July, 2007

… and treat those two imposters just the same…  I’m not sure I agree with Rudyard Kipling on that one - I definitely prefer triumph to disaster and I’ve seen a bit of both this week.
Authorized’s defeat last week was a blow - I was hoping he’d have an unbeaten 3yo year.  I’m less comfortable [...]

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I thought it was an absolutely stunning performance from Winker in the July Stakes - everything went wrong and we still won.  I couldn’t have a higher opinion of the horse.  We have believed for a while now that it would be an understatement to just call him a  classy horse - his work at  [...]

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A horse of authority

With Haydock off Shawhill misses her chance today, but the race is rescheduled for Wednesday at Newmarket.  I don’t think we’ll go for it now - it was always a big ask trying to win a group 2, and there’s a Listed race at Longchamp on Saturday that looks more suitable.  It’s a 3yo fillies [...]

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A long week

I’ve been very busy lately and I haven’t been updating my blog as I should - fortunately I’ve had a couple of able deputies keeping things moving.
George and Ned started on a week’s work experience last Monday, and it was great to have them around.  Betfair is an interesting place to be - the atmosphere [...]

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I’ve been waiting to write that headline for a long time.  Major Eazy’s win at the fifth attempt on Saturday night was long overdue, and at last we have confirmation of something we have believed for a long time - he is a proper racehorse.
Every jockey who has sat on ME has told us that [...]

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