Onwards and upwards ...

A bit of a change in the weather

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

The string heads over to Racecourse Side

''Happiness is not a horse, you cannot harness it.''

Number One Guy and Smokey Oakey

A bit of a change in the weather this morning - much cooler and you even needed a coat first lot. The watered gallop was riding like a dream again this morning; it has such a marvellous sward of grass, I wish racecourses could be this good. The course at Newmarket was being watered this morning for the meeting at the weekend, if they do not get any proper rain it will still be on the really firm side.

Dulcie and Mystery Star

We have been busy for the last couple of weeks, moving mares and foals back up to Garrowby, after they have been covered by the Newmarket-based stallions. We have also sent several horses up there for a holiday and brought a load back that have already had one; the improvement and development of those that have been there this spring is remarkable; you can never underestimate the goodness of spring grass or Dr. Green, as the saying goes. Garrowby is such a tranquil place and is so good for the brains of both equine and human - we are very lucky to be the custodians.

Forgotten Army and Cornish Beau

Although England won last night in their friendly against Mexico, the concensus, in the office, is that they were pretty lucky not to have gone two behind early on; we dread to think what sides like Spain or Brazil will do to us if we meet them in the World Cup. It may be that the players were holding themselves back, not wanting to get injured on the Wembley turf but, it looked to us, like there will have to be a vast improvement if we are to get past the quarter final stage.

The two year old coming up the watered gallop

Star Commander and Toparichi with Munro's Dragon coming to join