A very well deserved winner of the Longines Ladies Award ...

Another trip up to Garrowby

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

"One half of knowing what you want is knowing what you must give up before you 

get it."

Sidney Howard.

Humphry Repton (Emilie)

It’s a slightly cloudy morning but very warm and muggy and there was a lot of mist once again as I came into the yard first thing. We are having an organised ‘say no to Hatchfield Farm’ morning, where all the lads are going to wear high viz yellow jackets and walk down Warren Hill in front of the press. I hope this debate will clear up shortly but it seems to be taking forever for the council to get the message. We just cannot have this massive building of houses in Newmarket, as the roads are already jammed to capacity at times.


I see we are having another new trainer in Newmarket, Simon Crisford, who we have all known for a very long time. He was pupil assistant to Sir Mark Prescott, before moving to the Racing Post as Newmarket correspondent. He then landed the plum job as spokesman for Godolphin and Sheikh Mohammed. He is to train from part of Clive Brittains’ yard and if he is successful, which I am sure he will be, he is the ideal successor to Clive, when he decides to retire. Hopefully that will not be for a good few years yet. Newmarket continues to thrive as the best training centre in the world and we are so lucky having fantastic gallops and facilities for doing our job.

Morning Guv'nor

I am going to nip up once again to Garrowby, just to check on everything, as we have only got four days left of our lease. All the yearlings moved down this week and they are settling in very well at Dullingham.