• 28-08-2014 - Paddy's Rock wins with Rowan
  • 22-08-2014 - Bearskin makes it two wins
  • 17-08-2014 - Fantastic double with yard's two year olds - Marsh Pride & Dark Reckoning
  • 16-08-2014 - Marsh Pride wins debut nicely at Ripon
  • 16-08-2014 - Dark Reckoning makes it a double at Ripon
  • 05-08-2014 - La Havrese scores at Catterick

Duffield's Diary

Stunning yearlings and more winners

Ann Duffield | Thursday, 28 August 2014 © Ann Duffield Racing

Doncaster premier yearling sales have come round quicker than ever and this year we were delighted to be able to buy more yearlings than usual and, better quality ones to boot. So, on Monday I set off for Doncaster to join the others in our team who, on Sunday, had already started the back breaking task of 'first looks' involving seeing p

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Bearskin and Paddy keep the flag flying

Ann Duffield | Monday, 25 August 2014 © Ann Duffield Racing

With Jamie Spencer's shock news of his retirement from the saddle earlier this week, followed by more speculation that another top flight pilot will also retire soon and Clair Balding's announcement that she may make her exit from Channel Four racing after this season, racing in the wider world is certainly undertaking a few changes. But,

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Weeks flying by

Ann Duffield | Thursday, 21 August 2014 © Ann Duffield Racing

The weeks are flying by and it is hard to believe that Doncaster yearling sales start next week and that we will be back on the "sales merry go round" once again. But, yearling sales time is one of the most exciting times you can imagine, both as a trainer and for owners and breeders. Doncaster is one of our favourite sales as they cons

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Two year old's impress at Ripon's Great St Wilfred's day

Ann Duffield | Sunday, 17 August 2014 © Ann Duffield Racing

"Marsh Pride" is a filly we loved at the breeze ups and who came recommended. She has a quality about her but needed time to mature and fill her frame, the time we gave her to come to herself was something she thoroughly appreciated, her recent work has been excellent and its lovely to see a filly like her gradually thrive and start to

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Heart Beats

Ann Duffield | Sunday, 10 August 2014 © Ann Duffield Racing

It has been a week and one day since the arrival of our heart monitors and we are getting to grips with them quite well. It is fascinating stuff and a brilliant invention, enabling us to see exactly what a horse is upto. Training practices, experience, instinct, an eye for a horse with a little bit of talent are all ingredients that make up

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