January, 2007

Quiet Time

It’s a slightly frustrating time at the moment as some of the horses are not running because of cancellations, ground conditions etc., but also some are not doing serious work at home as the conditions have been so bad. I have one runner over the weekend - Berkhamsted who runs at Lingfield, probably his last [...]

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No runners imminent so a few comments on picking horses and trainers. I still have a lot to learn as an owner, but these are my thoughts at the moment.
I believe in meritocracy in all areas of business, and horse racing should be no different. In picking a trainer, the plan should be to find [...]

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No cigars

More disappointment on Saturday. Prince Ary went off 6-4 favourite but was comfortably beaten by Pouvoir. Berkhamsted finished down the field.
I think the Prince Ary run was there or thereabouts par. I was surprised he went off favourite - Pouvoir had some hype about him and looked a natural favourite to me given that he [...]

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Disappointing day

Not a great start for my blogging with both of my horses stuffed out of sight.
I charged down to Wincanton after an early morning meeting in the office. The weather was fine when we got there, but the car park was a mud pit. I met up with Tom Dascombe who had just walked the [...]

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I€™ve always been passionate about racing, but I€™ve never had the cash before to be a full on owner. I sold some shares in Betfair in April 2006 and all of that has changed €“ as I write I own or have shares in 21 racehorses. Most of them are on the flat, but there [...]

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