No Favour For Grace
Monday, 27 September 2010
The best laid plans of mice and men…. After coming up with an ingenious plan to help restore Gracelightening’s confidence that the racecourse is, after all, a pleasant place to perform the task she was bred for, the LRS team was scuppered by being balloted out of her intended comeback race at Salisbury. Poor old ‘Gracie&rsquo ...
Going Shopping at the Sales
Friday, 24 September 2010
Make it a date! It’s that time of year again – the big annual bloodstock sales are just around the corner and the Lancashire Racing Stables Bloodstock team will be out in force at both Newmarket and Doncaster. We’ll be doing a bit of talent spotting hoping to unearth some future stars. If you’re thinking of joining the m ...
Bruce Goes Jumping
Wednesday, 22 September 2010
With so many promising young, late maturing horses in his care, Bruce Hellier is in the process of taking out a National Hunt licence. In the coming winter there will be plenty of NH opportunities for the progressive LRS horses and Bruce is anxious to keep all the options open – all weather and jumps. ...
No Stalling Grace at Salisbury
Monday, 20 September 2010
LRS inmate Gracelightening is on a recovery mission as she heads for a confidence boosting outing at Salisbury this Wednesday (Sept 29). She will be the second runner for LRS and there is, naturally, method in the rationale for selecting the long haul to Salisbury. The race, a 1m 6f handicap, is that rare breed on the Flat these days – an ...
Bullet on Target
Friday, 10 September 2010
While the majority of LRS horses are young and being brought along steadily, Sharp Bullet, the early flag bearer for The Paddocks yard, has been putting in some dashing performances. Under trainer Bruce Hellier’s fine handling, the 4yo sprinter has started to rediscover some of the form that made him such a promising horse earlier in his ...