Oh the joys of the british weather!! We were all excited about our trip to Doncaster on Monday with our first time out home bred Classic Hart and exciting prospect Happydoingnothing. We had a good journey, arrived safe and sound at the track,parked on the unloading bay…………then the heavens opened up!!! I believe they had 22mm of rain and 21mm of it must have fallen whilst we were waiting to unload! Ground went to heavy, horses had a rest for a few hours whilst we enjoyed the O & T hospitality, loaded up again and brought them home, easy this racing game they thought!! Long wasted journey for my owners, at least they are very patience, understanding people and we all agreed not to waste a run on bad ground. We obviously do not know that they would not have loved the heavy going but they are both lovely moving horses and thought best to save for another day.
Sunday at Plumpton was great. Very pleased with Flamingo Beat on his debut over hurdles. Weather was perfect, despite being a very wet day back home. I think he will prove a nice prospect for the future following that first run. He will probably have 1 more run before his summer holiday, hopefully locally at Fakenham for their last meeting.
All the horses are ready to race, just need the right conditions and races!. Ellingham and Perseverant Pete are entered for Southwell next Monday, Ellingham got a nice mark of 60 so hopefully she will build on that through the summer, not entirely sure what they will make of Southwell sand but plan to give it a go and see. If the ground stays on the good side we should be off to the seaside at Yarmouth on Tuesday with Happydoingnothing and Classic Hart – 7f may be a little on the sharp side for him but would like to get him out for the experience. Also entered Emmessess (Eddie as some of you may know him), another who will need the experience. or maybe Nottingham with him and Irish Boy – ground needs to go firm for him. Hedging my bets and have also entered Give us a Belle and Danzoe should the ground stay on the soft side!. If it dries up too much we may head for kempton Wednesday evening with Dan the man. Could be a busy week!
Got lots to gallop in prep for next week and Adam should be over on Friday to work a few on our home grass gallops which are pretty much perfect going at the moment.
Mares arrived home from Ireland last Saturday, well 3 of them, still one to be scanned in foal. Wonderful grass growing weather at the moment for the paddocks and everything looks well. Hoping it will be a good hay season!!
Trying to get more pics on the website……