Friday 23rd June, 2023

Shibuya Song has been declared in the apprentice handicap at Ffos Las on Sunday with promising jockey Connor Planas booked to ride.  She will be wearing cheek pieces to help her travel a bit better early on in the race having run well on her debut for us at Lingfield recently.  Although there are only six runners it is a competitive event but hopefully she will put up a good show for her enthusiastic owners.

Not much went right for Corrany at Worcester on Wednesday.  Sam TD recommended possibly another run back over hurdles would be a good idea, having been on the heels of the leaders turning in on his previous effort at the course before the race was voided.

Sheila Nash was out paced in the two-and-a-half-mile hurdle and hopefully we can find a three mile race for her soon.  I am sure she will come on mentally and physically for her run.

Urban Champion missed the break at Ripon yesterday then used too much energy in the first part of the race and faded late on in the one mile handicap.  He is rather impatient in the stalls and hopefully we can improve on this behaviour for his next run as he definitely has the ability to win races.

Delighted to be on ITV Racing’s Opening Show on Wednesday to publicise National Racehorse Week which takes place between 9th – 17th September.  The interview can be viewed HERE.

Then yesterday morning, Racing TV came to Adlestrop to do some filming for a feature to encourage those who are not from a racing background to work in the sport.

Like everyone else, I have been enjoying a wonderful week of racing at Ascot and yesterday was a historic one with a Royal victory in Desert Hero and Frankie Dettori riding the winner of the Ascot Gold Cup on his final ride in the event.

It was our annual Adlestrop Club ‘Ladies Day at Royal Adlestrop’ yesterday afternoon which was a fun day for all – especially with such popular victories for the King and Dettori.

All attendees made a great effort in dressing in the Adlestrop Club green and cream colours with clothes from charity shops.  Congratulations to Tricia Roeser on winning the ‘Best Dressed’ competition (pictured above).

Whilst the worst dressed was a close call between Nick and Tim who both made a huge effort!
















The tipping competition for the ‘Fred Cooke Mug’ was won by Charlotte Bird with Fred in attendance to do the presentation.