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An early start

Thursday, 15 December 2011

"I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all year."

Charles Dickens.


Christmas post

A very early start and it's very dark as I am setting off to go to Garrowby. I want to get there in plenty of time so that I can have a really good look round before taking the team out for a Christmas lunch. The Flint Cottage and Dullingham teams are having their bash on Saturday night, but because they are so far away the Yorkshire contingent have just to put up with me. I promise not to put a Father Christmas hat on! Most of the horses will be having a normal canter today on Bury Side.


The two runners today - Red Hermes and Zenarinda

Two runners today at Southwell which meant Iain and the  girls have had an early start too. Red Hermes runs in the first, the seven furlong maiden. At the time of writing I am not sure who the jockey will be, but I am confident she will run a sound race as she improved on her debut last time and I think this trip will be ideal. Zenarinda runs later on in the mile and three maiden. She will be running over further in the new year as I commented after Saturday's run, but this looked another opportunity to earn some prize money. I'm just hoping this doesn't come too quick for her.

01_rayvin_black              01_Chankillo

                       Rayvin Black                                                                   Chankillo

Hopefully, weather permitting, I shall be taking plenty of pictures of the Garrowby horses and staff and will be putting them up with a report on their progress over the weekend. Young horses develop so well with the management we adopt - foal them in Newmarket, rear them in Yorkshire.