Onwards and upwards ...

Enable is brilliant

Monday, 29 July 2019

"No one understands that you have given everything. You must give more."

Antonio Porchia.

Off to the stud 

It's a blue sky morning but bands of rain have been forecast and I think it's going to be hit and miss all week whether or not you get any. Everybody is working well in the yard with only a couple of days to go. The steam cleaner is going flat out and the painters are in maximum mode. 

Walking onto the box

I don't think we have seen a filly as good as Enable for a long time - if ever. In a tactical race, on ground that was soft, she was given a great ride by Frankie and dug very deeep when challenged by the brave runner up. Whether she goes to York between now and her destiny run in the Arc is debatable, and as her trainer says she will tell them if she wants another run or not. What a brilliant horse she is!

All ready to unload

A couple more horses left the yard this morning that are going to new homes. We wish them well and will be following their careers closely. We have turned a couple of our fillies out on the stud for a little break. These are ones that have not yet run and are more three year old types so it won't do them any harm at all. I am a great believer and experience shows that once a horse in in training and running it should be kept going. The bones and ligaments are much better when they are exercised and you don't then get as many problems.

Off the box and ready to be turned out