Lucy Normile and the team have been training racehorses from the tranquil surroundings of Duncrievie, Glenfarg and have gradually built up a smart, efficient and friendly racing yard, though lots of hard work and dedication.
Ayr Races 18th May
ROYAL REGENT, ridden by Sammy-Jo Bell ran in the one mile and two furlong handicap. Thankfully the rain came in time for him and even being hampered leaving the stalls and having no racing room two furlongs out, he still ran a fantastic race to finish a very close third place. He is a completely different horse when he has soft ground.
Perth Races 12th May
THIS THYNE JUDE and BADGED were non runners on account of the fast going.
Perth Races 11th May
It was a glorious sunny afternoon at Perth and as such the going was on the quick side of good, we had three runners. It was also the sixth running of Alan’s memorial race and while we had no runners in the race itself we had a huge turnout of friends and family to support us and enjoy a drink or two in the glorious sunshine. STROBE, Adan Nicol and AGRICULTURAL, Grant Cockburn both ran in the two mile four furlong handicap chase. Agricultural and Grant took a heavy fall at the fifth fence but thankfully both were quickly to their feet and Strobe it seems now with his advancing years he is not keen to let himself down on very quick ground, he is fine. CRUACHAN, Adam Nicol ran in the three mile handicap hurdle, unfortunately there was no pace to the race, which doesn’t suit him, they crawled for two circuits and then sprinted for two furlongs, but he still finished a great fifth, only a couple of lengths off the winner.
Remember Rocky at Ayr
Remember Rocky ran a great first race of the season, finishing in a very close fourth place. The ground was pretty quick and the pace was ferocious and Sammy couldn’t get him to the front early on, but he travelled really well and stayed on all the way to the line, looking like he will stay a bit further. Sammy was delighted with his run and said he certainly should be winning again soon. He also won best turned out award!!