Wednesday September 13th

A busy morning this morning. Fergal, Kev and Ally are all in Ireland with ‘Viva Steve’ who runs in the Kerry National at 4:05. Paddy takes the ride. We wish Paul and Clare Rooney the very best of luck. Kev with his favourite ‘Viva Steve’. I am taking the 2 runners to Uttoxeter.  ‘Iniesta’ runs in a handicap hurdle at…

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Tuesday September 12th

Another fab winner makes it 19 winners for the season and a big win for Oscar Singh and Priya Purewal as ‘Mighty Leader’ took the big handicap Hurdle at Newton Abbot under a positive ride from Brodie.  Paddy leading the tough and gutsy ‘Mighty Leader’ and Brodie back into the winners enclosure.  An over the moon Oscar recieving his prize….

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Monday September 11th

A brilliant day yesterday at Fontwell. The wet weather didn’t put us off and it didn’t hinder our runners thank god!!!! ‘Kiruna Peak’ ran a lovely race to finish a good 2nd in her first hurdle race. She jumped brilliantly and stayed on well and will come on for the experience.  The lovely ‘Kiruna Peak’ in the paddock. ‘Rockchasebullet’ then…

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Sunday September 10th

A mixed day at Stratford yesterday. ‘Owen Na View’ didn’t fire like we hoped he would dropped down in grade. ‘Shines Bar’ was very green but ran on with promise once he turned into the home straight. Paddy was very pleased with him.  Ally left this morning for Pembroke dock to sail over this afternoon to Rosslaire and head for…

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Saturday September 9th

A crazy day at the FOB headquarters. We had a lot of owners in to see their horses on the gallops and the Black Horse pub was full to the brim serving everyone with a top notch full English!!!! The smaller fan club at their breakfast table including young jockeys Fern O’Brien and Jack Lander. Fergal and ‘Viva Steve’ who…

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Friday September 8th

A brilliant day yesterday. We gained our first Flat winner at Salisbury with ‘The Groove’!!!! That made it 17 wins for the season!!! He kept it very exciting as 3 horses passed the post very close together but his nose was first past the post in the 3 way photo and that’s what counts!!!! The Groovy Gang were very excited…

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Thursday September 7th

A fun schooling morning this morning. Lots of pictures today- Alain on ‘Viva Steve’ who goes to Ireland next week for the Kerry National. Paddy on ‘Kiruna Peak’ who runs this Sunday in her first juvenile hurdle at Fontwell. Jacob on ‘Bells N Banjos’ who schooled for the first time this season and looks amazing!!!! Ally on ‘Poetic Rhythm’ who…

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Wednesday September 6th

A lovely morning on the gallops in Naunton. Yeah winter horses stepped up a gear today and got a bit more competitive. Here are a few pictures from the morning- Irene this side on ‘War on the The Rocks’ and Alice far side on ‘Coolanly’ who look great. Jacob this side on tomorrow’s runner ‘The Groove’ and Lilly far side…

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Tuesday September 5th

A cold and damp week so far. Yesterday we schooled some horses at home 1st and 2nd lot and then I took 2 to Lambourn to get a change of scenery and school on the grass.  Alain and ‘Rockchasebullet’ who goes to Fontwell on Sunday. Paddy on today’s runne ‘River of Intrigue’ who goes to Hexham for a novice handicap…

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Saturday September 2nd

A beautiful morning in Naunton on the gallops. All the winter horses are getting fitter and did their last canter upsides today. They are coming on well in preparation for the winter season soon to be underway. A great cake selection this morning. This cake was baked by our 12 year old work rider Katelyn…. Very good effort!!!! Fern far…

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