Saturday, 17 February 2018

Mobile Training School pay a visit.

The Mobile Training School called in during the week for a session with the staff.  They were filmed on the gallops and had their riding analysed, were given instruction on a variety of aspects of the job and had the chance to use the "equicizer".  Both the students and the instructors said that the day had been enjoyable and of great value.

Thursday, 15 February 2018

More like his old self!

Itoldyou ran a really pleasing race at Fontwell today, finishing second in the 2 mile 6 furlong (0-110) handicap chase on heavy ground.  The race was a little shorter than he would like and Tom Cannon was instructed to be up near the pace or even make it if necessary, and this he did.  Itoldyou jumped and ran with enthusiasm and was in second place, though being urged along, turning into the final line of fences beginning with the open ditch.  Here he made his one mistake, though not looking like falling, and he began to lose his momentum and dropped back into 4th place.  He jumped the last still just in 4th place but looking like he would take third.  However he kept on so well on the run in that he passed the tiring 3rd and second placed horses gaining the runners up position for himself.

Itoldyou before the race.

A happy Itoldyou after the race.

Thursday, 1 February 2018


Linda was at the Newmarket Sales today and acquired Dragon Tattoo for the yard.  She is expected to arrive at the yard tomorrow.
Dragon Tattoo eating up at the sales.

Dragon Tattoo.

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Old Friends Reunited.

Today at Lingfield Itoldyou was reunited with Andrew Thornton who last rode him in 2015.  The partnership got on well again, finishing seventh, and informative feedback let us know that Itoldyou still enjoyed his racing.
Andrew and Itoldyou go out to race.

They return after completing safely and both enjoyed it!

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Magnificent Seven?

This morning followed the recent weather pattern and was cold and wet, a good morning to stay inside and enjoy the breakfast and conversation.  However horses, riders, trainer and owners braved the elements for track gallops.  Linda had seven horses all working at the same time and they looked a great sight as they splashed their way round.  Hopefully the work will pay off soon at the races.

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Monday, 1 January 2018

A Big Happy Birthday To All The Horses.

It's the first of January and today all the racehorses are officially one year older.  Happy Birthday.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

When the cold weather comes Linda has it covered.

Thanks to the support of owners and friends Linda is not fazed when the arctic weather arrives.  Donated old duvets have the horses warm and cosy.