We’re pleased to report that the early momentum of the launch of the new collection is maintaining pace and sales are going great – so if you’re thinking of that Christmas present –don’t leave it too late.
Right – enough about the clothes – proper racing has started!!!!
What a cracking start to the season at the Cheltenham Showcase, 2 great days racing. To be honest there’s a lot of ‘stuff’ on t’internet about the actual races, so I’m not going to go on about that here, apart from to say, keep your eyes on Clerk’s Choice this season! After an impressive performance at Prestbury Park, it would be no surprise to see this one join the greats before his career is over. Also, what price Paul Carberry being the top jockey at The Open?
The showcase at Cheltenham is one of the rare occasions when the racing public, get a chance to get behind the scenes and take a look around, this is thoroughly recommended. It’s great to see the signed jockey’s pegs in the weighing room – wonder what’ll happen to them if any new weighing room development is undertaken?
Hurdlers Hall was given over to an exhibition of the organizations that help keep racing going. Particularly noteworthy was the farrier demonstration where Simon Claisse’s hunter ‘Harold’ patiently stood for a new pair of boots to be fitted. Also good to see the Cotswold RDA (Riding for the Disabled) – what a great little charity this is, they need all the support they can get so please feel free…..
It was good to meet up with “friends of Turf Legends”, including Eliza, ‘Voice of the races’, who interviewed us for her blog (nothing like a bit of cross-blogging). Nice to see Ray, from Final Furlong Forum and Mary from Cheltenham & 3 Counties Race Club. Two of our models were in attendance – Milly & Carl, didn’t get a chance to meet up with them sadly, but looking at the results Carl didn’t have too bad a day.
Young Jack, our top brand ambassador was mingling with the crowds – spreading the word, and managed to get a lift round the course with Toby during a race for his trouble! Well done Jack!
As some of you may have worked out we have a particular reason to watch Mr. Warner’s horses, so were a bit disappointed to see Oiseau de Nuit brought down at the second last, realistically it didn’t look as if a place was achievable at this stage of the race, and we’re pleased to report Oiseau came home none the worse for the experience.
Couldn’t end this blog without a special mention to Tony Howland, Head Groundsman at Cheltenham, Tony has, in medical terms ‘buggered his back’ so here’s wishing him a get well soon.
All in all, great start to the Cheltenham season. – Bring on The Open!