Thursday, 28 May 2020

Not All Are Resting!

While all the National Hunt horses are having a holiday, the few flat horses are still working with the resumption of racing hopefully only a few days away.  Karen was at the hill gallop on her hack, Vogue, to supervise Oli on Urban Scene.
You can view a video at  https://youtu.be/0uySRsJ1XGY
She has also been working hard keeping the yard tidy and the grass mowed!

Thursday, 14 May 2020

New Job Description

Who needs a tractor drawn roller for the track when you have obliging equine ones!

Saturday, 25 April 2020

Life Goes On

Some things in racing continue as normal as the horses are oblivious to the pandemic.  Madam Anna gave birth to a filly foal (by Jack Hobbs).
It gives something to look forward to.

Sunday, 12 April 2020

Easter Exercise Delight

Linda found a lovely way to get in her permitted one hour of exercise.  The horse is Red Anchor.

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Monday, 23 March 2020

Strange Times.

The Covid-19 virus has changed at least one aspect of stable life.
The kitchen at breakfast time.
Some horses feel they will join the general human inactivity, 

while others are full of the joys of spring.

Saturday, 14 March 2020

Plumpton Delight.

It was great to be racing again after so much bad weather and even better to come away with a winner at Plumpton 9th March.
Hab Sab, ridden by Dave Crosse ran in the 2 and a half mile novices handicap chase.  Dave intelligently used Hab Sab's light weight, and renewed enthusiasm back over fences after a couple of hurdles runs, to be prominent and set the pace from the off.  Hab Sab jumped really well and was obviously enjoying his free running role.  Going out on the final circuit he had a clear lead and the rest of the field were being pushed along from three quarters of a mile out.  There was only one real rival up the home straight and Hab Sab looked to have him held over the last.  Then the petrol began to run out and his rival was getting agonizingly closer as the finish line approached.  Dave managed to keep Hab Sab going and he held on for a 1 length victory.  This was a great boost for the yard and a deserving first success for his relatively new owners who were obviously delighted.

It was then great to celebrate with a champagne breakfast at the yard today with the traditional smoked salmon and cake in owner's colours.  There were even some "Crunchie" cakes as that is Hab Sab's stable name!