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Christmas and the New Year have been very busy. One member of staff broke her leg dismounting from a 15 hand horse in the yard on 23rd December! As you can imagine, this caused a lot of problems with Christmas work plans. I have advertised for another helper for the next 3 months – if anyone is interested in a job please ring me on 07860 110153. I need somebody experienced with horses and a good rider. The horses from Mick Channons ran creditably at Kempton on Boxing Day but 2 of the races were not suitable. However, their owner, Mr Radford was taking his family to the meeting and wanted to see as many of his horses on the track as possible. Knock House ran very well in the 2 ½ mile Novice Handicap Chase to finish 2nd. Warden Hill was well outclassed in the Kauto Star Feltham Novices Chase but still finished 2nd due to most of the other horses falling or pulling up. Sgt Reckless’ run in the Christmas Hurdle was – to my mind – a waste of time. He is currently on a Novice Chase programme and needs good ground. He was totally out of his depth and did not like the softened going. Despite being one down on staff, we are still very busy on the yard and Calgary Bay is due to make an appearance in a Hunter Chase in February. He has been off a course for nearly 2 years due a leg problem and he is now 12 years old but he is in great form and looks a picture. He will run from West Lockinge Farm. Edredon Bleu won the King George as a 12 year old! Harry Bannister will ride him this Spring and we have a couple of other horses here belonging to his father – another of whom – Port Golan – is due to go Hunter Chasing as well. A Happy New Year to everybody. It has been a tough year without Terry but my staff and supporters have been great. I spent 3 days in Connemara over Christmas. It was a lovely break but very sad as I stayed in our favourite hotel. Fortunately, I have wonderful friends over there and I was well cared for. [more...]
It has been a busy December at West Lockinge with plenty of horses in the yard. We have concentrated on their jumping and fittening work. On Boxing Day, 3 of Camilla Radford’s horses are running at Kempton – Knock House and Warden Hill will be ridden by A P McCoy and Sgt Reckless (surprisingly reverting to hurdles) will be ridden by Noel Fehily. Calgary Bay is getting nicely fit at the farm and will run in a hunter chase in February with the Foxhunters’ at Aintree in April as his goal. I am spending Christmas in Connemara in Ballynahinch Castle Hotel where Terry and I had so many wonderful holidays. It will be sad to go there without him but I have some great friends over there and fantastic memories. My house will be well occupied and looked after for me at West Lockinge, and it should be a good break. I will watch the Racing on Boxing Day from the Betting Shop in Clifden. [more...]
As the wet weather gets a grip and the ground changes to soft/heavy on many courses, there is some exciting National Hunt racing in the pipeline in November/December starting with 3 days at Cheltenham this weekend. Most of the young hurdlers/chasers that we prepare her have now gone back into training with their individual trainers and there have been some pleasing results to date. Knock House and Sgt Reckless both won their first chases in October for Mick Channon and could turn out again at Cheltenham on Saturday and Sunday although Sgt Reckless would not want it too soft. Warden Hill ran a promising race at Carlisle to finish 4th over 2miles 6f in a Novices Hcap Chase but he clearly needs 3 miles and jumped very big over some of the fences. At West Lockinge Farm we have some interesting horses here for jumping education – some will go Point to Pointing whilst others will run under NH rules. Calgary Bay is going hunter chasing from Lockinge and should be ready to run in January with the Liverpool Foxhunters as his target. He has not run for 2 seasons due to leg problems but seems in great heart. Yogi Breisner continues to help me with some of the racehorses but won’t take any ouside courses until the Spring when the ground improves. My newly dressed schooling fences look fantastic and are often used by outsiders. We are very proud of our facilities – if anybody wants to use the hurdles/chase fences, or gallops – please feel free to ring me 07860 110153. [more...]