A Very Special Treble

Three Horses, Granite City Doc, Remember Rocky & Strobe last week visited three different courses and all ran very creditably. However, turning to the stable yard staff, who are never ones to shout their own praises, a special THANKS and CONGRATULATIONS are due to those involved. Why? All three horses at the respective courses WON Best Turned Out, a record of which to be justifiably proud.

Welcome Home Flossy

A warm welcome was given to an old favourite of the yard, Primrose Time (Flossy) when she returned home from stud in Ireland along with her Westerner colt foal. She was very content to bring her very young son to meet visitors.


Always nice to welcome a new equine member to the racing team. Leased to the yard, THIS THYNE JUDE will represent the LBN Syndicate. She is a relatively lightly raced 7-y-o mare by Silver Patriarch out of a Good Thyne mare. Already moved into the yard, she will have a short period to settle in and then enter full training.

Our Congratulation to Sammy Jo

Sammy Jo, who this flat season has been a regular jockey of our small Flat team, showed yesterday how to grasp an opportunity. when presented to her Called in at the last moment to ride in the Girls Team for the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup at Ascot, Sammy Jo took the opportunity in both hands.Playing a major contribution to the Girls Team, not only enabling them to win the competition for the first time ever but taking away the prize for best individual rider with two wins and a fourth place just beating Jamie Spencer and Kerrin McEvoy.

Carlisle Races 26th July

Two visitors from the yard to Carlisle where the track was Good to Firm. Luck of the draw went adrift, as both yard runners were drawn on the ouside stall in both cases. Megan Carberry partnered Remember Rocky in the 7f 200y bookies.com handicap, Class5 race with a total of 11 runners. A quick exit from the stalls enabled Megan to guide Rocky to fifth place on the rail until the bend on the entry to the final straight. Round the bend the field bunched and for much of the run-in a wall of horses blocked any chance of real progress for Rocky and Megan. At the line they were […]

Open Day -30th August 2015

Sunday Initial Advice regarding this years OPEN DAY, which will be in support of THE INJURED JOCKEYS FUND & THE BRITISH HORSE SOCIETY, SCOTLANDThis is to be a combined event involving also the Yard at Arlary of Lucinda Russell providing a great opportunity to visit both yards. (10 minute drive apart) Further information/details will follow shortly  

Ayr Races 13th July

Two entries on a day which had rather more rain than anticipated with the going changing from Good to Soft to Soft early in the afternoon. Congratulations to Libby & Becky, as their respective charges took the Best Turnout Award for their own races. A welcome back to Megan to renew her successful partnership with Rocky and to guide Doc on his introduction to racing; In the first race,Granite City Doc ridden by Megan Carberry was in his debut race, a 7f race with 11 runners including 4 other newcomers. Slow out of the Stalls, Doc lost a fair distance of ground but once racing enthusiastically made up lost ground […]

Ayr Races -5th July

Two horses from the stable travelled to Ayr, where the Going was Good and Good to Soft in places. Our first runner was Wolf Heart ridden by Kevin Lundie(7) in a 10f Class 6 Handicap with 10 runners. Settled in mid-pack for the early part of the race, he kept a position to the outside of other runners, which gave him a trouble free run round the final bend. Ridden from the 1f mark Wolf closed with the leaders and ran on well to what was a very tight finish. After a rather long delay, while th Judge considered the photograph the result was called as a deadheat between Spokesperson […]

Ayr Races-8th August

Returning to the flat, Strobe ridden by Joey Hayneswere in the 15f J W GRANT BUILDERS MERCHANTS HANDICAP with 9 runners on a track that was Good to Soft. Strobe was soon in the lead from the start and seemed to be content to maintain his position.With 3f to go the challenges came and toward the final furlong appeared to weaken. He finally finished 8th of the 9 runners. He will now be looking to the forthcoming end of Summer/Autumn NH campaign.