Friday 1st February

A beautiful snowy morning in the Cotswolds. Racing has been abandoned everywhere except Sandown tomorrow where we just have ‘Lungarno Palace’ declared. It’s not certain to be on but the reports are hopeful. All of us at Team FOB would like to wish Penny a very Happy 50th Birthday. Some snowy pictures from the gallops this morning…… Our staff are…

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Monday January 28th

Finally our run of 2nds has ended with a Cheltenham winner!!!! ‘Bennys Bridge’ who we hoped was well handicapped showed his class in a decent field. Settled at the back in a strongly run race he creeped into contention half a mile from home and stayed on well up the home straight to win convincingly. A great ride by Paddy…

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Wednesday Jan 2nd 2019

A super way to see in the New Year with a winner at Cheltenham. ‘Jarveys Plate’ confirmed his promising future with a 13 length win in the Listed novice hurdle over 2m4. He travelled very nicely through the race and jumped extremely well to go away from the field from 2 out. He is a very special young horse. ‘Jarveys…

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New Years Day

Happy New Year and I wish everyone the very best for 2019. We are very excited about the New Year ahead as 2019 is going to be a big year for Team FOB. We hope to start it off well at Cheltenham in the first race where our lovely up and coming Novice ‘Jarveys Plate’ steps up to 2m4 in…

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New Years Eve

It’s hard to believe that it’s the last day of 2018!!! Me and Tori are on route to Uttoxeter with ‘Good And Hardy’. Paddy rides him in a 2m7 Maiden hurdle at 1:05. He ran a blinder on hurdles debut at Chepstow to come 4th and we hope to see another solid run from him today. Nia schooling ‘Good And…

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Sunday December 30th

A solid day yesterday with 2 5ths in big races. ‘Coolanly’ ran a blinder in the Grade 1 Challow hurdle and the lack of pace probably didn’t show him at his true best. I can’t wait to see him over a bit further. ‘Strong Glance’ took a good step further from his first attempt over hurdles and jumped much better…

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Christmas Day

Merry Christmas everyone. We enjoyed a morning on the gallops to exercise the horses running in the coming days. A gorgeous morning to be on the gallops. We thank everyone who came to ride out and muck out. There is always a magical feel to the day and it’s lovely to have a few hours out in the fresh air…

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Saturday 22nd December

Merry Christmas everyone from team FOB. A brilliant day yesterday with a winner and 2 2nds. ‘Ask Dillon’ powered up the home straight at Ascot to win the Maiden hurdle really well for ‘4 the fun partnership’. A great ride by Paddy. ‘Ask Dillon’ schooling this week ready for Ascot. At Uttoxeter ‘Liosduin Bhearna’ made a solid start to his…

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Saturday December 15th

A very cold day yesterday at Cheltenham and an extremely cold morning on the gallops this morning. We started the day really well with ‘Jarveys Plate’ coming a brilliant 2nd in the Novice Hurdle. Paddy followed the winner and just couldn’t quicken with him after the last hurdle but he stayed on brilliantly to hold 2nd comfortably. He looks as…

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Friday December 14th

Cheltenham has come around again!!!! We have 2 runners today. ‘Jarveys Plate’ is our first runner at 12:10. He won his bumper in impressive style at Perth last season and started his hurdling career well at Hereford when he was a very close 3rd. We think a lot of him and we are really excited to see him today. The…

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