Martin’s Blog 11th December

We, like so many, woke to snow this morning although not enough for the boys to go sledging, much to their disappointment! But we’ve already heard that school is closed tomorrow so they are so excited!

We did ride some of the horses out today as we were unable to turn them out so thanks to those team members who came in to ride out.

We had three runners at Southwell today which was amazingly on – well done to the team at Southwell. I think it may be the only meeting on for a few days looking at the forecast. All three horses – Pattern Cutter, Borderline and Bella Ciao, ran well without troubling the judge. There will be other days for them I’m sure. Well done to Paddy & Sian for getting them to Southwell and back in the conditions.

Although we had no runners at Cheltenham on Friday we were at the Sales with our Bloodstock Agent Gerry Hogan and were delighted to secure a new addition to our Team – Redbridge Rambler who has been purchased by David Maughan. Watch him finish 3rd in his Point to Point HERE. Gerry has done so well for us and has bought the majority of our Cheltenham winners and many others too and always works so hard to ensure our owners have good value for money – time will tell with Redbridge Rambler but he already seems to have a lovely attitude and has settled in well. David was here on Saturday morning to welcome him back to the yard after Belinda & Freddie had collected him from Cheltenham.

We had supper on Friday night with Matt and Shona Capp at The Farmers Arms in Guiting Power and they were both back in to watch the horses on Saturday morning braving the baltic conditions. Paul Davis was in too along with most of the members of She Has Notions Syndicate who were well fed and watered and are such a fun group. They watched the horses on the gallops too.

England didn’t win…..what a shame. Disappointed boys. Next time….

Lunch today at The Plough at Ford with Ollie & Irene Ryan which was absolutely delicious. Another highly recommended local.



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