Wednesday 22nd November, 2023

Elfride ran a pleasing fourth at Exeter on Monday.  She travelled at the back of the field off a strong pace before making progress before the straight.  She stayed on despite getting a bit tired in the last couple of furlongs and will benefit from this run.

Hopefully we will find a less competitive event for her in the future on a flatter track.  We look forward to her continuing to give her syndicate plenty of fun this season.

Sheila Nash jumped and travelled well at Hereford yesterday before getting outpaced and staying on again after the last hurdle.  She looks in good form at the moment but it looks as though the ground will go against her in the coming weeks and she may now have a break before returning in the spring.

Sun Tracker is declared at Wolverhampton tomorrow in the 8.30pm.  he will be making his debut for us having shown promise in France as a three-year-old.  This son of Bated Breath has strengthened for some time off and we look forward to finding out a bit more about him after this run with Liam Keniry onboard.

Our beautiful village is hosting an Auction of Promises on Friday evening in aid of the Red Cross, Heros, Adlestrop church and village hall.  For those unable to attend, the auction lots are listed below.  Please do email us your bids if you would like to support the evening.

Auction Lots

 1. Lunch or dinner for four people at the Kings Head, Bledington (excluding alcohol)

Kindly donated by Archie Orr-Ewing

2. A Fortnum & Masons Hamper

Kindly donated by Jeffrey Ahmed & Rogier Van Lammeren

 3. Two tickets to rugby game England v South Africa at Twickenham November 2024

Kindly donated by John Inverdale

4. Free range, oven ready, locally reared Bronze Turkey 8-8.9kg

Kindly donated by Cotswold Game and Meat Company

5. Champagne morning on the gallops for four with racehorse trainer Charlie Longsdon

Kindly donated by Charlie Longsdon

6. Spring garden tidy up from mid February onwards, 9am – 5pm

Kindly donated by expert gardener Sandra Morris

7. A guest day pass for the Bamford Club at Daylesford

Kindly donated by Venetia & Rowan Davie

8. Four Club enclosure tickets to Cheltenham Gold Cup Day on Friday 15th March, 2024

Kindly donated by Michael Harrington

9. Two magnums of sauvignon blanc wine

Kindly donated by Andrew Trollope

10. A Meal for four at The Old Butchers, Stow-on-the-Wold (to a maximum of £300)

Kindly donated by Sir Peter & Lady Sue Davis

11. Two framed antique photographs of local hunt

Kindly donated by Richard Phillips

12. Champagne Tea Tour of Highgrove Gardens for two people

Kindly donated by Lesley Bishop-Milnes & Lizzie Henshaw

13. Daylesford Cookery School – Half day cookery course gift card

Kindly donated by Lucia & Martin Diaz Plata

14. A lunch talking everything sport and media with top sports broadcaster Mark Pougatch at The Wykham Arms, Sibford

Kindly donated by Mark Pougatch

15. Original painting ‘Tiger Lily’ – acrylic on board by artist Jacquie Rufus-Isaacs

Kindly donated by Jacquie Rufus-Isaacs

16. A personally signed copy of Jilly Cooper’s new novel ‘Tackle’

Kindly donated by Jilly Cooper

17. A years membership of The Adlestrop Club

Kindly donated by Richard Phillips Racing

18. Two decorative antique prints

Kindly donated by Dawnie Perrett

19. Four cases of 2011 Pauillac wine

Kindly donated by Dominic & Rosie Collins

20. Mixed case of Moet et Chandon Champagne

Kindly donated by Lucia & Martin Diaz Plata

 21. A weeks stay at the beautiful Pine cottage, Little Tew (sleeps four)

Kindly donated by Oliver and Amanda Langdale