LATEST UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2021:
We’re now up to 12 winners for the year thus far, continuing with the healthy 16% strike rate. The horses continue to hold their form well, in particular the impressive ‘Strawman’, who only joined us mid-season. He won his first three starts for us, and then went on to finish second by half a length in the Sunday Series at Haydock Park. Old-timer Sands Chorus brought his winning tally up to 4 for the year, back at Redcar again in an Amateur Rider’s contest. 2-year-old filly Sweet Madness is set to make handicap debut shortly, breeze up colt Treasure Troube just needs one more run to get his handicap mark. New recruit Her Way, a three-year-old filly, should be on the track for us very shortly. Elixsoft is back from a break and back in training, we’re excited to have her back. Here’s hoping we can keep the ball rolling!
We are opening to the public on Saturday September 18th, for the International Racehorse Week. The weather is set to be really nice, with over 60 people have signed up to attend, so we are hopeful of a really fun and successful morning. We plan to show horses working on the gallops, talk about their daily routine, demonstrate retraining of racehorses and what happens when they retire from their racing careers, test our guests on their knowledge of our horses and let them get to know them. It’s a fantastic initiative to showcase the fabulous way in which racehorses are looked after, and we are really excited to be a part of it.
In other news, we are really saddened to report the loss of our stable stalwart, the mighty Talent Scout (pictured below). He had been living out his retirement here with us, and occasionally leading babies up the gallops and accompanying horses out on hacks. He won 9 races from 60 starts for us, which is an impressive overall 15% strike rate. He was accompanied by my daughter Gemma for all 9 of these wins, and she also won on him before he joined our stable, totalling 10 winners ridden on him. He had a very big place in all of our hearts, with his cheeky personality and game running style. He will be very sorely missed by us all, but most definitely never forgotten!