26 April 2021
More horses have headed off on their holidays today. Peter’s Portrait, Largy Nights, Éclair On Line and Freethinker travelled down the road to Lew House Stables to be turned out in their summer fields. Lisdoonvarna Lad was collected last Friday as he has now been retired from racing. He headed to Claire Hart Equine, where she will find a suitable home for him.
Byzantium Lad ran at Worcester on Friday under Kevin Brogan. He ran a good race, however, as expected the ground was too quick for him, he won on heavy before this. It looks as though the ground will stay Good for a while – there is no rain forecast here. It is so dry everywhere. He will now go out for his holidays before coming back in ready for chasing in the Autumn. He will head out with Supremely Lucky who is the recent recruit from Dan Skelton Racing.
Lyrical Genius arrived from the sales last week, he is a lovely strong 4yo by Milan who won his sole start in a P2P. He looks a nice sort, and he will be ridden out for a week before being turned away for the summer. He is for sale, so please get in touch if he takes your fancy. We also have a couple of horses coming over from Ireland who will be for sale in the next couple of weeks.
Cardigan Bay left the yard on Sunday to go and have babies. She has been an extremely tough mare who has black type, just unfortunately we could not keep her sound enough to race this season.
It has been a busy week of horse movements, however there is no National Hunt Racing now until Saturday, the start of the new jumps season. Therefore, the summer jobs have started; painting, cleaning, pressure washing, strimming and all the jobs everyone has put off for so long!
There may be no jumps racing in England, but there is the exciting Punchestown festival to keep you all occupied this week. There is some top quality racing.