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

A damp morning once again

Friday, 13 August 2010



Heading over to the indoor ride

''Keep five yards from a carriage, ten yards from a horse and a hundred yards from an elephant; but the distance one should keep from a wicked man cannot be measured.''

 - Indian Proverb 



Cornish Beau (Butch), Kinsya (Steve Smith-Eccles) and Forgotten Army (Wajid) 

A damp morning once again with a few sharp showers and we have been able to get some really good cantering work into all the horses on Long Hill grass canter. Everything moved like a dream, as the ground is now really good and the grass has grown really lush.  


Astromoon (Iain) and Dazinsky (Steve)

All the horses ran with credit yesterday. Miss Wendy and No Rules ran at Beverley on ground that was too fast for both of them and there will be races to be won with them in the near future. Cornish Quest improved on his first run to finish a very good third, he stayed the trip well and will improve considerably for the run. Astrolibra jumped well and will be now spot-on for her next run after this good second in a slowly run race.


Ashley watches as Toparichi is re-shod before exercise


Toparichi (Ashley)


The Guv'nor with an old school friend, Paul Dolby, from Ecclesfield Grammar School              - a long time ago!

It was great to see Paul and his wife Karen this morning, as it is over forty yeas since I have last seen him and it was amazing to catch up and reminisce on our school days. Paul was a brilliant footballer and played professionally and has been coaching and scouting for many well-known teams. He now works with young people and is trying to inspire the next generation; it was lovely to met him again and to see somebody so enthusiastic about what he does - very similar to myself.