August, 2009

Coming together

Disappointing yesterday.  Teia Tephi ran no race and is a candidate for early retirement.  She has plenty of ability on her limited home work but she has dodgy joints, and when push came to shove yesterday she didn’t want to go through with it.  Open Glory ran a reasonable race all things considered.  Richard tried [...]

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Handbags at dawn

I spent Tuesday and Wednesday at Doncaster with Tom and the Owens.  We looked at half the horses in the sale and ended up buying 12 for Manor House stables - we’ve already sold three of them.   
Doncaster is a good place to buy forward 2yo types - the pedigrees typically aren’t quite top class [...]

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Perfect Day

I woke up yesterday in my house on the south coast. A quick shower and down for breakfast - Jane and the kids, her mother, her brother and his family all milling around.
This house has been in my family since my Grandfather built it in 1933, It had been very run [...]

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Perhaps I’m an eternal optimist but I’ve got a feeling that Jonathan Trott may turn out to be something special. He’s taken his time to make his test debut (28) but the finest wines take the longest to mature. He just looks right to me somehow.
Swindon lost their first game 5-0, but I’ve [...]

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Bob

I’m out and about today but I can now update my blog with my Blackberry, so no excuses any more.
Some of our friends are just back from holiday, and we spoke to two of them yesterday. One mother said that whenever they went to the beach they would play ‘run like Edgar’ (Eddie is [...]

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Why Dad why?

When I was young I remember a comic strip called “why dad why” with a young boy who was always asking his dad silly questions.  Eddie is at that age now, and I understand where the strip was coming from - I have to deal with questions like “who would win if a tiger fought [...]

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New Venture

It’s a while since my last post, and a lot to blog about.  I’ve taken a 50% stake in Manor House Stables, going in as joint owner alongside Michael Owen who built the stable up from nothing.  Tom Dascombe comes in as trainer, although he still has to focus on his Lambourn stable for a [...]

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