Tim Varey of Batsford Stud recently put our range of Stablemate products to the ultimate test. A highly regarded stud and foaling centre, Batsford Stud is home to some of the world’s most renowned stallions, including the sire to one of our 2021 colts, English 2000 Guineas winner Haafhd, Harbour Law, Passing Glance and Swiss […]
It’s been a long time since I felt like I actually had space to sit down and write a blog. COVID has a lot to answer for! The last time I wrote one, Merlin was just recovering from a potentially career-ending injury in June 2020 which feels like such a long time ago now. He really came back […]
The start of a new year and new beginnings for the 2021 National Hunt Season. Apologises for the lack of blog writing over the past while I’ve been rushed of my feet. The start of the 2021 season has been slow to get going after Christmas as a result to horrendous weather. I’m delighted to […]
The weather is starting to turn and it’s great that National Hunt Racing is taking off and the racing is starting to get busier. On the 10th I’m off to Hexham to ride Rivabodiva (that is me on her at Perth Oct 2019). I have a close connection with this mare, she was the first […]
The latest update from AGMA’s sponsored jockey Thomas Willmott… Racing has resumed now for a couple of months and things are slowly looking at getting back to some kind of normal in these very strange and uncertain times. My first day back racing was at Perth on July 21st, were I had six rides. It […]
At just 1 month old Jill has entered the winning circle by taking first place in The Racing Post Foal Gallery for June 2019. Read full article here.
I hope everyone is safe and well at home during this unusual time!! My yard locked down a little earlier than most on 17th March. We haven’t been able to have lessons since, or have anyone on the yard that isn’t a vet or a farrier. We’ve been the lucky ones though as we have […]
January is here and it’s a busy time for a jump jockey in the north. Christmas is over and it’s time to get the head down. For me January time is more of a waiting game. Racing in the north is steady and trying to get rides is a difficult task. January has been quiet […]
I have a few horses at home from young inexperienced horses to 3* horses and I am looking forward to getting the season underway and hopefully start getting some results in the bag. I have been lucky enough to get the chance to ride and re-train the lovely mare that is Melo Pearl. About Pearl she […]
The Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB) has published the 42nd edition of the codes of practice on equine disease, in preparation for this year’s equine breeding season. These are available online…………… Click here to read full article.