Tuesday December 12th

Another beautiful day in the Cotswolds. We still can not get back to our usual routine but all the horses have been exercised and they are so fit that a few days quieter can really refresh them!!! I would like to wish Dr. Simon Gilson (The Doc) a very Happy Birthday from everyone at FOB 🎁. He is a huge…

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Tuesday December 12th

Another beautiful day in the Cotswolds. We are still not back to our usual routine but all the horses have been exercised and they are all so fit that a few quieter days really perks them up and gives them a mid season breather. I would like to wish Dr. Simon Gilson (The Doc) a very Happy Birthday from all…

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Monday December 11th

With a total white out yesterday it was hard work getting everyone to work and getting the jobs done. But with such dedicated staff we had a good morning. Once we cleared tracks around the yard to get the wheelbarrows around we mucked out and then rode 3 lots. The horses loved it!!! Some pictures from the morning….. 2nd lot…

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Sunday December 10th

A great day yesterday. No winners but all but 1 runner got into the winners enclosure. Today unfortunately racing at Huntingdon has been abandoned due to a deep covering of snow. Scenes at Huntingdon this morning…. The track is totally covered…. We had a lot of snow in Naunton and work goes ahead as usual. The horses will stay tucked…

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Friday December 8th

A busy but fun day yesterday with both Fergal and myself driving home with a winner. ‘Barney Dwan’ opened his account over fences at Market Rasen. Given a waiting ride by Johnny, he pressed on turning into the home straight and won going away. This has put him right back on track and he will head for a decent novice…

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Thursday December 7th

A very busy day today!!!! Fergal is at Market Rasen with 3 runners. ‘Infinite Sun’ runs in a novice hurdle at 12:50. Connor rides him. He won a good Bumper last season and then the soft ground made things difficult for him so he is back in nice ground today and we hope he has a good run. ‘Barney Dwan’…

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Wednesday December 6th

A busy work morning at our head quarters in the Cotswolds. I watched first lot and then headed to Ludlow for the first race. We have ‘Iniesta’ in a novice’s claiming hurdle. He is in good form and has been 1st and 3rd when running in selling/claiming company so we hope he puts in another solid effort today. David Bass…

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Monday December 4th

A lot to catch up on. My phone had a holiday in Wetherby and it has only just been returned to me in the post by a very nice man who works for the racecourse called ‘Colin’. I dropped it in the rush to saddle our winning mare ‘Belle Amis’ as we had 2 consecutive runners!!! Thankfully a good person…

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Wednesday November 29th

It’s girl power today as we head up to Wetherby with 2 lovely mares in the bumper. Luckily it split so it gave both girls the chance to run. ‘Jennifer Juniper’ runs in the first division at 3:05. She has been placed in her 2 Irish point to points last season as a young 4 year old and makes her…

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Monday November 27th

A brilliant weekend thanks to ‘Chase The Spud’ winning the competitive handicap chase at the end of Saturdays Haydock card. He never looked in doubt as he cruised through the race and jumped as good as he ever has!!! Paddy gave him a brilliant ride and he was buzzing about him after the race. ‘Chase The Spud’ in the paddock…

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