One minute you're making entries, the next you're speeding off in the gator trying to catch a loose horse that decided it'd rather go up the all-weather than the round-canter, and so dumped it's rider and made a break for it. No such luck for that naughty neddie, it was prompty caught and returned to it's stable unscathed. Never a dull moment!
A quiet few days on the racing front but we have two heading to Redcar tomorrow, Cotton Socks for Mrs Starkie and the improving Cape Hill Cotter for Middleham Park Racing. Wednesday will see two compete at Beverley, while there's plenty of entries for Friday so we could have several runners at the end of the week.
We've recently been schooling a couple over hurdles, one being Sunhill Lad pictured below. He's taken to it well and hopefully this will be his forté. The weather is gradually getting colder, and though it has been a bright and fresh morning, it is definitely chillier. Troop is one of many who has been enjoying sunbathing sessions under the solarium. It won't be long before the boss sets up her desk in there and we can't get a horse on!
Upcoming events - We are hosting an open morning (10-12pm) for DGA racing syndicate on Sunday 7th October. If you are interested in racehorse ownership and are thinking about joining a syndicate, this is a great opportuinty to meet the horses, speak to racing manager Paul and of course, chat to Ann and enjoy a bacon sandwich. Racing is supposed to fun, we want you to enjoy yourselves and have a good time - being a part of a syndicate is a great way to do that. Please register your interest via Paul or Ann.