We were delighted to welcome a good crowd of owners and racing fans to our Open Day on Sunday morning. Having been battered by wind, snow and freezing cold (and anyone who’s been to Newmarket knows just how cold that is!) over the past couple of weeks it was a relief to be able to show the horses and yard in relatively mild, almost spring-like conditions. It’s a pleasure to open our doors to some of the people who really keep racing going, and we’re always grateful to see and host long-term and newer owners whenever we can.
As always the horses were the big attraction, although the steady stream of freely-available sausage rolls and cakes may have turned a few heads, though that was perhaps mostly those of the staff.
Lady Bullet was particularly popular after her battling second in the Listed Prix Montenica on Deauville’s all-weather surface the preceding Saturday. Having fought back after being headed a furlong out she was just collared by the strong late run of the well-backed favourite Shalromy, but her effort edged her form to a new level from the already useful level she’d shown as a juvenile. She could head to a Guineas trial in either France or England, with G3 black type now very much in mind.
Not long now until Doncaster, though the way things are going the ground may play havoc with a few early plans.