It's Champions weekend ...

Sharp frost

Friday, 02 December 2011

"No one can speak well unless he thoroughly understands his subject."



Mark with the Elnadin filly

A proper frost this morning with a clear blue sky and it's the first time I've felt really cold walking across the Heath. We had two good canters on Bury Side with first lot horses and we are then having two lots of yearlings, who will start off in the indoor school and then go out on to the Heath. They are all progressing well and look a really nice bunch.


Jennifer J (Wajid)

A mixed day yesterday with Cotton Grass showing plenty of promise but a bit of a disappointment with Old Boy Ted. Today we have one runner at Lingfield; Marvo runs in the 1.45 the mile and two claimer. I have fitted blinkers just to make him concentrate and it wouldn't be a surprise to see him run well.


No Rules (Dan)

It was the conclusion of the main sales season yesterday although Deauville continues next week. It has been an unbelievable strong international sale with even the final day proving a big hit with many people. There are more and more countries enlarging their breeding and racing industries and our bloodstock is the most sort after in the world.



Great Leighs is back in the news as it looks like it has been bought off the Royal Bank of Scotland by the chief creditor, Martin Collins, who owns company that makes the excellent polytrack surface. It was a very popular course with all the Newmarkert trainers. It would be again if getting the green light to reopen but, and there are one or two buts, there are lots of things which will have to be done and put in place before the BHA will give the track a new license. It was opened too quickly in the first place with a lot of obvious problems and second time around everything must be perfect if it is to have a long term future.


Yearling going round the school


Darren bringing the Avonbridge (Lee) out