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

Good canter up Long Hill

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

"Don’t worry about avoiding temptation – as you grow older, it starts avoiding you."


Going round the indoor ride

It's a very similar day to yesterday with no wind at all. It was a very clear night last night and I thought we might just get a frost, but the temperature held up well and it's a very pleasant day. We did a good canter up Long Hill polytrack with all the first lot horses - this canter winds its way up the hill for about seven and a half furlongs and is all on the collar which makes the horses work. Our two year olds started cantering yesterday and they will be going up Warren Hill again today.


There is an excellent article on the great Ryan Price in the Post today. I can remember meeting him once and he certainly made a big impression on me. The journalist makes a very interesting point when he says there is a difference between those who love racing and those who love racehorses. To most trainers the horses are more important than the racing but to some people involved with the turf, the racing is more important than the horse.

Walking back into the yard after exercise

The foal buying season is upon us with Goffs Sales in Ireland kick starting the merry-go-round. As usual it begins with the poorer pedigrees and heats up as the week goes on, but yesterday we already saw two foals making over the 100,000 euro mark. Foal buyers are really a fearless lot. It all rolls over to Newmarket in a couple of weeks time where I am sure the boldness will continue.