**We will be hosting an owners' barbecue on Friday 1st July 5.30pm - 8.30pm & welcome all past, present and potential owners as well as N.E.T. Racing Club members.
The yard will also be open to visitors on the following Saturday morning 6.30am - 11am so feel free to make a weekend of it and come to both events!
To get an idea of numbers, please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to attend the barbecue. Thank you.**
There's still no sign of any significant rain which is good news for the horses who like firm ground but means the wait goes on for those who prefer some softer conditions. Even up north and in the west of the country where you expect it to be a bit wetter it is dry up there too. This means small field sizes in most races which is a shame but you can't help the weather and it'll break soon enough.
We have plenty of horses who like the quicker ground though so there's still plenty to run and we'll be straight on the road early this week with Amberdaay at Windsor on Monday.
She bounced back to form with a great run at the course last time and the drop back to five furlongs looks to be ideal. You're always open to bumping into a good horse in a novice race but hopefully she can get a place again.
Spanish Mane made her first trip to Brighton a winning one last time and I hope she can double up when she goes there again on Tuesday. She seemed to really enjoy the unique ups and downs of the track and dropping back to seven furlongs should be ok for her too as she's won over that trip many times before. Hold up tactics worked well last time so we'll try the same again.
The week of runners finishes on Thursday at Yarmouth with a pair of entries.
I chucked Engrave in the apprentice race quite late as there weren't many entries and it should be another good chance for her to pick up some prize money. She's a bit high in the ratings still after a successful winter so even if she is beaten it won't be a bad thing as she'll drop in the handicap but hopefully she can run her usual honest race.
Heer's Sadie will be going to the seaside too and she should run a big race. We've had to wait for some firm ground for her hence her lack of a recent run but she's in good form at home so should show something, even if the seven furlongs might stretch her stamina a bit.