An Extra Busy Week

Bro Park

Every day is a busy one at Saint Wendreds’ with each horse being given a tailor made exercise and care regime to allow them to achieve their full potential. However, this week for Ilka has been particularly hectic from Sweden to Lingfield every hour has been full! Sweden  Last weekend Ilka traveled to Sweden to attend…

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World Arabian Horseracing Conference

a week in Rome

Earlier in May I was honoured to attend the annual World Arabian Horseracing Conference in Rome, Italy. The Arabian Horse, bringing together 500 guests from 81 countries, as an ambassador of peace is a truly powerful symbol . The visit to the Vatican flying the UAE flag will never be forgotten. I was invited by the…

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We are 350

Rowley Mile, Newmarket

Hello everyone, I’m back again! I thought this would be a good platform to share a piece that Harriet wrote for a Racing Post young writers competition. Her piece didn’t get into the final, so we will make the most of it! Harriet recently joined the team at Saint Wendred’s as my admin assistant. I guess…

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Where are they now?

Thoroughbred arfter-care

Back to blogging! Boy has the time flown by…….. There are so many topics to write about, I always try to give it a current spin.  One subject that we will always have to think about is: what happens to all the racehorses after their career? The good ones go to the breeding shed of course…

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Equine Transformers

Equine Transformer

The great thing about working with young horses , is the change that takes place in front of your very own eyes. It’s so rewarding. When you are caught up in the day to day reality of running a racing operation you don’t always have a camera to hand or think of taking pictures all the…

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May the Force be with YOU

Force of Destiny racetrack Schooling

With horses like Storm Troupour and Force of Destiny under our care , Saint Wendred’s is  sporting a Star Wars theme these days. In weather like todays you definitely need grit , determination and some “Force” on your side. This weekend we spent a lot of time at Chelmsford racecourse ticking all the boxes, a…

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Season’s Greetings

Seasons Greetings from Newmarket

As the sun comes up on the Newmarket heath it reminds me why I chose this life. Horse racing is not a job, it’s a lifestyle. It is not a game you play once in a while: when you’re in it, you’re in it. And I love it! On Christmas’ Eve it feels like the world…

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Yearling season

yearlings get their teeth done

Every new arrival at Saint Wendred’s gets their teeth checked right away, regardless of age. This time of the year all trainers are busy getting “their babies” going and cantering on the heath. So, before bitting a horse, it’s best to get their teeth done. Youngsters often have sharp points needing to be smoothed, and wolf teeth that…

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