Onwards and upwards ...

Topatoo has a filly foal

Monday, 07 May 2018

" The happiest people don't worry too much about whether life is fair or not, they just get on with it."

Andrew Matthew.

                  Leaving_yard      Gee_Sixty_Six_Astrojewel_Indian

Leaving the yard, and Gee Sixty Six with Astrojewel and Indian Red returning


Rum Ration

I hope everyone enjoys the Bank Holiday today. It's a normal work day in the racing yard though, and the horses are having a straightforward Monday morning exercise. The staff have a holiday day off later.

I should like to thank everyone who has sent get well messages and to let them know I am on the mend.


Tim watching Pageant Master

I think we saw a top class horse and potential Triple Crown winner in Saxon Warrior when he cantered up in the 2000 Guineas. The 1000 Guineas produced a dream result with the 66-1  Billesdon Brook by Champs Elysees beating all the strongly fancied fillies. Champs Elysees has recently been sent to Ireland primarily as a National Hunt sire - some National Hunt sire producing a classic winner.


Topatoo with her new born filly by Bated Breath

Our last mare foaled over the weekend. Topatoo had a lovely bay filly by Bated Breath. Earlier this year we lost her son Topapinion, a winning colt who was full of potential, so it is great to have a half sister on the ground by an up and coming sire. Both mother and daughter are doing well and have already had time out in a foal paddock enjoying this glorious weather.

Angie and I should like to thank David and the stud team for all their very hard work during the foaling season. This year has been particularly challenging with the constant rain and, although on a day like today it seems a distant memory, it wasn't long ago that everyone was struggling in the mud. It certainly looks as if we have an above average bunch of foals which is encouraging for the future.


Mares and foals in the sunshine at Dullingham