As Jumps racing was scheduled to resume in July we bought UnBeau Roman and Ring Minella back in as they both go on slightly better ground.
Megalodon wins at Warwick under Paddy Brennan.
He travelled well throghout the race and took it up after the third last, he just idled a bit on the run in but past the line in front by a neck.
Shaws Cross made it two wins in a row for the Henderson Team following Truckers Cailin"s win at Ffos las 5 days earlier.
Tom once again give Shaw's Cross a great ride to wim on the heavy ground at Liningfeild.
It's a long Journey to Ffos Las but seemed much shorter on the way home with a winner on board.
It was Martins first winner. We all had a great day and it was Tom's birthday so his Dad was over to join in the celerbrations.
Martin was made up as he went off home with his well deserved bottle of Champaign.
Nick Scholfield wins the Revived Inns Novices' Handicap Chase at Plumpton. We change tactics with Crossely for this race and had him up hardy as we were worried about the lack of pace. So unlike his previous race he was able to get into a nice rythm. He jumped much better and was able to exert his superiority coming round the last bend and with a good jump at the lasthe came home convincingly .
As the season gets underway we had a second place finish for Our Nest Egg at Hexham.
The rest of the yard continued their training too. Here's George on Doitforthevillage, Jamie on Crossly Tender, Rebecca on Ted Bach, Alyce on Polar Light and Bob on Trucker's Cailin as they went up the gallops on Saturday morning.
The summer is almost over so the winter jumpers are back in and on with their training. They are all coming on well, showing signs of improvement. It's great to have them all back in work. We are all getting very excited for the season ahead!
We had our annual owner's do at the beginning of September. A fantastic opportunity for all of our owners to get together, see the horses training down the gallops and share a few racing stories over a cup of coffee or glass of wine. We were once again lucky enough to have Paddy Brennan come down for the morning to ride out a couple of horses and chat to the owners.
It’s another lovely day here at Whitsbury.
The horses are going up the long gallop again this morning, as you can see in the pictures of them galloping, from thy're muscle definition , they are beginning to look pretty well. All The horses are coping well with everything we asked them to do so they are good and forward for the time of year and well on target for the start of the season.
Paul Henderson & Jane Patten