Owners Morning

On Saturday we held our first Owners Morning of the year which was very well attended.

The weather was a little unpredictable with intermittent showers but for the most part was not too bad. Our visitors started to arrive shortly before 9.30 and it was wonderful to welcome some of our newer owners to their first yard event. These included Adam Speller of the Raffles Syndicate and Keith and Lesley Walton who own the two year old filly by Due Diligence out of Really Chic.

The food was provided by Newmarket Secret Kitchen and as usual was a great hit, especially the famous sausage rolls and a particularly delicious roulade ! Our owners enjoyed three trips out to the gallops to see their horses train on the farm canter, several of them had brought guests along so this was particularly thrilling for those who had never been on the gallops before.

Back in the yard we held a draw to decide whose silks the Raffles Syndicate horses would race in. Recently the members held a vote to choose from the available sets of colours and it came down to a tie between Alan Davies and Darren Lewitt. Vicky Markowiak drew the names from a hat and the lucky winner was Darren whose pale blue and pink checks will be used for the first time this year. Commiserations to Alan whose navy blue and pale blue silks will be the second colours for the syndicate. Let's hope Darren's silks are lucky ones !