A very happy Christmas from everyone at Lucinda Russell Racing. It has been an unforeseen year with the outside world, and reality, affecting our bubble of horseracing and I know that everyone here has been reflective and aware of how lucky we are to be involved with a wonderful sport, the normality of which keeps us grounded.
We are looking forward to a quiet few days, time to rest and…
A terrific run from Ballyare to win the sprint at Wolverhampton last night; ridden by Paul Mulrennan he took advantage of a break and powered home to win. This was well deserved after two runs where he was blocked in running, and it will give The Bristol Boys some early Christmas cheer.
At Newcastle we were delighted with Hector Master who came through for second place in the juvenile bumper.…
Plans for our Christmas do not really differ from a normal day, and this morning STV's Stefani Dailly came to ask about our plans for a sports news article to be shown on the six o'clock news next week. As well as filming the horses working she interviewed Stephen and Tracy about working over Christmas; it is not a hardship and like 6,500 other stable employees in Britain the team here will be making…
December is always an odd month for us as the fixture list means we have racing over the weekends and less through the week. This suits us in a way as we can concentrate on targetting the weekends and have time to school and work the horses with all the jockeys in during the week.
This morning we schooled Dr Hooves, Sutton Manor, Faire Part Sivola and Charmix over the Easyfix hurdles and…
Plenty of places though no wins last week, but some good performances on heavy ground from a batch of nice youngsters to look forward to.
At Carlisle we had a third place from bumper mare Without Conviction who looks a robust type to go over hurdles; she settled better than on her debut and having schooled over hurdles already she should be a nice novice hurdle prospect.
Where did the time go? We are in the middle of a busy few days racing and I have neglected the website news!
On the racing front we have had some promising runs from Slainte Mhor who was a close second at Ayr in his novice handicap chase, Shanroe Street returned to form at Musselburgh to be second, and our highly thought of three year old filly Haute Estime was a creditable second in her…
It feels wintery today with cooler temperatures and grey skies. However, things are as upbeat as ever on the yards as we continue preparing the horses for their upcoming races.
El is taking a break from clipping and driving to Bangor with Steve, Caboy and Haul Us in. In search of soft and heavy ground and appropriate races, the drive is straightforward and the horses were settled in their…
Mint Gold and Celtic Flames both won for the second time this season at Musselburgh this afternoon.
Mint is developing into a progressive novice two mile chaser and his jumping was spot on today. A tough mental attitude and desire to win has made him into a decent novice chaser for Susie and Mark Russell and he was given an excellent positive ride by Derek. He will have to step up in class…
An easy Sunday on the yards getting horses ready for racing at Musselburgh tomorrow and setting the yard for another week.
Yesterday Sutton Manor was running a fabulous race at Haydock, finding the combination of heavy ground, fences, and the long distance pace ideal, and had jumped his way to the front when sadly falling. He is none the worse and his owners, jockey, trainer, and everyone…
Mighty Thunder, pictured, has all that we love in our chasers; stamina, an easy jumping technique, and determination to win. He followed up his debut win with another perfect round of jumping under a confident ride from Blair. An intelligent horse who is now relaxed through his races, Mighty will now have to step up in class, but it is a deserved step. His stable companion Grand Morning pleased…