The past few weekends has seen the Diamond Racing team travel from one end of the UK to the other with stable visits at Tim Vaughan’s and Richard Fahey’s.
Stable visits are always very enjoyable not only because owners are able to get close to their horses but also getting everyone together is great for the social aspect which is also a very important part of Diamond Racing.
On Saturday was the Richard Fahey visit and like always it was a great morning and it was very interesting to see how our two 2 year olds have progressed, it was a proud moment for the Diamond Racing team because we also bred both and to see how they have changed from foal to yearling to racehorse is remarkable.
Both Dr Kehoe and Perardua had a spin on the gallops and were led by our winning 3 year old filly, Spiceupyourlife.
Spiceupyourlife progressed nicely last season and she’s done well over the winter months and I am sure all her owners are looking forward to the forth coming flat season.
It was then down to Ffos Las on Sunday for 2 runners both trained by Rebecca Curtis, Gate Please and Ashes House. Both horses had a bit to prove after their last runs weren’t up to form but in fairness Rebecca’s yard wasn’t firing at that time either.
Both horses showed their true form finishing second with Ashes House beaten a running on neck in a decent novice hurdle, another stride and he would have got back up but he put in a career best performance.
Gate Please found just the one too good in the maiden with over 30L back to the third horse, like always he travelled and jumped well but he struggled to pick up in the tacky ground and was just run out of it by Ashfordwood. If there was one horse in the field that was to beat us then I am pleased it was Ashfordwood, he is owned by David & Sue Luke who are very good owners of ours and they also own a share in Gate Please (among others) so jumping the last they had the winner no matter which horse come out on top.
Overall a very enjoyable and pleasing weekend!