Our Black Sam Bellamy mare, Naranja, is now back in work at Jamie Snowdon’s yard.
She has had her first trip down the gallops recently, fingers crossed for a successful forthcoming season.
Kassis’s summer break is over and she is now in pre-training and will be back
with Jamie Snowdon early in September.
Our Robin Des Champs filly, Toodlepip, recently left for pre-training at Denis Leahy’s yard in Cork, ably assisted by Ballinroe Transport.
Hopefully she will continue our 100% strike rate when she reaches the racecourse!
Bertie, our Sholokhov colt born 18th February, was recently weaned and he is now happily living out with Centoria and her Midnight Legend colt and Jack, his new best friend!
And finally, as Autumn draws ever closer Brian, the sheep man, has loaned us a small flock to run through our fields before winter comes!
Well, despite the Berkshire monsoons, I’m pleased to say that our mares and foals are thriving. We have had 2 foals born at Broadwell this year, both to maiden mares. The first baby arrived in February, a dk. Brown colt (Bertie) by Sholokhov from our black-type mare Lecon Benefique.
We had a bit of a wait for the second foal, a bay colt (Bugsy) born in May to boarding mare Centoria. Bugsy is by Midnight Legend. Both mares are excellent mums and their foals are doing very well. Centoria was trained by Jamie Snowdon, who was pleased to see how well the mare and foal were doing when he popped in after the Tattersalls Ascot Sales recently.
But it’s not just about the foals. Our 2 yr-old Robin des Champs filly, Polly, is turned out with broodmare Ballyhoo, recently home from Ireland scanned in foal to Yeats. Bally is teaching Polly some field manners! Her yearling Milan filly, Snip, is happily turned out with the children’s 2 ponies, Strawberry and Coco and Jack our ex-polo pony.
Racehorses Kassis and Naranja are coming to the end of their hols and soon will be heading back to Jamie Snowdon’s yard.
They will slowly be brought back into work and will be on the Lambourn gallops in early autumn. In the meantime, they’ll be trying to catch a bit of sun – watched over by the veteran of the yard, 26 yr-old Mojo!