Plenty to report...

February 8, 2018

Having had a quieter period in terms of runners recently, it was good to get a few out last week and great to see them running well. The week began with a trip to Hereford where we saw Diamond Racing's Little Allstar have his first start over hurdles, he jumped and stayed on well, he is one that will appreciate the ground drying out a bit. Glentrool had his second start on the racecourse, he is a horse we felt had come on a lot for his initial run and it definitely showed when he put in a very pleasing performance to finish 3rd in a competitive looking bumper. There is 50% ownership share left in him so please get in touch for more information. Both horses have come out of their runs very well and will be seen out on the track again very soon! 

 

Tuesday bought a day out for Sam Thomas Racing Club to watch Oscars Little Rose make her debut over hurdles at Lingfield. This lovely mare jumped and traveled really well throughout the race to finish 3rd. Oscar loves this softer ground so we will aim to get her out again in the next few weeks while the ground is suitable for her. It was great to see some of the racing club members there to watch her and celebrate her good run. There are a few shares still available in her for just £50 per month, an affordable way of getting involved in a exciting young mare. 

 

Breeze Along took the trip to Leicester for a 2m hurdle, it was a cold day with a bit of snow in the air! The ground was heavy which Breeze did not enjoy, he will now wait for some better ground before returning to the track. The last runner of the week was Mega Mind who again didn't appreciate the soft going, he has now gone home for a holiday and we will have him back in a month or so ready for when the ground has dried up.

Monday saw a trip to Southwell for The Cannister Man, he hasn't had much luck in his previous runs for us, so it was great to see him finish 4th in a competitive looking maiden hurdle. This is his first completed run since is point to point days so we feel he will have learnt a lot and should come on for the run. He seems to have come out of the race very well and is back bouncing at home!

 

We have had a few new arrivals in the last few weeks, which are as ever for sale! The first arrival was an unbroken 4 year old by Malinas, this lovely big chap has come along way in a short period, he is now steadily cantering away up the gallop and was jumping logs on hacks within days of Sam being in the saddle! Uisce Ur is another new arrival in the yard, this lovely mare has ran in point to points in Ireland as well as some hunter chases. She has settled into the routine well and we will get her fit ready to campaign her through the summer. If you would like any information on either of these horses please do get in touch.  

 

The colder weather has definitely hit Lambourn this week, it makes for lovely views on top of the gallops but I think horses have been getting used to everyone being a stone heavier with all their extra layers! This weather has meant the rain has stayed away which hopefully means the ground will start to dry up now. There are plenty of horses we have been biding our time with waiting for the better ground. There are a couple of horses that we are looking to make their racecourse debuts next week, fingers crossed the weather is kind to us.

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