Encouraging reports...

Returning to normal after the snow

Tuesday, 07 February 2012

"Happiness depends upon ourselves."



King of the park -  a Holm Oak tree - at Dullingham Park Stud

It is a very mixed morning weather wise and we still have plenty of snow about.  We actually had another covering at Dullingham over night, but before it become light there was the beginning of a slight thaw. However as it began to get lighter the temperature dropped quickly and it is now below freezing again. I have managed to get some work into the older horses on the Al Bahathri gallop which the Heathmen have done a great job to get in good shape. Six of the horses did good work in pairs and are all ready to run in the next week or so if racing goes ahead. The rest of the string will be having a normal canter up the Warren Hill polytracks which are now both open.


Mares enjoying the snow at Dullingham Park

There are one or two of the mares starting to look as if they are getting nearer foaling and we have them under constant monitoring, by both human eyes and on T.V. The mares are watched all day by David and the stud staff while they are out in the paddocks. Angie then has them under surveillance in the foaling boxes until the night watchman arrives. He stays until 7 o'clock the next morning.  We have got one mare very overdue and plenty just on time. It is amazing how nature works and they will come when they are ready.

     6-Astro_Foal           6-_Mare_in_snow_DPS

            Astrodonna with her new foal                             Dulcie in foal to Champs Elysees

We have several horses for sale and lease at present, as well as a few shares in the syndicate horses. They are all tremendous value and we are not far off the beginning of the turf season. One or two of them could run in your name and colours, and if there is any interest in becoming involved this year now is the time to get in touch. Come and see what is on offer you will not be disappointed. Just look at out horses for sale and lease pages. 


Flint Cottage yard in the morning