Martin’s Blog 2nd July

A lovely afternoon at Royal Windsor yesterday watching Freddie compete his shetland pony Blackie in the Shetland Pony Grand National raising money for The Bob Champion Cancer Trust. Great to be getting back to normal and watching him race again in such a stunning location. He had to start at the back (start places are swapped around) and managed to run really well to finish a staying on 5th and was thrilled, as were we. Kindly sponsored by Cotswold Forage, NAF and Webblite, he’s back in action on Saturday and I’ll be back there to support.

Freddie & Blackie

Home this morning and Warren Marston, Harry Stock, Patrick Cowley and Harry Atkins all in to ride work. We worked Debden Bank, Ben Buie, Capricia, Reve, Pinnacle Peak, Kazontherazz, Cloud Formation and Eclat Des Mottes.

Mr Mafia heads south to Newton Abbot where the constant rain on raceday stopped his plans to run there a fortnight ago. Belinda is thrilled with how he feels at home and probably quite pleased that Royal Windsor means she can hide somewhere and watch instead of having to be there today! She’ll miss spending the afternoon with owners Peter and Jane Boggis though and we all hope that with the ground drying to good ground, which he loves, he may be able to get his head in front again – no horse deserves it more! As always, a competitive race for the level and, as usual, he’ll be giving his all under Sean Bowen. Good luck Mr Mafia!

The girls who love Mafia the most – Belinda & Jasmin!

Paul Davis, who we give so many titles too – Head of Finance, Head of our Racing Club, Head of Partnerships and much more, sent this through last night….we really do enjoy being on this list, and even more, being at the top of it!

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