Onwards and upwards ...

What a horrible wet day

Thursday, 01 November 2018

"Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family."

Anthony Brandt.

Cantering on Hamilton Hill

Garrison Law at first lot

It’s a very wet day with a constant downpour since early morning. It is not cold though and there is no wind. We have just been getting in and out and cantering on Hamilton Hill. The Jockey Club have started a major refurbishment of the Rubbing House canter today which will mean six to eight weeks of closures to certain walking and cantering grounds. It will be a bit difficult for a few yards but in the long run the improvements will be worth it.

Astromerry at second lot

Our horses are in the sales today and I think we will go through the ring early to mid-afternoon. It has been a very strong sale once again with the foreign buyers to the fore. Tattersalls do a great job of looking after everybody from so many different countries who will have all sorts of price range ambitions, from the minimum bid of £800 up to the £1 million made for a filly sold yesterday. Let’s hope ours all find good new homes and continue their careers in winning ways.

Walking home in the rain

The build up to the Breeders Cup continues with the horses having all arrived at Churchill Downs and getting used to their new surroundings. I don’t think the draw has been very kind to most of ours as the kickback will certainly play a part, especially if it rains and the ground goes very muddy and loose. There are lots of European runners this year and let’s hope we can get a surprise or two and keep up our tradition of bringing some money home.