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Wednesday, 19 March 2014

"Losers make promises they often break.  Winners make commitments they

 always keep."

Denis Waitley.

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My Guardian Angel leading the way home

It’s an overcast morning with a very cold wind once again. I have just heard the forecast and it is supposed to be the warmest day today, the wettest day tomorrow and the coldest day on Friday, so if that is the case it will be pretty freezing by the end of the week. We have had everything out using the Long Hill polytrack and all are moving well and no mishaps. Thank goodness! 

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Toptempo striding on

It looks to me like the rules need to be tightened up after the latest rule 4 controversy at Southwell yesterday. It always seems to be around one horse and there must be something that can be done about this. It has made headline news in the Post today. The other headline news was Pat Cosgrave being banned for 6 months in Dubai. It seems a funny decision with only the jockey being banned when it was evidently team tactics. The trainer and other jockeys got off. It is very hard to see why one person should be banned and not others, if it is an offence at all.

Whilst on decisions, I fail to see why they didn’t turn the Gold Cup result around. Those of you that can remember Babodana winning at Newmarket by a short head, in similar circumstances, and then loosing it in the stewards room, plus my appeal afterwards, which failed, will fail to understand the stewards decision. As far as I am aware, the rules of racing are that if the distance the horse has been beaten by is a short head and has been intimidated or pushed off a straight line, the result would be turned around. In this Gold Cup case, I think they got it wrong. My admiration is for the connections of the second, who took it on the chin and decided not to appeal. I hope they get their just desserts in the future.


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Like Clockwork

As you can see from today’s photos, we have found so many good homes for our old racehorses. They take to their new homes like ducks to water and need very little so called retraining. You can see Mystery Star, who was a high class horse, is loving his new home. Not only does he take part in all sorts of competitions and rides, he loves jumping and has a great future. Like Clockwork has really taken to his new home and has quickly become a firm favourite. Blurred, who we gave away to my sister years ago, was 21 this week and as you can see had a party to celebrate. Have a look at our ‘where are they now?’ part of the site and see for yourself how happy these horses are. We are always on the look out for people to give horses a good home, whether to compete in all sorts of competitions or just as hacks or companions. If you are ever interested in re-homing, please just send us an email and we will be in touch when suitable horses are available. At the moment we only have an older mare that would make a steady riding horse or companion.

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               Blurred, celebrating his 21st                Mystery Star outstide Buckingham Palace