3rd of January 2019
It's a new year and a new start for the flat horses some of whom have come back in this week, however we've had a handful in for the last month or two. These are either horses returning from some time off, new ones, or some simply needed a bit of time. They'll hopefully be making their returns to the track towards the end of this month on the all weather and today we took them to Malton to give them a blow out. Below is Rock Island Line (Right) and Passionate Love.
Half Bolly, Springtofreedom (pictured below under Dougie Costello) and Passionate Love are all new to us this term, whilst Rock Island Line - who won at Wolverhampton last time out - is returning from a year off. He was retired with a joint problem, we began to re-train him and do a bit of show jumping but he was moving so well that under consultation from the vet he is set to return to racing.
Half Bolly (pictured below with Jason Hart) is half brother to the yard's Orkan, he isn't nearly as big but he is tough and hardy and will hopefully start off in a maiden over 1 mile. Springtofreedom came to us from Richard Fahey, whilst Passionate Love was bought as a broodmare but will have a few more runs before heading to the paddocks, she has been very pleasing in her work. We hope all can do themselves justice on the track.
Tomorrow is the turn of the jumpers for a trip to Malton Gallops, one who we're looking forward to getting to the track is Event Of Sivola, he was purchased from France after winning a chase there. He will likely start off over hurdles and will hopefully appear before the end of this month.