The syndicate had a fantastic yard visit over the weekend to see The Duke on the gallops at Mick's yard in Sheriff Hutton. Despite the miserable weather our spirits couldn't be dampened and after some coffee and excellent pork pies we made our way out to the gallops.
The string leaving the warm up pit. Boreas Duke is 3rd in line with Graham Gibbons in the hot seat.
The Duke cantered over seven furlongs as you can see in the video below, he's second in the video below and settled well.
As you can see from the video's and pictures above Bo...
I thought it would be interesting to show you the first step in teaching Shantewe how to jump. Through the series of video's below you can see how the filly progresses in a morning schooling.
Shantewe had not even seen a pole prior to the video's. So it really is starting from scratch.
Shantewe's first look at a pole. The idea is to just walk over it, she is third in the string behind Jamie's Hack Right Enough and another 4yo filly seeing them for the first time Marlow Moss. Marlow catches the poles and Shantewe doesn't like the noise,...
A number of the Shantewe syndicate visited the yard on the 26th Jan. Following bacon butties and copious amounts of tea, we made our way up to the stunning Lambourn Gallops to watch Shantewe canter twice up the 6f Hill Gallop.
Shantewe is in the second group following a lead horse.
Shatewe canters behind a lead horse
Jamie continues to be pleased with Shantewe's attitude and outlined his plans for her as follows:
Obviously this is subject to her continuing to improve and showing something on the racecourse, but you've got to have a plan ri...