Archive for March 2015

Racehorses Are Professional Athletes

Racehorse are athletes

Racehorses are professional athletes. We do a lot to keep them sound and happy.  In the pictures you see an example of kinesio-taping. This is a sports taping method that promotes the healing of traumatised tissue and muscles.  You may have seen this  on TV before (on the sports channel), because it is commonly used in all types…

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Lamont Racing

with Lamont Racing and Zebelini in the Winner Circle

 Lamont Racing ( was one of my biggest supporters last year. I owe more than a thank you and a blog post to Craig and Eilidh McClymont.  It all started with a Sunday morning phone call (around 6 o’clock) with some unknown country code. It was Craig calling from his work in Kazakstan. Between the bad…

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Tosca’s first foal by Maxios is a filly

Tosca with Filly by Maxios

 It’s a Girl! Tosca, my good filly, had her first foal in the early morning hours of February 21st at Clementine Stud in Normandie France. This is a picture of the filly by Maxios on day 4. She is still unnamed, but a few names starting with T are floating around in the room: Traviata, Tenacity ….…

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The ultimate fan Michael Smithson – Photographer

Sunrise on the heath in Newmarket

Most of the pictures in this blog come from the lens of Michael Smithson, one of the greatest racing fans I know.  To me Michael is the “official” Newmarket photographer, it feels like I’ve known him all my life. Racehorse photography is Michael’s passion, I don’t think there is a yard in Newmarket that he…

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Angel Rosa – Unsung Heros in Horse Racing

training racehorses in Newmarket

Spring is finally here! The days are getting longer, exactly what we need: the more daylight the sooner we can pull out and train. I love to be the first one on the heath, if I were on the other side of town I would beat Clive Brittain to the punch 🙂  It’s been a…

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