Chant gets off the mark comfortably, while Middleham Park drag their feet!!
Ann Duffield | Thursday, 28 May 2015 © Ann Duffield Racing
Having had the week from hell when all the horses ran very well without actually winning, it was good to see one of the stable favourites "Chant" winning so well under Paul Hanagan. Paul called me to thank me for getting him "out ouf jail" and providing him with a winner after his bosses horse was beaten in an earlier race. In
Ann Duffield | Monday, 25 May 2015 © Ann Duffield Racing
Monday of last week saw us take eleven horses to Ripon, mostly unraced two year olds ridden by George, PJ, Kev Darley and Rowan. They all went nicely and confirmed their pecking order from their previous home work. If only more tracks would allow trainers to use their faciliites, it makes ALL the difference when preparing young, inexperienc
Chant gets "stopped"
Ann Duffield | Sunday, 10 May 2015 © Ann Duffield Racing
Chant is one of our favourites, probably because is sweet natured and seems to have been here longer than I have. He is tough, reliable, sound and rarely runs a bad race. As a consequence he has been hammered by Mr handicapper who, to be fair, has a job to do and I don't mind that at all except when it comes to a horse like Chant who is
Smart two year old winner, breezers and suicidal rabbits
Ann Duffield | Thursday, 07 May 2015 © Ann Duffield Racing
Impressive winner King's Mimic on Monday at Beverley was very pleasing, it's always good to get the first two year old winner under our belts and he is a horse we have always liked very much. In fact it amazed us all that it took so long (since October) to find an owner for him. The manner of his victory was very taking
Two year olds, runners and a clever computer programme
Ann Duffield | Saturday, 02 May 2015 © Ann Duffield Racing
The two year olds worked well this morning with ten of the fourteen gallopers confirming they are ready for a trip away from home. There are plenty of smart looking two year olds to look forward while stable jockey PJ MacDonald, is "itching" to get his leg across them. On the racetracks we have barely got going yet but the horses who