Full steam ahead for Blackmore Farm!
Blackmore Farm has been a hive of activity since our last blog. The yard is now full of horses and it is great to have all the staff back after their holidays. The majority of the horses are back cantering and have started to enjoy a jump in the school. Hopefully it won’t be long before we get them schooling on the grass. A few weeks ago, we wanted it to stop raining, but after this heatwave we will be in need of some rain again!
We have had a handful of runners since our last blog. Caspers Court made his seasonal reappearance where he was slightly outclassed and would have needed the run. Our Dylan had his final run of the summer on the 1st September where he finished 3rd at Fontwell with Ben in the saddle. He will now enjoy a well deserved holiday and will come back into work in the New Year for the Spring. Dime ran another solid race at Worcester on the 12th September to finish 3rd only being beaten 2L. He has been so consistent over the summer and given his owners plenty of fun.
Sunday 3rd September saw us have our annual Owners Day. With help from the staff, family and friends, we had an extremely busy day with over 130 people attending. The yard looked immaculate, as did the horses during their parades. Everyone enjoyed a beautiful lunch which was prepared by ourselves and enjoyed watching a Season Highlights video.
The next couple months will consist of getting the horses back to race fitness and then we can do the exciting part of race planning! We are looking forward to having Yogi Breisner in at the beginning of October for some jump schooling, which will hugely benefit the younger horses.
We were lucky enough to have Brian Stubbs Photography at our Owners Day. Photos can be viewed here.