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Newsletter - Susan Corbett's Newsletter With Royalty
April 23, 2023

Susan Corbett's Newsletter (with Royalty)

A very memorable start to the week being introduced by the MD of Kelso Racecourse to Princess Anne – a very down to earth and witty lady who loves her horses – it was an honour indeed.

In our Kelso races it was not so good - Les’s Legacy clipped heels and lost all momentum just as he was looking every inch a winner – he was still 4th in a very good race.

His season of 3 x 1st, 2 x 2nd 3rd and 4th is brilliant and I and his co owners Tweed Valley Racing are very proud of him.

En Meme Temp, we have sorted out his issues, after his win at Hexham and disappointment at Kelso, he will have a break and then be back early autumn.

Ask my Heather – was expected to settle in his bumper and he was much better than he has been, so heads for his hurdling career over a further distance.

Schooling commenced in the schooling field for the runners at Perth this coming week – at last it is dry enough – we have been schooling on the circle and in the arena but the field helps them jump at speed.

Stud Side…. The yearlings were turned out and are still being fed in the fields while Bahrikate was scanned in foal to Kingston Hill – Ebony Rose ( visits Schiaparelli ) and Morning with Ivan( visits Kingston Hill ) are both being scanned next week. At this time of year we look at the horses we have and decide who may continue next season and who may be better off in another career – at the moment each horse is progressing.

We are looking for.. A PARTNERSHIP to buy a ‘Saturday’ horse and we will be holding a meeting for interested parties at Hexham Racecourse on Wednesday 24th May at 3.15.

This will a small partnership looking for ( and we may have found ) a super special horse. All welcome - please let me know if you can make it.

A further PARTNERSHIP – to buy a summer jumper circa 8K – again please contact me for details.


If you can, please nominate Les’s Legacy for the Shades of Midnight Award at Kelso for their Horse of the Year. :es’s Legacy has won the Go North Series final in March, as well as having a 3rd and a 4th there this season.

– Email his win was certainly a ‘stirring performance’. Thank you.

The last week of the season – already it sits 2nd in our own league of prize money with a hopeful 5 runners before Saturday.

Sadly Maisie did not get into Hexham with 49 entries and 42 declarations – where have the poor fields gone! Perth is similar and we hope to take on 27th

Avoid De Master for the GRClub and Castle View racing in the 2.4 – 0-115 hurdle - a warm up before he goes chasing in May.

Jessica Rabbit – first run for us - a while in getting sorted, but she is a strong mare and always tries her best 0 – 100 hurdle over 2 miles shortening her distance due to a good performance at a racecourse gallop last week. 28th

Velasco and Maisie Too – both entered in the 0 – 100 Novice hurdle….over 2.4

Beaumesnil – the most accident prone horse ever! Hopefully he will make it to his first bumper – although I see El Elphante ( Konik Kings ½ sister ) is also entered and she won for Lucinda first time out…

Clear Angel – Wetherby on 30th April – if he puts in a performance like the one in the Spring Mile at Doncaster I will be delighted!

Phew that was a lot of news this week! Fingers crossed for the week ahead.

Best Susan Tel: 7713651215

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