Wednesday 22nd September

Yesterday we ran Cobra De Mai at Warwick.  I was delighted with his run. He jumped very well and was still in contention turning in. He finished a respectabe 4th, beaten by horses which are race fit. Harry Skelton knows him well and he was happy with how he felt so hopefully we will have some fun with him.

                                

Cobra looking really well in the paddock at Warwick (beautifully turned out by Chloe) and having a pick of grass in the field this morning.

Wednesday 1st September 

The Summer has flown by and Autumn is upon us.  Very disappointing  weather and still plenty of harvest to finish.  The good news is that the horses are back in and getting ready for the season ahead!

We have only had Mariners Moon runnng during the Summer and having run well a couple of times he had a nasty fall at Market Rasen a couple of weeks ago. Thankfully he is fit and well again and will run again in a fortnight.

   Mariners Moon (Chloe) jumping in the school this morning

We also jumped a few more. Sorry about poor quality of photos but we really need some sunshine!!

     Coole Lion (Tom)     Cobra De Mai (Lily)

   Elkstone (Tom)  Elkstone has made an amazing recovery from surgery on his knee after his win at Huntingdon last September. He was kicked by a horse which fell upsides with him and it was touch and go with him for a while. However after 3 months in his stable and a month on the walker he made huge progress and was able to go in the field.  He absolutely loves his work and his enthusiasm is second to none! His owners have given him every chance and we are now very hopeful we will get him back on the racecourse shortly.

  Millie jumping When I'm Ready who is in Gerald's point to point yard

A few on the all weather this morning

 Just A Deal      Another Nightcap

 Ready To Please    Boldmere

  Lord Sparky who had a great season last year winning three times at Huntingdon. He improved dramatically with the application of blinkers and a tongue tie. The blinkers make him much braver at his fences and the tongue tie helps him finish his races! He has come in very fresh and well.

Our most successful horse Crosspark is back in full work and in great form. He is 11 years old now but stilll pulls like a train up the all weather. He just loves his work.

We hope to have a couple of runners this month but most will be waiting for some rain and easier conditions in October. Lets wish for plenty of fun and a few winners along the way.

On a side note we wish Robbie Dunne a speedy recovery from his neck injury. Robbie rode a few winners for us  last season. Sean and James Bowen have both started the new season with plenty of winners and I am sure the Champion Jockey Harry Skelton will be back in full action shortly.