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31-07-2020 15:53:57 in General by Admin
A precocious colt, a scopy looking gelding and a filly with a lovely pedigree - three two year olds with one thing in common, they've all just been added to the For Sale page, with photographs added that were taken just this morning, some of which can be viewed below.  We had just the one runner earlier this afternoon, 'Favourite Niece' headed to Pontefract to make her debut and didn't disap...

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27-07-2020 16:34:08 in General by Admin
Not a bad week at the office with the horses seemingly running into a bit of form, the highlight of which came courtesy of Lady Nectar winning at Catterick, giving the team a much longed for winner for Mr Ingham, who has been a loyal supporter of the yard. We have a couple of nice new additions from the breeze up sales, which were relocated from Ireland to Newmarket, one of which is looking f...

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17-07-2020 15:27:33 in General by Admin
Cruelly denied the sweet taste of success this afternoon, the equally sweet 'Lady Nectar' ran a stormer at Beverley to be second beaten a short-head. Despite being drawn 'in the car park' in stall 15 at a track at which low draws are notoriously favourable, her jockey - the excellent Hollie Doyle - tucked her in towards the inside in a bid to 'get her home and obtain the best possible po...

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04-07-2020 09:17:20 in General by Admin
We've got two exciting new additions to the yard, sourced from the breeze up sales earlier in the week. First up, a lovely filly by Showcasing. See her breezing below. Out of 'Granola' this filly is half-sister to 'Brunch', a three year old filly who won recently for Michael Dodds and is currently rated 85 after only 4 starts.  Next up, a smashing colt by Awtaad purchased for Mr Jimmy Kay. J...

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24-06-2020 15:22:06 in General by Admin
A glorious couple of days in North Yorkshire, with the sun splitting the rocks today especially. Our recent runners enjoyed a relaxing morning in the paddocks while the lads had those to be ridden out in good time to beat the heat. Horses set for the water treadmill were especially lucky as the water temperature is kept very cool and must be extremely refreshing when the weather is so ho...

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17-06-2020 15:51:22 in General by Admin
16-06-2020 16:06:22 in General by Admin
A productive morning at Sun Hill with Andy Elliott back in to put some unraced horses through the stalls ahead of their racecourse debuts. Pictured below is Gainsboro Grey, owned by Ian and Nancy Farrington, headed back towards the stalls for round two. By Archipenko, the now three-year-old Gainsboro was allowed time by his owners to fill out his frame, grow and mature, and we seriously hope ...

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15-06-2020 15:04:50 in General by Admin
Please meet 'Andrew Elliott'. We haven’t had too many stable jockeys, or apprentices for that matter, but among those we have had the pleasure of working with are "Silvestre De Sousa" who joined us after his split from Dandy Nicholls. He was a little known jockey at the time and worried that he might not get going again, but it was crystal clear to us that not only would he get going, but t...

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12-06-2020 15:50:19 in General by Admin
The morning was far too wet, grey, windy (the list of grumbling adjectives to describe this JUNE weather could go on!) to be able to get outside and photograph the horses in action, but opportunity presented itself to take a few photos whilst the horses enjoyed their afternoon downtime, with plenty willing to model in return for a little fussing.  We've had a couple of runners since racing r...

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05-05-2020 09:16:22 in General by Admin
We've been enjoying a look back through the archives and sharing a few finds on our social media channels, but the article below hadn't seen the light of day for many, many years before being unearthed last week! Horse & Hound - November 1997 (if you wish to read the article, we have included close up photos at the bottom of page) We've been cracking on getting all the jobs done around Su...

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A precocious colt, a scopy looking gelding and a filly with a lovely pedigree - three two year olds with one thing in common, they've all just been ad...
31-07-2020
Not a bad week at the office with the horses seemingly running into a bit of form, the highlight of which came courtesy of Lady Nectar winning at Catt...
27-07-2020
Cruelly denied the sweet taste of success this afternoon, the equally sweet 'Lady Nectar' ran a stormer at Beverley to be second beaten a short-h...
17-07-2020

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