October 26, 2015

When Axl Rose sang of 'walking in the cold November Rain' do you think he realised the significance of those words for National Hunt trainers? I hope that he is right as the ground's version of 'Stoptober' means a runners-embargo for many trainers. So hopefully Axl is...

September 23, 2015



 The latest excitement at Dason Court was our Owner's Open Day on Sunday 20th September. For the first time in its history we had good weather although we made use of the vast amounts of covered area we are lucky enough to have here. The horse parade all went smoothl...

August 26, 2015


After a long break and a very quiet summer in terms of runners the hitherto rusty pendulum that resuscitates the National Hunt season is steadily cranking into regular action. We have had the odd bit of action over the summer and were very pleased to see IVEBEENTHINKI...

March 20, 2015

Having had a rather quiet time in terms of winners and enjoyed watching Cheltenham last week I thought it best to write about one of the best stories in recent years. Furthermore, being a member of the Thoroughbred Breeders' Association, I hope Coneygree's Gold Cup suc...

March 4, 2015

I left the last blog eulogising about the satisfaction of homegrown success and on Sunday at Huntingdon we saw just that. Bertenbar came home a tenacious winner of the handicap chase under Ben Poste. Firstly, this is a triumph for a very successful family started by Ti...

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Thomas R Symonds

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