We were promised an Indian summer and today it arrived, preceded by the most spectacular sunset yesterday evening. The nights are certainly cooler, the horses are welcoming their rugs and shouting for their feed a touch earlier, but with temperatures somewhere in the low twenties this afternoon, they were happy to spend the day naked. With the weather set to remain pleasant over the weekend, we’re looking forward to a morning with owners on the gallops followed by a visit to Catterick with Uncle Charlie, who lines up in the last race of the day.
Arnold was withdrawn at the start at Newcastle on Tuesday evening as his jockey reported him to be lame. It was a shame to have missed what looked like a decent opportunity for him, especially as his only previous start over course and distance saw him only narrowly beaten, but a horses well-being will always come first and foremost and there’s always more races.
Our jump prospect has been schooling recently and will be ready to run over obstacles in the not too distant future. With more hurdles on order to create another schooling lane, it is exciting to open up the opportunity to have more national hunt types. A return to our roots you could say...
Constable Burton winning at Perth for Middleham Park Racing