Cruachan in the rain

Cruachan ran at Ayr on Tuesday 16th ridden by Jonathon England.  What should have been nice soft ground which we were hoping for, had disappeared due to the early arrival of some particularly vile weather and the going was officially Heavy by the time of his race. This is not what he enjoys however despite this he still ran a very game race to finish a nice fourth place.  Hopefully the rain will soon stop and he will get the ground that he enjoys.  

Pony Racers

We had a group of seventeen enthusiastic young jockeys here in the yard on a very chilly but sunny Sunday.  There were here for their accreditation which they must have before they are able to ride in pony races.  All went well and seemed to have loads of fun and learnt a huge amount too.  Good Luck for them all and look forward to seeing them on the track!!

Berkshire Downs – Carlisle 10th Feb

Berkshire Downs ridden by Adam Nicol ran another very solid race, on really horrible ground, officially Heavy but it had been waterlogged in places so you can image it was pretty tough going.  She set a good sensible pace and jumped nicely thought out, she was tapped for toe at the bottom of the hill but galloped on strongly all the way to the line. A win will come her way soon, but she’s such an honest horse, five runs this season and four seconds.  


Well thats Newcastle, Ayr and Newcastle again all OFF – its such a shame but the ground just is saturated and its still coming down from the sky, we know as we are still getting wet riding out – but horses will be fit and ready to go when we get back racing……………………………………………whenever that may be!!

Berkshire Downs – Soooo close

Berkshire Downs ran a fantastic race at Kelso in the two mile mares hurdle.  She was given a lovely ride by Adam Nicol who had her up close to the leader all the way and apart from getting a bit brave at the second last she jumped and traveled like a dream the whole way, after the last she put her head down and galloped all the way to the line but the eventual winner did come right across the track and may have slightly intimidated her but she still ran a great race to finish second, much closer this time around.  She will be winning soon and is a […]