19-07-2017 16:01:16 in General by Admin
Anthony and I are making the most of the summer, with plenty of days out, weddings to attend and some new additions joining the yard. Enjoy our latest news, Rachael   Quiet time We’re enjoying this quiet time, before the horses come in from their summer holidays at the beginning of August. They’ve all had their vaccinations, which means their winter training schedules won&rsq...

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29-06-2017 11:05:03 in General by Admin
 We have an exciting opportunity for an amateur rider to join us for the 2017-2018 season with the guaranteed ride on seasoned chaser As De Fer in point-to-points. As well as the ride on As De Fer, a veteran of 36 races with six wins to his credit, the successful applicant will also benefit from regular lessons, including grid work, with Olympic pentathlete coach Jabeena Maslin in the indoor...

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23-06-2017 13:13:09 in General by Admin
The weather has been so hot but we’re not complaining. We’ve adjusted the routine slightly so that the horses are ridden earlier to avoid the heat but other than that we’re really enjoying this bout of Mediterranean weather.  Harry and I have been to Lyme Regis today for a paddle and we’ve been watching Royal Ascot on the telly! We’re so pleased to have Rouquin...

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09-06-2017 06:56:23 in General by Admin
Jukebox Jive doubled his score for the season with a thoroughly likeable success over a mile and six furlongs at Sandown on Thursday evening. He has progressed nicely with each race this year, stays well, is uncomplicated and, racing off a mark of 83, he travelled smoothly into contention two furlongs out before keeping on strongly to hold the challenge of Veiled Secret by a neck. It looked a co...

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06-06-2017 14:37:21 in General by Admin
With a handful of summer jumpers and a couple for the Flat, I’ve been using the time to continue Cripsy’s education. He’s my new 14.2hh Connemara pony that I bought a few weeks ago to bring on before I sell him. He’s been going really well, and during a recent cross country schooling trip to Cricket St Thomas, Horace Hazel came along too. He really enjoyed the change of sc...

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28-05-2017 16:39:21 in General by Admin
It was frustrating to leave Uttoxeter empty handed a week ago after Solstice Son and East Wing both came tantalisingly close to success. But there was delight, too, at seeing Solstice Son bouncing back to his best form after a difficult period late last year when he was found to be suffering from a fibrillating heart. Full marks to Graham Fowke from Cotts Equine Vets for identifying the problem ...

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18-04-2017 12:14:44 in General by Admin
Rachael recounts an incredible few weeks for the team, and has news of a new addition to Potwell Farm    The Aintree Festival was incredibly exciting, and to have a winner there on the Saturday was the icing on the cake for what has been a superb season. We’ve always thought a lot of Fountains Windfall  and when I won a bumper on him at Fontwell in June 2015, I struggled to...

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18-04-2017 11:03:37 in General by Admin
We were very pleased to be asked to sponsor the Men's Open Race at our local Seavington Hunt point to point on Saturday. It gave us a chance to support grass roots racing, as well as to meet lots of new faces. Anthony presented the cup to the 3 glamorous wives of the owners of the winner 5 year old Dan Mcgrue - the Mrs Barber, Martin and Bennett. Dan Mcgrue is an exciting pros...

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09-04-2017 16:10:44 in General by Admin
Fountains Windfall capped a fine season with a stunning victory from the front in the £39,00 Gaskells Handicap Hurdle at Aintree on Saturday.The horses have been in sparkling form for a while now and it was great for the team to have a big winner on Grand National day.He was never headed after leading at the first, was clear of the pack turning for home and galloped on strongly to score by e...

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06-04-2017 09:06:23 in General by Admin
I was thrilled that Jukebox Jive gained his first success on the flat at Wolverhampton on Wednesday. He runs in the colours of his owner breeder Ron Huggins, made famous by the exploits of his brilliant Cup horse Double Trigger. We were hopeful rather than confident about his chances in the class 5 maiden over twelve furlongs on his first start as a three year only. But he stays we...

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