LIBERTARIAN has been purchased by Sheikh Mohammed
Thu, June 20, 2013
LIBERTARIAN has been purchased by Sheikh Mohammed and will race for
us in the famous blue silks of Godolphin in the Irish Derby next
saturday. It is a privilege to have a runner in those colours in such a
prestigious race, Libertarian is in great form and has come out of his
latest bit of work bouncing. We are thoroughly looking forward to a
rematch with the Derby Winner Ruler of the World at the Curragh.
NOW MY SUN a winner!
Sat, June 15, 2013
NOW MY SUN also came home a winner on Wednesday 12th June at Haydock for owner Mr Ray Bailey.
Second time out for ODELIZ at Nottingham on Sunday 9th June and she came home a winner for jockey Daniel Tudhope.
Over at Yarmouth Martin Harley rode DANCHEUR home as a winner for Mr Mark James.
Thu, June 6, 2013
Libertarian at Epsom
The yard has been a manic place over the last couple of weeks with
the run upto the Derby, photographer, journalists, radio and TV crews
have flocked to get involved with Libertarian which made our first crack
at the classic even more exciting! The preparation went well and we
were all roaring him home on the day. We were ecstatic to have come with
a late run and take second position in the final strides, it was a
tactical affair and the stop start pace didn't suit our lad as he is a
big rangy galloper who would have preferred a good pace the whole way.
Nonetheless we just finished second in the DERBY and the excitement of
things to come has kept the yard and staff buzzing. It is likely he will
be supplemented for the Irish Derby but we wont know for sure until
later in the month.
Not forgetting our other runners which there haven't
been to many as we have had alot of non runners due to the ground
drying up so fast at some courses but this suited SPYKES BAY who got
back to winning ways at Carlisle under our apprentice Michael Metcalfe
at his first attempt over five furlongs.
HAY DUDE ran a good race in defeat in fourth position in a hot race
at Doncaster and Angels Calling was fourth at Carlisle where the ground
was a little to fast and the draw didn't help her.
We now look forward to Royal Ascot
starting next week.
THE COUNT DOWN HAS BEGUN!
Wed, May 29, 2013
whole team here at Spigot Lodge are counting down the days now until
our first ever runner in the Derby. Libertarian's last few days of
preparation have been going well and pictured he is having a canter up
the High Moor gallops which is down hill and cambered like Epsom. The
amount of Media coverage has been amazing, a morning hasn't gone by
without TV, Radio and journalists coming down which has given the yard
an even bigger buzz. We all have our fingers firmly crossed and cant
wait to see what Saturday brings.