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.
Cadore has been entered to run over hurdles at Musselburgh on Friday 24th March.
Cruachan has been entered to run at Kelso on Saturday 25th March.
Both Silverton and Rinnagree Rosie have been entered to run at Hexham on Tuesday 28th March – hoping that the 3 inches of snow covering the course goes quickly!!
Steves 4 Peaks challenge
Steve who has worked her for 15 years, is taking part in the 4 peaks challenge to raise money for racing welfare. Please read his story below. Good Luck Steve!! https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Lakes4peaksRacingWelfare
Silverton ridden by Adrian Lane was back over fences – unfortunately she made an uncharacteristic error at the third fence and was lucky to stay on her feet, and keep her jockey on board, and while she did get back into the race briefly, Adrian felt that she wasn’t moving correctly and rightly pulled her up. The vets checked her over and at the moment it just looks to be a pulled muscle in her back, she was rather uncomfortable when she got home, plenty of tlc for her. Rinnagree Rosie ridden by Grant Cockburn just never quite seemed to be able to get involved in the race, the early pace was quite strong for desperate ground and they just never seemed to slow down in front, she stayed on nicely at the finish to be sixth, but the better grade of race ensured a better pace. Hopefully the ground will stay nice and soft for her to run again. Two sisters which one is which?
Cruachan ran over two and a half miles and was ridden by Adam Nicol. He didn’t run his normal race and whether it was the rather holding ground that he didn’t enjoy or he was just not in the mood – I’m not sure, although saying that he wasn’t beaten too far!!
Cadore, ridden by Grant Cockburn was running in the three mile handicap hurdle. This was his first run over the long trip and Grant gave him a lovely ride and he finished in a very good fourth place, proving he stays this trip – this opens up more opportunities for him in the future. We were then able to give a couple of horses a nice racecourse gallop, Karingo and Son of Feyan – who benefited nicely from this and should be on the racecourse soon. Unfortunately the horsebox had a blow out on the way home and had to wait four hours for recovery, not an ideal Friday night.
We had a lovely schooling morning – inc some first time over fences. All of the horses jumped really nicely – happy days.