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

01-August-2018
01-August-2018 16:13
in General
by Admin

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
in General
by Admin

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
in General
by Admin

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
in General
by Admin

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
in General
by Admin

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
in General
by Admin

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
in General
by Admin

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
in General
by Admin

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
in General
by Admin

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...

Sunday 28th January 2018 - a great run of form

28-January-2018
28-January-2018 17:50
in General
by Admin

I am delighted with how 2018 has started for us with 5 winners and 5 seconds coming from a double handful of runners….. I hope the rest of the season continues with that kind of luck. We had a...

Friday 5th January 2018 - a great way to start the new year.....

05-January-2018
05-January-2018 15:22
in General
by Admin

Thankfully we started 2018 as we finished 2017 with another winner, as Three Ways deservedly put his head in front over fences at Catterick on New Years Day.  Having been runner up in two novice ...

Friday 29th December 2017 - Dans Le Vent has the wind in his sails ahead of Grade 1 bid.

29-December-2017
29-December-2017 15:32
in General
by Admin

The team here at Folly House are really looking forward to Dans Le Vent lining up in his first Grade 1, the Betfred Challow Novices’ Hurdle, at Newbury tomorrow at 3pm.     &...

Wednesday 27th December 2017 - more winners make it a Happy Christmas

27-December-2017
27-December-2017 16:03
in General
by Admin

With the horses continuing to be in great form, we've all had a wonderful Christmas, although with three small children it has been a bit hectic….and now the snow has arrived! The team enjoyin...

Wednesday 13th December 2017 - a winning start to the month.....

13-December-2017
13-December-2017 20:52
in General
by Admin

I am thrilled that we've started December off on the same note that we ended November, as Kalahari Queen won her maiden at Lingfield last week in emphatic style.  Once again, Gavin was very good ...

Monday 27th November 2017 - the winners are ticking over.....

27-November-2017
27-November-2017 20:52
in General
by Admin

It was great to see Dans Le Vent get his head in front in a novice hurdle at Market Rasen last week.  He has previously been 2nd to the smart Slate House at Cheltenham, and we'll now look to step...

Monday 30th October 2017 - fantastic to have another Cheltenham winner

30-October-2017
30-October-2017 21:44
in General
by Admin

Double Treasure winning the competitive Class 2 Novice Chase at Cheltenham on Saturday at the Showcase meeting was a huge thrill for all of us.  He was given a peach of a ride by Gavin Sheehan, a...

Thursday 12th October - autumn is here, and the winners continue.

12-October-2017
12-October-2017 15:24
in General
by Admin

I am delighted that the form of our 'summer horses' has continued as the core jumps season kicks off in earnest.  We have had more runners in October than we have had for some time, and another t...

Thursday 28th September 2017 - warming up for the winter season

28-September-2017
28-September-2017 17:44
in General
by Admin

As autumn arrives with a vengeance, I am pleased that our horses continue to run well.  A winner earlier this month, and several decent placed efforts from just a handful of runners.  This i...

Friday 8th September 2017 – our owners lunch, another winner and into the top 20 in the table.

08-September-2017
08-September-2017 21:20
in General
by Admin

Double Treasure was the first of our 'winter horses' to run this season and he won impressively at Newton Abbot last Saturday off an 11lbs higher mark than he had when winning well in the spring. ...

30th August 2017 - not much racing, but still the scoreboard is ticking over very nicely.

30-August-2017
30-August-2017 20:44
in General
by Admin

Although there is 10 days of no racing throughout the middle of August, our horses have continued how we left off last month and another couple of winners over the last week have meant we have crept i...