It was lovely to see our yard sponsor Mathew Bisogno at our owners’ day. He is so incredibly supportive and it’s something we appreciate hugely. For serious racing aficionados, his website www.geegeez.com is well worth looking at.
Anthony and I are both very excited about the mares we have for the season ahead too including Ms Parfois, Tacenda, Cresswell Breeze and Midnight Tune. With such a good programme of mares’ races we are very much looking forward to running them and seeing them progress through the ranks.
Jukebox Jive, who is owned and bred by Ron Huggins, was our first ever runner in a two-year-old maiden race at Goodwood two weeks ago. We’re so proud of him as he coped really well with the whole experience which would have taken a lot out of him – at Goodwood the stables are located away from the racecourse meaning an extra drive in the lorry to get there.
Oisin Murphy was on board and he jumped out of the stalls well, was slow to get into his stride and then stayed on really well. We’ll step him up in trip next time and hope to run him again on October 12.
Our other flat runner, Black Prince, is having some entries and it won’t be long before he makes his debut.
David Noonan has been in schooling and the horses had their first jump in the indoor school last week to get them off the ground and get a bit of rustiness out of them before we ask any questions of them schooling wise. It’s all full steam ahead as we wait in anticipation for jump racing to get going again.