Martin’s Blog 22nd June

A glorious morning and with the horses in full training doing fast work tomorrow they all just cantered today.

Belinda and I are off to Royal Ascot today and very much looking forward to meeting up with lots of friends – a fabulous day in prospect and nothing quite as British as Royal Ascot.

Last night Weyburn disappointed us at Ffos Las when he weakened 3 out having looked to be enjoying himself for much of the race. He’s not had his palate cauterised for quite some time and Andrew definitely felt it must be his wind stopping him so we will get our wind specialist Ben Brain to have a look at him.

A good meeting yesterday with owner Paul Armour – lots of valuable discussion and future plans made. Very satisfying that Paul was pleased with our ongoing yard improvements and how well his horses look on their summer holidays – they both really do look superb and are really thriving being turned out in our fabulous new turnout paddocks here at Luckley.