Sunday July 1st
It was short sleeves in Ireland for Phil this week as he spent two days at The Tattersalls Derby Sale – the thermometer reaching as high as here, and no let up in sight! He is delighted with this purchase, a quality good moving filly who should make a smart NH prospect for her new Owners, Resdev, we look forward to hearing her new name. Castleton Bloodstock bought the Shirocco x Gaspara gelding back in, and he will now be trained as a bumper horse, he looks a ready made Racehorse. Prices soared like the temperatures during the two days, outstanding stores were again at record highs – we thought you might like to read the Sales report – it’s amazing that an unraced 3 year old gelding can make £365,000 with no future breeding prospects.
It’s exciting to think we have yougstock here by all these leading sires- Martaline, Fame & Glory, Presenting & Kayf Tara and 2 Mares scanned in foal to Milan who had the top lot.
We have one runner today – stable debutante Trust Thomas in the handicap chase at Cartmel. I spoke to his jockey Tommy this morning who says he is sure to come on a bit for his first run since a break but he is starting to look well handicapped. We wish them a safe trip round this tight track in the sunshine this afternoon.
The heat isn’t always welcome when riding out racehorses and our Team are all on first lot by 6 am to try to get everything ridddn before it becomes too warm. The field horses seem to be permenantly in the shade during the day, but there is a lot of early sunbathing going on first thing … some photos from our week in the Costa del Appleton..
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