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Kelso Places

Lots of places at Kelso and some nice runs for the future.

Vengeur De Guye is most consistent and while he was a bit low at his fences to start, pictured, he then regained his accuracy. A drift to the right at the last slowed his progress but he stayed on to be second. He deserves to win again.

Bescot Springs continued his revival with a third place. He is much better in a lower…

More Pointing And Pre Kelso

Scu and I were back over in Ireland today at the Castletown Geoghegan point to point. The going was very sticky and as a result there were some tired horses, and a number of weary falls at the last fence. However, we saw a couple who although they did not win, look to have ability and we will follow them over the next few months.

Today's photo is of Hey Listen who we bought for my father…

Working, Derek, Visitors, Pointing And Badger

A work morning for all and a couple of nice efforts from some of the younger horses. These include Star Of Milan,  Dr Hooves, and the handicappers Green Flag, Tantamount, and Superior Command. 

Derek was in to ride out, he reports that he feels fitter than ever after a spell in the gym at Jack Berry House and he was fine riding a couple of the stronger horses. He will see the doctor on Monday.


Normality And Derek

After an intense day yesterday it was back to normal this morning and moderate exercise for all in preparation for tomorrow's work day. 

At Kilduff we schooled Ceegem, Gaye Flier, Ryalex, Badger Foot and Hey Listen, and at Arlary the horses cantered three times up the woodchip.

Our two new horses have settled in: Saint Freule is in full work and aiming for the bumper at the Scottish…

Press Day

A very busy morning on the yard with our press day for One For Arthur and the launch of our yard sponsorship by Edinburgh Gin.

Aimed at the Randox Health Grand National, Arthur is attracting a lot of attention and we decided to hold a press day for all media, after which Arthur can have a peaceful eight days before raceday, 

Journalists, camera men and photographers had a chance…

Work Day

A work day for all the horses and the final bit of hard work for One For Arthur. He is on course for Aintree in ten days and today he flew up the gallops with regular work rider Erin. From now until Aintree he will keep cantering but at a lower level and we will school him early next week. 

Click HERE for a video of Arthur at the…

OrionInverness Wins For The Tay Valley Chasers At Hexham

A long awaited first win for OrionInverness this afternoon. Back over fences and at a staying track he jumped with aplomb to stay on well over the two and a half mile trip. This run will have done his confidence a lot of good and we will look for a similar race for him while the going is on the soft side. Poor Borris had a rough few runs at the start of the season, falling when looking to be closing…

Why We Do It: One For Arthur Wins The Classic Chase At Warmick

Days like today are the reason that we train racehorses. One For Arthur showed his brilliance over a long distance and with Derek guiding him he was produced three out to win decisively after a good leap at the last. He probably needs to go up eight pounds or so to get into the 2017 Aintree Grand National and if he does then that will be his next planned run. 

In The Two Golf Widows Arthur…