BUSY AT SOUTHWELL!
The yard are planning to run three horses next week at Southwell. On Thursday the 25th February we run two horses for the same owner.
In the 2.10 contest a 5f Maiden Auction race we run BAHAMIAN BOLT. He has had only one start last backend on the final day of the turf season at Doncaster in a warm Maiden, were he shaped with promise. We had planned to run him in January, but unfortunately he suffered from a bad bout of ringworm over the Festive Period that knocked him back. He worked this morning (20th Feb) and worked nicely, but he did have a good blow afterwards, and I feel he will improve greatly for the run next week and also his first try on the Fibresand surface at Southwell. I do feel sure that he will make his mark later on in the season in h'cps though, as he is a nice individual whom tries and will find his level later in the season.
Our second runner is becoming a very disappointing horse. CAPTAIN IMPERIAL runs in the 5.20 contest. He has had three runs for the yard over longer trips and we are dropping him down in distance on Thursday hoping that will improve him. However, he doesn't show me a great lot at home and if the drop in distance doesn't bring about any improvement in his recent form, then I have advised his owner to "get rid" of the animal.
One thing I have always believed is being dead straight with my owners. Why keep an animal in the stable and pay training fee's, if it has very little chance of any success? My motto is be up front and honest.
Our final runner of the week runs on Friday 26th at Southwell called OWED. I own the horse and he runs in the seller on the card. He seems well at home, but is going to be badly worse off at the weights with most of his rivals if it were a handicap, but he likes the surface and I am hoping he performs with credit.
We cantered a bunch of the new 2yr olds today and some of the sharper ones are really pleasing me. There are still some of them for sale to be kept in training in the yard, so any perspective owners that would like a viewing and potentially become involved with our dual Group 1 winning stable, don not hesitate to contact myself personally.
Finally, our stable star BORDERLESCOTT worked today (Sat 20th) over 5f in a solo gallop under my daughter Rebecca. She reported that he felt better than ever after his winter break and all roads will lead to York in August in his bid to win his third Group 1 race in that contest.
Posted on 20 Feb 2010 by Robin
HAPPY NEW YEAR
A Happy New Year to all the readers of my web page.
It has been one of the worst winters in Yorkshire that I can remember in years. The snow and ice has been truly horrendous for the all the team, but, I must say a big thank you to my staff who in difficult conditions have kept the show on the road.
We are cantering the 2yr olds away now on our new 4f gallop and they are all starting to grasp the nettle quickly, incidentally, there are shares still available in some of the 2yr olds left if any parties are interested, to view them go to our "horses for sale" page on the website.
We have run a couple of the older horses, OWED & CONJECTURE at Southwell recently and both would have needed the run after the lengthy cold snap and will I am sure be competitive later on this season.
We are planning to run one horse next week at Lingfield on the 5th February called CAPTAIN IMPERIAL. He is becoming very, very disappointing and we are dropping him in trip to 1m 4f to see if that makes any difference to him, but judged on his recent performances I feel he will not be in the stable much longer if I don't see any improvement on the track.
Posted on 30 Jan 2010 by Robin
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR
Well my Far East trip was an experience to say the least, the hospitality show by the Hong Kong Jockey Club was simply superb. "Scotty" ran well, but the class of animal over there at the end of a long season and with the all the traveling, was, alas on this occasion too much for, but he will be back next season with the Nunthorpe as his main target once again, lets hope he gets there and can make it 3 victories in a row!
I would like to wish all the readers of my website a very, very Merry Christmas and a Happy and prosperous 2010.
I will be back in the New Year to inform you of my all weather team and how the 2yr olds are shaping up.
Posted on 22 Dec 2009 by Robin
SCOTTY ALL READY
BORDERLESCOTT has arrived at Sha Tin safely and it's all systems go for next weeks race on Sunday 13th December. He seems in great form and the track and going should be perfect, so I am looking for a bold show for our stable star. My daughter has travelled over with the horse, and she has reported that he has taken his flight well and is as bright as a button. I am flying over on Tuesday (8th December) with Pauline so the team is very excited and fingers crossed he performs well for everybody concerned.
We are obviously going to be quiet this week with regards to stable runners, but, should be running a nice team through the winter, especially at Southwell, a track were we always seem to bag a nice few winners every season.
Last week we ran CAPTAIN IMPERIAL again, and if he keeps performing like his last two runs for the yard then he won't be staying in the stable much longer. I am always upfront with my owners and honest, if the horse is no good, then get rid, it's as simple as that, why pay training fees for an animal that either can't or wont win? Anyway I hope he turns himself around, but at this moment in time he looks a very disappointing horse.
Anyway, I will be back on here to tell you all about my Far East exploits soon.
Posted on 06 Dec 2009 by Robin
THE ALL WEATHER!
We will now start turning our attention to the all weather. The stable have a band of runners planned for the all weather this year, and we will be hoping to bag a nice few winners before the season ends.
Our sole runner this week is CAPTAIN IMPERIAL a new recruit that one of my owners purchased at last months horses in training sales at Doncaster.
To be frank, I hope he improves on what he is showing me at home, and we are trying him over 1m 4f at Lingfield, hoping that he stays, if he doesn't, then we might be struggling, as he hasn't shown me he has the sufficient pace to win over a shorter trip, but I am hoping he shows us more on the track than he does at home.
Anyway, I will be back on here soon and tell you about "Scotty" who will be flying out to Hong Kong in a few weeks and the rest of the string thats planned for the all weather season.
Finally, for any person looking for an unusual and different Christmas present this year, why not have a look at our horse for sale page and treat your partner.
Posted on 18 Nov 2009 by Robin
BORDERLESCOTT OFF TO HONG KONG!
"Scotty" will be heading off to Hong Kong for his final race of the season at Sha Tin in December, the race is very valuable and we have been invited over by the Hong Kong Jockey Club to take part in the Sprint race over. He is a remarkable horse, tough as teak, and seems to be in great form at home, the pace off the race and quick ground will suit, so we are hoping for more luck than we had in Paris on Arc' day!
The stable have ran a few runners of late, SINGING SCOTT, hated the soft ground at Doncaster last weekend, but at least we know now not to run him on that sort of going again, he will make a nice 3yr old next year and I will be disappointed if he doesn't win his share. Our other 2yr old surprised the yard a little, BAHAMIAN BOLT, ran better than we thought, as he has been very slow to come to hand physically and he ran well before getting tired, as with Singing Scott, I am sure they will both win in their grade.
I have put photographs of the new yearling's that I have bought from the various sales on the "Horses for Sale" page, so if anybody is interested in purchasing a Yearling, or, taking a 1/4 share, then please contact me personally for a viewing.
The stable will be quiet for runners over the coming week, but, I will be back on here to update you all on Borderlescott's final preparations before he jets out to Hong Kong.
Posted on 09 Nov 2009 by Robin
TWO NEAR MISSES!
The stable had two horses beaten in photo finishes last week. SINGEUR again showed what a tough and reliable horse he is when just beaten in a Listed Race at Doncaster. He is the first horse I have has by his sire, Chineur, but I certainly like what I see, and have bought some Yearling's by the stallion again, which incidentally are still for sale to stay in the yard.
The other runner that was beaten in a photo finish, was a horse that most of you reading will be less familiar with, OCHILVIEW WARRIOR. He started at 100-1, but it was no surprise to the stable that he ran so well, as he is a nice sort whom is just starting to grasp the nettle and realize what the game is all about, there will be races to be won with him next season, that I am sure.
It is a fairly busy week with regards to runners, but nothing that really stands out looking at the 5 day entries, however, the horses are running well so lets hope we get the rub of the green this week!
Posted on 26 Oct 2009 by Robin
Another good year
The flat season is coming to an end shortly, overall it has been another good year, with the obvious highlights being Singeur and Borderlescott winning the Group 1 Nunthorpe at York.
The stable are planning to run several of the 2 year olds towards the back end of the month, now that the ground has eased slightly. I personally do not like running my 2 yr olds first time out on quickish ground, hence we will be running several in the remaining weeks of the flat turf season.
I am busy at the sales at the moment looking at some older horses to run through the All Weather season and looking at the Yearling's also.
The yard have a few planned runners over the next 10 days or so, but, nothing really stands out.
Anyway, I will be back on here shortly to inform you of the potential exciting new purchasers we have got at the stable.
Posted on 13 Oct 2009 by Robin
THE NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK!
Well it is that time again... The Yearling sales. I have been busy buying some nice types for next season, this is one of the most exciting times of the year for me... potentially buying the next BORDERLESCOTT or SINGEUR.
I must say that I think the sales are tremendous value now, what with the current financial markets being in some what of a disarray, I feel there is superb value for money in buying the right horse for the right price.
I have been busy at Doncaster buying and I will be in attendance at the Newmarket yearling sales, where I bought SINGEUR cheaply and now the winner of 4 races.
If any perspective clients would like to contact me regarding any purchasers or would like me to attend the Yearling sales with them, please do not hesitate to contact the stable.
It is a relatively busy this week for the yard runner wise, but, nothing stands out as having an outstanding chance of victory, lets just hope that all the horses come home safe and sound.
Posted on 16 Sep 2009 by Robin
"Scotty" deleivers once again!
What a tremendous week the stable enjoyed at the York Ebor meeting. BORDERLESCOTT made the stable proud yet again when winning the Group 1 Nunthorpe stakes at York last Friday.
The first Nunthorpe victory at Newmarket was sweet, but winning the race in Yorkshire with nearly all the locals willing him to win, was very special indeed to all my family and everyone connected with the stable.
It just goes to prove, that give the right horses, the stable can produce the goods on the big occasions. Incidentally, there are still some box spaces available in our family run yard for the right horses, so any potential owners whom think their horse could possible benefit for a change of enviroment and or routine... just give me a call.
It's a quiet week for the stable this week with regards to runners, but we will have some with live chances over the weekend.
Anyway, it's back to basics now for me, looking through the next batch of potential BORDERLESSCOTT'S for the forthcoming Yearling sales that are commencing now.
Posted on 24 Aug 2009 by Robin