BY MEHMAS OUT OF MISTRESS OF ROME A QUIRKY 2 YEAR OLD FILLY WHO CAN BE EXTREMELY SASSY. SHE IS VERY ACTIVE WHO LIKES TO LET YOU KNOW SHE HAS HER OWN MIND
BY INTRINSIC OUT OF SUN AQ, THIS FILLY IS ONE OF 3 INTRINSIC FILLIES WE HAVE AND EACH ONE VERY DIFFERENT. THIS FILLY HAS A MINOR SETBACK EARLY IN THE YEAR WHERE SHE CUT HER KNEE AND REQUIRED SOME REST, BUT SHE IS NOW FULLY BACK IN ACTION AND DOING EVERYTHING WE ASK AND LEARNING ALL THE TIME.
BY INTRINSIC OUT OF FLEET OF LIGHT, SHE’S A BIG RANGEY FILLY. SHE IS A BIG FILLY WHO IS GIVING THE IMPRESSION SHE WILL BE RUNNING THE BACK-END OF THE YEAR.
BY INTRINSIC OUT OF SILKEN EXPRESS A COLT WHO HAS DONE FANTASTICALLY OVER THE WINTER MONTHS. BONGO SLEEPS AROUND 80% OF THE TIME AND THE OTHER IS DIVIDED WITH EXERCISE AND EATING.
BY INTRINSIC OUT OF ALYAA IS OUR RACEY INTRINSIC HE HAS GOT A NICE WORK ETHIC AND GOES WELL. TOPPER BILL AS HES KNOWN ON THE YARD USED TO BE VERY SHY NOW HES TURNED INTO THE YARD BAD BOY
This year we are very lucky to have a bigger team of two year olds and with every walk of life they are the future.
BY BATED BREATH OUT OF RAPID RECRUIT, A RACEY LOOKING TWO YEAR OLD FILLY. SHE HAS A GREAT ATTITUDE AND THRIVES ON HER WORK, SHE SHOWS PLENTY OF DASH AT HOME BUT WITH EVERYTHING ONLY TIME WILL TELL.
TRACEY IS BY BELARDO OUT OF TOOLENTIDHAAR IS A BIG FILLY WITH A GREAT STRIDE. SHE IS VERY ATHLETIC AND MOVE LIKE A DREAM. SHE LOOKS LIKE SHE WILL ENJOY GOING A BIT FURTHER THAN THE MINIUM TRIP SO LOOKS LIKE HER FIRST RUN WILL BE MOST LIKELY LATE JULY DUE TO THE CURRENT SITUATION.
BOO-BOO IS BY KODI BEAR OUT OF BRIDAL PATH, SHE HAS VERY STRONG IDEAS ABOUT WHEN AND HOW SHE LIKES TO DO THINGS BUT LUCKILY FOR HER THIS ACCEPTABLE WHEN YOU PUT IN GOOD WORK ON THE GALLOP.
ONE OF OUR INTRINSIC FILLIES SHE IS OUT OF BLUSHES. AS YOU CAN SEE FROM THE PICTURE SHE IS AN ENTERTAINER A SASSY FILLY WHO LOVES NOTHING MORE THAN A GOOD GALLOP IN THE PADDOCK AFTER HER EXERCISE.
Unfortunately racing has been put back for an other few weeks but in the grand scheme of things its probably for the best. This situation we are in is a very serious so the welfare of everyone needs to be the most important thing.
We are very lucky to have some very understanding owner, we a re sticking together like a very good team and hopefully we will all get through this together.
Below I will give every one a brief update of our stable stars…
IS OUR SASSY QUEEN. ROUTINE IS KEY WITH PEGGY SHE LIKES TO BE FIRST EXERCISED, FIRST TO GO OUT AND IF POSSIBLE LAST TO COME IN. HER TRIP WILL BE FROM 1M – 1M4F
IS FINDING THIS LOCK DOWN ALL A BIT FUNNY AS WE HAD TOLD HIM HE WOULD BE AFTER RUNNING AND WINNING BY NOW LOL. NOEL IS A VERY BUSY HORSE WHO ENJOYS’ HIS DAILY LUNGE FOLLOWED BY SOME DOWN TIME IN THE PADDOCK NEXT TO HIS STABLE MATE THE STRAWMAN. TRIP 7F – 1M
IS OUR GENTLE GIANT IN HIS HEAD HE IS A KIDS PONY BUT IN REALITY HES NEAR ON 16.3HH. HE HAS NO IDEA OF SOCIAL DISTANCING AND LOVES NOTHING MORE THAN TO BE CUDDLE AND LOVED. PETER COMES UP THE GALLOP AND THE YOU CAN HEAR HIM BEFORE YOU SEE HIM. AT PRESENT HE IS LIVING HIS BEST LIFE EXERCISING FOLLOWED BY A PLAY IN THE PADDOCK THEN EAT AND SLEEP. TRIP 7F – 1M
HAS GOT A NEW LEASE OF LIFE SHE HAS A NEW JOCKEY IN MIA AND A BEST FRIEND IN ABATE. HE DAILY ROUTINE IS A CANTER AROUND THE RING WITH MIA (WHICH SHE LIKES TO GO ON THERE FIRST AS SHE HAS NO PATIENTS) AND THEN OUT INTO THE PADDOCK NEXT TO ABATE. TRIP 5F
OUR POCKET ROCKET IS THE SWEETEST FILLY, SHE IS SO ENTHUSIASTIC IN EVERYTHING SHE DOES AND GIVES 110%. WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO HER RUNNING THIS YEAR AS SHE IS SECRETLY ONE OF THE YARD FAVOURITES(IM SURE SHE ALREADY KNOWS THAT FROM THE ATTENTION SHE GETS). TRIP 5F
IS ONE OF THE KINDEST HORSES HE HAS A HEART OF GOLD. OVER THE WINTER HE GOT THE SNIP WHICH HAS HAD THE DESIRED EFFECT, HE HAS A GREAT WORK ATTITUDE AND GIVES YOU HIS ALL. THE ONLY TROUBLE HE HAS IS KEEPING TWO WOMEN HAPPY AS HE GOES OUT IN PADDOCK WITH ROSA ONE SIDE AND PEGGY THE OTHER SO HE HAS TO KEEP THEM BOTH HAPPY LOL TRIP 6F
HAS THE BEST HAIR IN THE YARD LOL, ED IS A VERY GENTLE 4YR OLD COLT. HE HAS HAD A FEW ISSUES WITH HIS BACK WHICH HOPEFULLY WITH THE HELP OF OUR GREAT VETERINARY TEAM AT STATION HOUSE THE PROBLEM HAS BEEN SORTED. WE ARE VERY MUCH LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING HIM RUN ON THE GRASS AS SOON AS IT STARTS. TRIP 6F
Its been a very strange week around the world. BHA has the the right decision in my (Clare) opinion 6 weeks gives the country a chance to come to terms with whats happening. It is not going to be easy it is going to be difficult for every one in the industry but we have to remember we all in it together and hopefully come out stronger on the other side.
Hopefully these pictures can put a smile on your face for. short time. I will try to regularly update the website with photos during these strange times. If you are reading my website please stay safe and stay in, we are all in this together and will get through this if we all do as we are told. STAY IN !!!
Things are starting to get going now with the start of the grass season not far away now. All our two year olds have been galloping upsides in pairs for the last few weeks and have been very pleasing. The older horses too have stepped up a gear, we are looking forward to getting out an about very soon.
AN INTERSETING MORNING WITH CATRIONA FROM STATION HOUSE VETS
This week we had Catriona our Vet come in to X-ray a 2 yr old fillies knees to check her growth plates, which showed they had not fully fused. With the images and Catriona experience it was decided that the filly would be given a break to let her bones develop. We pride our selves on treating each horse as an individual and getting to know them so well we can notice the smallest of changes in their behaviour and bodies.
Luckily this week the wind calmed own so we got to get the 2 yr olds out In the grass(well they are meant to have grass lol) which they all thoroughly enjoyed
We are happy to report that Jack is learning how to use his drone so we will be hopefully going to get some shots from the sky.
As with all our horses there daily exercise is on the lunge. This is a way of training we learned from Adrians Dad Dandy. He had years of success and many a good winner from this way of training. Dandys’ old head lad Ben Beasley is a major part of team and a fountain of knowledge.
Adrian and myself had a few days away in Dubai and left The Ranch in the very capable hands of our wonderful team. We are a very small yard who are very lucky to have such a great team.
I was always told that horses feel very safe when they are lay down so I love nothing more than catching the team having a little nap.
It has been a very wild week with regards to the weather but as they say the show must go. We have managed to get all the horses out every day even some getting out for a play around when it wasn’t too windy.
This weekend we had a great bunch of lads come to the yard to see there recent purchase Five and Dine, they are a syndicate called Ackworth Racing who own him in partnership with his breeder Derek Wellicome. Racing can be for everybody and we are hoping the Big Dick (Five and Dine) can give these lads a great first experience…..Come racing
It was great to see Mia back riding she has had a rough few months with recently been diagnoised with Crohn”s Disease. At the moment she is on an 8 week liquid only diet, which is working thank God. She has gained some weight and also her energy levels are back up. We are honoured that our Good friend Lesley is going to do The Great North Run to raise money and awareness for Crohn’s and Colitis UK … so please if you can please no matter how small donate https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lesley-barr-simplyhealth-great-north-run-2020
This week also saw the arrival of some new faces, the boys have settled in well and hopefully their new owner will enjoy some fun times..
We are very happy like all other trainers how are young crop of two year olds are going. We treat them all as individuals and for that reason they are all at different stages.
No happier sight than the horses lay down, it maybe wet and wild outside but inside its dry and cosy
Its not all hard work our horses do get some playtime too(if its not blowing a gale and lashing with rain) as you can see here Peter is having a great time larking around.
Sometimes in life you just need a pal and thats exactly what Scooby is to Neol his best pal. If you head up to see the boys 9 times out of 1o Neol is looking into scooby stable and on occassion Neol gives Scooby a much loved bum scratch
Ed is our chunky 4 year old colt. Barry McHugh has been ito ride him a few times and is happy to report that since his mid winter break he feels that it has done him the world of good. We are now looking forward to the season ahead.
This was a big day at school for these two it was there first time doing a faster bit of work upsides. We were pleased with both girls and they will no doubt come on for it. Learning in a happy enviroment is key to success and getting the best out of them.
Two of our 3 year olds braving the elements on top of Sutton Bank Adrain on Strawman leading the way for Barry McHugh on Ten Thousand Stars. Both have filled out nicely and will hopefully improve from their winning 2yr old campaign.