It's been a busy summer here, we took delivery of our new pony, not the racing variety! And our mare has had an excellent season so far with a win, two second places and a third last weekend. We are optimistic for a good Autumn as she prefers the slower, softer ground.
We have also enjoyed lots of first class racing, after a hot Ascot and Goodwood and lovely weekend over in Deauville, France, we are now looking forward to a slightly cooler Autumn and the wind up of the flat season.
But before we put our summer hats away we are heading up north to one of our favourite courses, Doncaster, for the St Leger Festival, one of the British classics. The Doncaster highlight ‘The St Leger’ forms the final leg of the ‘Triple Crown’ which includes the 2000 and 1000 Guineas in Newmarket at the start of the season and The Derby and Oaks at Epsom, not an easy task for any horse, last claimed in 1970 by Nijinsky.
A well known Racing saying states that… 'The fastest horse wins the Guineas, the luckiest the Derby and the best horse wins the St Leger!'
As well as the horses keeping us out and about, we have now launched our new range of Wraps, Capes and Ponchos in beautiful soft British Tweeds, we are booking Autumn and Christmas fairs and looking ahead to the start of the National Hunt Season. Busy weeks ahead…