34 Years’ Experience
33 Grade One Winners
2 Group One Winners
16 Cheltenham Festival Winners
…and lots of fun!
Exciting crop of youngsters has Alan looking forward to winter
Trueshan regaining the Cartier Stayer of the Year crown was the undoubted highlight of the 2023 Flat season, but, while it was great to see our stable-star back in the big time in September after his wind operation, now we look ahead with relish to what could be an exciting winter.
Everyone knows that I hate the cold weather, but there are plenty of reasons why I am looking forward to the next six months, so the sunshine holiday in the New Year can wait.
With smart chasers Edwardstone and Major Dundee being supported by a fistful of youngsters who have already made their mark over hurdles, there is an air of anticipation here at Barbury that we might have a few ‘Saturday horses’ waiting in the wings.
The fact that we sent out seven individual bumper winners last season was encouraging, and seeing them progress into potentially exciting novices has us all in a hugely positive frame of mind for the forthcoming jumps season.
We have already pencilled in Midlands National hero Major Dundee as a possible for the big one at Aintree next April, while Edwardstone held his own against the best over two miles last winter and eventually might even try and shake up the top chasers over two and a half or even three.
And, with Harbour Lake, like Major Dundee running in the colours of the late Trevor Hemmings, looking one to follow in the top novice chases, here’s hoping we have cause to crack a celebratory bottle or two this winter.
Thanks for all your support, stay healthy and enjoy our wonderful sport.
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