Friday 21st April, 2017

A good morning of work with visits from Hannah Bishop and Helen Nixseaman.

Delighted to purchase lot 16 last night, a four-year-old mare called Mrs Barnes, (pictured) who was second on her only run in a point to point in Ireland.  The winner of which was sold for £120,000 at a recent sale.  Fortunately this mare was somewhat cheaper but is a really athletic type who hopefully will have a great future.

At evening stables, the Brown family came to visit Next Lot who will be making his chasing debut at Stratford on 8th May.  He was narrowly beaten last time over hurdles and hopefully chasing will bring out the best in him.

Enjoyed last night’s quiz at the Landmark Hotel in aid of Moorcroft.  Fortunately our team, 32 Red, were not last despite Michael Bell’s efforts.  We played our jokers in the Flat and National Hunt rounds and Jamie Spencer was surprising knowledgeable about the jumps game.  All in all a great evening that made around £200,000