Tuesday January 2nd 2018

Well that is the first time I have written 2018 and it always feels strange for a while getting used to a new year. I hope that 2018 is going to bring us even more fantastic days and lots of luck and joy for everyone involved. The horses look amazing and some snowy days over the festive period have meant…

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New Year’s Eve 2017

A fantastic end to 2017 as ‘Poetic Rhythm’ answered our prayers and gave us our first ever Grade 1 yesterday winning the Challow Hurdle at Newbury. The pace was strong which made it a gruelling test of guts and determination at the end. Thankfully ‘Poetic Rhythm’ possesses those 2 things in abundance!!! He had a big battle on his hands…

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Christmas Day

Merry Christmas to everyone. We all worked early as usual and got the horses mucked out, fed and watered. We rode 2 lots and finished the morning with a mug of champagne to toast the day. Lilly and ‘Cosmic King’ get into the Christmas spirit. The string on first lot. Tori and ‘Chase the Spud’ who runs in the Welsh…

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Saturday December 23rd

A fab ending to the week. Great results on Thursday with ‘Paul’s Hill’ powering up the Towcester hill to win well from an unlikely position. Paddy never gave up on him and when the front horses started to get weary he kept on gamely and flew past them. ‘Jennifer Juniper’ ran a solid race and finished a good 5th in…

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Thursday December 21st

Christmas is just around the corner so it has been very hectic at the yard. It is still a very busy time at the yard with so much racing all over the country on Boxing Day. We had a good schooling morning this morning. Alain, Paddy, Brodie and Johnny were all in and the horses all jumped very well. Some…

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Saturday December 16th

A great work morning at the yard. First lot was still a bit dark and then the sun decided to show itself. Some pictures from the morning- ‘Ocean Cove’ ridden by Kaitlin. He has entries at Exeter and Towcester on Thursday in novice hurdles. Tori far side on ‘Barney Dwan’ and Rob this side on ‘Mercy Mercy Me’. They went…

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Friday December 15th

We had a busy morning at the yard today. Everyone is heading to Cheltenham for the two day meeting ahead. Lots of owners stay locally to have an easier journey into the course. We are lucky that it’s our local track!!! A short 20 minute journey for us to get there is all it takes. We have 3 runners today….

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Tuesday December 12th

Another beautiful day in the Cotswolds. We still can not get back to our usual routine but all the horses have been exercised and they are so fit that a few days quieter can really refresh them!!! I would like to wish Dr. Simon Gilson (The Doc) a very Happy Birthday from everyone at FOB 🎁. He is a huge…

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Tuesday December 12th

Another beautiful day in the Cotswolds. We are still not back to our usual routine but all the horses have been exercised and they are all so fit that a few quieter days really perks them up and gives them a mid season breather. I would like to wish Dr. Simon Gilson (The Doc) a very Happy Birthday from all…

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Monday December 11th

With a total white out yesterday it was hard work getting everyone to work and getting the jobs done. But with such dedicated staff we had a good morning. Once we cleared tracks around the yard to get the wheelbarrows around we mucked out and then rode 3 lots. The horses loved it!!! Some pictures from the morning….. 2nd lot…

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