Monday May 22nd

A good weekend at Team FOB!!! ‘Iora Glas’ ran a blinder Friday night to come 3rd in a competitive handicap hurdle.  We then had a great winner at Stratford yesterday. ‘Mighty Leader’ dug deep to win the 3 mile 2 handicap hurdle ridden by Paddy.  ‘Mighty Leader’ looked a million dollars in the paddock before the race. In the winners…

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Friday May 19th

A lot to catch up on for the week!!!! It’s been a hectic week!!!! We had a fab weekend in Killarney. The horses didn’t show their best but will progress for a big summer season I am sure.  A full crowd in ‘Killarney’ Alain on ‘Owen Na View’ in the gorgeous picturesque setting.  We have had a full week of…

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Saturday May 13th

A quiet work morning this morning as most of our usuals are already in Killarney enjoying themselves!!!! The horses look really well and the summer jumpers are working well so they will be running soon.  Brodie far side on ‘Aristocracy’ who had his final prep this morning for his race at Chepstow on Tuesday night. Laura is this side on…

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Friday May 12th

A wet morning this morning. We don’t have any runners today so the time will be spent to start clearing out the stables ready for the summer blitz!!!! All stables will be steam cleaned and painted. ‘Rockchasebullet’ ran a better race at Worcester yesterday to come 5th and Paddy feels like he is really getting his act together so we…

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Monday May 8th

A chilly morning this morning after a glorious day yesterday!!!!! 2 O’Brien brothers came to visit and brought their riding out gear this time!!! Brian to the left on ‘Luccombe Down’, David in the centre on ‘Blue Comet’ and Fergal in the right on ‘Rockchasebullet’. Brian on ‘Luccombe Down’ who hasn’t ridden out in years. Our regular work rider David…

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Saturday May 6th

A great night at Cheltenham with the yard connections doing really well. Brodie started the night off well with our first winner of the season!!!!! She gave ‘Are They Your Own’ a great ride to win by a distance.   Owner Angela Slatter with Brodie and Ally. Brodie took over from Ally who sadly got injured during a final fence fall…

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Friday May 5th

A lovely day today at the yard. The weather is gorgeous. We had Rob & Chris Parker (who own ‘Aristocracy’) and Friends join us on the gallops this morning. Rob & Chris organised a fund raiser on Gold Cup day at their local Rugby club in Usk, wales and we donated a morning and breakfast on the gallops all in…

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Stop the stigma

Here’s a short article we wrote for The Weighing Room magazine last year. The recent news about footballer Aaron Lennon highlights that similar pressure apply to all elite sportsman. We wish him a speedy recovery   It happens all too frequently. At morning stables, a trainer discovers his star horse is lame and will miss the remainder of the season….

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Monday May 1st

A lovely morning in Naunton this morning. Well the new season is kicking off today and we have 3 runners to get us started.  ‘Imperial Eloquence’ and ‘George Herbert’ run in the first at 1:30. ‘Imperial Eloquence’ has been running big races in Bumpers and he jumps brilliant so we are excited about him and ‘George Herbert’ ran a good…

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Friday April 28th

Well we did it!!!!!!!!!!! We didn’t make a target to get to 60 but as we passed Fergal’s best ever season we were getting further into the 50’s and with a burst of winners over the last two weeks, the 60 mark really was in reach!!!  ‘Mysifiable’ was a great horse to get us there. He has been hindered by…

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