The yard is back to full capacity and our team of yearlings for next season is set to be the biggest it may have ever been after five new babies joined the yard from the Tattersalls yearling sales.
I will give a full run through in next week's blog when details have been finalised and pictures taken but two of the fillies are by Roaring Lion and grey in coat so will of course be owned by Carol Bushnell and her friends who love to have horses of that colour.
The third yearling will be added to the roster of the N.E.T. Racing Club who will get the chance to nominate a name for her and then vote on the best one in the near future.
The fourth filly will be available for syndication and I hope to have full details of that in the next few days.
And finally we have taken charge of Steve Clarke and Tony Wideson's homebred filly who didn't make her reserve at the sales and they have decided to put her in training alongside her older half-sister Kiti Sunset.
Added to these we have the Kuroshio colt we bought last month so there is loads of new blood in the yard and hopefully they will be the stars of next year and beyond.
In the more immediate future we have plenty of runners this week.
Yarmouth hosts it's final meeting of the year on Tuesday and, as ever, we will be out in force.
Spanish Mane bounced back to form with a win at Leicester before getting a wide trip at Kempton the next time. The straight course here will be more to her liking and she should be in the mix as long as the ground doesn't go too soft.
With chances running out now the turf season is coming to a close, Cabrini and Heer's Sadie have got to run in the same race later in the card.
Cabrini deserves to win a race but was disappointing last time stepped up to seven furlongs. She drops a furlong in trip here and hopefully that means she can come back to form.
Heer's Sadie has had a couple little niggles since her last run so she has been off the track for a few weeks and I feel she might just need this race to get back to full fitness again.
On Wednesday we will be closer to home at Newmarket with two of the youngsters having their first taste of the racecourse.
As ever with races here, they will very likely be extremely high class affairs which will throw up some decent horses for the future. Our pair will both be going for the experience with the aim of them enjoying the run and learning for the future.
The week rounds off with a pair of entries on Saturday.
This will probably Mrs Meader's last run of the season before her winter holiday and I'm desperate for her to go out on a win. She was very unlucky to lose by a nose at Windsor a couple of runs back and there have been excuses for her lesser efforts since then. She has run well at the track and I hope she can run well again as long as the long season hasn't taken its toll on her.
Engrave will be the other entry at Chelmsford and this is where she tends to run her best races. She has come down a bit in the weights and usually hits top form around about now so I'm hoping she can get back in the money.
Our N.E.T. Racing Club has been giving lots of people plenty of fun down the years with some great days out and a few winners along the way. I have always wanted it to be a very social club which gives people a taste of racehorse ownership for very little money.
There will be a shake-up in the Club's roster of horses as we move on a couple of those who I feel wouldn't be up to winning and try and get some fresh blood in which can give us all something to cheer about.
Just yesterday Dilly Rosa left the yard to start a new career as a polo pony, something I feel she will really excel at. She always tried hard in her races and picked up some prize money without winning but I couldn't really see her achieving much more so starting a new career was the best bet for her.
Prior to that, Shifting Gold was sold to join trainer Ken Wingrove for his daughter to ride in amateur races. She had been disappointing since we bought her and it was the right time to sell her before she lost all her value. She's in a good home and will be running for her new connections next week at Bath.
That leaves just Engrave in the Club and I will definitely be keeping her going as she has been great for us all with two wins this year. She loves the all-weather so we are now coming into the time of year when she excels.
I will hopefully be filling the two empty spots with some new horses from the upcoming Tattersalls sales, ideally a yearling and an older horse so we have some variety. Watch this space for more info!
With the yearling sales on in town this week, it's just as well that we are only racing on one day and that's with three runners at Yarmouth on Monday.
Smokey Malone had a busy summer so we've been a bit easier on him recently to freshen him up and it seems to have done the trick at home. He is pretty versatile and goes on any ground over a variety of distances so usually runs his race. A big field keeps him interested so I don't see why he shouldn't run well again.
I'm hoping that Oud Metha Bridge is on a going day as a lot is in his favour. The ground, trip and track are all to his liking and he is down to a winnable handicap mark now too. He's a hard one to predict but hopefully he gets out of the right side of bed.
The third runner of the day is Cabrini. She deserves to win a race after a string of solid efforts in defeat this summer. She is probably the horse to beat in this race so let's hope she can finally get her head in front.