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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!

The highs and lows of racing

21st March 2023

The last month has really provided our small close knit team with some brilliant highs along with the lows that nobody wants to deal with. 

Caspers Court defied a 4lb rise in the weights to win again at Exeter under Ben Godfrey. Again, Casper virtually made all and won convincingly by 15 lengths. This horse has been in fine form at home and we are so glad that he is showing his great health on the track with consistent results and also repaying his owners with the winners they deserve.

Urabamba ran a career best over fences at Taunton on the 13th to be beaten a length and 3/4 into 3rd. Bob, as he is known at home, made a slight peck after the last but ran on extremely well and was always gaining on the two in front of him. 

Surdoue De Ballon (Stan) also ran a brilliant race on the same day at Plumpton, finishing 3rd, but unfortunately this result was shadowed as we lost Stan on the way home from the races. This was heart breaking for the whole team along with his lovely owners, 4Racing. Stan was a huge character at home, great for being a baby sitter to the young horses or for giving a slightly nervous rider an enjoyable spin up the gallops. His beautiful grey head will be missed peering over his stable door by us all.

A Stellar week with 2 Winners!!

20th February 2023

Stellar Stream took up his engagement at Hereford on the 15th February in a Maiden Hurdle. Even though the ground was a little on the quick side for him, Stellar Stream has been in great order at home and with the trip in his favour, we decided to go! Twinkle, as he's known at home, jumped and travelled beautifully for Ben Godfrey and won going away by 4 and a half lengths over the extended 3 mile trip. We were told Twinkle would never make the track with his confirmation, so to now have a Maiden Point to Point win and a Maiden Hurdle win under his belt, it's pretty impressive and looking to the future, he is a staying chaser who will love the winter months in the mud!! We are delighted for owner Jane Slough, who brought Twinkle as a foal.

Caspers Court ran at Wincanton on Saturday, again with Ben in the saddle. He has also been bouncing at home and knew he'd appreciate the drying ground. He virtually made all and was marginally headed turning in but battled back very gamely to win by half a length. It was lovely that his owners were on course to watch Casper win, they popped into the yard to see the rest of their horses on the way to the races. Casper looked a huge credit to his groom Georgie, who again won Best Turned Out with him.

Stratton Oakmont won his on Point to Point debut for the Kayley Woollacott Racing Club. More information on this over in "Pointing News".

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