There was some sadness but a lot to look forward to as Linda hosted a "Farewell to Southfield" barbecue for her owners. There was plenty of bubbly to go with the food as everyone reminisced but also discussed the future with Karen at the helm at Oad Street.
Sunday, 29 August 2021
Wednesday, 18 August 2021
Friday, 23 July 2021
For some time Linda has been looking to move from Southfield Stables. The increase in traffic on South Lane has made it more dangerous for the horses to exercise and some of the facilities are in need of an upgrade. The opportunity to move the operation to John Best's yard at Oad Street came up and she has decided to take it. She has known John for many years and they get on well. There is plenty of room at the purpose built training establishment for both of them and the future looks exciting.
Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Tuesday, 22 June 2021
Yesterday Smarden Flyer went to Lingfield for barrier trials. Here horses are introduced to the racing experience before a real raceday.
Sunday, 13 June 2021
Sunday, 30 May 2021
After what has undoubtedly been a tough year, the smiles were back at Fontwell today. The sun was out, the crowds returned and Linda's horses put up some pleasing performances.
Firstly Deewhy gained his best ever placing when finishing 4th in the Novices' handicap chase. Ridden by Danny Burton he was kept up to his work and though he had slipped back a little by the final straight he battled on to regain 4th place on the line.
Two races later it was the turn of Uallrightharry. This time Jamie Moore took the ride. He kept Harry involved just a few lengths off the leaders until moving into a clear third going down the hill for the final time. At the fourth last fence he made his one jumping error in the race and was shuffled back to 4th. However he too battled on up the hill to take back third place near the line.