Saturday October 20th

A beautiful morning on the gallops this morning. ‘Blue Monday’ on his first canter before working with ‘Liousduin Bhearna’ who runs at Southwell on Thursday. ‘Blue Monday’ has a race planned early November. Fiona far side on ‘Grageelagh Girl’ who heads to Cheltenham next Friday. Katie this side on ‘Tashunka’ who has a race planned next Sunday at Aintree. The…

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Friday October 19th

A sunny morning on the gallops this morning. The ground has dried out so we haven’t got as many runners as we hoped this weekend. The ground is perfect for ‘Red Hot Chilly’ who runs at Wincanton today in a handicap hurdle at 3:25. Paddy rides him and we hope we can turn the tables with the horse that beat…

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Monday October 15th

All the weekends runners have enjoyed a well deserved day off and they all look happy and sound after their races. ‘Paul’s Hill’ looked fantastic in the paddock and he got the clear round we were hoping for. He jumped quite novicey so he lost ground on the front horses and then had a lot of work to do to…

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Sunday October 14th

A solid day for us yesterday at Chepstow. All horses are back safe and we do it all again today with 6 runners. ‘Bennys Bridge’ ran a blinder like we hoped. He never stopped pulling and he was more green than the winner who had much more hurdling experience. He was marginally behind the winner at the last and just…

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Saturday October 13th

An exciting weekend ahead. We have a record number of runners at Chepstow for the unofficial start to the winter National Hunt season. Our first runner is ‘Bennys Bridge’ at 2:30. He makes his debut over hurdles after a brilliant bumper season. He has took to jumping really well and we are hoping for a huge run from him and…

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Friday October 12th

The worst morning of the Autumn so far!!! It torrentially rained all morning which wasn’t great for the staff or the horses but it’s brilliant for the ground conditions at Chepstow. We are very excited for the next 2 days where some great National Hunt racing begins and we have a full card of runners. Tomorrow we have – 2.30…

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Thursday October 11th

A mixed day yesterday at Ludlow which just sums up the racing game. The day was sad due to ‘Creevytennant’ sustaining an injury that he couldn’t recover from. He was running in his usual style and jumping beautifully from the front when he took off awkwardly and damaged his leg. He didn’t fall which just highlights the courage that he…

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Tuesday October 9th

A superb win from ‘Lungarno Palace’ yesterday at Stratford. It was a tricky tactical race as we needed a strong pace and unless we made the running we weren’t going to get the pace we wanted. Alain had a tricky job as he didn’t travel as strongly from the front as he usually would so it was a case of…

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Sunday October 7th

The rain yesterday meant that Paddy was straight on the phone to school 2 lots on the grass this morning. It takes dedication to get to the top and we are lucky to have such a fantastic team. ‘Poetic Rhythm’ has really taken to fences and Paddy is delighted with him. Connor this side on ‘Barney Dwan’ upsides Paddy on…

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Saturday October 6th

A very wet Saturday morning. Lots of hard core owners still made it up to see the horses work and went home soaked!!! Or went to breakfast and a full English which would have soon warmed them all up. A full set of waterproofs needed this morning!!!! Fergal receiving some feedback from Fiona who worked ‘Grageelagh Girl’. She is heading…

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