It's Champions weekend ...

Chilly but sunny

Friday, 22 July 2011

"Concentration is sometimes mistaken for grumpiness."

Michael Atherton.

   22.07.70           22.07.83    Mystery Star with Rhea, Piccarello with Paulo and Locum with Lee going up the polytrack before cantering on the grass             

A bright morning with a little breeze, and everybody seems in good form. The yard continues to buzz with enthusiasm and ambition, and although we have had so many seconds and thirds lately, it is only a matter of time before the winners start mounting up. Everybody is striving for the same goal - the team of lads and lassies all work well together supervised by  my excellent senior staff.

Ted Spread with Butch and Brushing with Nikki

One runner tonight at Newmarket: Cornish Quest runs at 8.45 in the mile three year old handicap. I threw him in the deep end a bit first time out this season at Yarmouth on ground that was fast enough for him, and the trip could have been more than he would have liked. The  race tonight  should show him in a better light and we will get very good feed back from Tom Queally afterwards.

22.07.80Astromoon with Abby and Brushing with Nikki 

22.07.68Blimey O'Reilly with Dan


Some of second lot going up the grass

      22.07.14        22.07.02

      Astrogold, Bird of Faith & Astroscarlet                    Cotton Grass & Astroverdi

     22.07.17         22.07.11      

   Lady Bellatrix, Cat Island and Toptempo              My Guardian Angel & Shomberg

We started weaning at the stud yesterday. The older foals are growing up and becoming independent of their mothers. We usually take two mares at a time out of the field and move them away. The new weanlings stay in the same paddock where they are  with their peer group. This process works well and they seem to settle easily into the next stage of their development.

Some of the older mares and foals at Dullingham