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Newsletter - Susan Corbett's Newsletter
October 16, 2023
Susan Corbett's weekly Newsletter (always an enjoyable and informative read)
A busy week with an average day at the Office at Kelso on Sunday – Mekbat first time over hurdles as was Ask my Heather. Both needed the run but jumped well and will be out again soon – work in progress. We continued with Treatment from the 'Salt room' lady where we put a horse in a stable and a machine fills it with salty air – a proven treatment for horses with mucus problems – a natural remedy used on Jimmy, Les's legacy and Konik King so far... I took Wotyoudunnow Buddy to Stuart Coltherds yard in Selkirk, at some ungodly hour for Sam to take Buddy over their hurdles after his poor display at Hexham – just to give him confidence jumping different obstacles.
Our yearling 'Cass' went off to the sales and was bought by his co owner Jane for 10K she will put him in training with Roger Teal who lives near Jane. We were sorry to see him go but the staff had done an excellent job prepping him and we will watch his career with interest! Jamie took him down and did not grumble much about Newmarket prices for food! Gowanbuster I was sure would win at Newcastle and we had a diaster – he got excited in the stalls – which he has not done since the handlers started putting a blind fold on him – but this was the day! He dropped to his knees and went out through the gap under the gates – luckily no one was hurt – apart from the girths! Now he has to do a stalls test which he may or may not pass – no stress there!
Hexham yesterday saw the debut of Rock Steady Eddie who we bought on a whim at the sales in May – he was passed out at a low price and I bought him for 3,750.00 out of the ring. He runs for the Girsonfield Racing Club and also the 'This is Bob' syndicate as Bob has a break. Nathan Moscrop made his usual good job of riding him and reported that he was very unbalanced on the corners – he suggested a flat galloping course next for his Hurdles. He was 3rd with horses costing 52K and 50 k in front of him and one costing 30K behind us! Our other jockey Sam Coltherd, on the winner, had an excellent day with 2 wins and 2 seconds.
More horses to practise tomorrow at Musselburgh with Les's Legacy, Kingston Rock, 'Travis' the 3 year old and Velasco going for a racecourse gallop with Jamie, Josh, Nathan and Sam riding them. We have also been offered a Mare age 5Pinot Rouge – won a Point to Point in Ireland last year – so anyone interested we want to have a small NH partnership for her – please ask for details. We also have a new Filly by Harry Angel arrived on the yard – she is broken in and we will see how good she is before setting up a syndicate for her – lots of black type – a very good pedigree for the Flat – pics next week.
Phew! Must be lunch time.....
17th October – Royal Prospect at Newcastle – see if he can do one better on his second run for us!
18th October – Ask my Heather goes to Wetherby fr more education.
21st October Apache Angel goes to Catterick over 7 then a break for him
22nd October – we try the new Sedgfield Course with Mekbat – again work in progress
That's all !
Susan email:firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 7713651215
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