Stable Visit 3rd May hosted by Simon Mapletoft
Thu, Apr 24, 2014
Good Friday as always meant Middleham's...
Wed, Apr 23, 2014
Good Friday as always meant Middleham's annual Open Day, this year
the weather was good to us and the sun stayed out for the duration of
the day seeing big crowds turning up to have a look around all the
Good Friday also hosted the first ever race meetings as usually
along with Christmas day are the only days of the year where there are
We had a couple of runners, RIVELLINO being our sole runner
down at Lingfield for the big All weather finals. He had a terrible draw
drawn very wide in stall 11 over only 6furlongs making it practically
impossible to get a good position in the early stages. RIVELLINO raced
further back than ideal and came with a rattle in the final furlong to
finish third beaten under 1 length, a brilliant run but also a great
shame as it could have been so different if drawn better. He is an
improving horse and were hoping he can transfer his form to the Turf.
GEORGIAN BAY wearing a visor for the first time bolted up under
Danny Tudhope at Kempton in impressive style, he is a horse we have
always thought a lot of and being a laid back sort the Visor obviously
did the trick.
EVA CLARE ran another solid race in third having never been out of the winners enclosure in all four of her starts.
ZEPHYR ran a great race in third first time out...
Thu, Apr 3, 2014
ZEPHYR ran a great race in third first time out for us at Southwell
having being purchased at the October horse in training sales. We had
him gelded and gave him a break which has helped him to strengthen.
ROMANTIC BLISS ran another solid race to finish second again, she
has been running very well consistently being placed under our
apprentice Rob J Fitzpatrick.
HOT RIGHT NOW also ridden by Rob
won for the second time this all weather season, she is a game filly
who seems to love the fibresand at Southwell.
YOURARTISONFIRE finished third in the Doncaster Spring Mile under
Phil Makin, we were delighted with his first run this season and are
looking forward to seeing what else he can do this season.
FIRE got one step closer finishing second this time at Kempton under
Joey Haynes, he has defiantly improved over the winter and should be
getting his head in front soon.
FAIR LOCH gave us a scare at Kempton...
Mon, Mar 24, 2014
FAIR LOCH gave us a scare at Kempton when he collapsed after the
race, luckily he got up and is absolutely fine now the vet reported it
was more like a faint as the weather was unusually hot for this time of
year he had over done himself after running a brilliant race in second.
He got a big roar from the crowd as he got back to his feet and now back
home is none the worse.
EVA CLARE having only her third career run ran another cracking
race to finish third after getting taken across the track which didn't
help, she hasn't been out of the first three in all her runs and we hope
she can continue to progress.
ODELIZ was denied her Group winning success by only a head under
Danny Tudhope after battling hard to finish second in the Group 3 at the
opening turf meeting at the Curragh. She is a tough filly who we have
high hopes for this season.