I’ve been away at the yearling sales for a few days. It was an interesting week; the sale was stronger than most people expected considering the year we are in. We had a middling sale with our two colts; our mistake was selling them ourselves. If we go again we will sell through a larger consigner with a good reputation. Had we done so this year we would have been offered a far better position in the sale. The trouble is with selling on the last day is there are very few buyers left. Our Cable Bay stood out in the ring but he only made £3,200 but then we only paid £800 for him. I think we could have pushed a bit further but our confidence wasn’t high at the time. He was bought to be trained in Italy and he should do well out there. We decided to keep our Garswood because he could turn into a nice horse. If he turned out half as good as his full brother £6,000 is a bargain; I’m happy to have him back.
Back to Club business, Bird For Life ran a great race at Bath considering the ground was dead; she did very well to pick up in it. Unfortunately she just got too far back and had too much to do. It’s very encouraging how she runs on the grass now though and I think that is what we will focus on next spring. For now it will be back to the all-weather.
We are looking for races for Misu Pete and Bird To Love; we would love to go to Kempton with them but they aren’t putting on the right type of races at the moment. Born To Please will go back to the Amateur race she won last year which is on Wednesday 28th October.