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Monday, 08 October 2018

"There is certainly something in angling that tends to produce a serenity of the mind."

Washington Irving.

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First day at school for the Casamento ex Brushing colt

It's a very mild morning and unfortunately the weather forecast for the rest ot the month is for an Indian summer. It's typical that as soon as the turf season ends in early November, I can see that it will not stop raining. Everybody is in this morning once again and we are doing two canters with all the horses on the polytrack close to home.

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Tim letting the colt take his time

It was the most marvellous race for the Arc yesterday, which was such a great advert for our sport. Two high class fillies fought out the finish and it looks as if they will both stay in training next season. So, if they stay sound and healthy, their battles should draw the crowds in huge numbers. Enable, by Nathaniel, is the most amazing and brave filly, and it was a brilliant training feat by John Gosden. It was a very good day for the British with five winners coming our way, four of them from Newmarket, and it gives everyone here something to crow about.


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Garrel Glen

The first lot of yearlings have started the breaking-in process. You always like to see them with plenty of spirit at this stage especially when you start to put the tack on. These colts have all had a good jump and a kick but have soon taken to the tack and the long reins, and all four move like dreams. They are strong and very attractive colts and I am delighted with them all.

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The leaves are changing colour

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Lynda keeping the place tidy