Martin’s Blog 4th June

Just one runner last weekend with Mr Mafia at Stratford on Saturday night for Peter & Jane Boggis. He ran another solid race to finish 3rd over fences with the race not totally run to suit – he could have done with a stronger pace as they went very steady for much of the race and his jumping let him down towards the end of the race. He’s not as fluent over fences as hurdles but I was keen to try and take advantage of his lower handicap mark over fences. Peter and Jane were thrilled though with his run. we had a good night with them and we look forward to running him again soon.

A big well done to Farrier Nick Partridge’s daughter Freya and her pony Master Macky who finished 2nd in The Charles Owen British Pony Championships at Brand Hall. A proud dad here yesterday and rightly so. Fingers crossed they are chosen to represent the country at the Pony Trials in Poland in the summer as they thoroughly deserve it.

We worked some of the horses this morning including Capital Force, Forecast, Cotswold Prince, Bobble Emerald, Brillare Momento, Ben Buie, Raving Bonkers, Primogeniture and Fairmount. Abi Stock was in 1st lot as she continues her countdown to her Macmillan Ride of their Lives race at York on 15th June. Her and her family have done an amazing job with their fundraising and, after a Golf Day yesterday that both Harry Stock and Foxy played at, think they may have passed the £30,000 mark. Amazing and well done to all. There is still time to put in your own donation though and can do so by clicking HERE.

Bart Hellyer called in late morning and it was great to catch up with him.

Mowing, steam cleaning and tidying continues around the yard as many horses on their summer breaks are entering their final month of holidays. It always amazes me how time flies past. The team working hard here whilst others enjoy their holidays. Not long till all are back in! We have entries towards the end of the week and most are ground dependent – it looks like rain and whilst some need lots, for others we can’t have too much!