We’ve had a really busy week this week with owners popping in to see their horses, and given the warmer weather hasn’t quite reached us yet pots of steaming hot coffee and cooked breakfasts have been well received.
Tuesday of this week was a milestone in our lives as Harry turned one. It is scary how quickly time has flown. I remember very clearly a year ago watching Sandy’s Double win at Wincanton before phoning Jamie to let him know I was heading into hospital, and in not so many polite words to drive like the wind to get there! We had a lovely day however I spent most of it trying to stop Lettie unwrapping all Harrys’ presents. That evening we headed out for dinner with Jon and Jack Hughes where we put the world to rights over copious amounts of food and wine.
We headed up to Kingwood Stud yesterday to see Future Gilded who has been off since November after a minor knock to his leg. It was lovely to see him looking so well. He is an extremely good looking 5 year old who was schooling brilliantly in the early part of the season so is a very exciting chaser for next season. He is owned by the Owners for Owners syndicate (www.ownersforowners.co.uk) who have been fantastic supporters of ours since they set up.
After a wonderful four days of the Cheltenham Festival we now have Aintree to look forward to and the spectacle that is The Grand National. Jamie and I will be heading up there on the Friday as Rhythm Star is due to run in the listed bumper. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a Cheltenham Festival/Aintree double…! Lucy