Altered Method runs tonight in the 7.15 ...

Another very foggy morning...

Wednesday, 15 December 2010


Iain sees second lot back into their boxes 

"Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes in to us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands and hopes we've learnt something from yesterday."
- John Wayne


The Tiger Hill ex Gold Hush colt keeps a close eye on the others trotting round

Another very foggy morning and it feels pretty cold, particularly with the dampness in the air. First lot went out for a canter up Warren Hill, as Astrodonna and Astrodiva  run tomorrow but the fog is so bad that the rest of the horses have stayed in the ride and done some good trotting. 


Khaled working hard to ensure, as ever, that the boxes are nice and clean for when the horses come back in from exercise

William Haggas went on the offensive last night in his Gimcrack speech over the diabolical state of racing's funding and his speech is best summed up in his statement, "We have been raped for the past 50 years". British racing is the best in the world and those of us within the industry feel passionately about maintaining its pre-eminent position. France is set to increase its prize money by nearly 4% next year, to a total of 175 million Euros, whereas Britain is only looking at a figure of around £40 million - perhaps that says it all! We, in Britain, are proud of our industry and the spectacle and pleasure that racing delivers to people is second-to-none; we must fight to maintain this position and to obtain a fair return for our owners and their horses. 


Darren checks the riding-out list to see which horses need feeding this lot

I see in the racing Post today that Nic Coward has resigned from the BHA and is leaving in the spring. Let us hope that this opportunity is not missed to appoint someone with a greater understanding of racing and a person with a greater commitment and passion to and for the sport.   


Ron leads the string around the indoor ride



The magnificent statue of Chamossaire that stands outside Snailwell Stud in Newmarket