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Tuesday 10th April

The turf season has started off well with a double at Pontefract! Two new recruits for the yard both made a winning debut for us. Lisiere a

speedy three year old galloped clear of her opposition in good style to win the fillies maiden closely followed by Media Hype winning the

next race a 1mile 2furlong handicap by 6 lengths under a brilliant  ride by Philip Makin. Media Hype was bought at the Autumn horse in

training sale out of Luca Cumanis yard. He is a lovely big scopey horse who should keep improving.

Yeeoow has put his unlucky two year old campaign behind him to win his first race as a three year old at Kempton to then go on to get closley  touched off i a class 3 sprint at Pontefract, he looks to be turning into a useful sprinter. Our first two year old runner of the year Red Star Lady was fourth at  Kempton We were pleased with her efforts as she was stuck wide all  the way and winners have subsequently come out of the race since.

Friday 11th May

The Team here at Spigot Lodge enjoyed a brilliant start to the Turf season with 7 winners, 7 seconds and numerous other placed horses in April out of just over 30 runners. Many at big prices:-

Ficelle won at Leicester at 18-1 and Hawaiin Storm won on her debut at Ripon at 50-1! He enjoyed a double at Pontefract with two new recruits to the yard, Media Hype galloping away with the 1mile2furlong handicap and Lisierre winning by 6 lengths in the maiden.

Bold Marc gave our apprentice jockey Conor Harrison his first win for the yard in the apprentice race at Southwell, the old boy still knows how to win pulling clear and eased down at the finish!

Magic Destiny was another winner breaking her duck at Haydock in the maiden for three year olds.

May started off well also when we sent Boastful who is a half sister to our previous top mare Lesson in Humility down to Goodwood for the 1mile Listed event and she romped home by 2 lengths, she is sure to come on for the run and we are looking to try pick up some more black type before she goes to stud next year.

We have 5 runners down at Ascot this weekend but we are hoping the ground dries out as all of them would prefer better ground.

Friday 25th May

Priestleys reward fitted for the first time with a Visor bolted up under Robert Winston at Redcar and then followed up with a strong run in a hot race over further at Yorks Dante meeting.

Media Hype made it two wins from three runs when gliding through the pack to score under Philip Makin at York, we are delighted with the way he is progressing and will now hopefully head to Royal Ascot.

We had our first two year old winner of the season with London Citizen scoring at Kempton the American bred colt bought at Keenland beat experienced rivals nicely, there looks to be further improvement from the Proud Citizen colt.

We have a lot of two year olds to run now the six furlong races and sun have come out so we are hoping to continue are good start to the season.

Friday 8th June

Really pleased with the efforts of two more of our two year old fillies first time out both finishing second Mollyvator at York who will improve stepped up in trip and with time and Exactement a lovely Speightstown filly sent over to us from Ireland who will defiantly have benefited from the experience.

Dancheur got her head back in front when winning at Redcar a change of tactics turned her form around and she seemed to relish front running.

Rodrigo de Torres stepped upto a mile put up a brilliant performance in the conditions race at Nottingham to beat a highly rated favourite  of Godolphins.

We are hoping for a bit of sunshine to dry the ground out so we can bring more of our two year olds out in the next few weeks.

Wednesday 27th June

Rooney and O'shea join the Team!

Wayne Rooney & John O'Shea have bought a majority share in a Dutch Art two year old that they have named Yourartisonfire he is an exciting horse who we hope will be in the winners enclosure shortly.

Double at Hamilton!

Multiple winner Miami Gator scored for the tenth time at Hamilton under a fine ride from apprentice Conor Harrison. He bids to win the Carlisle Bell for the second time today, the ground will suit so we are hoping for a big run.

Rosselli was our other winner at Hamilton, he is an immature horse who can be very keen so we were pleased to see him settle and are hoping  he can keep going forward from his maiden win.

Plenty of horses ready to run mainly waiting for the sun to come out and get some better ground.