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Saint Freule Wins On a Day of Highs And Lows

Saint Freule may have his own bonkers way of doing things, but he has a decent engine and today, despite some jumping that can be brushed up, he stormed up the Hexham hill to win his novice chase by three lengths. It was a most satisfactory win for everyone connected to Saint, and due reward for patience from his owner, and for dedication from his work riders; Blair and, last week, Patrick who spend…


Izzy's Champion Second On His Chase Debut And Gemologist Fights To Be Second Too.

Izzy's Champion, pictured, has a jumpers pedigree and he made a great start to his chasing career to be second at Musselburgh this afternoon. Given a patient ride by Stephen, he gradually found his feet and jumped well up the home straight, showing a fighting attitude in a tussle for second place. He looks to finally be justifying his owners, Paul and Margaret Winnell's patience. In the same race,…


Pre Musselburgh And Some Yard News

The wet weather does not dampen the spirits of those on the yard and kitted in our Musto Edinburgh Gin waterproofs we continue to work the horses on the woodchip and grass gallops and schooling on the carpet. It does mean that the ground staff has plenty of muddy horses, tack and rugs to deal with, but keeping the horses warm and dried off is the priority. Pictured is Rising Marianbard schooling…


Exit To Where Second At Ayr And Other Racing Results

Exit To Where is turning into a consistent young horse and he ran a solid race at Ayr on Saturday, becoming confident at his fences and staying on to be second over two and a half miles and thus qualifying for the Northern Lights Middle Distance Final in the spring. A good bodied type he enjoys his racing and deserves to win for his owners, Ray and Anita Anderson Green. 

Earlier we were…


Aurora Thunder Wins At Ayr

A super run from Nicola and Colin Drysdale's filly, Aurora Thunder added another winner to our tally for the season at Ayr today. A light framed girl, but one with heart and determination we were delighted to see her quicken away from the field. Her only issue in the past has been to be too brave and enthusiastic but Blair has guided her through her education and she showed the benefit today. 

We…


Vengeur De Guye Wins At Kelso And Arthur Makes A Safe Comeback

Vengeur De Guye won nicely at Kelso in a race that was run at a brisk gallop. Ex French, and found for us many years ago by Richard Hobson, Vengeur can be relied on to win a race a season and on today's showing he may be able to follow up if continuing in great heart. In the same race, Effet Special was given plenty of time to settle and to organise himself for the fences and he ran on really pleasingly…


Methodtothemadness And Le Frank Give Us Another Double

The excellent start to our season continues with a double today from Methodtothemadness and Le Frank.

Methodtothemadness, pictured, is a filly with plenty of speed and we made an error testing her on debut over two and a half miles last time. Today making all was perfect for her and she concentrated well with her hood on. Her jumping was very sound and it is exciting for Mark and Susie Russell…


Running Well With Seconds And Thirds At Hexham

Our busy day at Hexham yielded three seconds, two thirds and plenty to like from the other runners. 

We rate Ain't My Fault as one of our nicer novice chasers and while he is still immature he showed a lovely attitude coupled with sound jumping to be second over two and a half miles. Making the running he seemed to enjoy himself and there will be a lot more to come from him this season. 

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Pre Hexham

The lorries will be busy in action again tomorrow with eight runners heading to Hexham. We are taking advantage of the good to soft and soft ground at the tracks this autumn, to get our horses racing and alongside the winners we have been delighted with the progress of our novices who are gaining decent experience; it should be more of the same tomorrow.

We have four novice hurdlers, one,…


Off To Worcester And Other News

The new Edinburgh Gin branded two stall lorry left for Worcester this afternoon with Jaimie and Stephen and Boys On Tour. Having been ready to run at Perth, Boys On Tour sidestepped his races with the ground going heavy and instead he is off to the good to soft at Worcester tomorrow. Stepping up to three miles he will be going left handed for the first time this season but if he copes with all of…