Racing does test you out and as we all know is full of highs & lows, but losing a horse is always the absolute pits for everyone.
Get Involved has tested everyone's patience and has not been the easiest horse to fathom out, but his lovely owners have been so patient, and have been rewarded with winners at Newbury & Worcester as well as a fabulous second at Cheltenham. After winning at Worcester we gave him a nice break as to not risk him on fast ground and came back to Warwick with plenty of confidence for a good season ahead of him. he looked amazing (well done Ceris) and after Bally Lagans great run in an earlier race to finish second (they have been working together) we were really hopeful.
Sadly it was not to be as a fall two out was the end for poor GI. Luckily Jack none the worse for a horrible fall. A post mortem did show us that he had suffered an internal bleed that caused the fall but the result was the same.
Many condolences to the ever patient and supportive Point Of Attack partnership, who are understandably devastated, as are the team at home.
Nothing to do except pick ourselves up and keep going forward, but its mighty hard in a small yard when the horses mean so much to everyone.
Bally Lagans super run on the day must not be forgotten, he ran a blinder to be in front everywhere except on the line! Nothing lost in defeat by a horse carrying a stone less than him - Well done Bally!
The rest of the team revving up for their seasonal debuts and great that we have had a decent amount of rain so early so we can make some proper plans.
Some lovely new faces in the string this time and also some familiar ones who are coming back after injuries.
Building work going apace here now, with the barn now up and stables going in next week! The big move now imminent and this Saturday will be our last Open Morning from Labrador Farm, as by November it will all be about Hill Farm!
Do come and have a look at the progress - usual tea coffee & amazing cakes available!