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May Day update

Somersby ran a dreadful race at Punchestown. He finished 5th but he sulked and did not even want to go to the start.  AP McCoy had to dismount and remount twice.  Obviously the long journey did not suit him – he’s a neurotic horse – and he was very quiet in the preliminaries.  He will now have a long Summer holiday at West Lockinge Farm.  Sgt Reckless ran very creditably and was 3rd but he’s had a long season – 3 championship races in 6 weeks.  He is entitled to be over the top.  Hopefully he’ll go chasing in the Autumn.  A lot more of the young NH horses from Mick Channons are now having their holiday at the farm.  The Spring grass is fantastic.  Warden Hill and Viva Steve are out full time whilst Paradise Valley, Loch Ba, Knock House and Ballypatrick are roughing off gradually.  Balbriggan is going to Doncaster May Sales and could make a great Hunter Chaser for next season. He is a lovely horse to ride and a super jumper.  We are still taking horses to educate especially with their jumping and people are also sending us horses to produce/sell.  We’ve just sold a lovely young horse from Ireland who is destined for Eventing.

Added on: 01/05/2014

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