CUIRASSIER DEMPIRE (FR) made it back-to-back wins in the 3m Novices Handicap Chase at Bangor on Wednesday. He travelled strongly throughout before pulling clear of his rivals two from home to win impressively. He will now enjoy a well deserved break with his owners Neal Griffith and Heather Haddock allowing him time to mature through the worst of the winter. We are confident he will continue on an upward curve when he returns to training next year.

New Horse

We are delighted to welcome a lovely four year old son of Kayf Tara to the yard owned by Mrs Diana Whateley, Mr Tim Syder, Mr Aiden Murphy and Mr Dominic Burke. He has a strong dam line which includes Diamond King (Ire), the winner of the 2016 Coral Cup. He arrived looked fantastic following his pre training with Annabel Murphy and has settled in well. We look forward to seeing him develop.

Biomass Boiler Update

As can be seen from the the attached picture, there has been significant progress made on the installation of the Biomass Boiler.The actual boiler has been installed and the drier (imported from Germany) is due to be in soon.

It will be the first of its kind in a British racing yard and will produce heat by drying and then burning waste shavings from the stables.


ALWAYS ON THE RUN (IRE) is our only runner this weekend. He heads to Stratford tomorrow for the 3:05 2m6f George Pragnell Gold Cup Handicap Chase. He’s been placed on his last four starts and remains on the same mark of 134. Ciaran Gethings will claim a valuable 3 pounds.

Adrian Heskin

Adrian Heskin is back riding out and has been receiving treatment to strengthen his shoulder from the fantastic team at Oaksey House in Lambourn. The next couple of weeks look fairly quiet for the yard but he will be back race riding towards the end of the month when the entry board starts to fill up.


AIR SQUADRON got off the mark over hurdles at Southwell earlier today in the 4:00 Novices Hurdle over 3m. His jumping continues to improve and he stayed on strongly to win comfortably for his owner/breeder Lady Cobham.

Galway Festival

NOCHE DE REYES (FR) has been declared at the iconic Galway Summer Festival on Sunday in the 5:00 Lord Hemphill Memorial Handicap Chase over 2m2f. He travelled over to Ireland yesterday and is settling in well. He’s been a model of consistency all season and is only up seven pounds for his win at  Perth last time out. The race has cut up considerably as many of the entries opted to run in the Galway Plate. Davy Russell replaces Adrian who is currently out with injury.

STAMP YOUR FEET (IRE) also made the journey to Ireland and frustratingly missed the cut to get a run.

The Thoroughbred Ladies

The Thoroughbred Ladies enjoyed a fabulous lunch at Down Farm earlier today after watching UNTIL WINNING (FR) on the gallops. He missed last season due to injury so he came in from the field early to spend four weeks walking and trotting on the Somerset hills with Louise Cabble. Louise does an impeccable job with our horses that are resting or recovering from injury. They get lots of pampering and the swimming pool can be a welcome change to their routine. He returned to the yard looking fantastic and is now in full work. He will start off in handicap chases and will hopefully provide the ladies with plenty of fun this winter!

Weekend Runners

CHAMPAGNE CITY (IRE) bids for a hat-trick at Stratford on Sunday in the 2:10 Novices Hurdle over 2m with Adrian booked to ride. He’s a C&D winner who is sure to show further progress as he gains more experience jumping.


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