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05-05-2019 17:53:36 in General by Admin
"Let them eat cake" is the traditional translation of the French phrase "Qu'ils mangent de la brioche", supposedly spoken by "a great princess" upon learning that the peasants had no bread. ... While the phrase is commonly attributed to Queen Marie Antoinette, there is no record of her having said it. At Sun Hill the idea of anyone telling any of us to “eat cake” is mana from heaven, e...

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27-04-2019 13:26:11 in General by Admin
As everyone knows George is gardening mad, what few people realise however, is that I adore cutting grass and have done since childhood. Weeding doesn't have the same appeal, but there is something relaxing about the simple pleasures of mowing grass, it doesn't require any brain power either. I remember aged ten or eleven leaving dad's brand new lawnmower outside in Liverpool while I ran in the ho...

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20-04-2019 18:27:18 in General by Admin
We said our “goodbyes” twice this week, first when former jump jockey turned trainer “Brendan Powel” announced he could no longer continue training and was about to return home to his native homeland in Ireland to become Joseph O’Brien’s assistant, and secondly when our delightful friend, and resident goat “Saturday” was found dead in her stable yest...

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16-04-2019 17:51:44 in General by Admin
We all love the Yorkshire Racing Festival held during the summer months when, for a full week there is a meeting held at a Yorkshire track daily. The 2019 Go Racing in Yorkshire Summer Festival will be Sat 20 July to Sunday 28th July and many racing fans flock to the county for their summers ‘racing hit’. New girl on the block, “Charlotte Russell” took over as Racing Manag...

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15-04-2019 16:45:16 in General by Admin
By Ann As you all know Hayley left us to start a new career in wine sales, apparently she is doing very well and I imagine wine sales have increased, not that Hayley herself is a drinker you understand! Charley Cudworth joined the team today so we can be very hopeful that our social media presence will improve, our website will be updated, owner’s logins reinstated and brought back up to da...

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05-04-2019 15:45:09 in General by Admin
By Ann Everyone in racing "reaches for the stars" all the time, it’s all we know. Head in the clouds and imagination turned to “full throttle” but not all of us can capture the skies above us without some serious photographic equipment, an ability to read the stars through the biggest telescope Sun Hill has ever seen and a penchant for Astrology. This amazing picture was taken ...

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31-03-2019 14:55:20 in General by Admin
The BBC’s Intrepid explorer "Paul Rose" visited Sun Hill towards the end of last year to spend a day talking about, and filming our relatively new enterprise "Sports Horse Fitness and rehabilitation". As owners and racing friends will already know, our underwater treadmill has been, and is, a hugely important addition to our facilities and, as we now train a much smaller string of racehorses...

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24-03-2019 18:06:16 in General by Admin
Br Ann.   While racing in the UK has its fair share of problems, it seems our super wealthy French colleagues are also experiencing a loss of income from their prize money coffers.  It seems they have some very tough decisions ahead of them. John Gilmore kindly emailed me an article he wrote recently, it is very interesting  but why 'are' the French falling out of love with ga...

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22-03-2019 10:49:30 in General by Admin
By Ann. With the loss of Hayley who has left us to work for a wine company (working at Sun Hill probably drove her to appreciating the finer points of liquid grapes), we have been struggling to cope with the extra workload, especially all things related to IT. It is fair to say we don’t exactly have a grasp on modern technology although we rely on it and fully understand its value in the bu...

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09-03-2019 10:04:52 in General by Admin
Written by Ann The Racing Post has come in for some criticism recently - too much coverage on betting, betting and more betting, a move away from reporting racing stories towards something many racing professional regard as gutter press type reporting, and last week their article on racing being ‘only a hobby’ was written despite the fact that thousands of people work in racing do s...

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"Let them eat cake" is the traditional translation of the French phrase "Qu'ils mangent de la brioche", supposedly spoken by "a great princess" upon l...
05-05-2019
As everyone knows George is gardening mad, what few people realise however, is that I adore cutting grass and have done since childhood. Weeding doesn...
27-04-2019
We said our “goodbyes” twice this week, first when former jump jockey turned trainer “Brendan Powel” announced he could no lon...
20-04-2019

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