Martin’s Blog 12th October

Much needed rain overnight and maybe a little too much for Debden Bank (James Best) is one of our runners heading to Worcester but we’ll have a walk around the track, speak to the jockeys and then make a decision. Spice Boy runs in the bumper under Sean Bowen and he made a promising debut in a bumper albeit beaten 12 1/2 lengths. His sister, Spice Girl, was disappointing on debut and then won her next three bumpers – lets hope he follows suit!

Lots of owners in this week. Today Granville Styler was in this morning to watch Zarhanya and Ballyvango on the gallops and say a good luck to Debden Bank. Yesterday Tom Pratt was in to also watch Zarhanya on the gallops and Osterberg too. Helen Sugden came to see her horses Release The Kraken and First Angel 2nd Lot. Always great to see owners in the yard and for them to watch their horses on the gallops and speak to the team who look after them so well. It’s such a big plus being able to have an open door policy – owning racehorses isn’t just about watching them at the races, we encourage our owners to get involved and come and see them at home too.

Our vet, Jeremy Swan, was in this morning along with Farrier Nick Partridge. Our Equine Dentist, Tom Siddall, has been making his way through the yard ensuring all the horses teeth are in good condition. Dental health is obviously very important and we are fortunate to have Tom to look after the team here. He used to ride plenty of winners for us in his time as a jockey and it’s great to see him doing so well since his retirement from the saddle.



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