News + Views
We’ll try our best to keep you posted with all the updates from the yard throughout the season. Our blogs will be short and sweet because who has time to write or read more than 140 characters these days. You can expect to see something new at least once a month - we promise!
Caspers Court clings on at Fontwell
10th June 2022
It was amazing to see Caspers Court come home 1st in a tense photo finish at Fontwell on the 8th June with Paul O’Brien. Having been in great form at home and running some very consistent races on the track, he throughly deserved to get his head in front.
Having chased the leader which fell three out, this left Casper clear in the lead. He jumped the last in front and having just got a little lonely up the run-in, his lead dwindled down to a nose on the line.
It is lovely that Casper has rewarded long standing owners, Mr and Mrs Stevens, who have been extremely patient with him having been in the placing on 7 occasions since his last win.
On another note, the Store Sales have continued this week in Goffs Ireland. We have purchased a Diamond Boy Gelding and a Muhtathir Gelding who will head home this week to start the breaking in process. The other 4 store horses are all now being ridden and have been exploring the countryside and having a gentle canter up the gallops. We have also broken in a 2yo Walk In The Park filly out of Lalor’s sister, Leyan, before she goes out for another year to continue to grow!
Good form continues and some new faces
23rd May 2022
It's wonderful that the horses have continued to run well since our last blog. Stratton Oakmont was running a beautiful race under Lorcan Williams at Southwell on the 13th April before being brought down at the last when booked for 2nd at worst! As gutting as it is when this happens, seeing Oak up and in one piece afterwards makes up for this unfortunate event. Oak headed back to Southwell on the 8th May with Josh in the saddle this time and finished an extremely pleasing 2nd. Oak went off favourite and bumped into a very well handicapped horse. More pleasingly, it was nice for Oak to run a good race and not let the fact that he had been brought down previously, affect him.
Caspers Court went to Worcester on the 20th May and finished in the placings again. He was given a lovely ride by Paul O'Brien to come home 3rd of 12. I'm sure Casper will get his head in front soon, he most certainly deserves it!
We have spent the last few weeks at the sales shopping for the next superstars. We went to the Tattersalls Store Sale in Ireland and last week, Goffs Store Sale at Doncaster. We have managed to come home with 4 projects. These are all 3 years old who now will spend the next few weeks being long reined and broken in. We have bought all geldings by Sandmason, Telescope, Malinas and Petillo. Let's keep our fingers crossed that they have a long and happy career in racing!