Martin’s Blog 3rd July

No runners over the weekend but a busy one none the less. On Saturday morning we welcomed Simon & Katherine Prowting to the yard for the first time and it was lovely to meet them and show them around the facilities here. Jon and Jack Hughes were in and Jo Stainer too so a very entertaining morning was assured! Mark Caswell and Harry Stock in to help ride out and we worked quite a few horses.

Yesterday Racing Club Member Neil Lloyd invited us to Silverstone to watch the F3 which was great fun. Neil’s Law Firm FBC Manby Bowdler sponsor the Wolverhampton Racing Team and their driver Shane Kelly so it was a fantastic day and Shane was 2nd in the final race.

Back home via Claire Hardwick’s End of Season BBQ at her Adlestrop base owned by Chris Leigh. Fantastic to catch up with many of our owners there as we have a lot of horses having their summer holidays there and some recuperating from injury and a couple of youngsters too. It was guaranteed to be a fun end to the day and we’ll probably have two tired boys going back to school for a rest today!

We have entries at Stratford tomorrow and Worcester on Wednesday so some decisions to be made this morning and ground discussions to have too.

The team are getting through their summer holidays and, although we’ve had more horses in during this quieter time than ever before, we are planning to get some of them back in over the next couple of weeks. It all soon comes around again.