Highclere Visits the Yard
Highclere Thoroughbred Racing
Highclere Thoroughbred Racing brought their share owners to the yard on Wednesday to see the yard and their horse PECULIAR PLACES. They got to meet him in his stable and then watch him canter up both the short gallop and then also up Peter Walwyn’s Gallop. They then had some breakfast, were introduced to members of staff and had a tour of the stables from Olly. It was great to have them in and show them how we train this exciting horse. He was second in his first bumper and will continue in the bumper route this year.
On Friday we had ATR in to film a number of horses which went really well. We had a number of jockeys in; Richard Johnson, Gavin Sheehan, Adrian Heskin and Harry Bannister. They schooled on grass first where all the horses jumped great and looked really fresh and well. Second Lot the schooling moved to the jumping ring where again all the horses jumped very nicely. All the jockeys seemed happy afterwards which is the main thing. There was a lot of anxiety as a number of the senior staff were interviewed! We are unsure as to who nailed it, and is in line for a TV career, but we will find out towards the end of next week when it will be shown. It should be a must watch!!!
Role at WGR: Assistant Trainer
Previous work before WGR: RaceTech
Hobbies outside of racing: Football & Golf
Favourite horse in the yard: THE NIPPER
Favourite horse in training: CUE CARD
Greatest racing moment: MANY CLOUDS winning the National
What would be your dream job outside of racing: Footballer