Our worst fears have been confirmed today having scanned Joanne One. We will have to retire her to stud following a career ending tendon injury which occurred during the mares hurdle at Newbury last weekend. It's a real shame as I am convinced there was an awful lot more to come from her and we had yet to see her at her best. From the highs of winning at the Cheltenham Festival to the lows of this injury, racing is a turbulent game!
No luck yesterday at Plumpton as Tom Sang almost got brought down at the first, lost his concentration, and made too many mistakes thereafter. There will be another day for him.
Breaking Bits makes his long awaited reutrn to the track at Wincanton tomorrow. He won twice for us last summer in novice hurdles and has a perfectly workable handicap mark however the softer ground may not be in our favour, and he will undoubtedly come on for the run. "BB" should certainly pay his way through the summer and we are all looking forward to seeing him start his season tomorrow.
We have a new horse in the yard called Camachoice. He is a 3-time-winning 4 year old gelding by Camacho out of a winning German staying mare who was the half sister to listed french jumpers over trips of between 2 miles 1 furlong and 3 miles. He is a well built horse who looks as though he will take well to hurdling and should be a fun horse for someone over the summer period. He is for sale, check out for 'For Sale Page' for further details.
Finally I will attempt to attach the pdf of the double page spread that was in the Racing Post on Monday 24th March. It's a good read.... according to Lucy! If it's not where it should be, you know that I need to improve my website management skills!