Tuesday, 22 June 2021

Learning The ropes.

Yesterday Smarden Flyer went to Lingfield for barrier trials.  Here horses are introduced to the racing experience before a real raceday.

Unfamiliar stables.

The pre-parade ring.

The parade ring.
And finally the starting stalls.
Smarden Flyer managed the experience well.



 





Sunday, 13 June 2021

Late Spring Clean

 With most of the horses on their holidays it's time to tidy up the yard. That looks a lot of work!



Sunday, 30 May 2021

The Smiles Are Back!

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.

Deewhy returns after finishing 4th.
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.
Harry returns in 3rd place.
Finally Steel The China (Danny Burton) had his turn in the two mile 5 five furlong handicap hurdle.  He undoubtedly benefitted from the seven non runners due to the drying ground, but nevertheless put up his best display so far.  He was allowed to lead until the back straight on the final circuit where the two fancied runners moved forward.  To China's credit he followed the theme of the afternoon and battled up the home straight with the one remaining runner and regained third place by a nose on the line.
Steel The China 
Steel The China's delighted connections.





 

 



Thursday, 13 May 2021

Staycation?

 Uallrightharry enjoyed a short seaside outing this morning and had the beach to himself.



Wednesday, 5 May 2021

Fontwell Turnout

Jenny won the best turned out prize with Pleasure Garden in the first race at Fontwell this evening.

Pleasure Garden
Jenny leads the "Best Turned Out" Pleasure Garden as Karen and Linda look on.


Monday, 5 April 2021

Sunshine And Support.

The sun was out at Plumpton on Easter Sunday and it was great to see owners at the racecourse again.  Pictured is Clonusker Lady saying hello to Trish and Evelyn.

Thursday, 1 April 2021

And Another Visitor


The sun and restrictions easing brought out another visitor today as Bryony called in for the first time in seven months.