Martin’s Blog 12th October

So sad to hear last night that Trevor Hemmings has passed away at the age of 86. Racing and the wider public has lost a true gentleman and such an amazing supporter of, not only racing, but so many different charities too. A kind, generous man who will be greatly missed by so many. My boys, Harry in particular, adored him and he would always stop and speak to them and kindly sent them calendars of his horses every Christmas with a personal note. Our thoughts are with all his family and friends at this dreadfully sad time.

Sad loss. Freddie & Harry with Trevor Hemmings (& Zara) at Cheltenham a few years ago.

Work morning here and Harry Stock and Warren Marston in to ride out. Great to see Granville and Penny Styler who were here to watch Debden Bank who has won his last three races and was part of our famous ‘treble treble’ at Southwell in July. He’s back in work after a summer holiday and heads to Cheltenham next week.

Happy work riders – Martin chats with Warren and Harry

We also worked Brorson, Cloud Formation, Back On The Lash, Big Nasty, Mozzaro, Herecomeshogan, She Has Notions, Kazontherazz, Mahanakhon Power, Pay The Woman, Ten Past Midnight, Brianna Rose, Talkischeap, City Never Sleeps, Borderline, Duke of Luckley, Dreamsundermyfeet, Fiddledi Dee and Be Thankful.

Witness Protection ran a very good race on Sunday at Newton Abbot but had no luck in running and I think was unlucky not to win, staying on all the way to the line. I’m excited about the season ahead for him – he should continue to give his Foxtrot owners plenty of fun.

Thank you so much Pete Wilson for calling in yesterday with an amazing photo book packed full of photos from start to finish of Beth’s Charity Race Day in which she won – it’s something she will cherish I’m sure. Pete you are a star!



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