It was great to get our tenth winner of the season at Worcester over the weekend with Ya Know Yaseff opening up her account under rules over fences.  It is fair to say it has taken a little while for everything to come together for her but she has been a little unlucky as well when unseating her jockey when going very well previously.  She will forever be known as Tom Scudamore’s final ride but she is now a winner and hopefully can build on this going forwards.  The application of blinkers certainly helped and while she doesn’t currently hold any entries there are races coming up for her to run again with a penalty if we so wish.

After a little quite spell it was great to add to our winners tally and it gives everyone a boost.  While we are likely to be quiet on the runner’s front this week with only entries being at Southwell on Thursday there is plenty going on back at the yard.  We have a busy few days coming up with our Owner’s Day on Saturday, David Pipe Racing Club event on Sunday and our National Racehorse Week opening morning on Monday.  All days are by invitation or booking only so apologies there is no admission if you just turn up on the day.  The weather looks set to be fine and it should be a good but tiring few days ahead!

Philip Armson

Conditional jockey Philip Armson has left us to take up a new position with Alan King.  He has had a good couple of years with us riding plenty of winners but he felt the time was right for a new challenge.  He has found, like many young jockeys, life is much tougher when your claim is reduced to three pounds.  We would like to wish him well for the future.

Horses in Training

Please find below the fourth instalment of our horses in training feature we have been doing in recent weeks.  Going through the horses in alphabetical order I am pleased to introduce a few more of our equine team for the season ahead.


Winner of two races on the flat and once over hurdles. Disappointing when last in action but picked up an injury and had time off to recover. She is back in training and capable of winning races.


Kepagge finished last season in terrific form, winning two of his last three starts. 2m4f seems his ideal trip and versatile with regards to ground. A lovely big horse who is likely to enjoy going chasing this winter.


Kingofthewest did not have much luck last season for one reason or another but finished with his best run, third at Taunton. The handicapper has given him a chance and he is a handsome big horse who looks well suited for a novice chase campaign this season.

King Turgeon

A handsome grey son of Turgeon who has taken a little while to settle in since arriving from France but won a chase at Fontwell in March. Loves testing conditions and has benefitted for a nice summer holiday. Plenty of scope for improvement this winter.

Koi Dodville

Not the biggest but a real character in the yard and won over fences at Leicester in February. He unfortunately returned home a little jarred up after he ran at Fontwell last time so he is having a little break and won’t be on the track for a little bit.


Winner of three hurdles and generally very consistent having finished runner up on four occasions as well.  Unfortunately picked up an injury in his last run at Newton Abbot so having a bit of time out before he resumes training.

Lady Balko

A new recruit this summer, she is a lovely big daughter of Balko. She is the winner of her only start in an Irish Point-To-Point at Lisranagh in February. She has settled in well and is likely to start off in a bumper before going novice hurdling.

Lady Reset

She has been a terrific mare for us, winning four hurdle races and five on the flat. She has not quite hit the form of old this summer but our “pocket rocket” loves better ground and will continue to mix runs on the level and over hurdles. She is tough, genuine and a pleasure to have at the yard.

Lock Out

Made a terrific start to his Pond House career by winning a bumper and a novice hurdle. Consistently placed before picking up a small injury after his last race. Now fully recovered and had some time at grass, he looks capable of winning off his current mark over hurdles and will also jump a fence as well.

Lustfull Lady

Lustfull Lady is a new addition to the yard and looking for an owner! She finished a close second in her only start in an Irish point-to-point staying on well at the finish. She has a nice bit of size and scope and is a nice prospect for bumpers and novice hurdles this season.