“Blessed”

An early start on Saturday morning at Sefton Lodge enabled this photograph to be taken of our training base from Warren Hill. As with all racing yards it is easy to get caught up in the hive of activity rushing from one gallop to the next and rarely taking the opportunity to stand back and admire what is around us. We are truly ‘blessed’ to be the current custodians of one of Newmarket’s most historic training establishments which has stood since 1873.

I was recently sent the following link which details the fascinating history of our current home.
http://www.greyhoundderby.com/Sefton%20Lodge.html
We will be opening our doors once again in support of the Newmarket Open weekend on the 22nd September for those who would like a tour inside.

The rest of Saturday morning saw some of our older horses stepping up in their training programmes ahead of the start of the flat season in only four weeks time. However I was most excited to see the progress of the two year olds – I believe this will be the best group of horses I’ve owned to date and cannot wait for the season to get started.

Runner wise we had just the one disappointing performance from Back Tomorrow who raced way too keenly at Chelmsford on Saturday – we’ll put a line through that one and with no other February entries we close out the month with a 25% strike rate …… 22% for the year to date!

This week is also quiet on the track until Saturday where both Cross The Tracks and Giant will have entries at Kempton, Juicy will be entered at Newcastle on Sunday.

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