The turf season is just around the corner ...

We have two runners today at Wolverhampton

Wednesday, 05 April 2017

"Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it."


Lost The Moon

It’s a bright morning with the temperature still slightly on the cool side, but it is a perfect morning for working. There have been horses going everywhere from first light, horses cantering, horses lunging, on the walker and going racing. Things have been hectic but everything is working smoothly. I think this weather is expected to stay for a few days, but then turn again next week.

Rum Ration and Budgie

We have two runners today, both at Wolverhampton. Our first runner is Indian Red in the mile and a half maiden at 2.40. The John Gosden horse is the long odds on favourite and although we have been last on our only two runs, I am hopeful we won’t be today. He has been pretty tricky in the stalls but plenty of work at home has put this right and he will go in last today. Although I don’t think he will beat the favourite, he could be one for the forecast. Our other runner is the course winner Bracken Brae at 3.45. She is in very good form at home and I am very hopeful of a big run from her. I am sure she won’t let us down.

Walkling back into the yard 

It is typical of our industry to see that there was a BHA apprentice course, which is compulsory for 7lb claimers, held yesterday at the British Racing School. Some of the apprentices had to miss rides because of it and with no flat racing anywhere on Monday, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to understand that would have been the best day to have held it. As usual a spokesman said they would take on board any comments and review the course dates, but how many times have we heard that expression in everyday life. We will learn from it! What are we paying these people for? As I keep saying, there are very few people, and I mean very few people, who are running this industry in all sorts of ways who have any idea of how it works at all. It just never ceases to amaze me.