Perth Races 30th June 2016

Son of Feyan who had been off the track for one day short of a year, not with any problems but as a nervous youngster we wanted to give him time. He ran in the two and a half mile maiden hurdle and having previously got himself so wound up with travelling and new stables etc that he barely had an energy to race but today he was really settled and behaved beautifully, he ran a great race to finish on sixth place, he will probably want a longer trip in the future but he was still travelling well at the end of the race and for young horses I […]

Perth – Ups and Downs!!!

ARGH – This Thyne Jude who hasn’t been the easiest horse to train, she can get very wound up but has really settled so much at home and now in her races, she looked a picture in the paddock winning best turned out award and was really lovely and settled throughout the race. She was still travelling strongly all the way up the home straight and making ground up rapidly and was challenging for second place over the last hurdle when she just propped on landing and shot Grant out the side door, for an unfortunate unseat. Argh frustrating but worse things happen and she’s showing such am improvement in […]

Ayr Races 18th May

ROYAL REGENT, ridden by Sammy-Jo Bell ran in the one mile and two furlong handicap. Thankfully the rain came in time for him and even being hampered leaving the stalls and having no racing room two furlongs out, he still ran a fantastic race to finish a very close third place. He is a completely different horse when he has soft ground.

Perth Races 11th May

Perth Races 11th May

It was a glorious sunny afternoon at Perth and as such the going was on the quick side of good, we had three runners. It was also the sixth running of Alan’s memorial race and while we had no runners in the race itself we had a huge turnout of friends and family to support us and enjoy a drink or two in the glorious sunshine. STROBE, Adan Nicol and AGRICULTURAL, Grant Cockburn both ran in the two mile four furlong handicap chase. Agricultural and Grant took a heavy fall at the fifth fence but thankfully both were quickly to their feet and Strobe it seems now with his advancing […]

Remember Rocky at Ayr

Remember Rocky ran a great first race of the season, finishing in a very close fourth place. The ground was pretty quick and the pace was ferocious and Sammy couldn’t get him to the front early on, but he travelled really well and stayed on all the way to the line, looking like he will stay a bit further. Sammy was delighted with his run and said he certainly should be winning again soon. He also won best turned out award!!

Musselburgh- first flat runs

A glorious hot and sunny Musselburgh on Sunday, which was lovely to enjoy weather wise but unfortunately the ground had got too fast for our runners, and was certainly good to firm. Royal Duchess, ridden by Sanny Jo Bell ran a great race to finish a fast finishing 5th, Royal Regent, ridden by Anna Hesketh, winner of the BTO, finished in eighth having been hampered in the home straight and Granite City Doc, ridden by Keegan Latham came out the stalls like a rocket but really hated the ground however he still ran a lovely first run to be sixth.  Good to get the flat string out and about!!

Perth Races – day 3

Strobe, ridden by Adam Nicol was making his seasonal debut over hurdles, as there were no two and a half mile handicap chases at this meeting.  He jumped and travelled really well, very well indeed for a hardened chaser!!, and just probably blew up coming to the third last flight and Adam wasn’t too hard on him after this, but he will come on plenty for this run. He still shows plenty of enthusiasm for racing

Perth Races – day 2

Cadore, ridden by Grant Cockburn ran in the two mile handicap hurdle.  He ran a nice race but was slightly inconvenienced by the faster ground, over the minimum trip on fast ground the front runners just don’t come back to him.  However he still ran a lovely race staying on strongly at the line to be seventh, things just didn’t quite go to plan for him.  Always next time.