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Duffield's Diary

January-the month to batter Sun Hill

Ann Duffield | Wednesday, 21 January 2015 © Ann Duffield Racing

The month of January is, historically a tough month for Sun Hill weather-wise and this January is no different. High winds have battered the yard although so far the barn roofs have remained intact, unlike last year when great chunks of roofing came crashing down, allowing the horses an almost uninterrupted view of the stars (not so good when it

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Happy days ......2015 is off to a winner

Ann Duffield | Saturday, 10 January 2015 © Ann Duffield Racing

A winner is always both a welcome sight and a bit of a relief.  Landing Night was only our second runner for the new year and his win on Thursday was very welcome indeed. A smashing son of Kodiac who was so unlucky to be touched off on his debut at Chester before failing to see the six furlongs out at Hamilton, Landing Night showed grim dete

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Small field size debate rumbles on..............

Ann Duffield | Tuesday, 06 January 2015 © Ann Duffield Racing

The debate about small fields, particularly on the all weather in winter continues with trainers, owners, jockeys, racecourses and the race sponsors themselves all extremely unhappy about the voiding of the race at Southwell recently and the prospect of more to come as the BHA grapples with the issue which, frankly, need never have become an issu

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BHA's trial period for scrapping small fields saw its first victim today

Ann Duffield | Tuesday, 30 December 2014 © Ann Duffield Racing

The BHA recently announced to horsemen, owners, trainers, and the like that they were initiating a trial period to try and halt the contentious "small fields" issue. It upsets the bookmakers who complain of lower betting revenues and less interest from the betting public. Racecourses too have important reasons for more and more racing r

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Jump racing at Wetherby

Ann Duffield | Saturday, 27 December 2014 © Ann Duffield Racing

While National Hunt racing in the North of England is considered to be at an all time low, with diminishing field sizes, less horses in training and less racing opportunities for those horses who are (in training), the few good opportunities that do exist where prize money is at a respectable level, are farmed by the big Southern trainers whose a

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