Horse welfare is paramount ...

£16 million if you win the Scoop 6 this weekend

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

"It is not enough for a man to know how to ride; he must know how to fall."

Mexican Proverb.

Khalid giving Astrovalour a reasurring pat

The warm weather continues with another glorious morning but I think we are due for some sporadic thunder storms over the next few days. A visit to the Al Bahathri at first lot, followed by second lot to Bury Hill has been the exercise this morning. A few visitors to see their horses have enjoyed the day and gone home happy.

Astrovalour being lunged

Everybody at Exeter Ride would like to send their condolences to Jimmy Fortune and all his family. Jimmy didn’t ride a lot for us, but I always found him an affable and professional person and for such a tragedy to happen at a young age is terrible. There are no words to say but he knows that the whole of the racing community is thinking of him at this very difficult time. 

Astromajor standing in the lunge ring

The Scoop 6 frenzy continues, with the Racing Post telling us that the pot will be £16 million at the weekend. Our hearts went out to the unlucky punter who saw his last winner finish second on Saturday. It looked all over the winner coming to the furlong pole and he must have been so disappointed with the final result. In those few seconds you think your life has changed forever, for it to be snatched away. I am sure the syndicates will hit it big this weekend but let’s hope it is a small man that gets lucky. I have been having a go but have failed to get by the first leg every time, typical.

Astromajor being lunged

We have a horse to find a good home for. It needs to be someone who is reasonably experienced and can ride him everyday. He is a real gentleman and would make a brilliant riding horse, plus re-trained racehorse show classes. I also have a high class mare by Montjeu who, through no fault of her own, requires a new owner. Just give the office a ring with your details or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you are interested.