Saturday, 16 November 2013

She's Humble retires, while Fleeting Indian gets going.

Today, over breakfast, the owners of She's Humble (pictured above) agreed that it was time to retire her and let her go to the paddocks to produce future stars.  She has been a great servant to the yard winning 5 times and being in the frame in over a third of her 68 races.  She earned over £26 000 in prize money. 
Later at Lingfield, Fleeting Indian made the frame for the first time when coming third in a 6 furlong maiden ridden by Daniel Cremin. He travelled behind the leaders and was 4th entering the home straight, where he did enough to gain one place in the final furlong.  He now has just over £300 in prize money.

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Public washed away.

It was Public Open Day at the stables today.  Linda and the team worked hard to get everything ready to make it an interesting experience for the visitors.  Then just as the first people began to arrive and look at the horses the heavens opened and heavy rain began to fall.  Tables with racing artefacts on had to be hastily moved to the tack room and it was sodden riders who worked the horses on the track.  Not surprisingly numbers were down this year, but those who braved the elements felt it was a worthwhile visit.

Saturday, 2 November 2013


No, the storm on Monday wasn't that bad.  Linda has purchased Celestial Ray, previously with Sir Mark Prescott, at the sales for her owners K. Johnson & K. Jessup.  The hope is that he will run on the ice at St. Moritz in the spring.  He would follow in the footsteps of Cupid's Glory who finished 2nd in the big race there, in 2008, for the same combination of owners and trainer.