Thursday 15th December, 2022

Despite the snow, ice and very low temperatures our staff have done a wonderful job to keep the show on the road here in Adlestrop. The string are doing plenty of cantering and hopefully holding their fitness whilst we wait for the thaw.

We decided not to take Fighting Poet to Lingfield on Saturday so we can get some faster work into him for a similar a race at the track on New Years Eve.  He got bogged down in the mud last time at Windsor and hopefully the all-weather surface will suit him better.

Dark Terms stopped very quickly on the bend yesterday at Kempton and did not blow too hard after the race.  Having won as a two-year-old, with her pedigree she probably more suited now to motherly activities.

Not surprisingly Ascot’s card has been called off which is a great shame as it is always a popular meeting being so close to Christmas.  Let us hope racing gets back to more normal circumstances next week with much to look forward to before the end of the year.