Yesterday James Best was in to ride out and school some of the horses and Jon & Jack Hughes came in to watch. It was Jack’s first visit here for possibly 2 years due to covid so it was fabulous to see both her and Jon on the gallops again. Obviously it wasn’t the easiest of mornings as Jon & Jack owned Sarasota Star since he was a yearling and are as sad as we are about his loss but it was a perfect tonic to watch their lovely horses on the gallops and schooling too.
We schooled Sojourn, Melekhov, Duke of Luckley, Carumba, Cut And Run, Culverwell and Herecomeshogan and I was pleased with them all.
Cut & Run and Duke of Luckley didn’t run on Monday at Fontwell as the ground went against them but both have options next week. Our next runner will be Breizh Alko on Saturday at Uttoxeter for David Parry who runs in the 3m Handicap Chase. It’s a quiet period for us whilst lots of horses are just coming back in from their mid winter break but as always there is lots going on in the yard with the team working really hard.
We’ve had some lovely messages about the sad loss of Sarasota Star last Sunday and each and every one has been much appreciated. We even had a really kind email from the Stable Manager Brian Melrose who, admitted that emailing his condolences wasn’t something he’d normally do, but he did and in it mentioned: “to see the real love and attention that you paid to your horses is a real example to everyone as to how these magnificent animals should be treated”. Thank you Brian.