Wednesday October 4th

A fun day at Bangor yesterday with two 2nds!!! ‘Red Hot Chilly’ cruised through the race to end with a head to head battle which he only just lost. It was another brilliant consistent run to add to all of his runs this summer. Owners Andrew and Sally in the paddock before the race with Paddy. They were joined by…

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Tuesday October 2nd

I can’t believe its October!!!! There is an Autumn feel to the Cotswolds now and the winter National Hunt season is nearly upon us. We schooled and worked some horses in Lambourn last week. They all went brilliantly. Paddy this side on ‘Poetic Rhythm’ who is nearly ready for his chasing debut. Far side is Connor on ‘Barney Dwan’ who…

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Friday September 28th

The end of an era yesterday with ‘Tangolan’ running his last race under rules. Fergal purchased him from the English Point to Point field for Chris Coley and he made his debut for team FOB on 7th June 2015 (at Perth coincidentally!!) and he won 7 races and £52,000 in prize money. He ran a nice race yesterday to come…

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Wednesday September 26th

A stunning view again this morning. 2nd lot walking back in after their work. I have been left in charge as Fergal travelled up to Perth early this morning with Simon and Paul who own shares in ‘Carrolls Milan’ and Tony who is part of The Yes No Wait Sorries. They had a healthy breakfast at the Airport!!!!…. ‘De Name…

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Tuesday September 25th

Another gorgeous day in Naunton. A view from our outdoor jumping school 3rd lot. Connor on ‘De Name Evades Me’ who may head for the first Cheltenham Meeting. Connor on ‘Mille Nautique’ who heads for Market Rasen on Saturday. Paddy on ‘Bennys Bridge’ having a pop on the grass. Paddy on ‘Poetic Rhythm’ who starts his chasing career this season….

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Monday September 24th

A glorious morning in the Cotswolds. We schooled 3 lots which went very well. We also had our first day jumping a few on the grass. ‘Bells N Banjos’ looks amazing and was really fresh this morning. Ally was on board. Ally on ‘Aye Aye Charlie’ who thinks he is a Gazelle!!!! ‘Coolanly’ jumping really well in preparation for the…

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Saturday 22nd September

We had a big cake morning this morning. A big selection was beautifully made for team FOB and we are extremely grateful for all the lovely owners for their time and effort. It gives the staff a real boost of energy after a busy morning at work. It also goes down so well with a cup of Tea!! Someone else…

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Friday September 21st

There has been another gap in the jump racing Calendar and we have had some time to get plenty of work and schooling into the horses ready for the winter season which is about to kick off. We have 2 runners over the weekend. ‘Aristocracy’ runs at Uttoxeter on Sunday in a 3 mile handicap hurdle. Simon gave him a…

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Saturday September 15th

A beautiful morning on the gallops this morning. We had a huge crowd to join us. The beautiful view from the top of the gallops. Kate on FOB5’s ‘Blue Monday’ who worked really well. Fergal’s brother Brian who is over from Ireland is this side on ‘De Name Evades me’. He worked with niece Fern who is far side on…

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Wednesday September 12th

A solid day at Worcester yesterday. ‘Red Hot Chilly’ nearly got us another winner on the board. He travelled well and got upsides the winner at the last and just couldn’t get past. He only went down by half a length!! ‘Kiruna Peak’ then ran back in a maiden hurdle and came 5th. She has been running well in handicaps…

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