It’s really starting to feel like Autumn now, and it has to be said that the leaves around the Cotswolds have been stunning this year. On the subject of all things ‘natural’, it must be said that Cheltenham did a great job going ahead with the ‘showcase’ meeting in October, because left to nature alone the going should have been officially “Rock hard”.
The ‘showcase’ always feels a bit like a trial run, for The Open, (or the Paddy Power, The Thomas Pink, The Mackeson or even the Massey Ferguson – depending on how old you are), anyway, whatever you call it, it’s a cracking meeting, and I for one can’t wait.
National Hunt racing surely has to be one of the best things about the winter months.
Great to see ‘our’ Sam Thomas taking a really active part in The Morning Line, if you haven’t caught up with it yet, Sam rides out on various yards ‘hot prospects’ for the season ahead.
On the subject of ‘one for the ladies’ the Turf Legends ladies collection is moving on quite quickly now. Preliminary designs are at the sample stage and we’re pretty pleased with progress. To be honest we were overwhelmed by the reaction when we first asked the question “Should we do a ladies collection?” and didn’t really expect that the demand would be so positive – so thanks to all of you who have fedback your opinions to us – they are always greatly appreciated.
Sales of the current ranges are still strong and we are braced for the usual Christmas spike for Classic Colours – so much so that we’ve boosted stock of the Desert Orchid shirt, which was last Christmas’s clear winner. I have a sneaky suspicion that Rooster Booster (not available last year) is going to make quite an impression too this year.
Just one final comment to make in this blog, The Greatwood Hurdle is on Sunday 13th at Cheltenham (during The Open meeting) and as most of you know, Greatwood is an organisation close to us – so to end on a quick appeal, please, please do whatever you can to support them – because like all voluntary and charity organisations at the moment times are hard and horses don’t understand recessions. Thanks.