1st June news

Quieter couple of months at Dodlands

Well, on the face of it that is.....

There are always plenty of jobs to be done around the yard, apart from the 2 or 3 horses we have in during the summer months.
Deep cleaning the boxes, painting, hosing down some new running rails, placing the rails on the gallops, mending fences.......but enough of the jobs assigned to The Trainer.

Wor Lass (due to run on Saturday at Newcastle) and our Dream Ahead 2 year old will shortly be joined by a new 3 year old Shirocco filly and these will be the mainstay of horses in training during the Summer months (unless anything catches our eye at the sales.....).
As mentioned in previous News Items, Bollin Julie will start a new career as a broodmare, Goodknight Percy has already been retired a couple of months ago to a farm just along the road in Denholm (and thriving!), and our veteran hurdler Snapping Turtle has also been retired to a good home.

Of course, we've already penciled in a return visit to the Tatts Ireland August NH Sale - more of which nearer the time. We usually return with 3 or 4 horses at modest prices but exceptional ability (!), and if anyone fancies a 3 day trip to the sales ring near Dublin, drop us a line.

Meantime, with our NH horses out enjoying a spell at grass, here's a couple of photos of our horses in relaxation mode!

Brooke & Julie - 'you scratch my back, and I'll scratch yours...'

Shady&Arthus at grass
Shady & Arthur so happy together

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