29 May 2020
Like many stables are sure to be, the Keeper's Stable string are raring to go from next week onwards. Another fine weather week has seen plenty put through their paces on some firming ground, and the forecast of some rain later next week will add some welcome juice and ease in the going. By that time the summer gallops should be in action, and hopefully several horses will get into highly competitive races at the scheduled meetings. On Wednesday of this week Sweet Charity, Power Home, My Sheila and Carmenere (pictured - 3yo chesnut filly) were photographed on the gallops, followed by Party Island, Eagles Dare, Adaay colt and Bobby Kennedy (pictured - 2yo bay colt) On the Gallery pages a selection of this week's photographs can be viewed.
14 May 2020
Still waiting for the green light this week, but the amber signal shines brightly up on the gallops. Champion jockey Oisin Murphy has been up to ride Chris van Hoorn's 2yo filly by The Gurkha, Nell Quickly, and he is pictured here with her after riding out.
Links to gallop video clips can also be seen (click below)
The first clip is of Dylan Mangan in red on the 3yo Sheila's Showcase leading Oisin Murphy riding Nell Quickly up the five gallop.
The second clip is of an extended gallop, with Charlie Bishop on the Adaay colt leading up Oisin Murphy riding Lisdarragh (colt by Hit it A Bomb)
04 May 2020
With the two year olds making good progress with their galloping, here is a work video for the Free Eagle colt called Eagles Dare - purchased at auction last year by Denis for one of the long established syndicates at the yard : the Keeper's 12. He is being primed for action after midsummer, once the arrangements post-lockdown are confirmed.
click the link below to see him in action : Eagles Dare 2018 (Free Eagle - Fasten Up)
29 April 2020
Two year olds Bobby Kennedy and the unnamed Adaay colt flying neck and neck up the gallops, as a unique April comes towards a sunny close. Following a record amount of sunshine through the month, a return to a showery week will not go amiss. Fingers crossed that May brings some changes in current restrictions on the racing schedule.
Click the link below to see this beautiful gallop scene.
24 April 2020
This week the horses continue to exercise, working around the yard and paddock and going up onto the hills for cantering or galloping. The two year olds are making good progress in the fine weather, and the link below shows two of the colts in an exercise gallop : Keeper's 12's Eagles Dare on the near side and the speedy Adaay colt on the far side.
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