Thursday 7th February 2019 - Equine influenza outbreak

07-February-2019
07-February-2019 16:57
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I am pleased to report that our yard hasn’t suffered from the Equine influenza outbreak, and all of our horses are 100% fit and healthy. Three horses that are believed to be from Donald McCain&...

Wednesday 6th February 2019 - snow, more snow and -10!

06-February-2019
06-February-2019 21:16
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With all of this snow and frost, there hasn’t been much racing this week….however I am pleased to report that all of our horses have been out and exercised, and that is all thanks to our ...

31st January 2019 - the weather halts the momentum.....

31-January-2019
31-January-2019 16:29
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With -9 this morning, and the cold snap looking set in for a moment, it’s a good time to write up my blog.  It was lovely to see Redbridge Gold improve to win her bumper in good style at Do...

Tuesday 8th January 2019 - great to start the New Year with another winner.

08-January-2019
08-January-2019 20:05
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Happy New Year to you all – thankfully we started 2019 in the same vain we finished 2018, with another winner and let’s hope 2019 is full of fun and success and plenty of winners too! Sco...

Thursday 27th December 2018 - Cheltenham winners, and dreams......

27-December-2018
27-December-2018 20:39
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Having not written this blog for a couple of weeks I can only start with the amazing buzz that Fact of the Matter gave us all when he won the Glenfarclas Cross Country chase at Cheltenham’s Dece...

Thursday 6th December - horses in great form, as the winners roll in

06-December-2018
06-December-2018 20:25
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I was delighted with Shantewe who bolted up on her racecourse debut at Wetherby last week, in turn beating a 16 runner field.  It was a pretty taking debut and we’ll step her up to Listed c...

Thursday 15th November – Youngsters winning nicely; older horses flying the flag in Graded races.

15-November-2018
15-November-2018 21:25
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I was thrilled that Thistle Do Nicely followed up his impressive win at Wincanton with a very taking display in a Class 3 Novice at Wetherby on Charlie Hall day.  He beat a solid 125 rated horse ...

Wednesday 31st October 2018 - winners, Graded races, and Cheltenham

31-October-2018
31-October-2018 21:20
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Having won his last two races last season at Cheltenham and Haydock, it was wonderful to see Monbeg Theatre win on seasonal debut to land the hat trick. He was once again given a peach of a ride by Pa...

Wednesday 10th October – another winner and more placed runners.

10-October-2018
10-October-2018 22:02
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I was thrilled to see Between the Waters deservedly get his head in front at Fontwell on Saturday under another fine ride from Page Fuller.  He had been placed in 12 of his 17 starts, so this deb...

Tuesday 2nd October - a McCoy.....

02-October-2018
02-October-2018 20:49
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I must start this update with the wonderful news that our head girl, Kate Robinson, has recently been awarded “Stable Staff of the Year” at The McCoy’s.  The awards are named af...

Wednesday 29th August 2018 - another couple of winners keep the score board ticking

29-August-2018
29-August-2018 20:31
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After 3 weeks without a runner in the early part of August, we’ve had a busy but very successful 10 days with another two winners to add to the tally.  We therefore head into September with...

Wednesday 1st August 2018 - huge pride to train a winner for the Royal Family

01-August-2018
01-August-2018 16:13
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I was very lucky to ride three winners for The Queen when First Love landed a hattrick back in 2006, and it was with huge pride to be able to train a winner for The Royal Family as Carntop won last ni...

Wednesday 18th July 2018 - summer winners, and winter horses coming back in.

18-July-2018
18-July-2018 19:51
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We ended June with Double Treasure winning his second novice hurdle, which was a valuable Class 3 at Newton Abbot.  Once again, Gavin gave him a wonderful ride and I was delighted with Double Tre...

Monday 18th June - another couple of winners keep the score board ticking....

18-June-2018
18-June-2018 20:56
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Having won 4 chases on the bounce through the autumn, the ground went against Double Treasure through the spring, but thankfully he got his head back in front over hurdles at Fontwell earlier this mon...

Tuesday 29th May 2018 - a great start to the new season

30-May-2018
30-May-2018 11:40
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Having ended last season on a high, it was a bit of a relief to start the new season off well when Monbeg Theatre won the valuable Class 2 staying handicap hurdle at Haydock on the first Saturday of t...

Sunday 29th April 2018 - a wonderful end to an incredible season......

29-April-2018
29-April-2018 10:05
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As our season draws to a close I am thrilled that we finished with an incredible set of figures as we had 35 winners coming from a 21% strike rate with over £310k in prize money.  I am very...

Wednesday 4th April 2018 - a productive week despite the lack of racing.

04-April-2018
04-April-2018 16:04
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As the rain continues to pour the racecourses are waterlogged and we’ve had a week of no racing, but that has given us all time to take a few pictures of schooling this morning.  We had a p...

Thursday 29th March 2018 - 30 winners up for the season

29-March-2018
29-March-2018 17:48
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It has been another productive month despite the problems the 'Beast from the East' has thrown at us, as we’ve notched up 3 more winners which takes our tally to 30 for the season and in turn ma...

Tuesday 27th February 2018 - personal best with two months to go.....

27-February-2018
27-February-2018 14:55
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I am delighted to say that with another couple of winners this week, we have now surpassed our previous best total in a season with 27 winners coming from a 20% strike rate.  There are just 8 tra...

Wednesday 14th February 2018 - Festival prep runs and the RA Gold Cup

14-February-2018
14-February-2018 17:26
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Thankfully the horses remain in great form and it was a pleasure to see Thebannerkingrebel win his 2nd bumper from as many starts when he won with a penalty at Bangor last week.  He was very impr...