Martin’s Blog 11th August

Sunshine this morning after not a great week weather-wise in England and great to see the horses looking so well.

We’ve returned from a fantastic family week away in Estepona, Southern Spain thanks to owners Paul & Geraldine Townend’s who so generously let us stay in their lovely place there. Very special family time, the boys loved it and we return refreshed and keen to crack on with the season ahead. Thanks to Jamie and all the team here too who kept things running smoothly and it’s great to get back to see that our widened and extended loop is now ready for the surface to arrive and should hopefully be finished in the next week to ten days.

More horses coming in and they’ve done well over the summer and we have an exciting team for the autumn. A few more days without jump racing and then it will be all systems go again.

August seems to be a busy month for birthdays and yesterday was one of our Racing Club Ambassador’s birthday – Kitty King so we hope she had a great day. Tonight is the 40th birthday party of our Equine Dentist Tom Siddall who also rode plenty of winners for us as a jockey. It should be a very good night knowing Tom & Laura!