We hope this newsletter finds everyone well. Firstly, apologies for the tardiness, there’s been quite a lot going on in CHE world! It’s was good to finally get some warmer weather and despite holiday season it’s been a great couple of months for the Club with plenty to look forward to.
As always, we want to keep numbers limited and to keep our ethos of delivering a syndicate experience for a racing club price and we are getting there! Whilst the majority of this is self-funded, obviously there’s a level where we can keep up the interest racing-wise and still continue to give members what we think is great value for a thoroughbred/ownership experience, so we’d still love some more members. A big welcome to new members and thank you to everyone who has been recruiting for us!
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On with the news!…
Myfanwy’s Magic is enjoying his relatively short summer break and we are happy to report he is sound and back on the walker to be soon in pre-training. The Keighley and CHE teams have done a great job spoiling him and keeping him happy on box rest (not a straightforward task with our Magic!), easing him back into the field with a view to back to work in July. He’s putting on the ideal amount of weight and is looking better than ever. He will be back on the walker every day and then Claire’s team will be doing lots of trotting with him in the school and he willl head back to big school in August. We’ll obviously keep everyone updated, bring on the hurdles!
Point to Point
Obviously we are on annual p2p holiday at the moment, but we’re looking forward to the pointers coming back into work in July and following them in training for next season. Check the updates on the website for training news and we’ll post on the WhatsApp group any dates for gallops meet-ups etc. Even if we don’t have a runner we always have a boot picnic on the go at most local meetings and can usually organise free/discounted entry for our members, so please get in touch if you’re planning to go to any when the season kicks off. All fixtures/race day reports can be viewed on the Weatherby’s Point to Point website here.
We have a new member of the team who will be joining Nico in the p2p string, running in our Club colours and trained by Julie Wadland. We’ve gone into part ownership with Julie on a nice prospect from the same source in Ireland, a 5 yo gelding well bred out of Zafarella by Court Cave. He has run in Irish p2p with similar form to Lagan Valley, who Julie brought on for a brilliant season last year, being placed in 2 and winning 3 of his races for Wadland Racing. The new boy is currently enjoying a holiday with Julie and we will bring everyone news, as and when, of his progress, pictures/updates will appear in the members area of the website.
As we said in the last newsletter, during the holiday time it’s tricky to get people together as we understand people are busy and making the most of their summers. Members are always more than welcome to come and visit us at Hailstone Farm and it is probably easier to do this on an ad hoc basis, so please get in touch if you’re passing, a cuppa is always on offer! Magic is still with us on his holiday and will be doing work in the school. Rosemary Russet and her foal Ruby are also at Hailstone, both very much enjoy any human attention!
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Magic did lots of growing physically and mentally whilst at Martin’s before his summer break and we were encouraged by his first two bumper outings. If you missed the race reports you can view them here on the news page for Hereford
. He came out of both races well and his second run was particularly pleasing, it was a very hot bumper but he gave a good account of himself and galloped on well to the line. Despite his little setback being slightly lame in front after a canter, he had a few weeks box rest and it just meant his holiday happened slightly earlier. As mentioned above he is now in fine form, plenty of fuel in the tank out in the field and will be back in training to start over hurdles early in the season. Hopefully we will have some fun days out and Magic will continue to reward us.