Naranja (Black Sam Bellamy x Full of Fruit) accompanied our 2 year old homebred
filly Ballymilan (Milan x Ballyhoo) on her first trip away from home. They went to Roger and Christine Wernham's yard in Wantage; pre-training for Naranja and 'prep-school' for Ballymilan as she needed some time away from home to grow up.
Naranja is now back with trainer Jamie Snowden and was one of the horses-in-training shown at the Owner's Day Parade at Folly House, Lambourn on Sunday 3rd September. We are looking forward to a good season with her.
Early Morning Rain (Martaline x Rosewater) has been backed and ridden away at Denis Leahy's and is now on a short break. She will be brought back into work soon, when decisions will be made about the route she will be taking next.
Toodlepip (Robin Des Champs x Shannon Theatre) is back in pre-training with Denis Leahy after a Summer break. She is now being prepared for the next step in her career. All fingers crossed for a good first season with her.
The yearlings are enjoying the last of the summer sun (?) and the good grass and are growing on really well. Two fillies (by Shirocco and Califet) and the Midnight Legend gelding looking over the field gate for treats !
It is now weaning time for our 2 foals, followed by one month of pre-prep before they head off to Ballincurrig House Stud for their final preparation before Tattersalls November National Hunt Sales.
Buzz - Colt foal (Telescope x Lecon Benefique) - b. 31st March 2017
Freddie - Colt foal (Yeats x Ballyhoo) - b. 13th April 2017
*With thanks again to Becky Bailey and Jessica Joubert for some of the photos used