It’s been a very wet week here in Greystoke, once it starts, it doesn’t seem to know how to stop!
One good thing about the rain though, is it means we can get back to schooling on grass and start preparing our up and coming chasers. We also took some youngsters up to a local cross country field for some educational jumping on Tuesday.
With the first of our local meetings just around the corner, we can’t wait for the season to get going. We’ve set up a 5 to Follow competition for anyone wanting a bit of fun for the season, the details can be found here. The closing date is 11th October, ahead of the first Carlisle meeting in which we will have a few runners.
Over the summer we purchased some lovely young horses from various sales in the UK & Ireland. They have now all been broken in, the early ones have enjoyed a summer in the fields and the recently purchased ones will be making their way over from Ireland this week.
They will be looking for owners so check out our horses for sale page, and feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or would like further information.
We had a nice few winners through the summer, in July Caius Marcius won for the 12th time and later that month Glorious Spirit won her bumper before following up with another win on her hurdles debut. Amberose ran a great race at Perth, winning by 9 lengths. She was subsequently retired and will now become a broodmare, continuing the line from Miss Nellie, a mare who has produced many winners for us and her owners.
Duke Of Navan has ran some smashing races during the last few months, unfortunately just finding one or two too good for him.
Last week we got some drone footage of the horses out exercising and combined it with the usual videos from the ground. It really gives you a feel of the expanse of training grounds we have.
We’d like to finish by congratulating Danny McMenamin on his 100th career win, which came onboard Nuts Well for Ann Hamilton in the 2m Chase at Kelso on Sunday, the race which the amazing Simply Ned ran in 7 times. This year the race was named in his honour, and he paraded in front of the crowd before the race. Photos courtesy Alan Raeburn on behalf Kelso racecourse.
All at Greystoke