Onwards and upwards ...

We used a variety of polytracks today

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

"Who is wise? He that learns from everyone. Who is powerful? He that governs his passion. Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody."

Benjamin Franklin.


Walking across to the Rubbing House canter

It’s a breezy morning and slightly overcast at present. We have a good lot of staff in today so we are getting on with the horses once again and using all the polytracks on Racecourse Side. I will be taking several bloods tonight just to check everything is in order and if so, we can start to have a lot more entries.


True Calling leading Astrobreeze and Ginger Lady, and below is Farne Odyssey


There are more negative headlines on the front of the Racing Post this morning with an Irish vet charged with passing inside information, allegedly allowing persons to lay a horse before the information was made public. If you look back through my blogs over the years you will see I was always against being able to lay horses to lose. I said it was the start of the slippery slope. Whether this charge will be proven or not we will find out when it goes to the inquiry stage. It is all bad publicity for the sport and anybody from the outside could be put off entering as an owner. Why we ever let this betting to lose come in I will never know.


Four Fifty Three

Next week’s Breakfast with the Stars, due to the ground at the moment, only has a couple of horses booked to gallop. This will be a big disappointment for Epsom, the press and public who will be attending. There have been several horses that have benefitted greatly from this exercise and it can only do the horses education good to have the experience of the unusual track before the big day. The Oaks day will not be quiet as busy as the Derby but the razzmatazz on Derby Day is something to experience.