Thursday, 15 August 2013
Ladies Day at Fontwell (15/8/2013) seemed an appropriate occasion for She's Humble to show a big improvement in form. Although a power cut meant no Tote, no chilled champagne, no hot coffee, no lift to the viewing box and no closed circuit television, Humble lifted the spirits with a display hinting at those of old. Tackling a distance longer than she had ever tried before, she was jumped off by Conor Shoemark towards the back of midfield. She was keen to race more prominently but was steadied in 5th for the first circuit. She came close to being brought down by the favourite at the 6th fence but jumped well herself to keep in contention. She moved up into 3rd place round the final bend and was still in that place over the last. She could find no more and was overtaken a couple of yards from the line to finish 4th, but earned a little prize money for her owners.
Shane leads Humble in after finishing 4th.
Posted by info at 15:15
Saturday, 10 August 2013
Shannon has returned from her scholarship period in South Africa and is back into the swing of things at Southfield. She has been getting Rosemary's filly used to having someone on her back and progressed to sitting astride her at a walk.
Sadly for us it seems likely that Shannon will soon return to South Africa, where she has been offered several jobs, though we are proud to have helped her on her career path.
Posted by info at 03:56
Friday, 9 August 2013
Peter Oppenheimer is, at the age of 63, having one last attempt to finish in the first three in the Newmarket Town Plate on Saturday 24th August. A long time owner here at Southfield, Peter will be riding Knock Boy in the race. He is raising money for MacMillan Cancer Support, and you can read the full story and donate at www.justgiving.co.uk/peter-oppenheimer .
Posted by info at 12:26