October, 2010

Sunday Bess lost out in her maiden by a nostril. It was annoying as I’d had a bet, but I was hoist by my own petard. I have a policy with 2yos that I don’t like them hit on their first run - Richard gave Bess one small crack of the whip but [...]

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Scary grin

I was woken up early this morning by a lot of excited hollering. It transpired that after a week of waiting Eddie’s front tooth had finally come out - he had put it under his pillow in the middle of the night but the tooth fairy hadn’t come. Jane explained that the tooth [...]

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Looking Up

Things are looking up. Whey Sauce ran an excellent race on Friday, finishing well beaten in fourth but comfortably ahead of the rest of the field and showing the ability in the race that she had shown on the gallops. She got to the front too soon - Jack had hoped to keep [...]

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Master of origami

The sales have been disappointing to date. The one yearling I put up to sell, my Byron out of Veiled Beauty, did not make her reserve and I got her back. I got a few people to look at her - one of her feet turns in a little, and this was the [...]

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Nice Looker

A long week. Leaving aside the fact that Betfair is finally floating after a ten year slog I’ve had plenty of horse action going on.
On Monday Jane and I went to Normans Court stud where they were having a stallion parade. Winker was on show - it was nice to see him and [...]

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Group 1 glory

No winners since my last posting, although Nemo Spirit put in a better performance yesterday on his preferred softer ground. I have a couple of real longshots going for Group 1 glory in the next few days - Foghorn Leghorn goes in the Middle Park and Blue Jack goes in the Abbaye.
Foghorn loves soft [...]

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