A New Year – always starts with so much excitement and anticipation, scrap the resolutions — who ever sticks to them anyway !!
I cannot deny we have struggled with the wet weather and the toll on our gallops, as with so many, however, when I start to grumble I turn my thoughts to Australia and know where I would rather be, I’m sure you all join me in your thoughts for them, so devastating.
Anyway, so much for us to be excited about here at College Farm, no denying racing does not get any easier for us smaller stables, competition is “hot” wherever, whatever we run in. However, this always makes a good result sweeter!!
All horses now coming back into full swing after a bit of a break ready to hit the turf season with a bang !! As is usually the case our 2yo’s need time, patience is a virtue! Most of our babies had the benefit of experience of the track, some a little disappointing, but with a few months break to get stronger we look forward to their 3yo career. Namely Cuban, Last Days of May, and Moment of Peace, all have shown us enough at home to feel excited about the year to come .
I’m also very excited about getting my old Racing Club back in action and the prospects there look exciting (see separate post).
Also very excited about our Stars of 2019 including Queen of Burgundy, done us proud last year and will hopefully do the same this coming season.
Kraka continues to keep the flag flying, running well in defeat up to now but hopefully will get us off to a bang next Saturday at Lingfield. The same to be said for old favourite Drop Kick Murphy — came back from various injuries with a vengeance late last year at Yarmouth and hasn’t run a bad race since -must have a good chance tomorrow at Kempton !!! Along with Penarth Pier who has proved an excellent new addition to the yard, she has a tough task in her race tomorrow but she is destined for the paddocks as a brood mare in the spring.