Although slightly frustrated by the lack of rain, Coneygree has been galloping and schooling on our new Andrews Bowen Soundtrack all weather gallop, and we are delighted with his progress. Both Nico (de Boinville) and I agree that he feels every bit as good, if not a little bit better than ever and the excitement of getting back on the track is mounting in the yard!
We are excited about the new season for all of our young horses, some of whom had an educational run at the end of last season. Jaisalmer ran a very encouraging race at Warwick finishing sixth in a very competitive bumper. Bloody Nose also ran his first race at Warwick and Plantagenet experienced the race […]
We have recently added a new crop of youngsters to the Yard and we are excited to be working with them and to see what they will be capable of as they start their careers. We recently bought two unbroken three year olds at Doncaster sales; a lovely filly out of the listed winning mare […]
The new season beckons, and the anticipation is unbearable as we prepare our old stars for comeback heroics. As if that wasn’t exciting enough, we also have some of the youngsters who are about to start their careers (more on that in the next blog post). Our beloved Coneygree (Max) has made an excellent recovery […]
The sun is finally shining, the horses are on form and we are very much looking forward to Gus (otherwise known as Bloody Nose) making his debut at Warwick next Wednesday, ground permitting. He is a big strong sort by Kalanisi and we are certain he will make a lovely chaser in time. Gus works […]
It was both an emotional and popular victory at the well-attended Hackwood Park point-to-point when our gallant old warrior Carruthers gave Lily her first race win on Easter Monday. She rode a cool race in the competitive Ladies Open as there was a runaway front runner which has in the past been Carruther’s nemesis. However, […]
Coneygree (Max) is well into his rehab and is now walking 30 minutes twice a day. Most people would choose to use a horse walker but Max is just too foolish, fresh and precious to be left to a machine! So instead I am riding him twice a day and while this might seem like […]
A sea of grinning faces greeted the heroic Flintham in the winner’s enclosure at Warwick, after he displayed a typically gritty, front-running and brilliant jumping performance in the Pertemps Cheltenham Festival qualifier.
I write from Coneygree’s box where I have spent the last week making sure our hero gets all the love and attention that he is used to while being assessed and treated by Ian Wright at the Newmarket Equine hospital for a hock injury sustained last week. He is now back in biting good form […]
As anyone in the horse industry will testify, your team and supporters play a key part in your success, and while some of you may be familiar with our dedicated grooms and those working behind the scenes, we haven’t yet introduced you to some of our fabulous sponsors. There’s no doubt that Coneygree’s fairy tale […]