Very sadly Kootenay River had to be put to sleep at Kempton yesterday having sustained a serious injury to his hind leg early on in the race.  Obviously everyone is very upset about this and our sympathies go out to all concerned, especially Lizzie Prowting and Hannah Bishop who were so fond of him.

He was a wonderful character and it all feels very unjust but he had a good life although too short.

Lady Of Authority (pictured) raised our spirits by winning at Wolverhampton yesterday under a well-timed challenge from jockey Georgia Dobie.  The two girls appear to get on very well together and hopefully they will continue to have a good summer.