Velvet Vista runs at 5.45 followed by Astrojewel in the 8.45 ...

Still no rain but a fresher morning

Wednesday, 14 July 2010



Cornish Beau (Colin)

''Learn the art of patience. Impatience breeds anxiety, fear, discouragement and failure. Patience creates confidence, decisiveness and a rational outlook, which eventually leads to success.''

 - Brian Adams



Akula (Ashley)

Still no rain but a much fresher morning and I have been doing a bit more work with the mid-season two year olds. These are the more backward types, who have taken time to mature and grow into their frames; they are all really nice types and I could not be more pleased with how they are progressing.


The horses are looking very relaxed, picking grass 

Again, no runners today because of the ground but we have several entered from Thursday onwards, at courses that have promised us, at least, good ground with rain in their area - let's hope they get it and we can have some runners.


Colzium (Ashley), Barwick (Nicki) and Dictate (Dan)

I don't know if any of you have been watching the Tour de France but it is always compulsory viewing in our house, especially when they reach the Alps and the Pyrenees. These last two stages in the mountains have been fantastic viewing and how they ride a bike up those gradients is unbelievable. The saying 'the survival of the fittest' is never more true, as one by one the favourites hit the crisis point and were broken.  Once you lose so much time, especially at this stage of the Tour you soon know your fate. They are off to the Pyrenees at the end of the week, so if any of you don't watch it, tune in, I think you will enjoy it.


Astroverdi (Zezhavz) and Old Boy Ted (Maria)


Lady Chloe leads (Colin) Astromagick (Michelle) and Cat Island (Liam) with Cotton Grass (Holly) in behind