Friday 1st March, 2024

Sun Tracker has been declared at Kempton tomorrow in the mile and a half handicap run at 6.45pm.  Hopefully this course will suit him better than Wolverhampton where last time out they went a very slow pace before quickening in the last couple of furlongs.  This time he will wear a hood and hopefully there will be a stronger pace and he will settle better.  Liam Keniry once again rides.

Unfortunately the ground is too soft at both Doncaster and Huntingdon on Sunday for our entries Lesser and Little Big Kev.  As we all know these are unprecedented times with very few racehorses liking very testing ground, however we look forward to the rains lessening over the next few weeks.

We had an excellent time at the Godolphin Thoroughbred Industry Awards on Monday evening at Ascot racecourse.  Although Vicki did not win the overall award, she certainly had the best support on the evening and the best film promoting her extraordinary talents.

All the finalists were highly commended for their skills and dedication to the industry and as ever the Princess Royal was exemplary in her words before presenting the main award.  Congratulations to all for what is a proud evening for everyone in the sport.

Yesterday was the AGM of the National Trainers Federation held at Saddlers Hall in London.  A good turn out of trainers were present to listen to two excellent speakers in Wayne Barnes, a lawyer and former professional rugby union referee and sports psychologist and mate Michael Caulfield.  Both talks complimented each other and they must have been good as they kept the attention of all trainers present throughout.