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March 21, 2019

Well they say you wait ages for a bus and the two come along at the same time, that is probably the best analogy for us this week, with a second and two winners.  I cannot tell you how big a relief it is for us, it has brightened all of us up and it's a massive reward...

March 13, 2019

It is the second day of Cheltenham and I have retired gracefully to the office, having ridden 3 lots in gale force winds, the last lot was a little hair raising, with Mr F struggling to stay on his feet with the wind.  I decided that for safety's sake we would lunge th...

February 28, 2019

As some of you will know I received an email at 12pm yesterday to ask all trainers not to enter at ARC courses next Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in protest of the cut in prize money.

I have been waiting for rain and watching all the weather sites like some mad amature...

January 18, 2019

Well the last week has been somewhat overwhelming, never did I think that my last blog would generate such interest, I've now been on telly for pete's sake!  I think my mum may be a little bit proud of me...

I am so amazed at the response that it generated and...

January 10, 2019

Hello and Happy New Year to you all, sorry I have been so remiss at keep you up to date, I was very ill over Xmas and New Year, stupidly went out new year and then was ill for longer, this week I finally feel human again!  

The horses are all in top order, we...

November 15, 2018

Finally I feel like we can safely say that things are improving here and the horses seem to have turned a corner, this week we ran Starfoot and John Biscuit and both ran very nice races, giving us hope that the horses are healthy and fit.

Star ran over fences for t...

October 25, 2018

I would love to be writing this and telling you all how wonderful life is, and whilst it really is, life here continues to test my sanity/patience/will to keep training.  Tim Thompson Jones said to me a few weeks ago "Jo you seem to constantly encounter things that are...

October 11, 2018

This week has been hard work and a little challenging. Things have not gone completely to plan but in the grand scheme of life they are actually not that bad.

We ran Ken's Well on Monday and it was his first run in a year, after being ill for at least 8 months of i...

September 27, 2018

This week we ran Starfoot at Uttoxeter, he jumped and travelled nicely all be it a bit all at sea around the soft bends and when the field came round him on the home bend, he curled up a bit.  however once he realised that he wasn't going to choke, he ran on and gallop...

August 16, 2018

I'm sitting in my office looking out at the rain, pouring like it's never going to stop, it seems like only yesterday the fields were brown and burnt, will little or no hope of having enough grass for the field horses.

We have been steadily working away with the horses,...

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