Monday, 13 August 2018

Not Everything Goes To Plan

Alex's big day (debut ride) ended in disappointment when his mount, Noble Attitude, had to be withdrawn at the start.  Up till then he had enjoyed the atmosphere and experience.  He walked the course with Karen and was introduced to the owners in the paddock, even though he knew them all.  He was obviously frustrated with the way things turned out but will hopefully have another chance soon.
Alex approaches the owners in the parade ring.
Receiving his instructions.
On board Noble Attitude.

Saturday, 11 August 2018

Upbeat Saturday

It was a very pleasant morning at the Stables today.  It was champagne breakfast to celebrate Breden's midweek win which was re-run on the television several times, including Karen's excellent post race interview.
Champagne breakfast.
It was good to see Itoldyou back in the yard looking well after his summer break.
Itoldyou after a spell on the walker.
One of the owners went out on her horse as he started his roadwork before the season ahead.
Pauline on Due South
Alex was out on Noble Attitude preparing for his first ride in public tomorrow at Windsor after getting his Amateurs licence.
Alex on Noble Attitude

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Breden Newbury Victory

Breden returned to the course that had given him his most recent victory, though this time over a shorter distance, a 1 mile handicap at Newbury this afternoon.  However with the same jockey, Robert Winston, the result was the even more emphatic than last time.  They tracked the leaders in the early part of the race before moving up to take the lead over a furlong from home.  From there they held on comfortably to the line for a two length victory.

Friday, 13 July 2018

Brilliant Barbecue

As part of Racing Staff Welfare Week Linda held a barbecue at the stable this evening.  There was plenty of great food and drink and good interaction between staff and owners who took on various challenges during the evening.  The staff, and notably Beca, won the sausage identifying competition and they then went on to win the shot putt and Jenga giving themselves the overall victory. 
Getting stuck into the food and drink.
Those attending the barbecue

Saturday, 7 July 2018

Someone has work to do!

Karen is going to have to work hard getting Kingscombe ready for a show class at The Kent County Show tomorrow after he had fun rolling in the paddocks today!

Sunday, 24 June 2018

Enjoying The High Life.

Linda and Paul were able to escape the daily stable routine this week when they went with friends to Royal Ascot where they were able to savour the high life of the Royal Enclosure.

Ready to set off. We expect Paul to dress like this for future Saturday breakfasts!
Having a great time.

Sunday, 27 May 2018

Aintree Here We Come!

Karen took Kingscombe, owned by Peter Oppenheimer, to the Heathfield Show to compete in the Novice ROR class.  Pleased to report that they won, gaining qualification for the Aintree finals in August.
Katie also had a successful day there, having four wins with her sheep and being reserve champion.