Another Good Friday comes and goes....................
Ann Duffield | Saturday, 19 April 2014 © Ann Duffield Racing
It is hard to believe that Good Friday 2014 has been and gone, this year we did not know what to expect with racing taking place, albeit at Lingfield and Musselburgh. No one in racing except the bookmakers wanted racing on Good Friday, it was passed without the blessing of racing's trainers, jockeys, staff and other professionals and although
Good Friday Open day & Easter Eggs
Ann Duffield | Thursday, 17 April 2014 © Ann Duffield Racing
Preparations for tomorrows open day have gone smoothly, perhaps that is due to us all being so used to the routine that it is no longer considered to be anything out of the ordinary, or perhaps I just dont notice when a lick of paint is needed? Although the general rule is, "if it isn't done by now, it isn't going to get done" &
Bright sun, stalls and thorough grooming.
Ann Duffield | Tuesday, 15 April 2014 © Ann Duffield Racing
The horses enjoyed the warm, bright sunshine today after a frost last night left high ground tinted with its white smattering of ice. George didn't ride out this morning as he had plenty to do on the ground and set of in the tractor to roll the gallop before first lot. Rolling it several times between lots. With four two year olds almost read
Good Friday Open day plans
Ann Duffield | Sunday, 13 April 2014 © Ann Duffield Racing
Good Friday is almost upon us once again, no sooner is it over, the next one appears on the horizon. Open days are hard work but mostly they are fun with a capital "F". While the workload on the yard increases, fundamentally it is work that generally needs doing anyway, a bit of sprucing up here and there, and a place like Sun Hil
The week since the BIG day
Ann Duffield | Thursday, 10 April 2014 © Ann Duffield Racing
For some, last Friday night took some recovering from, for me it was easy as I barely drink. Saturday however seemed like a day for relaxing. Sunday was equivalent to a weekday while Monday saw Toboggan Star running at Redcar for the first time since winning as a two year old. It was only his fourth ever race and he has matured considerably over