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

A glorious morning

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

"Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting."

Arthur Ward.


Peeps, Legal Art and Smile That Smile

What a glorious morning - a perfect temperature and no wind - if only every day was like this. The only thing we do want though, and it would be good if it could just happen at night, is at least half an inch of rain as the ground is definitely starting to firm up. I worked some horses on the Peat Moss gallop at first lot. There was no jar in it but if the weather stays like this we shall have to use the Watered Gallop at the weekend.


Blue Bounty

Our runner last night, Astrowolf, jumped well once again and he loves the National Hunt game. He was outpaced by two very good horses but I am sure once he gets a handicap mark it will be a different ball game. All this family from Mystic Meg's mare Optimistic have the ability to jump as well as run well on the flat. They have all been natural jumpers right from the word go.


Comrade Bond and Swilken

The Derby picture is still very unclear with many supplementary entries yet to be made. As the article in the Racing Post said it could be like the European song contest with entries from several countries. There is no stand out candidate and the ground will play a major part - it looks as if it will be on the fast side and the majority seem to prefer some give. I'm sure the Clerk of the course will have plenty of pressure on him to open the taps before the big day.


Permera, and below her breeder, Richard Farleigh, visiting last weekend


It is very satisfying for breeders to see the progeny of their mares progress and develop and then come into training. There is nothing like breeding winners and enjoying the results of all the mating planning coming to fruition.


Prayer Time jumping the big hurdles yesterday