The lives of everybody are quite different right now to what they were a couple of weeks ago as the country is in lockdown to contain the coronavirus epidemic. I hope you are all managing to stay safe and sane as we all very sensibly try to keep to the social distancing guidelines to avoid catching and spreading the virus.
The Thoroughbred Daily News came to visit this week to see how we are handling the lack of racing and you can see the video below:
Caring for animals in UK has been deemed essential work so it is very much business as usual in the yard as the staff continue to give the horses the highest level of care. The worst thing you could do with racehorses is not exercise them so we still have four lots a day going out on the Heath to help the horses let off some steam and keep them, as well as us, as safe as possible.
I must say a massive thanks to the staff for their continued and reliable hard work in these difficult circumstances.
As has been the case since British Racing shutdown two weeks ago, we have to keep our fingers crossed that racing will resume on the initial comeback date at the end of April.
In case you missed it, an update on the N.E.T. Racing Club's roster of horses was sent out to all members recently and you can see it here:
As you can tell, we've been using the lack of race meetings wisely by producing plenty of video content at home. We also had access to a GoPro helmet camera this week which we used on a couple of the horses cantering, with varying degrees of success as you will see below!