The most important news was winner #12 last week - with little Galactic Power winning his sixth race at Ludlow.
Under a masterful ride by Jack Quinlan Little GP came from last to first, although we looked beat at the last hurdle, and indeed most of the way up the run in, but the pairs never say never attitude saw them wear down the long time leader and get in front where it mattered on the line! They nearly gave us all heart failure in the process, and Ludlow certainly knew Team Dickin were in town!
Galactic Power came as part of a BOGOF deal - although actually it was a 'Buy Three' GOF deal! He is such a popular chap both with the home team & of course the EPDS Titteratti, who own him! A more honest a likeable little horse you could not find, and he thoroughly deserved the win! (Up 4lbs for his trouble!)
He was our last runner of a busy day - Belles Spirit(The Happy Horse Partnership) Lara Trot(The Trotters) both putting in much better performances when not stopped by the mud , as they were at Towcester. Both really nice fillies.
Wildmoor Boy - back from a long layoff, unfortunately burst a blood vessel and pulled up. There will be other days for him.
Vocaliser, ran another solid race but was possible not really suited by the racecourse, and finished third but only beaten 2 1/2 lengths. He has hiked up the weights this term, he will be better suited by a bigger more galloping track. Form figures of 12113 this season not too shabby!
Strong effort from the team, both at the races & those holding the fort at home. Another BTO for Harriet T.
The other unsurprising news of the week is that we are all thoroughly 'over' winter.
The beast from the east hit us yesterday - so windy that you could hardly either breath or stand up! Not be daunted the team girded their loins and got everything ridden. It was truly vile! We face east and it was so cold it hurt!
We woke up to massive snow drifts this morning, and the wind still doing its thing! we had to dig our way into the new barn, and some indoor drifts to contend with in the old one! Horses all snug though and I think every rug we own is now in use!
Just not safe to ride them today and too windy for the walker, so everything was hand walked to get them moving.
The drive impassable, and five foot drifts just no fun, but the team here and still smiling (could just be gritted teeth!!) large amounts of cooked breakfast consumed inbetween the battle with the elements.
A massive thank you to Darren, Megan, Harriet T, Ceris, Alice, Poppy Lauren & Frankie, also Charlie, Jack & James who have also been in riding out.
Hoping for a rapid rise in temperature, although watching heavy snow falling again now, so not feeling hopeful.
No Open Morning tomorrow for obvious reasons!!