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.
Hexham Races 18th April
Silverton and Rinnagree Rosie have both been entered in the Hexham Auction Mart Handicap Hurdle over two miles four furlongs, the going is currently Heavy!!!!!
Perth Races 20th April
This Thyne Jude, Badged, Berkshire Downs have all been entered on the first day of the Perth Festival.
Perth Races 21st April
Berkshire Downs, Cadore and Badged have all been entered on the second day of the Perth F estival.
Perth Races 22nd April
Berkshire Downs, This Thyne Jude, Cruachan, and Strobe have been entered on the final day of the festival.
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!!
Musselburgh- first flat runs
A glorious hot and sunny Musselburgh on Sunday, which was lovely to enjoy weather wise but unfortunately the ground had got too fast for our runners, and was certainly good to firm. Royal Duchess, ridden by Sanny Jo Bell ran a great race to finish a fast finishing 5th, Royal Regent, ridden by Anna Hesketh, winner of the BTO, finished in eighth having been hampered in the home straight and Granite City Doc, ridden by Keegan Latham came out the stalls like a rocket but really hated the ground however he still ran a lovely first run to be sixth. Good to get the flat string out and about!!
Perth Races – day 3
Strobe, ridden by Adam Nicol was making his seasonal debut over hurdles, as there were no two and a half mile handicap chases at this meeting. He jumped and travelled really well, very well indeed for a hardened chaser!!, and just probably blew up coming to the third last flight and Adam wasn’t too hard on him after this, but he will come on plenty for this run. He still shows plenty of enthusiasm for racing
Perth Races – day 2
Cadore, ridden by Grant Cockburn ran in the two mile handicap hurdle. He ran a nice race but was slightly inconvenienced by the faster ground, over the minimum trip on fast ground the front runners just don’t come back to him. However he still ran a lovely race staying on strongly at the line to be seventh, things just didn’t quite go to plan for him. Always next time.