Welcome Back

motherandfoal2Hi there everyone, sincere apologies for the long delay but I am back here ready to ramble on about the goings on at College Farm Stables!!    Thank you very much to Andy Machin for getting me up and running with the web site again.  Please bear with us while we perfect a few areas, trust me it will look a lot more interesting in time!!

Its been so long since I did a blog no idea where I was with the last one.  However, we are all well here at the stables, fighting fit and ready for a good season.  Got lots of new horses gearing up for their debuts.  All in all I have been happy with our runners so far, our dear little College Doll has got our first winner of the season, she will probably now have a short break due to lack of suitable races but she has done us proud over the past few months and deserves a little break in the paddock and get a little sun on her back (wishful thinking).

Runners to watch in the near future include Ellingham, our feisty little Bushranger filly, plenty of attitude and spirit in the stable, need to see her put in a fighting attitude on the track, which I am confident she will.  Happydoingnothing will, I am sure, enjoy a good season, ran ok at Yarmouth (I think ground a little too firm and probably needs to step up a furlong)  I am excited about Peserverent Pete, had his problems last year but if we can find the right ground I am hoping he will warrant my faith in him.  Flamingo Beat has disappointed me a little on the flat but his next run should be over hurdles, which is what we bought him for in the first place, so we will give him a run before giving him a short summer holiday.  I am so excited about ALL our horses this season, we have set up a nice new small syndicate for “Harry” officially now named as “Arryzona”.  He is really starting to blossom, (still have a few shares available – only £20 per week, please ask for details)

You may remember we set up a small breeding syndicate with College Farm Stud.  Six mares have now been covered, 4 in Ireland, 2 in England.   We have visited some nice stallions, Dick Turpin, Libranno, Zebedee, Sir Prancelot, Society Rock and Baltic King.  The first one has been scanned in foal to Libranno with the others due to be scanned this week, All exciting or what!!   We had one foal born here this year, a smashing colt by Archipenko out of winning mare Coconut Shy, her first foal, (foaled by me) won his 3rd race at Yarmouth last week – Shyron – congrats to owner Francis Butler who co owns Give us a Belle with me.

Probably rambled enough for my first blog!!  keep an eye on entries, got several to run over the next few weeks.

Christine x

p.s.  anyone thinking about setting up a web site and like what Andy has done for me please let me know.