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.
LIBERTARIAN wins the DANTE STAKES
Tue, May 21, 2013
Wow what a horse and what a race it was. For his third run his lack of racing experience and his laid back attitude he has at home showed in the first half of the race as he remained near the back of the field but
this was a race that was far from over as LIBERTARIAN came alive in the second half and powered forward and raced on towards that finishing line coming in a WINNER.
William Buick rode Libertarian to victory for owner Mr Hubert Strecker.
The yard is so proud of this horse and long may celebrations continue. LIBERTARIAN is loving the attention this has brought him and has turned out to be a natural for posing for the cameras.
His next target is for the Epsom Derby with a lot of people behind him.
A busy weekend with some pleasing results
Tue, May 21, 2013
Our first runners were at Lingfield on Saturday 11th May and TEPMOKEA ran his race and gained a place in winners enclosure for 3rd place. BOOTS & SPURS ran next and not going to out done he secured his place in winners enclose as a WINNER.
The next runner was HEY DUDE at Haydock and he also ran a really good race and brought home another WIN for us.
KRUPSKAYA ran at Thirsk later that day and she just got beaten at the post and came in second. SPYKES BAY was also running at Thirsk and he secured 3rd place.
Our Saturday racing finished with MR MATTHEWS who had his first race at Warwick. He ran an amazing race for his first time and was just beaten at the post and finished second.