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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Thursday December 13th

A good week so far with 2 winners and a strong 2 days at Cheltenham ahead of us. ‘Jenny’s Surprise’ showed what a genuine mare she is on Monday at Lingfield. She looked booked for 2nd turning for home but she stayed on better than the favourite and went on to win nicely. A great ride by Paddy. Simon schooling…

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Sunday December 9th

A solid weekend with our winner coming Friday at Sedgefield. ‘Champagne Well’ showed a great attitude to battle to the line nose to nose with the favourite. His experience probably helped in the last furling as he started to get on top and won by a length in the end. A great ride by Connor!! ‘Champagne Well’ winning his first…

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Friday December 7th

I had an early start and long journey today to Sedgefield with 3 runners. ‘Troubled Soul’ is our first runner at 1:10. She won her last start at Kelso and she is in great form. The trip is a bit shorter today but we felt that it was an opportunity we couldn’t miss. We hope she can go close. Alain…

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Saturday December 1st

I can’t believe it’s December!!!! Christmas is coming!!!! Another wet cold morning on the gallops but we rewarded all the staff with hot bacon sandwiches which put a smile on everyone’s cold faces. A mixed day yesterday. We drove all the way to Doncaster for the last 2 races (our bumper was the last race) to be abandoned due to…

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