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An overcast morning....

Monday, 18 October 2010


Dawn breaks over Railway Land


"Good, better, best - never let it rest - till your good is better - and your better best."

John FurphyInscription on the end castings of the Furphy Farm Water Cart



Ted Spread (Colin)

An overcast morning and it was nearly pitch-black first thing. First lot took the scenic for a trot and good warm-up before cantering up Railway Land. Everything seems well but some of the horses are starting to lose their coats and to look a bit woolly.


Marvo (Nikki)

The clippers will be coming out of hibernation and David and Iain will be giving the horses a trace-clip (that is half-way up their necks and bodies , under their stomachs and down to the tops of their legs). In four to six weeks time we will clip them again with a full clip, leaving on only a saddle patch and their legs.  


Astroleo (Iain)

I was delighted with Dazinski, as he finished in the first half of the field on ground that he does not really like. He also does not stay this extreme distance, especially when the race is run at such a strong gallop, as it was on Saturday. There are still good races to be won with him next year but he will be having a holiday up at Garrowby for now. Brushing had obviously gone over the top but she has done fantastically well this year and, I am sure, there is improvement to come from her next year, especially on her favoured fast ground. She will also be joining the pheasants up at Garrowby in the near future.  


 Astrodiva (Holly)

Phil is being a bit sheepish this morning, as it was the other way round this time after the recent complaints, in that, it was the Arsenal players, who were in trouble. I wonder if Arsene Wenger saw it this time. The Owls managed a 2-0 victory over Yeovil on Saturday, which has kept them on the promotion ladder.  


Astrolibra (Little Abby)


Cotton Grass (Maria)