Bright and crisp

It was nippy again this morning but another bright and sunny day here in Newmarket. Rachel was out with her camera taking some shots of the 2 year olds enjoying the sunshine. No SAD here!








Top rating in Team Champion Awards

We were delighted to find out just before Christmas that we had been awarded the top rating of 3 Stars in the inaugural Lycetts Team Champions Award. 

Participating in the award has made us realise that we do a lot right to ensure a positive and safe environment for our staff. It has also helped us see what we could introduce to improve our practices even more. 

Following the award, the organisers shared Best Practice activities from many different yards which gives us all an opportunity to assess what we could do better.

Santa's helpers

The team having a bit of festive fun this morning. Their jolly demeanor definitely brightened up  a rather damp, cold and dull day. 

We would like to wish all our owners and suppliers a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year. We look forward to a successful 2018.



The first of many good landings

The Eagle's Nest made a very good job of his first run with the yard winning the Handicap at Chelmsford City yesterday.  The prize pot also came with a nice little extra bonus for the owners from the ROA Owner's Jackpot. The gelding was a bit keen in the early stages but Martin Harley managed to get him settled behind the leaders before pulling him out wide after the 2 furlong marker. Never looked back from there, taking the lead 150 yards from the finish. 

The Eagle Has Landed Syndicate bought The Eagle's Nest a few weeks ago at Tattersalls Autumn HIT Sales and have certainly got off to a good start.He has settled in nicely at Chestnut Tree Stables and gets on well with his rider Charlotte Clayton who is also our Travelling Head Lass. 

Show Stealer coming back to form

We were delighted to see Show Stealer show a bit more of her form yesterday at Lingfield when she won the Fillies Handicap Stakes (Class 4). She did it in style, running a good race. She has been a bit unlucky this year but, as Rae mentioned in his interview after the race, she beat Marsha on her first run in 2016 so she has ability, she just needs everything to go right for her. Fortunately, yesterday it did even though she was carrying top weight. Martin Harley was back on board giving her a great ride.

Congratulations to our lovely owner Mr Colin Joseph who sadly couldn't be there to see her success but he was delighted with the result. 

It was actually a double-success yesterday as Show Stealer won Best Turned Out as well. Congratulations to her groom Charlotte Tudor for making her look so good. This is about the 20th Best Turned Out for the yard this year which isn't a bad rate of return!!