Keeping the horses at peak fitness is something that we love doing but it is always frustrating when the weather intervenes and race meeting are flooded or frozen off. Losing Wetherby and Newcastle this morning is a double whammy coming on the back of Musselburgh, Kelso and Ayr fixtures lost to January weather.
We do have entries at Sedgefield on Monday (currently frozen and standing water) and after that it will be Musselburgh Trials weekend. We have asked for replacement fixtures, and not just jumper bumpers, so let's hope that the BHA can help us.
Meanwhile we have eighty horses loving life and ready to go. We had a trip to the West Sands at St Andrews yesterday for a bit of fun, but with three of our gallops open we have been able to keep the horses cantering, schooling and working. We have a couple preparing for bigger targets in February and we have to look forward to then and an ease in the weather, which will happen.
We sold Eeyore through the Goffs Online Breeding Sale last Tuesday and are delighted that she is heading to a good address in Tallow to be a broodmare. The sale was different, but the bidding was easy and while I would like to see the horses in the flesh before buying, I think that the formula is exciting for the future.
Thre is just one share left in Corach Rambler; he has just missed an engagement at Newcastle so may have to step up in grade next time. It is not a bad thing though and we are looking forward to him running again.