With the 2017/18 now over we would like to thank all the owners, staff and everyone has who has helped throughout the season. We come away with 14 winners but with an unbelievable 21 seconds, how one or two of those going in would have been good!! It is a tally which leaves us a little down on last season but there were some great moments and plenty to look forward to, young horses such as Caderyn, Copper Coin and Court Master all giving us plenty to dream about over the summer. Sheneededtherun did nothing but improve all season winning twice, Skint flew the flag for the older horses winning twice and Zayfire Aramis being a model of consistency all season. We say good bye to familiar faces such as Twenty Eight Guns, Streets of Promise and Benenden who have been great servants to us and hope they have a very happy retirements. There have been some new faces join the team as well though, some exciting young horses like One touch ( an English point winner), Rosieandmillie ( 2nd twice in two irish points) and Issac Wonder ( a winner on the flat who will go juvenile hurdling) to name a few.
The last few weeks of the season saw some notable performances , Copper Coin owned and bred by Phil and Sue Truscott backed up his promise shown earlier in the season when second again in a bumper at Carlisle ridden by Ben Poste, he has already schooled over hurdles and am really looking forward to him next season. Smiths Cross owned by Lyn Maclennan has been a bit of a surprise this season easily winning his first bumper then ran even better in defeat when second at Fos Las with Tom Scu on board, his penalty meaning he was giving a stone to the eventual winner only going down narrowly and pulling a long way clear of the third. Skint the twelve year old was the final winner of the season winning for the second time in a row when winning at Fontwell when ridden by Robbie Dunne, owned by Mrs Bettina Evans, it was a great credit to the team to see him still loving life at his age.
The new season has started well from four runners we have had a winner and a third. Northern Beau was third at Fakenham yesterday, and Cobajay Island put in a great performance to win the 3m2f handicap chase fro Lyn Maclennan given a good ride by Ben Poste. A good run from Cobajay who is now ten but he showed he was coming back to form when running really well to be third at southwell last time over a trip shorter then ideal.