The empty boxes are filling up nicely now that January is coming to a close. The 2yos have been unleashed back up on the downs and have had their introduction our AW carpet gallop. They are starting to get their act together nicely and are of course all Group 1 winners at present! Most of the horses are now cantering and spring is starting to seem a little more in reach.
The ball is rolling and we have welcomed our first winner of the year thanks to KWELA (27/01), who gave her owners their first experience of Wolverhampton and I think they’ll definitely be back again – especially after scooping 16k for first prize! Kwela, Goring, Fearless Warrior and Miss Elsa have been keeping the show in the road during the winter and hopefully we can sneak a few more wins them in the coming weeks.
We have welcomed some new faces to the yard recently, with Georgina Scott taking over the position of Assistant Trainer and she will become a familiar face to our owners when Eve can’t make it to the races and Emily Russell Rhymes will be helping out with the veterinary side of things and putting horses in the Spa on a daily basis…..Not forgetting long serving Head Lad Will Reddy who has had prolonged periods of box rest over the past year through injury, who I am very glad to say has now begun light exercise and will start cantering again in the coming weeks! Jokes aside the yard has been a quieter place without him and we will look forward to having him back in action at the start of the Flat season. Eve has been chauffeuring him up to the gallops so that he can keep tabs on the new recruits.