Friday 17th September, 2021

Thank you to everyone at Sandown who made the Lycetts Team Champions Award presentation such a special day on Wednesday.  It was wonderful to get a vast majority of the team to the course to collect their Award.  It was a very special and proud day for all associated with the yard and thanks go to all at Sandown, Lycetts Insurance and the National Trainers Federation for making the day so memorable.

We were delighted to welcome Racing to School to the yard yesterday with the pupils of Longborough Primary school.  Eighteen pupils came to view the workings of a racing yard including being on the gallops, weighing horses and feeding carrots – giving an insight into the love and care that goes into a racehorse’s everyday life.  As one of the pupils said on leaving “That was the best school visit ever” and all present were a credit to their school.

Many thanks to John Blake, Ollie McPhail and Robert Bellamy for making the morning such a special one for all.

Today it was great to welcome the management team from the Cotswold branch of the Riding For the Disabled Association.  Debbie, Jane and Jill spent a beautiful morning watching the horses on the gallops and we look forward to helping them in all they do in the future.