Martin’s Blog 28th June

We all know that things can go so wrong in a split second and poor Brianna Rose yesterday at Southwell was only just getting going when she was unsighted by the eventual winner, who jumped violently right throughout, and suffered a crashing fall at the second last. Sean Bowen walked away unscathed but Brianna Rose was so lame on pulling up that she was taken back to the stable yard in the Horse Ambulance. I was unable to be at Southwell yesterday but owner Matthew Baker and our Team couldn’t speak more highly in their praise of the vets there, including the BHA vet and the staff at Southwell too so thank you so much to them.

After lots of investigating she was found to have a chip in a bone in her leg but thankfully they were happy she was comfortable enough to travel home but suggested our vets may wish to put a screw in it for more stability. Therefore Beth & Ernie delivered her straight to Bourton Vale Equine Clinic where I’m pleased to report she has had a comfortable night and will be re-assessed today. Fingers crossed for a full recovery as she’s a lovely mare and there are hopefully plenty more races to be won and fun to be had with her before she goes on to hopefully be a fabulous brood mare.

Debden Bank ran a belter to finish 3rd, back over hurdles, a solid run returning from a wind operation and hopefully he can now build upon this. He’s A1 this morning.

Stephen & Karen Howell met Hogan for the first time today. Stephen is our farthest afield member of The Cotswold Lockdowners Syndicate, visiting from USA, and are great friends with Christina and John Clarkson who are also in the syndicate. They watched him in action on the gallops ridden by James Best.

Hogan with (LtoR) Christina Clarkson, Karen Howell, Hogan, Stephen Howell and John Clarkson

This evening at Chepstow Windy Cove returns to the flat after a win and a very good 3rd over hurdles recently. She is partnered by the very good apprentice Harry Davies who has excelled since riding plenty of pony racing winners and will hopefully run a big races for her enthusiastic owners.



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