End of season

The racing season is coming towards its end and it has been a quiet one for the stud. Last Saturday Rivellino could do no better than come in 5th in a Listed race at Lingfield while Southern Gailes managed a second in the Novice race  and well and truly blew his handicap mark in the process. He will be a very nice 10f horse as a 3 year old. On the same card,Mindurownbusiness, which was bred by LCS,won the Class 2 mile nicely and looks like one for the Easter Friday card.

Glenalmond came back at Doncaster in the last turf meeting of the season after being gelded but could not do himself justice on what was really jumping ground.He will run again at Chelmsford next week.

In the next few weeks,Fiftyshadesofpink will make her debut and Ailsa On My Mind will resume where she left off in early summer. She could be ok!

Eight foals are being prepared for Tatts and they are a very nice bunch indeed. How strong the sale is remains to be seen given the large number of entries but ,as usual,we will set a reserve an hour or so before each sells and anyone who wants to know what it is need only ask. We will not bid our own stock beyond the reserve so any buyer knows they will not be getting run up by the vendor.

All the x rays and scopes were as we want them to be so we will see what happens. We didn’t enter the Oasis Dream filly ex Jeanie Johnston as she was a touch light in the early summer. Now she has turned herself inside out and is a cracker . I wish we had put her in the sale. Still,she will hopefully be well placed to do well at the yearling sales.

We also sell 3 mares-Coveted,Lady McBeth and Queenofthenorth and they are all free of vices and nice mares. Lady McBeth has been producing nice looking stock and has 2 winners from 2 runners,while Queenofthenorth’s Ravens Pass colt has been retained. She has an attractive cover by Toronado and all being well this will be her second foal.

Foal photos will be on the site in a few days time. Please come and view them at Somerville O at Tatts.

On a different tack,we have room for 2 more boarders at the stud so feel free to get in touch if you have any interest.