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!

Knocking on the door!

6th November 2022

Finally, the rain has arrived and we can start to run some horses. Quite a few of the yard have now had their first runs and it’s brilliant to see all of them running well! Ice N Slice made his racecourse debut. We were very pleased with his run and the jockey, Tom Scudamore was very positive about him. He will have two more runs before Christmas and have a handicap mark to go forward with in the new year. Getaway Cory and Ben Godfrey were 3rd at Hereford…..for the third time in a row! We really hope a race falls his way soon as he deserves it. 

 

Caspers Court finished a decent 2nd at Exeter under Josh in a race he won 2 years ago. The trip would have been short enough for him, so he will step back up next time. He has come out of his race bouncing! Josh also rode Nickelsonthedime at Worcester where he finished 5th over hurdles. He jumped very well and galloped all the way to the line. Eros made his seasonal comeback under Ben Godfrey at Hereford where he finished 3rd over fences. He was last seen falling at Wincanton when possibly looking the winner, it was fabulous to see him back out racing! He is a horse who thrives off his work and loves his jumping.

 

Surdoue De Ballon ran in the 3m2f chase at Fontwell on Friday and finished 3rd. It’s brilliant to see him pick up some prize money for 4racing Owners Group who are a charity run syndicate. Urabamba also holds an entry next week. 

 

Overall, the horses are in great form and it makes the early morning lots well worth it (especially when you get to see the sun rise in the photo above)!

Back Racing!

5th September 2022

The yard is back in full swing with the start of the proper National Hunt season just around the corner, it is a very exciting time for everyone. 

All the horses are working away well and have started to all enjoy a school over hurdles and fences on the grass. Thanks to a few autumn showers, we have managed to get back to cantering around the fields here at Blackmore Farm, which the horses thoroughly enjoy!

Caspers Court reappeared at Newton Abbott on the 26th September after his summer holiday. He was last seen winning at Fontwell, where he has since gone up 4lb in the Handicap. Rightly so, he won Best Turned out and was a picture in the paddock with not a speck of dirt on him. Casper was a huge credit to Georgie Palfrey who works tirelessly to keep this white horse gleaming! He ran a very creditable race finishing 3rd having just got in to the bottom of the last hurdle and couldn't quite get away from it as fast as the others. A brilliant first run back nonetheless. 

Our 3yo Store Horses are all coming on leaps and bounds. They are all cantering up the gallops, have enjoyed a couple jumps under saddle and have done some flatwork in the school under Eventer Tom Hawke.