What a great week, Rachael Blackmore wins the Diamond necklace on Baby Jake in Cartmel. We can't thank Bank Lyons Jewellers enough, what a wonderful prize to receive.
Hidden Cyclone showed that there is plenty of life in the old boy still as he battled well to beat Affinisea in the QR flat race in Killarney, well done to Patrick Mullins who was at his best aboard Hidden Cyclone to prevail a short head, onwards to Galway now.
We had a great weekend Point to Pointing with Product of Love showing us on the track what he was doing at home. A fine big chasing sort who we are all looking forward to progressing through the ranks.
Luska Lad ran a blinder on his return to Toomebridge on ground that was softer than ideal and will improve for the run as did Storm in September who ran a cracker to finish 4th in the 4yo maiden.
Looking forward to this weekend in our Local track Gowran park where we run It's All An Act back over hurdles and My Direction in the beginners Chase, both should go close.
Also have a nice horse in An Irish Airman who goes in the bumper but is not without his quirks but goes well at home.
We run a good horse in Big Little Man in the 5yo maiden in Castletown Geoghan with a bit of luck he should collect. Luska Lad also runs in the open, there is great excitement in our house as we have very important owners in Paddy and Sean (Sharks two young Lads) as Barry Connell has kindly given him to them to run for the season.
Looking forward to Punchestown this week although most of the horses may not get a run, hopefully Hidden Cyclone can finally break his duck in Grade 1 level. Camlann also hopefully won't be too far away in the bumper on Tuesday.
Kilkishen finally shows us on the track what he was doing at home, under a superb ride from Paddy Mullins. An out and out stayer who will appreciate a longer trip and jumps. One to look forward to for the Summer.
We were delighted this weekend after The Rebel Panther ran very well to be beaten just a head at our local point to point in Borris. A great run from him who should improve next time out and hopefully go one closer.
We haven't too many runners this week in just Fennis Moll and Down Time, but both will want better ground so fingers crossed it won't rain too much.
We are delighted to announce our 100th winner 'Supreme Builder', pictured above after the race.