Onwards and upwards ...

We have one runner today at Chelmsford

Monday, 04 February 2019

"Know your limits, but never stop trying to exceed them."


Cantering on Southfields Round

It’s a wild, windy, wet morning and we have got rain forecast for most of the week. The temperatures have risen though and we have gone from the sublime to the ridiculous. This rain is badly needed as we have had very little throughout the year in 2018. Farmers always say it averages out and I would suspect we will now get a couple of months rainfall in a few days. The horses have been out and cantering in it though and the riders were well covered up against the elements. Southfields Round has been the main canter once again and all has gone well. We had quite a few horses out yesterday so one or two have had their day off today.

Walking back to the yard

We have one runner today at a rescheduled meeting at Chelmsford. Velvet Vista has her third run in the mile and a quarter maiden at 4.40. She has had a couple of runs behind pretty useful horses and both times ran respectably. I would hope she would once again show that she has the ability to win races.


I see Godolphin is having another major review of their empire and already there are quite a few developments that will affect the industry and lives of certain personnel. The investment that Sheikh Mohammed has put in over the years is uncalculatable and he has single-handedly done so much for our industry and Newmarket in particular. These empires sometimes get so big that readjustments are needed at times and I would think this is one of those times and things will sort themselves out and start to run smoothly once again.

Luka's Faith

For those of you who know the yard well you will be pleased to hear that Tim is back in operation this morning. What a morning he has picked to return.