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April 28, 2024

Susan Corbett's Newsletter:

The Ups and Downs of racing were very apparent this week with the great runs from Blame Rose, Bob and Champ and the very sad demise of Beaumesnil.

He was always a favourite but very accident prone – it had been a long road but finally we were seeing the 'best horse I have ever sat on' said Jamie. One of his issues was that he thought ( and who would blame him ) he had won when ever he put his head in front – sadly sometimes that was before the winning line!

However Nathan got the measure of him and won by default at Wetherby when Nathan became unbalanced over the last and gave Beau such a fright that he ran on to win!

Great run at Musselburgh in the Go North Final to be 3rd – did he throw his toys out of the pram when Sam smacked him? I think so.. Nothing can prepare you for the tragic accident when he jumped the last at perth when in contention and then stumbled and broke his leg – commiserations to his owners Samantha, Steve and Julia and to the staff especially Josh who was at Perth and Jamie who rode him every day. My staff would not be working here if they did not get upset when things go wrong.

Lets move on to Blame Rose up 17lb and a big ask at Hexham. Nathan got off the fav to ride her and was more confident than me when he came up the hill to be headed – however tough as teak she is – went on to win by a neck – no doubt up more lbs on Tuesday! A delighted Nelson Racing Club!

Then we were off to Perth where This is Bob was in a Amateur Jocs race and ridden by young Natasha Cookson who has just started to ride out here – she has won point to points and she did little wrong to secure her first place ( 4th ) under rules. Champ Royal again thrilled his Northern Racing Club members by coming 2nd in a 0 -130 a great performance and that takes him to 4 wins, 2 x 2nd from 8 runs.

More bad luck with Clear Angel missing his appointment at Ripon where he had an excellent chance – due to getting cast in his box and being a little sore – nothing a few days wont cure. So today we have Infinite Honour at Wetherby in his grade so hoping for him to be in the front half of the race. Quiet week next week as it's the limbo week as one Jumps season ends and another begins. Our 23/24 season ended with it being our best ever result:-

Trainers Rank 78/650

Prizes 57 out of 115 runners

Wins 13

Total Prize Money £ 159,388.66

This weeks runners:-

Kaidu – Newcastle Friday for Daryl and GRC

Atomic Angel, Johnny Dogs and Wotyoudunnow Buddy all go to Hexham 4th May– The start of the New Season.

A big thank you to all of our Owners for supporting us through the thick and the thin!


Susan Tel: 7713651215

Photo: Happier Times With Beaumesnil

regards Chris

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