Not a lot of activity on the racecourse in the last few weeks with the majority of the horses enjoying their time in the fields even though the weather has been changeable! It has meant that we have had plenty of grass, and everyone has summered very well – some a little too well (Galactic Power!!)
Phoebus Lescriba followed up his win with a return to Southwell but found the step up in trip & grade too much and having had three quick runs is having a short break out with his mates.
Speedy Choice had two runs but is struggling with her wind, so we have decided that a change of career beckons. Dominic is re-schooling her & she is heading off to do her first event next week.
Donttelldoris had her first run in a bumper at Uttoxeter. A new experience for her which she took in her stride
The main group of horses have started back and are doing their ground work for their new season, therefore no runners scheduled for a few weeks. Very important to get the base strength and fitness into the horses before the hard work starts.
It was great to welcome several of the NHRE here to see their new horse, Ballinslea Bridge, and also to see Black Kalarosa who has been scanned in foal to Jack Hobbs. We have missed seeing everyone and it was great to be able to restore some sort of normality!
All being well our monthly ‘Open Mornings’ will return in August with the first one scheduled to take place on Saturday the 7th. The mornings start at 9am, with coffee and cake available and everybody is welcome to attend. There is no charge for the morning, we just ask that you make a contribution to the Air Ambulance tin.
We have a new member of the team, and welcome to Mia Hodgkiss who started recently. Everyone else has been getting some holiday in, although no one venturing too far away with all the restrictions still in place.