Yay! Not only did Secret complete the course but she came third! A great result, and the really pleasing thing was how well she finished her race - It was an uphill finish and she grew a pair of wings, overtaking a number of horses to the finish line. She absolutely loved it and was very reluctant to go back in the box when she saw the horses galloping past for the next race and she tried to go with them. She had a great day out and showed us a bit of promise. She has shown the boys a thing or two and hopefully they will now follow suit. The course was fantastic and I didn't see a lame horse. They had also moved a fence which caused all the problems last year and there were very few fallers, if any. A very good job done by the Edgcote team.
It was a really lovely days racing, particularly because owners were allowed and Roy, Carol and Steve had come to Blackgrounds first for a bottle of bubbles to celebrate being 'allowed out of prison' as Roy put it. We had a little picnic and then went to see Popalong and Popaway in the field whilst Doug also led the very playful Roy Boy around the yard - Popaway has produced some cracking youngsters. We are very lucky.
|Roy and Steve with Popaway and Jess|
|Roy Boy almost a year old|
|Roy with Roy Boy|