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13-11-2017 20:10:00 in General by Admin
13th November 2017 Last week saw two winners sent out from the yard. Rock Island Line was the first, he won really nicely at Wolverhampton under former champion jockey Paul Hanagan. "Rocky" was bred by his owner Jill Gittus out of a mare my Dad trained called Diablo Dancer, it takes a lot of patience to breed a racehorse and breeding a winning one is not an easy thing to do for a breeder with onl...

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23-08-2017 19:11:09 in General by Admin
23rd August 2017 My blog has been somewhat neglected over the last few months so it's about time for an update! Miss Conway won at Hexham on Sunday which made it 3 consecutive wins, she looked better than ever winning by 6 lengths under a good ride from Jamie Hamilton. They have struck up a really good partnership and together their form figures this season are 6132111. She goes back to Hexham w...

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12-06-2017 22:06:40 in General by Admin
12th June 2017   The horses have been running well on the whole recently, and we have a busy week coming up with a  runner or two on Thursday, three at Aintree on Friday, three at Hexham on Saturday and one at York. Plenty of them with chances so I am hoping for at least one winner between them!   Woody Bay makes his season re-appearance at York on Saturday in a race that he won...

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02-05-2017 20:59:40 in General by Admin
2nd May 2017 Miss Conway made it 23 winners for us this jumps season, she lead from flag fall under Jamie Hamilton. It was one of the best rounds of jumping I have seen from one of our horses for a long time. What made this win extra special is that she was bred by my parents out of a mare my Dad trained called Miss Pross. We have seen her grow from a foal and done all her training right from the...

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16-04-2017 20:35:12 in General by Admin
16th April 2017 Out horses are definitely coming back to form. Our first flat runners will come on a lot for their first races but nearly all have run decent races, the pick of them was Bit of a Quirke who finished second at Pontefract, he has four 2nd places to his name now and his first win looks like it will be coming very soon!   We had a great day at Wetherby on Thursday with Mr Snooz...

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05-04-2017 19:44:33 in General by Admin
5th April 2017 Great to see Trustan Times back in the winner's enclosure this week. He was sent to me towards the end of last year with the aim of running him in the Scottish Grand National this month, it has looked fairly unlikely at times but he showed he still retains a good amount of ability at the age of 11 by winning at Kelso with a lot of things against him. The distance was well short of ...

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30-03-2017 20:41:28 in General by Admin
30th March 2017 My blog has been somewhat neglected this year so it's time for an update!!   2017 has brought mixed fortunes so far with only two winners from not too many runners. The reason for this is that the yard has been under a bit of a cloud recently, there has been no major virus or anything like that but the horses have just not been 100%.   We have had the best national h...

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02-01-2017 20:22:18 in General by Admin
2nd January 2017 Happy New Year!! We had a great end to 2016 with a few nice winners over the festive period. Maifalki won at Wolverhampton on the 22nd, he has now won his last two races and looks very progressive. He is now enjoying break, I can't wait to get him our again at the start of the flat season as I am sure he will be winning a valuable prize before long. Below is a picture of him in ...

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30-11-2016 19:48:43 in General by Admin
30th November 2016 Just back from Catterick after a very frustrating day, Cape Hideaway came down at the second last when holding every chance and Aislabie on hurdles debut was going very easily when unseating at the same hurdle. The main thing is that horses and jockeys were fine but still for a small yard to miss two possible winners on one day is very costly. The mistakes were no-one's fault a...

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14-11-2016 20:03:03 in General by Admin
14th November 2016 As mentioned in my last blog we were having problems with our horses coughing from mid-September though to October, thankfully nearly all the horses are over it now and are starting to run well again, we have had a plenty of placed horses in the past few weeks and on Saturday it was nice to get a winner with Lough Salt, he was affected badly by the cough that was going round an...

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