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21st October 2022
Plus 12 and when driving in.
You have heard it before, but I really enjoy racing at Ludlow.
I arrived early to walk the course and was in total agreement with the clerk of the course Simon Sherwood’s description of good to firm and good in places..
Frankly they had achieved miracles considering that their last meeting was abandoned due to hard ground.. Lack of runners was a sad reward for all their hard work.
John Perriss who was still smiling after his good run with Top Target at Worcester on Wednesday was all in anticipation for his home bred mare I Spy A Diva..
Yes she was odds on favourite and on all known form she should win, but odds on favourites regularly get beaten.. But this was not a race to be beaten in as not only was the race sponsored by one of our owners Vince Burmingham, but it was also and probably more importantly (for owner) a GBB race... Huge bonus for homebred horses..
I watched the race with John on the roof of the old stand and as nervous as he was, we were both ecstatic when she jumped the last well clear.. A winner.. David won by too far 24 lengths!! Naughty….
Anyway, happy celebrations.. You simply cannot beat breeding your own winner......It certainly made up for listening to the news!!
Friday morning and you can tell it the first meeting of the new season at Cheltenham, Thorndale Farm was very busy this morning with visitors.
David Bass was in to ride out .. He will be at Kelso tomorrow..
We welcomed 9 guests for breakfast...
Adrian Morgan and Yvonne Clutterbuck were the highest bidders of our lot at the St Stephens Auction in aid of Macmillan Cancer.
Des Wheeler, Martin Hobday, Brian Taylor, Mark Ingram were the highest bidders at the RDA Charity Sports Dinner which raised over £22,000 for the RDA National Training Centre.
Craig and Beverley Granger were the highest bidder at the Give Love Christmas Auction in aid of Hope and Homes for Children.
Robert White recieved his morning as a birthday gift from his mother Glyn.
Steve Adams and Andrew Stockton called in to watch a lot on the gallops
Third lot and six of Imperial Racing's Syndicate members were here to see their collection of horses, Imperial Admiral, Imperial Aura, Imperial Hurricane and Halligator
Stuart Ballantyne and Andy Addison came to see their KBRS horses The Kemble Brewery, Mikhailovich and Isle of Gold
Phil Andrews joined them after to see his string Mr Grey Sky, Party Fuzz, The Edgar Wallace, Destroytheevidence and Duke of Earl along with KBRS horses Mikhailovich, Blazon, Fair Frontieres, Magical Escape and The Kemble Brewery.
We do not have any runners at this Cheltenham meeting but...
Cheltenham are hosting a syndicate day and on that note Peter Kerr, who runs all my partnership/syndicates, will be in the Hall Of Fame with our KBRS stand.. Today and tomorrow, so do call past and have a word with him..He will be delighted to see you..
Cheltenham and Ascot (next month) are holding Syndicate days..
Syndicates have become a very popular way of dipping your toe into racehorse ownership or a way of keeping involved if you are downsizing your commitment.
Peter Kerr who runs all my KBRS's is excellent at his job and a great communicator.. He makes sure everybody enjoys their involvement and manages to secure tickets for all when we have a runner for them.. Just click this link to find out more on our KBRS..