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Beautiful start to the morning

It’s a beautiful start to the morning.  Bright, sunny and 2 degrees.  No freezing wind which is a relief. Our tractor has been in for a big service and repair.  It was delivered back yesterday looking as good as new.  It has specialised golf...
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Ailsa McClung

I was pleased with Ailsa McClung’s ride at Newcastle yesterday, her first as my new amateur jockey.  Ailsa is hoping to ride as a Lady Amateur this summer under both codes.  She has more to learn in the stalls but she followed my instructions...
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A fairy tale ending

A fairy tale ending to the Irish National.  I hope all connections make the most of it and celebrate well. It reminded me of winning The Ebor.  I don’t think I fully appreciated it at the time because it was all a bit surreal....
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Baltic!

Baltic I think is a fair description this morning!  The wind at the top of the gallop is perishing! I hope you all had an enjoyable Easter Weekend? I was happy enough with the weekend results. No winners but some good runs. River Icon...
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Happy Easter everyone!

What a cracking day, we’re all eggcited to be rolling in to the weekend… Reely Bonnie is my only runner at Newcastle tonight, Jamie Gormley on board.  Kayleigh is travelling today.  A girl of many talents, she also baked and supplied the mini egg...
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Punch, punch, 1st of the month!

Have you been April Fooled?   No runners today.  I’ve just made 4 decs for Saturday at Carlisle, Musselburgh & Haydock.  I’ll go to either Carlisle or Musselburgh.  Hopefully I’ll be able to catch up properly with some of my Owners. We’re busy in the...
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A better start to the day

A better start to the day but still not the glorious sunshine that the South are basking in. Midge Mullen (pictured) endured 5 lots in the freezing fog yesterday all while getting messages from home telling him it was t-shirt weather! Newcastle didn’t go...
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It’s finally stopped raining

Still a brisk wind and pea soup fog but conditions above are better. We’re really busy today. Our Vets are here to scope 20 or so post-work. We’ve two runners at Newcastle over hurdles: Traditional Dancer for Mr Ian Dalgleish and Something Brewing Owned...
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10 degrees – wet & wild

It’s a horrible way for the Team to start the week and not the dry, sunny day Owners attending the racecourse today were probably hoping for. However, things can only improve! River Icon was a NR Saturday.  Nothing to worry about.  In season and...
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Wet N Wild!

Sedgefield yesterday…another game effort from The Ogle Gogle Man for 2nd…by a neck.  Look, it wasn’t Conor O’farrell’s finest moment but we mustn’t forget, he delivers plenty fine moments otherwise!  He’s held his hands up to Mr’s Griffiths, Greig & Jardine and admits full...
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