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

A really wet, soggy morning...

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

"Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless."

 - Mother Theresa



 Star Commmander (Wajid)

A really wet, soggy morning and the lads have done brilliantly to stay so cheerful, as they proceded to get soaked at every lot but the horses have had a good healthy exercise and all are starting to shape up well. It is now nearly the end of February and the turf flat season will be on us before we know it.


Dazinsky (Steve)

You will have read in the Racing Post of the retirement of Michael Jarvis due to ill health. 'Uncle Michael', as he was affectionately known, has been a most brilliant trainer for so many years now. He will be a great loss to the profession, although he will still be there in the background when his assistant takes over. His style of training has always been low key and relaxed and his results on the racetrack have paid credit to that. He was a master trainer of all types of horses and everybody in the industry looked up to him. We wish him a happy retirement. 


At the top of Long Hill

Another foal at Dullingham last night. Topatoo had a colt foal by Sakhee at some unearthly hour of the morning and I know I didn't get much sleep but Angie and David, the stud groom, can have hardly had a wink. He is a chesnut colt with a bit of white about him and we will have pictures of him on the site tomorrow. 


Watch Chain leads the two year olds on Warren Hill


Crossing the Moulton Road from the copse at the top of Warren Hill