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.
Musselburgh – racing at last
Monday 8th February. This Thyne Jude has been entered in the two mile British Stallions EBF “National Hunt” Maiden Hurdle. Fingers crossed that we get to go racing, as all the recent plans for the horses have been scuppered by the weather.
Well thats Newcastle, Ayr and Newcastle again all OFF – its such a shame but the ground just is saturated and its still coming down from the sky, we know as we are still getting wet riding out – but horses will be fit and ready to go when we get back racing……………………………………………whenever that may be!!
Silverton – a bit of a mystery
Silverton was the winner of The Best Turned Out award prior to her run over hurdles. However her run was very lacklustre and she was like a horse who didn’t really want to be racing, which is so unlike her. There is clearly something amiss with her, although so far we have failed to find anything and she seems in rude health at home, but we will investigate further and find out what is bothering her. There will be another day with our grey bomber!!!
Berkshire Downs – Soooo close
Berkshire Downs ran a fantastic race at Kelso in the two mile mares hurdle. She was given a lovely ride by Adam Nicol who had her up close to the leader all the way and apart from getting a bit brave at the second last she jumped and traveled like a dream the whole way, after the last she put her head down and galloped all the way to the line but the eventual winner did come right across the track and may have slightly intimidated her but she still ran a great race to finish second, much closer this time around. She will be winning soon and is a really exciting horse to have in the yard, whats more is she is still growing and maturing – lots to look forward too!!
We would like to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a very Merry New Year, filled with joy, happiness, successes and lots of bubbles!!! (and a bit less rain please) With best wishes, All at Duncrievie – two and four legged.