Sunday August 19th

Myself and team FOB would like to wish Fergal a very Happy Birthday today. Let’s hope we can celebrate with a winner!!!! The Birthday Boy Today we have ‘Mighty Leader’ running at Southwell in the 3:55. Paddy rides him in the 3 mile handicap hurdle. He has made his mark as a chaser this summer but he has had a…

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Saturday August 18th

A very busy Saturday morning with a yard full of owners which is what we like. It means more cake and boy did we have a good selection today!!! All the runners head for Market Rasen soon as it’s an evening meeting tonight and Paloma Faith performs after racing. It’s an initiative that lots of racecourses are trying to bring…

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Friday August 17th

A busy morning for us today. I took ‘Blue Merlin’ and ‘Kiruna Peak’ to Warwick Racecourse to use their new schooling strip. It is the old Flat course shoot for the 5 & 6 furlong races and it has been wasted since Warwick stopped racing on the Flat. They water the grass so it is beautiful going and it has…

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Wednesday August 15th

Some cooler weather has been a welcome change to the summer and I promise I am not moaning about the heat but it is better racing conditions for the horses!! We have 2 runners today. ‘Jennifer Juniper’ makes her Chasing debut at Worcester at 5:20. Alain rides her in a novice handicap chase over 2m7. She has completed in 3…

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Saturday 11th August

The BLOG is back!!!!! The summer season has been quiet on the racing front as the ground has been so dry. Even some of the better ground horses have had to be put out to grass as they were finding the conditions too firm!!! It has been hard work for all the staff too this summer. The record heat has…

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Wednesday June 20th

A brilliant week at Team FOB. Apologies for the delay in the blog but an extremely busy 2 weeks has taken over my time and I am back in action!!!!! We enjoyed a rare day yesterday away from the yard and basking in the buzz of Royal Ascot!!! The course was a credit to the whole team involved and the…

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Tuesday June 5th

A superb win for The Yes No Wait Sorries yesterday as ‘Grageelagh Girl’ stormed home in the mares maiden hurdle at Newton Abbot. It was her hurdles debut and she jumped really well under Paddy and we are looking forward to an exciting summer ahead with her. The gorgeous mare ‘Grageelagh Girl’ in the paddock before her hurdles debut yesterday….

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Saturday May 26th

A busy week for us as it was the 3 day Goffs sale at Doncaster. The first day is all un raced 3 year old stores. We worked for the day with Tim and Matt from Biddestone Stud who purchased 2 nice horses. A Gelding by ‘Black Sam Bellamy’ And a Gelding by ‘Arcadio’ We also purchased 2 Irish Point…

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Saturday May 19th

A beautiful morning at the yard. It’s a real pleasure to be watching the horses work in the glorious sunshine. We have to thank all of our Saturday work riders who come in just because they love it. Laura has rarely missed a Saturday for the last year and a half come rain and/or gale force winds!!! Everyone will be…

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Friday May 18th

We had a long journey home from Perth but all the horses are safe. It was a lovely Ladies day and the racecourse was very busy and the weather was glorious. Ladies day was full of excitement for the spectators. It wasn’t such a good day for us as ‘Blue Comet’ made a mistake at the first and struck into…

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