Koko - but not the clown
Ann Duffield | Thursday, 24 July 2014 © Ann Duffield Racing
Lot number two "Kayo Koko" was the first lot in the ring at Doncaster's breeze up sales in April after lot one had been withdrawn, and George and I had already singled her out as "one for the shortlist". Her purchase price of £9000 suggested that either a leg was falling off, we had overlooked something major in the
What a great week.
Ann Duffield | Sunday, 20 July 2014 © Ann Duffield Racing
Anyone who follows our dear sport of horse racing knows that "Team Duffield" have been laid low for the first part of the turf season. We are not a big yard, in fact in comparrison to many, we are small fry but somehow we seem to have quite a big following. The quiet time experienced while our horses were either out of action, mis
Best dressed lady and a quiet time
Ann Duffield | Wednesday, 02 July 2014 © Ann Duffield Racing
Sixteen hour days are common place at Sun Hill, an easy day on Sunday might add up to perhaps only six short hours if I am lucky, although sometimes it is considerably longer, depending on what needs to be done but, every other day starts early and finishes late - as far as I am concerned. The staff obviously don't have to work the same hours
Carlisle, Thirsk and Royal Ascot
Ann Duffield | Saturday, 21 June 2014 © Ann Duffield Racing
Royal Ascot week is traditionally a good week for us with our horses usually in fine form and enjoying a purple patch, twelve months ago last Monday at Carlisle we had a double with Chant and Dubious Escapade, the previous Carlisle meeting saw two year old Muspelheim win his maiden in good style, Hello Beautiful won her maiden at Ripon's even
A good days work..................
Ann Duffield | Sunday, 15 June 2014 © Ann Duffield Racing
Friday's runner, Chant was on the track for the first time in nine months when lining up at York in the apprentice race. He was bound to be ring rusty and the slow pace mid race was far from ideal for a horse with no turn of foot, but nevertheless it was a solid enough run and good to see him staying on, he wants further and