too Winners, losers Ballyhoo Robert Hughes

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    Catterick - 23.9.17 - WIN

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    Carlisle - 23.8.17 - WIN

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    Ayr - 12.8.17 - WIN

  • Chant

    Newcastle - 10.8.17 - WIN

  • Uncle Charlie

    Thirsk - 5.6.17 - WIN

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    Ripon - 21.5.17 - WIN

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    Southwell - 8.5.17 - Win

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By Hayley  Less than three months since the tragic death of stalls handler, Stephen Yarborough at Haydock, racing has once again been rocked by ...
15-10-2017
When you read the title of tonight's blog you probably thought I'd lost the plot... well you could be right but it does bear reference to the contents...
12-10-2017
Gorse showed today that he is indeed headed in the right direction, finishing third on his handicap debut. He has learned a lot from each of his start...
10-10-2017

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