Sorry bit of a break between blogs!! Since my last update unfortunately we lost our lovely horse Classic Hart in a tragic accident on our home gallops. He was such a lovely horse and was showing such promise we were all so excited about him. It is always so sad to lose a horse but when you bring them into this world, nurse and care for them for over 3 years and get them to within a week of the racetrack it really is a gut wrencher. Thankfully James who was riding him, despite being very shaken up, escaped with only a sprained wrist and dislocated knuckes! Such a sad sad day.
My runners that week did little to cheer me up, plus a went down with a bad bout of food poisoning!!! Southwell Monday was disastrous – Ellingham just did not seem to handle the track at all. Perseverant Pete ran ok ish but think need to go back to plan A and step him up in trip. However, we live to fight another day with them. Nottingham Tuesday looked promising. The ground had dried up and we looked all set for a good run from Irish Boy. Sadly not to be and he ran like a donkey!!! Not totally sure what went wrong but next time he is out you may well see him sporting a set of blinkers on his head. I fear he may also have had too long a holiday and decided this racing game is just too much effort!!!
Retail therapy was needed!!!! headed off to Ireland for the last Breeze Up Sales of the year at Goresbridge. All a bit last minute and rush but we made it to Gowran Park to watch them breeze in the rain. What a lovely racetrack. I think we came home with a bargain. A cracking Dutch Art colt (I didnt plan to buy a Dutch Art in an attempt to replace our lost boy) but he was out of a 10 time winning Danetime mare Goodbye Cash (what a good name). We had come across the mare a few times during her racing career and she was certainly a tough cookie. I remember her just catching Norcroft on the line at Folkestone a few years ago now. He will have a couple of easy weeks then we will crack on with him, just need to find him a new owner and a good name?? If you are interested in a share please let me know??
Our big boy Jalusive ran at Yarmouth whilst we were away, Very excited about his prospects following the ease in the ground and a drop back in trip. Sadly not to be, may be a little something amiss so he will be thoroughly checked out before venturing back onto the racetrack.
This week should be a little less manic but may have a runner at Brighton on Friday, Coach Montana and or Give us a Belle at Catterick! Sunday looks exciting and fingers crossed Flamingo Beat will be running locally at Fakenham following his very promising debut run at Plumpton a few weeks ago. Just hope they dont now get too much rain!!
On another good note my homebred Wicklewood won his 2nd race over fences at Towcester last week. I’m so pleased he seems to have found his forte in life. Could not see him going over the big fences myself but what do I know!!
If you have got to this point reading this blog, well done!! I will try and do them a little more often and not quite so rambling!!
Glad this is the last Bank Holiday for sometime!! lucky the weather is good today!