Saturday 31st December 2011
When we got the declarations for Dualagi's
race at Lingfield we could not believe her draw - outside again - 10 of 11..... She was on a hiding for nothing before she arrived..... however she did break well and did manage to get across (probably had to go 10yds further than anyone else) to the pace setters. The pace was very quick and unfortunately we were behind the leaders with no cover. She is so game she was trying her best to go with them and this found her out in the final two furlongs. She was beaten just 4 lengths and the leaders finished last and second last! Thursday 29th December 2011
An encouraging run from Bellinda at Kempton - ran very green - running in snatches (choke on and off) only her second ever run and although beaten a good eight lengths she stayed on to the line - a little further in time......
Just Say Please ran her best race to date only beaten six lengths but still needs to breath and settle in the early part of her races - practice and more practice - will get there one day.... has such a lovely big stride. We had been told that she had almost refused to go on the track at Kempton and Southwell last year so we were slightly prepared for something to happen and she did try to test us by planting herself in the shoot to the track. We did not want to have a fight with her so we asked Luke Morris to jump off her and without any fuss she led down to the start and went straight into the stalls! More practice and a gently approach...... Much patience needed.
Monday 26th December 2011
Back on the gallops today and all seems well. Preparing Bellinda and Just Say Please for their races on Thursday at Kempton. Due to the economic climate, Bellinda, 2yr old by Aussie Rules was one of four given away from a Lambourn owner to her present owner who then sent her to us. Has been going well at home and has done one good gallop at Kempton. From her one and only run for her previous trainer she looked like she needs further so Thursday is a fact finding mission over a mile.
Just Say Please is a strong looking mare who goes well at home, relaxes and enjoys her routine. However, mentally on the race track she still has a little way to go before she learns that racing is good fun! Ideally we would like to run her over hurdles but the ground has gone against her - too soft! Needs plenty of racing without being bustled along - she has to do it herself without being too forceful..
On Christmas morning Sarah had a little surprise with the (eatable) horse chestnuts..... As a child she remembers cooking the chestnuts in the open fire at her grandmothers so she thought she would have a go at cooking them in the oven as we have no fire here. Multi-tasking as she does, Sarah decided to do some other jobs whilst the nuts were in the oven - would probably take about 10 mins. As she was working away she heard a few popping sounds coming from downstairs, then it went quiet - thought no more of it. Five minutes later, she heard "pop, pop, pop, pop" - Oh no she shreaked the horse chestnuts are in the oven! As she opened the oven door there was shell everywhere and as she brought the chestnuts out they were still exploding and popping like champagne corks going everywhere! She spent the next 20 minutes washing the walls and floor!! The remaining chestnuts were still edible and very good too..
Sunday 25th December 2011HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE.
Yes, we are still working on Christmas Day - to the horses its just another day but they may have noticed the odd father christmas outfit on the gallops! Kirsten looked very cool on the gallops riding work in her red santa hat and jacket with Bellinda in her sheepskin noseband!! Must get a picture to show you.
We have been quite pleased with the last couple of runners - Lisselton Cross
2nd at Kempton over 5f only to be beaten by a hot pot - the 1st time visor helped and an excellent ride from Luke Morris. Misefi
ran an encouraging race at Ludlow over hurdles - a little to work on but she is getting there with patience...... horses given time and patience will give their best! Dualagi
ran at Kempton over 6f, finishing an unlucky 5th - nearly gave herself concussion in the stalls banging her head just before the gates opened....... came out last, then kick back in her face and ran on the final furlong to get a brave 5th. She is such a tough and game mare. Tuesday 13th December 2011
Bob's LegendMonday 5th December 2011Well done
ran at Fakenham yesterday in a hot contest finishing 6th. He took the prelims calmer, he jumped better and he settled better. Its going to take a few more runs for the 'penny to drop' but we are getting there. When he first came to us he was a nervous wreck and in pain but with patience from the owner he is now looking like a winner in the not too distant future. Lisselton Cross
was disappointing at Wolverhampton finishing 5th over 5 furlongs. He is making the job look hard work so back to the drawing board!
to Topthorn, Zac
, Sarah and the owners for winning their first point to point this season. The race was at Barbury Castle, Alan King's home where 16 runners started in what looked a reasonably competitive maiden. Sarah's orders were to sit in the first five or six, keeping out of trouble from some of the bad jumpers and hunt him round. He flew the first fence and by the time he got to the 3rd he was sat in 2nd. He just kept gaining lengths at each fence and loving every second. Four out a couple of the fancied horses tried to take him on but again he just jumped his way into the front. Coming into the second last fence the favourite, John Ferguson's horse made another challenge, getting along side Topthorn and then going in to the last fence Topthorn and Zac went for a long one, but came out the other side a little low and popped Zac up his neck looking like gravity was about to pull him out of the saddle. Sheer grit and determination Zac put himself back in the plate, gave Topthorn a kick, changed his hands (changed gear) and edged him back in front and put his head on the line to win by a neck! Fantastic!
After a few naughty antics in the prelims, Misefi ran an encouraging race at Leicester in a competitive juvenile hurdle last week. Once she got over the first hurdle, she jumped well, taken on the inside rail she got pushed around on the bends but she stood her ground - tougher than she makes out! Once she has a handicap mark we can start planning a campaign with her.Wednesday 30th November 2011
Well done Vinnie's Girl
and Andrew Thornton for finishing 3rd in a competitive National Hunt Flat race at Folkestone, two days ago. What a tough and game horse - still going to take a few more runs for 'the penny to drop' but this little girl is looking like a tough staying hurdler in the making.
ran at the same meeting in a handicap hurdle with Jim McCarthy on board but did not manage to collect any prize money. However, he jumped and traveled much better than previous races, sitting upsides the winner for the majority of the race. When asked for acceleration in the final 3 furlongs he could not quicken but galloped at the one pace to the line. He is like a middle aged footballer who has his joint problems and if the handicapper can let him down at least another 7lb we will see him in the winners enclosure before long - hopefully we can get another run into him in two or three weeks. His training has been stop/start due to his joints since he arrived with us and has not had the runs we would liked to have given him - with the continuous time off, the fitness has always been a worry. All down to the handicapper and for us to keep him supple and enthusiastic! Misefi
runs at Leicester on Thursday in a juvenile hurdle. This time we would like a clear round with no mishaps!! She schools and works well at home and the only negative, if you can call it a negative, is that she can be a little careful or cautious..... After what she has been through on the racecourse (flat racing) who can blame her (horse falling in front of her and then she fell, when in 3rd /4th on the home turn at Lingfield. Needs lots of confidence and encouragement - good luck Misefi.Saturday 26 November 2011
Thank you so much for the letters regarding the loss of Ocean of Peace - we did not realise how many followers he had over the past two years - so kind of you all. Thank you and we will pass on the messages to Mrs O'Connor.
With December only around the corner we cannot believe how quickly this year has gone by. We are hoping to get at least one more winner before the end of the year from our two remaining flat handicappers; Lisselton Cross
who was so close this week!
2011 started so well for us and we were thinking this would be our very best year but then half way through the year the luck dried out more and more! In reality, this season, our good old handicappers have retired - they won nearly 40 races between them: Boldinor, Lopinot, Fine Ruler, Webbswood Lad, Weybridge Light have been retired and Ocean of Peace only died two weeks ago. Since they have left us we have had the youngsters to rely on for the winners.
Most of the young horses here need the time to mature to win but we have a high percentage that look to have very promising careers. We do not like to rush our young horses, we do like to give them time so they have a long and successful career. Currently we have 24 horses to run and 17 of them have never run for us; a few have arrived from other stables with a few runs to their name but mostly we have complete novices having never run in any such race. It is going to be tough for the next few months with just a couple of handicappers but we have a lot of faith in the all the horses we have here and providing we are patient we will fulfill their and our dreams.
PS - Mother and pup are doing well - eyes opened today! Wednesday 23 November 2011
Saturday we were so close to having that awaiting winner - Dualagi
ran her legs off to finish 3rd at 20-1 only to be beaten 1/2 a length. Lingfield has not been a happy place for recent runners and Dualagi put a smile back on our faces. She hit the front over a furlong out and was only caught the last few strides by two, unexposed 3yr olds. Unfortunately the handicapper has put her up a pound for her next run - give us a chance Mr Handicapper! She will need a few weeks to freshen up and then go again. She does not always take her runs too quick but there has been the odd exception - then she needs an even longer break after! Looking forward to her next run in December. Just Say Please
ran yesterday at Lingfield - only her 2nd run over hurdles and the plan was to get her settled as she was previously trained to be a 7f - 1m flat horse. They did not go a great gallop and this did not help Andrew Thornton's case however he did a good job trying to relax her. She had jumped well until the 2nd last when she just caught the top of the hurdle - horse and jockey parted company, sliding upsides each other, along the slippery ground. She then got up and jumped the steeple chase fence on her own - think she is trying to tell us something! She is fine after her run and quite honestly we think she enjoyed herself........ did not take anything out of her so we could go again very shortly.
It was so strange being at Lingfield for the jumpers when we have been there so often for the flat horses. Strange because there were many more large horses boxes, more staff with individual horses - many more runners; it did feel very different! Something tells me there is a lot more money in jumping these days! Thursday 17 November 2011
Its been a tough and sad couple of weeks for the Bosley Team!
Last weekend, Ocean of Peace
died of a heart attack whilst in mid race at Lingfield. The jockey, Luke Morris thankfully, escaped injury. It was so sad to see a lovely old horse go that way but then I suppose he died doing something he loved. He was part of the family here at Bowstridge and will be missed.
On the same evening that Ocean of Peace died, Cosi our terrier had four puppies but only one survived, the others were still born. Mother and baby are doing well - very protective and feeding him rather well!
On a happier note Bob's Legend
ran a cracking good race at Uttoxeter finishing a staying on 6th. Having pulled hard through the first part of the race and jumping like a horse that had never seen a hurdle it was amazing to see him passing horses up the home straight. Well ridden by Andrew Thornton - this horse is not straight forward but has a lot of ability and hopefully will relax and improve with each run.Vinnie's Girl
had her NH Flat debut race on the all weather at Lingfield. Orders were to sit behind the leaders and she ended up last on the wide outside! It was a slow run race and and when they sprinted home they left her in the same position out the back. She is better than this and we look forward to getting her back on the track in due course.Misefi
ran at Fakenham this Tuesday but unseated at the first - very frustrating as she had been schooling very well at home. We schooled her the next morning and loved every minute of it - jumping really well.
As the old saying goes "thats racing" with the ups and downs.Wednesday 2 November 2011
Back on the track yesterday for Ocean of Peace
at Kempton with Kirsten on board. Although he finished out the back we were not expecting anything great as this was his first run back having had most of the summer off. He had been quite poorly through the summer with any eye infection which took some time to heal. Since then we have not been hard on him in his work at home so would have needed the race yesterday especially as they went a great gallop early. He never really got the chance to travel smoothly as he likes to do in his races. Kirsten had him in the right place if the race had been run at a normal pace so no fault from her.
Possibly a couple of runners next week - watch this space.Friday 21 October 2011
Well you could say we were a little frustrated with Roman Senate
yesterday at Brighton but when we were all getting excited between the final furlong and 1/2 furlong marker (from the finish) how could we be disappointed...... Every jockey who has ridden him, like him and say he will win so we have to be patient and he will get to that winners enclosure soon! First things first will be to eliminate his 'male second brain' (testicals) and try again at Christmas but over further again.Tues 18th October 2011
Sorry everyone it's been a while since we gave you an update - mainly due to no runners! We have had entries but with the ground so fast we cannot take any chances with the jumpers - fragile legs! We must wait for proper jumping ground or we will have no horses left for next year!
On the flat we have been trying to get a run into Roman Senate but he keeps getting balloted out - all the trainers are trying to get a run into their horses before the end of the turf season so big entries for most races! At long last Roman Senate
has got in at Brighton for this Thursday with bottom weight of 7.12 and has the good apprentice jockey, Kieran O'Neill on board. We have a good draw of 2, a very light weight, the sheepskin pieces on to wake him up and with a bit of luck he should run well.
The Yearling Parade went really well with 80 people turning up to see the Jamasitr youngsters. The 2 yr-olds behaved themselves really well, being led in hand in front of the large crowd. The two yearlings were lunged in the school and they were fantastic, showing themselves off and loving the occasion.See below
1. Point to point shares available with Sarah for £200 per month (just £50 per week) with no extra's.
2. Yearling Parade at Bowstridge Farm with Martin Bosley and Jamasitr Racing in October.Friday 30th September 2011
With just a four runners this month it has been very quiet on the action side of things but at home its full steam ahead!
The yearlings are going very well and looking great - looking forward to the 'Yearling Parade' on the 9th. The unraced National Hunt four year olds are in full work and learning their trade - making good shapes over the poles in the indoor school. The older 'babies' are back in full work and it will not be long before entries start to appear in the Racing Post. The old timers are looking good and have just started their fast work so it will not be long before they are back on the track with the others....... Exciting times ahead.
Dualagi ran an encouraging race at Kempton from an awkward draw - getting kickback through most of the race but running on well in the final stages finishing a close 5th. Arachnophobia ran at Chepstow on soft ground ridden by Luke Morris - a really good jockey. Arachnophobia (great lead horse at home) was always in 2nd gear - will have to give him one more chance on the track but with head gear on.
Poor Beech View - got struck into behind and sustained a lot of bruising to her front joint at Newton Abbot over hurdles. Now that her injuries look much better we have been turning her out in the cages to catch the last sun rays of the summer and she has been enjoying every minute! Will give her a break till the Spring 2012.
Roman Senate is quiet full of himself at home since his Folkestone run - wanting to get back on the track again! Now has a useful handicap mark of just 52! Some of us were disappointed being way out trying to calculate what his mark might be but then delighted on another angle! Well done Simon he got the closest...... mid 50's. Now to find a race - easy you would think and to our amazement there is nothing ideal (too far, too short) this is so typical of race planning. Going for Kempton in mid October but nothing till then.
Sunday 18th September 2011
Beech View is hopefully in action at Newton Abbot this Tuesday - ground permitting. Working well and freshened up from her last run.Roman Senate
improves with each run and still not had his ideal ground yet! His race last week at Folkestone had more negatives about it before the start than positives with the ground softer than ideal and an outside draw - again!! We have a bit of a guessing game going on for what handicap mark Roman Senate is going to yet on Tuesday - Simon Double of Jamasitr Racing is going for mid 50's; Martin is going for late 50's early 60's; and Sarah has gone for 63 to 65 - watch this space!
We are not happy with the random draw selections done by Weatherbys computer ?? - draw allocations seems to stick on us for outside draws this year! Perhaps its because we are not having many flat runners at the moment - Ha, ha!
Tuesday 6th September 2011
Please see below information on the following:-
a) Yearling Parade on 9th October
b) Shares available £200 per month in son of Silver Patriarch to go Point to Pointing with Sarah.
Monday 5th September 2011
Exciting times ahead - all the youngsters are going well at home and we are all looking forward to seeing them on the track in the Autumn/Spring period - so refreshing to work with a blank canvas.
Last week, we had the arrival of two yearlings to join our expanding young team. The two yearlings were bought from Doncaster Sales by Jamasitr Racing who will syndicate 12th shares in the youngsters over the next couple of months; one colt by Indesatchel - from the family of Group One Winner , HEARTS OF FIRE and one filly (out of a Royal Applause mare) by Sakee's Secret. To view the yearlings please come along with your families and friends to the Yearling Parade on Sunday 9th October at 9.30am (RSVP). For further details please visit www.jamasitrracing.com
Roman Senate, 2-y-old by Holy Roman Emperor is slowly getting the 'hang' of this racing game! A much improved run at Bath last week, over 6f and on good ground - Steve Drowne who rode him was delighted with his attitude and stated 'with a few more runs will not be far away from winning'. He has a great attitude to life; relaxed and happy!
When your lucks out, its out! Poor old Boldinor ran at Wolverhampton last week - he broke well, traveled well and actually behaved himself! When sitting in about 5th position, with 3 furlongs to go (normally races a little more prominent) he got squeezed out by horses from either side of him, causing his jockey to take a big pull backwards - that was that, Boldi could never get back into the race! No ones fault, it happens, that's racing!
Lets hope the handicapper can put Boldinor and Dualagi on realistic marks now. Looking forward to Tuesday to see their marks in black and white. No suitable races for them at the moment so will give them an easier week to freshen up.
Point to Pointing
Sarah has four Point to Pointers to run through the Autumn and Winter months ahead - Brave Boogie whom she ran last season finishing 2nd and two fourths, Eljo by Oscar who needs revitalising from his professional days, Barrick's Hill by Oscar - point to point place form in Ireland (new Owner, Ian Herbert) and Topthorn by Silver Patriarch, who is partnership leased and has two of the six shares available at £200 per month - all in! For further details please read below.
Two (of six) shares @ £200 per month are available in Topthorn - Point to Pointing for 2011/12 season with Sarah Bosley, please see below :-
Topthorn 5-y-o grey gelding by Silver Patriarch has had three runs under rules in NHFlat races and one over hurdles. Three of his four runs were at Ascot against some of the best NHFlat horses in the country. This big, classic chasing type has a lot of scope and we are extremely excited about his future over the larger obstacles. If you would like to be a part of this team and enjoy the relaxed 'picnic' atmosphere of point to pointing please call Sarah on her mobile 078 999 52295. Pictures of him to follow shortly.
Tuesday 30th August 2011
Dualagi ran an odd race yesterday at Warwick but having been struck into at the start all was explained! She seems ok but a little sore. Update on Misefi - still plenty of bruising on her jaw but happy and eating well.
Boldinor runs tonight - much better draw and providing he behaves himself in the stalls he will run a big race - expecting to be in first three.
Friday 27th August 2011
Our 'Owners Open Day' on the 14th August went really well and with some sunshine! It all took place in the barn at the stables with a large spread of food and drink - in the background red and cream flowers, and hung on the walls were the jockeys / owners silks. After the sausages, pork and salad we all tucked into the cakes - every colour and type that you could imagine. All the delicious cakes were made by Martin's sister, Nicky and plenty of people were going back for thirds! People all day could wander around the stables and read the individual cards about each horse. For those who wanted to see the gallops and facilities we had the tour bus running back and forth. A very relaxing day, enjoyed by all (including the horses) ............. has to be an annual event from now on...
Monday 22nd August 2011
Just to let you all know that Misefi seems to be recovering well - out to grass by day - relaxing in the sunshine. You can see the black bruising on her jaw through her mouth but the jaw seems level and most importantly she is eating really well. She will have her back looked at this Wednesday just to put back any misalignments and muscle knots.
On a brighter note a big "Well Done" to Zac for passing his driving test on Friday - passed with only 3 minors.
Thursday 18th August 2011
Back to the seaside with Boldinor - 3rd at Brighton with George Baker on board. He ran a solid race on ground possibly a little loose for him. He is in good order and hopefully will not be long before he is out again, a pound or even two lighter, please Mr Handicapper! Dualagi was not so lucky - her handicap mark stayed the same! Must find an easier race for her.
Beech View taken out of her race at Stratford due to firm ground last week ran into 5th at Worcester a few days later on good (watered) ground over the french hurdles. She ran a good race but disappointing for her as she puts everything into it and looked the winner turning in but did not have the foot to sprint home. Jumped much better again and sheepskin noseband seemed to help. Must aim for a minimum of 2m 3f on the easy flat tracks.
What an awful, awful fall Misefi and Simon Pearce had at Lingfield last Saturday! She was in 3rd when turning into the home straight and had her feet taken from her by the horse on her outside. Neil Callan riding the horse on her outside had trouble trying to stear his horse and then dropped his rein causing his horse to drift in front of Misefi. Thankfully Misefi seems to be ok - very sore and her jaw is very bruised. However, poor Simon is still waiting to see if they need to operate on his collarbone which has a large break between the bones.
Friday 12th August 2011
At 25-1, Dualagi ran a fine race last night at Salisbury, finishing 5th and only beaten a head for 4th. She so wants to win every time but the handicapper has really got her in his grips! If she had been 2lb lower she would have been at least 3rd!
Beech View went to Stratford but the ground was too firm so she was taken out and Martin brought her back home. Due to go again at Worcester on Tuesday - she is in great order and jumping well at home so expecting a good run.
Monday 8th August 2011
Our next runner is Beech View at Stratford over 2m 3f - hold up tactics needed here. Handicapper has left her on her same mark so he thinks she can win shortly..... watch this space.
Dualagi ran another fine race finishing 3rd at Folkestone off 10lb higher than her win there a year ago. The handicapper needs to be kind to her as she is getting on in years - already won eight races and would be fantastic if she could win 10 before she retires to the paddocks in 2012. We are researching stallions for her and the ones mentioned to date are Tagula and Yeats.
Today, Martin is at the well known Charity Golf Competition of Jim Old's - lets hope his team does well - great racing Owners, Jockeys and Trainers in opposition (AP McCoy, K Fallon, Joe Mercer, N Henderson, P Deal and so on).
Wednesday 27th July 2011
Been a little quiet with success of late but when you have horses handicapped to the max and young ones having their debut runs, it is bound to be that way for a few months!
We have some fresh faces that are going well at home - looking forward to running them in due time....... Bob's Legend and Burnt Cream. The young ones are continuing to go well but still a little backward...... patience and time will hopefully pay off in the months to come.
Nine horses to get in from the field today having had six weeks off on holiday....... they do look good and most have grown again.
Beech View ran this week - another encouraging race finishing 4th at Uttoxeter....... only beaten 3 lengths. Her jumping keeps improving but still needs more schooling. Roman Senate had his debut run at Chepstow - beaten 13 lengths - sounds a long way but that is quite normal for a green baby. He was full of excitement after the race but once he got home he just wanted to sleep! Been out today and back to being an energetic baby! Dualagi ran last week finishing 5th from an outside draw at Bath. Ran well but just too high in the handicap at present.......
Friday 8th July 2011
Working Roman Senate (2yr old by Holy Roman Emperor) today at Kempton for his second racecourse gallop. If he works well today we will look for a debut entry.
Lisselton Cross ran on Wednesday at Bath with George Baker on board. Finished 7th but ran with promise - looked like being placed 1 furlong out - a stiff 5f at Bath so may just have caught him out. This was his first run on the turf and showed his inexperience against the older horses.
Good to see the rain at long last but hoping it stops for Dualagi - next week at Bath.
Tuesday 5th July 2011
Back from our relaxing holiday in Cyprus and re energized for the coming months. In racing there is never a good time to go away but when your working life is 24/7 it's a good idea to recharge those batteries at the first opportunity.....
Last night we ran two new horses at Windsor, Kublahara and Annacaboe. Both had minor form with previous trainers, hence their starting price of 50-1 and 66-1. Kublahara was very disappointing last night by not settling in the early part of the race and left nothing in the tank for the finish (she has been so settled at home). Annacaboe was over 3 furlongs further than previous runs and looked like being in the frame but with a furlong and a half to go she lost her action and her race was over. Looking at her previous form she has done something similar before so we will have to do some research.
Just before we went on holiday Boldinor finished 3rd and Beech View 5th at Folkestone. Both horses were ridden by Martin Lane who gave them positive rides. Both have come out of their races well and we look forward to running them in the next few weeks. Boldinor will be going for a Leicester race that he has won for the last two years.
Tuesday 21 June 2011
Not really getting much luck at the moment ! They have been running well enough so nothing really to complain about but it's all 5th's and 6th's. You get that good run of winners and you think the game is easy and then before you know it, life puts you firmly back in the queue - frustrating but probably a good thing really.
Last night we ran Misefi at Windsor to gain her 3rd run before she gets her handicap mark. A local track for us and not too many runners over a mile on ground that was suitably soft. A reasonable race for her except for an outside draw, will need at least a mile and a quarter in time and taking on some fair maidens from big yards so to finish about 5th or 6th would be very encouraging but the most important thing was to educate her due to her being a little excitable and still a little immature.
In the race she actually broke from the stalls very well but was then held up well off pace in last. As the field turned into the home straight the pace quickened causing Misefi to become a little out paced but then crossing over to the far rail they came back to her. Once she got to the rail she started passing horses, (looking like finishing 6th or 7th) but when she started gaining more ground in the final furlongs, one horse came down and another horse unseated his jockey, this all happening just a few lengths in front of her. Having been startled by the incident she she was very quickly nursed back home along with a few others. A waste of an evening for all concerned but at least she was not involved in the incident and the fallers appeared to be ok.
On a more positive note the youngsters are coming along well and the first one will be working at Kempton on Friday. The recent runners Ocean of Peace and Dualagi are down a pound since both finishing a reasonable 5th at Lingfield and Brighton. Ocean of Peace is now having a holiday in preparation for his Autumn/Winter campaign. Dualagi is now being prepared for her next run.
Well done to Shane for winning the 'Best Turned out horse/groom' with Ocean of Peace. Misefi and Dualagi looked fantastic but plaited tails tend to get the nod! Show horses should have plaited tails not racehorses!
Lennie Briscoe ran a pleasing race at Worcester last week finishing 5th but has come back sore in front so may have to have the rest of season off.
Tuesday 14th June 2011
Off to sunny Brighton today with Dualagi. Unfortunately could not run the other day due to being heavily in season! She seems much brighter in herself now and just hope she's not too fresh....... Has a great draw today and good jockey booking of George Baker. Its going to be one of those days where she will probably dictate and do what she wants to do...... Good luck George!
Tomorrow we have Lennie Briscoe in a claiming hurdle at Worcester with Haddon Frost on board. Very sad news that his part owner Stuart Hopley passed away last week having been very ill. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.
Lennie schooled really well last Saturday with the sheepskin nose band - will have to run him with it on...... He is in a very competitive race on Wednesday but if he can gain more experience and go one better than his last run we will be delighted. Its taking a time for the penny to drop with him but he does enjoy his new role as a hurdler! Will be fantastic if he can win a race before the end of the summer for Stuart.
Lopinot ran last week having had nearly 3 months off with an old injury. We were disappointed with his run but it was one of those days where horses were winning from the front! He did not really travel well enough to be prominent so ended up in all the kick back!! Hoping he was just a little rusty but retirement may be around the corner if he disappoints next time........ He does not owe anyone having won eight races.
Tuesday 31st May 2011
Most of the winter horses are now out in the field having a summer break and what a lovely site it is seeing them grazing together. We have 15 horses to run for the summer and have kept a few of the national hunt youngsters on the go for education - ready to run in the Autumn.
Paddy and Albert who assist us at the weekends have been riding in the Point to Point Pony Races up and down the country. They have both ridden superb races this Spring and collected many rosettes on the way. Zac continues to ride well, picking up more spare rides and getting placed on them. Kirsten is preparing for her ride this week on Ocean of Peace at Nottingham where she could gain her first win - Good luck Kirsten.
Ocean of Peace runs tomorrow at Nottingham - not been a lucky course for us for a few years but this will change on Wednesday providing it does not rain anymore. We are getting 8lb of his back due to Kirsten riding him for her own stable and this is a hands and heels race which should suit. Kirsten has finished 2nd on him and the way he ran at Newbury he has to go close.
To say that we got wet at Towcester yesterday would be an understatement! We ran Lennie Briscoe over 3f further on ground that was going to test them - not because it was soft but loose on top with very false patches of ground. Lennie started off at 100-1 and ran to the top of the Towcester hill like a horse that should have been 20-1. The last two furlongs caught him out, so back to 2 miles. It will probably take him another two runs to get organised - if someone knocks a hurdle down or a horse falls he puts the breaks on! He is very immature still and not the bravest but he does have a very good engine.....
Last week was fairly hectic traveling up and down the country from visiting the Doncaster Bloodstock Sales (DBS) to our nephew's wedding in Exmoor. No horses were bought but we saw some quality youngsters by stallions such as Oscar, Flemensfirth and Westener. It was good to see how our untried youngsters by Oscar and Westener compared - they would have made three times their original price! The wedding was fantastic but it rained the whole time and did not get above 12 degrees!
Monday 23rd May 2011
Not been a great week by our recent standards! Boldinor was not drawn to his advantage at Salisbury and could never really get competitive from the outside of the leading group. Dualagi's plans went astray at Newbury when George Baker could not get from York to Newbury in time to ride her - he was going to fly but that got aborted due to lack of passengers. However, Robert Havlin was a good replacement but it went wrong for him in the stalls when she tried to pre-jump the starting gate and ended up stumbling on her exit. Being drawn on the outer was not ideal either! To top it all while having dinner with the owners, the waiter accidently threw water and wine all over Martin's suit....... one of those days! Arachnophobia was very disappointing at Lingfield, never really wanting to come out of second gear! His jockey, Robert Havlin suggested we run him over 1m2f but at home there is too much speed and doubtful he would stay but having said that we may have to try him! He does not have the greatest confirmation which has caused problems to joints and muscles and for a young horse he has quite a high mileage. Such a shame as he is a wonderful little chap.
Tuesday 17th May 2011
Horses are running well but all finishing 5th! Ocean of Peace ran a cracker at Newbury looking like the winner till the last 150yds and beaten just over 2 lengths into 5th. Irene Kennet, a lovely filly ran at Bangor finishing 5th in the National Hunt Flat race on ground a shade quick for her. The race is probably one of the best NH Flat races this Summer to date. She will have a break now to give her a chance to strengthen. Lennie Briscoe had his debut run over hurdles finishing 5th at Stratford with Haddon Frost on board. He had not been the most natural schooling at home but now is really enjoying his routine of jumping every day. In the race he jumped better than expected, settled quite quickly and plugged on at the finish. Needs at least two and a half and the faster the ground the better! Will probably take him a couple more runs to get his confidence.
Thursday 12th May 2011
Beech View ran well at Towcester on her second run for us over hurdles finishing a 13 length 5th - jumping was improved but still needs a lot of work. Handicapper has been tough on her and could do with dropping a few pounds.
Boldinor ran at Warwick finishing a staying on 6th on good to firm ground ridden by Lee Newnes. Given a good ride but ground possibly a little loose on top causing him to loose his action two and a half furlongs out. Has come out of the race well.
Sunday 1st May 2011
Just watched on YouTube the Holy Roman Emperor (Ben) 2yr old cantering here at Bowstridge Farm for the syndicate Jamasitr Racing. There is only one 12th share left available at £3,785 plus VAT. For further details please go to www.jamasitrracing.com. Update: Holy Roman Emperor Colt named Roman Senate. Update: June 27 -- now fully subscribed.
Friday 29th April 2011
Another WINNER! What a week....... Kirsten and Sarah went off to Bath with Dualagi yesterday with expectations of running well. Ridden by George Baker - Dualagi jumped well from her stall but the pace was quick so it was perfect for us to sit behind the leaders and let the opposition do the work. Dualagi was always going well through the race and when George changed the gears 2f out they picked the leaders off one by one to lead inside the last 100 yds. That too was her 8th win.
Wednesday, 27th April 2011
Ocean of Peace WINS again - this is his 8th win in total. The surface at Lingfield was riding slower than normal due to the hot weather. Coming from mid-division, Ocean of Peace still had plenty to do turning into the home straight but with drive from Hayley Turner they closed on the leaders and in the last 50 yds they nipped up the inside rail to win comfortably.
Also at Lingfield we had Boldinor who ran well till 2 furlongs out but the surface was too slow for him. George Baker said that he is in great order but cannot quicken off that slower surface.
Tuesday 26th April 2011
Off to Lingfield today with Ocean of Peace and Boldinor - both have solid chances. Ocean of Peace has won 3 times at Lingfield but Boldinor has only had a couple runs there and not since August 2009 - however was not disgraced on that last run there when he was totally out of form. Never seen Ocean of Peace looking stronger and mentally focused. Our horses are in good form at the moment.
Yesterday, we were in the Winners enclosure with our two point to pointers, Brave Boogie and Penric. Both performing at Hackwood Park on watered firm ground with a good cover of grass. Zac Baker rode both horses finishing 2nd on Brave Boogie (also winning best turned out) and WON the Mens Open, again on Penric. A fantastic day had by all with two horses that were given to us having had problems. Zac has now had 8 rides with 2 wins, 1 second and two fourths - not bad for a 17yr old!
Thursday 14th April 2011
Well done Kirsten for finishing a close 2nd on Ocean of Peace in the apprentice race at Kempton last night. She was always in the perfect spot throughout the race with the winner always in her view! At the start of the race Kirsten made a very smooth and tactical maneuver from an outside draw to the rail and ended up getting a 3 day ban! Very, very harsh of the Stewards as they did not take into consideration the person on the rail was looking uneasy and out of control before Kirsten made her move! It will not be long before we get Kirsten on her first winner.
What a great result 100-1 at Towcester - Beech View fighting it out at the finish - finishing 3rd over hurdles and only beaten 3/4 length. This looked a very competitive class 4 novice hurdle with previous 'bumper' winners and decent flat horses. She looked like being the winner in the run in but was one paced in the final 100yds but having been badly hampered at the 3rd it probably cost her the race! In the race she jumped poorly considering how much schooling she had done previously - something to work on! A very kind and willing mare who came to us for John Carey from Ireland with no sign of ablity on the flat and only a 'whisker' of form in her two hurdle runs. Beech View looks to be an exciting novice for Summer 2011 and a Towcester specialist?
Arachnaphobia ridden by George Baker ran a little disappointing at Wolverhampton on Tuesday having been working well at home. He broke well in the race but then looked like he would not let himself down, stretch or merely 'rusty' as described by George. Just over 2f out he accelerated for a furlong but the pace was in front and the front runners were gone. Beaten about 9 lengths the handicapper should put him down to a sensible mark - whereby he can regain his confidence.
Zac had his first outside ride last week at Wolverhampton in the 6f amateur race finishing a very close 5th. Very confidently ridden having to produce the horse, patiently with just hands and heels from 2 furlongs out - only beaten a length and a half. Those who don't understand riding horses in races would say if he had produced the horse sooner or used his stick he would have won but this horse is a tricky ride and Zac did the job better than some professionals!
Tuesday 12th April 2011
Today we run Arachnophobia at Wolverhampton in a competitive race with George Baker on board. A bold run expected as has been working well at home even though he has had nearly 6 months off the track. A tough little horse who has had a few minor problems which we hope we have resolved. Possibly on a high enough mark at this stage of his 2011 campaign.
Also today, Beech View at Towcester over hurdles, to be her third run but first run over hurdles for us in the UK. Another competitive affair but there are a few in the race having their debut over hurdles - this is a tough track where you need stamina. Beech View has not showed much on the track to date in Ireland or the UK but has had plenty of schooling at home and works well enough to expect a clear round....... though out classed by some of these if it was a flat race!
Martin and Sarah have been away for four days (early part of April) in San Francisco, USA meeting up with friends who had recently got married. They had great adventures seeing sites such as Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. While they were away the Bosley Team kept the ball rolling with runners at Kempton and Ascot. Boldinor ran at Kempton who finished a gallant 4th from a difficult draw and Topthorn at Ascot who completed his debut over hurdles.
Irene Kennet ran at Uttoxeter on 2nd April in the National Hunt Flat race finishing a good 4th in a competitive affair. She keeps improving with each run - a good sort with a big future. Thank The Groom 7th of 14 also ran at Uttoxeter having his debut over hurdles - another good type but a big baby who wants fences in a few years.
Monday 28th March 2011
A great day yesterday at Hackwood Park as Penric WON giving Sarah her first WINNER Point to Pointing and Zac Baker (16yrs old) his first WINNER. It was the Mens Open, a fairly hot contest but Zac and Penric stalked the fancied horses throughout the race, always traveling well, challenged two fences out and won by 5 lengths going away! Brave Boogie also ran, finishing 4th with Zac on board and both horses won the best turned out! Penric was Sarah's sixth runner as a Point to Point trainer and Zac's sixth ride on a race course.
Penric cost his previous owner just £500 from Ascot Sales and sent him to Martin as a lead horse. He got quite fit leading youngsters up the gallops, sometimes going out two or three lots a day. He taught Zac how to school over hurdles and then started working well with the horses in training. Martin and the owners decided to give him a couple of runs back under rules (had won one race over hurdles in 2005).
Penric ran well for us under rules, unlucky on a few occasions and on his final run he finished 3rd at Towcester in 2010 but badly bruised his hind joint. At the age of 10 he needed a long rest so the owners gave him to Sarah with a view to going pointing in 2011 if his hind leg repaired. It did repair but took time and yesterday was his second run in a point to point!
Runners last week - a few unlucky runs! Lisselton Cross with Jim Crowley finished 3rd at Lingfield over 5 furlongs. Traveled well early but needed more pace from the front - only beaten 3 1/4 lengths. May have to make more use of him in his races after he has been gelded!
Fine Ruler ran at Kempton in the same race as Lennie Briscoe over 1m. He was very unlucky getting no run in the final two furlongs getting hampered by Lennie! The race was run at an old mans pace with Lennie sat in the first two, traveling too well on a horse that should get further than a mile. The pace quickened leaving Lennie flat footed and getting unbalanced causing problems for Fine Ruler in the final 2 furlongs! A race that did not go to plan........
Thursday 24 March 2011
Boldinor did it again! WINNER at Kempton last night with George Baker on board. Any young jockey wanting to learn how to ride from the front should watch this race, a great ride from George - very tactical. When Boldinor is at the races he grows in self belief that he is the best - well actually he thinks that at home as well...... Great result for a wonderful little horse who has now won 7 races.
Fast Elaine ran in the first at Kempton ridden by David Probert - first run for us (only rated 35 and running off 46 due to the handicapping system - out of the handicap by 11lb !) It was a low grade 10f race but the aim was to learn something from the run as we had done as much as we could do for her at home. All she does is gallop but not very fast! Being drawn on the inside rail is not ideal on a slow horse so when the pace quickened she ended up being pushed further and further back. Even though she finished last she galloped all the way to the line and was only beaten a few lengths by horses that had won earlier this year. We all decided including the jockey that we had to give her one more chance over further.
Monday 21st March 2011
Last weeks plans went a little astray! Webbswood Lad ran well yesterday at Newton Abbot finishing 5th. Having won last time out we were expecting a good run but with the ground having an extra 11ml since entering and an eight pound rise it was always going to be tough for him.
Lopinot was 4th last Saturday at Lingfield ridden by George Baker. Again we were expecting a good run but it did not quite go to plan - his opposition were not good enough to maintain a strong gallop and Lopinot ended up in the front ranks turning in to the home straight - he needs to be coming from behind the pace leaders..... He is in good heart so fingers need crossed for his next run!
Weybridge Light was the disappointment having been swimming in preparation for this race. We thought this would be the key to him, helping his fragile frame get stronger but 'when push came to shove' he did not want to let himself down in the final 2 furlongs. He is now retired and going to have a wonderful life with the owners.
Monday 14th March 2011
A quiet week for runners but should be busy again from Saturday onwards......
Zac rode in his third and fourth race for Sarah at Kingston Blount Point to Point on Sunday. Brave Boogie and Penric were 4th and 5th on the fastest ground seen so far this year! Course record was broken in Penric's race!
Kirsten rode for us last week on Beechview who came to us from Ireland at the end of last year. With no decent form in Ireland and enough of tries on the flat we were not expecting much from the mare but Kirsten managed to beat two in the finish - better than we expected! The next plan for her will be to go Spring/Summer jumping over hurdles.
Thursday 10th March 2011
The riding orders went astray on Fine Ruler yesterday - has to get cover in his races. He was ridden up with the pace and nearly making it, running too free for the first two furlongs - that was the end of his race! Finished 7th - possibly the worst race he has run for some time!
El Jo ran at Fontwell finishing 3rd over fences (3m 2f) where the ground was a little faster than prefered. The old boy was not very happy from the start will his head held high walking round at the start. He jumped very carefully loosing ground as he went but kept 'hunting round'. With a few mishaps in front from other horses he has ended up finishing 3rd but beaten a fence behind. Has come back fine but will need to find him some softer ground for his next run!
Thursday 3rd March 2011
Webbswood Lad - easy WINNER today at Taunton with Tom Molloy on board. So good to see him winning a race after all his problems over the years. His owners have been so patient with him giving him long breaks when he's needed the time. Hoping the handicapper is not too tough on him!
Sadeek ran ok at Kempton on Wednesday - you could say he is running consistently but is still not letting himself down in his races. ....... probably just going to take a little longer to regain his confidence and much more physio. Possibly better left handed or on a straight - will wait now to run him on the turf.
Monday 28th February 2011
Saturday, we ran three youngsters at Kempton in the National Hunt Flat race (for future jump horses). The ground was reported to be the worst jumping ground at Kempton for years (extremely soft opening up like a bog!) The best of our finishers was Irene Kennet, finished 9th of 17 - looking like being placed 3 out in what looks like a very good NH Flat race - the winner had been working well with Imperial Commander in preparation for the Gold Cup at Cheltenham! Irene is a lovely athletic mare who has showed us plenty of ability at home but physically still immature and on occasions we have been a little stop/start with her due to her immaturity. Thankfully her connections have been very patient with her and have given us the chance to bring her on gradually. Better ground in a month will see her improve further.
Thank The Groom (a lovely looking chaser type who will hopefully be winning over fences in a couple of years) ran a much better race than his debut run and this time looked like running a big race till 3 1/2 furlongs out but then faded due to grueling conditions (his brother does not like anything softer than good) - hurdles for him on better ground and then we will give him a break to mature.
Master Dane was in the same race, having his debut run but we were uncertain whether he would stay - dam a sprinter and sire a 10 - 12f winner! Traveled well for 7 furlongs but then stopped very quickly and walked over the line! After a veterinary inspection (x-ray) back in the stables we found a small fracture on his cannon bone - he will now have a long rest back at his owners stables. Doubtful whether he will go back into training due to his lack of stamina - he has such a wonderful personality and gives you everything - would make a great eventer one day.
Friday 18th February 2011
Lennie Briscoe on Wednesday was lucky to stay on his feet at Kempton when making a good run up the inside rail when hampered badly 2 1/2 out. He would not be the bravest of horses but does have plenty of talent and that was the last thing he needed - he of course did not recover to continue his race. The jockey causing the interference was handed a 4 day ban!
At the same meeting Fine Ruler ran with improving confidence, finishing 3rd only beaten 2 3/4 lengths coming from right off the pace. He has to be winning very shortly!!
Tuesday 15th February 2011
Great to see El Jo (3rd) running well on Sunday at Hereford at 33-1. He has had all sorts of problems and still has a few but that run will hopefully give him more confidence.
Fine Ruler, Lennie Briscoe and Webbswood Lad due to run this week. Do not want too much rain for Webbswood Lad - forecast is not ideal.
Saturday 12th February 2011
Back to Kempton again on Thursday with Dualagi who has been in great form, winning two races in the last couple of months. Did not get the easy lead we were hoping for with a horse on her tail for most of the way! Ran creditably finishing 5th with Liam Keniry on board.
Lopinot ran consistently well again at Lingfield considering he had to come from off the pace in a 7f race, making up a lot of ground - only beaten 2 1/4 lenghths. Always better coming off the pace in a mile race and up behind the leaders over 7f.
Sarah would like to thank you all very much for the Birthday Wishes - She had a lovely day at Kempton races with Ocean of Peace!
Ocean of Peace ran on Wednesday ridden by Luke Morris who gets on really well with him. Although in good form having won recently he had a tough task to win with a 6lb penalty but going up 5lb we had to run. He was always in a good position in the race but with two stone of lead in the weight cloth he did not have the zip he needed at the finish - finished 4th beaten 5 lengths. Luke Morris was chuffed with him - he really does enjoy riding him.
Thursday 3rd February 2011
A quieter week with only one runner, Sadeek at Lingfield who was disappointing with the hand break on most of the way and only got beat 4 lengths. Came out of the stalls with his head high so possibly tweaked a muscle or two...... will find out more once the physio has had a look. He has had a lot of problems over the past couple of years and we hope to get him back to winning ways very shortly - a very very good horse as a 2 - 3yr old.
Monday 31st January 2011
WINNER yesterday at Kempton - 1st Ocean of Peace ridden by Luke Morris. Always traveled well throughout the race and kicked for home two furlongs out with the favourite chasing us to the line.
Lennie Briscoe ran a superb race at Kempton finishing 5th, his first run for us. Has been off the track for a long time having had various niggling problems but hopefully this run with give him lots of confidence to go on to win races. Looking forward to his next run. Lisselton Cross ran another consistent race finishing 4th but the draw beat him again taking him wide in the home turn. The super tough mare Dualagi ran another bold race looking like the winner 1f out but ran out of it in the final 100yds - possibly ran her too quick having had a busy time previously.
Thank The Groom was very green and could not cope on the ground at Warwick. Perle was very disappointing - stopped too quick having traveled well in the race. Daily Double looked like running well till a furlong out but then faded fast - his last run. Will find a good home for him.
Wednesday 26th January 2011
Fine Ruler was an unlucky 3rd at Kempton on Monday. Ridden by Dane O'Neil was only beaten 1/2 length and a short head, running on at the finish! Always traveling well through the race until hampered near the intersection about 2 furlongs out - possibly been the winner if the path had been clear! He is clearly in good form and Dane gave him a great ride - another jockey thankfully who gets on with his quirky ways!
Entries this week; Thank The Groom - a lovely big baby having his debut run at Warwick (very worried about the testing ground though), Perle D'Amour is in another maiden, up in distance and hoping for a place (like this filly - tries and tries but still very weak), Ocean of Peace in great form at home, Daily Double also in good form at home, Lennie Briscoe - first run for us (will need cover as prefers to go left handed but has the expert assistance of George Baker), Lisselton Cross at Lingfield (been working well) and Dualagi may go out again for the Blue Print Sprint Qualifier.
Monday 24th January 2011
Fantastic news - Dualagi WON at Wolverhampton on Thursday at 20-1. She has been in great order at home so we were hoping for a good run. Martin Lane, Champion Apprentice gave her a brilliant ride, using plan A and B and out fought their rivals in a competitive race. We have never seen any horse break so fast!
Lopinot finished 4th at Lingfield on Friday having his first run for 100 days. Another good run from the old boy and looks like winning in the very near future!
Fine Ruler runs today with Dane O'Neil - good draw for a change and as long as he gets cover on a track he has won on should be in the frame - not the most straight forward of horses to ride but has the assistance of a top jockey.
Thursday 20th January 2011
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we were due to have Thank the Groom (debut run) at Ludlow and Dualagi at wolverhampton but Ludlow was abandoned late this morning - got as far as Warwick before we had to turn round to come back home! As Martin was back home in good time he changed vehicles, got in the lorry and took Dualagi
to Wolverhampton all by 11.15am. Dualagi is in great form, she does tend to run well in better company (which it is today) but needs that 'sprinting luck' with a fast pace or a 'soft lead'. We have the talents of Martin Lane - Champion Apprentice - he will be given plan A (sit just off the leaders) or should she break well and gets that easy lead then plan B will have to come into action but which will he use?Monday 17th January 2011
Must get Martin to let us know how much rain we have had in the past 24 hours - it has not stopped !! - He measures the rain fall every day but at this moment he is on his way back from Fakenham with El Jo
. Back over fences today El Jo did not disgrace himself, in gruelling ground and having his first run back for 610 days.
The national hunt youngsters are coming along well and coping with their work. All the 2 year olds are now ridden away and one or two look early but time will tell.
Thursday 6th January 2011
2010 was a much improved year for results but not our best overall. 2011 looks very promising with some exciting youngsters and with more horses than ever before. Keep those fingers crossed!
The horses ran well enough last week with something to build on (they had the previous two weeks in the indoor school due to snow!)
Saturday 1st January 2011
A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM ALL OF US AT BOWSTRIDGE FARM.
Catch up on our final news of 2010 here