WHAT a weekend! Six runners at Kimble on Saturday returned four winners, a second and a third. It is my best haul at the track and the fact that three of them were ridden by my son, Joe, made it even more special. It might not have been the most competitive card ever, but you can only beat what’s put […]

It was definitely a weekend of two halves. On Saturday we hit the crossbar with two of our three runners at Horseheath and were arguably unlucky not to get a winner. Sharp Suit ran in the Ladies Open and was odds-on to win, although I never thought it was as clear-cut as that. The second favourite was running at his […]

We went to Newbury in the end with Harbour Court last Friday and he didn’t let us down, finishing fourth behind Twirling Magnet. He was only beaten a shade over seven lengths and we had to give the winner 7lb despite being rated 18lb inferior to him! His jumping, although occasionally deliberate, was all right and he ran a positive […]

So it wasn’t to be for Joe and Consigliere, but to finish 11th of 24 was no mean achievement. I think the ground and the morning rain just took things away from us slightly, and his stamina just ebbed away in the closing stages. It was a brilliant performance from On The Fringe to win, and interestingly, the second horse, […]

There’s a lot to get through this week but I don’t mind, it’s lovely to be able to tell readers about the five point-to-point winners we enjoyed at the weekend. Let’s start at Kingston Blount on Saturday where we had three winners and a second from five runners. Start Royal got the ball rolling for Georgina Andrews in the Ladies […]

I had only two runners at the weekend but it is very much the calm before the storm as things really kick off in the next couple of weeks. This Saturday we have the first of what I would call our home fixtures with Kingston Blount’s annual pre-Cheltenham fixture. We always aim to have as strong a squad as possible […]

It was a real Hill family outing at Doncaster on Wednesday. We ran Quinz who was trained by me, led up by Gaby, ridden by Joe, while Lawney was also there to lend support. The horse responded too with a cracking run to finish second behind Paint The Clouds, one of the favourites for the Foxhunter at Cheltenham. Quinz’s jumping […]

It was a relatively quiet week for us on the runners front, but that will all change soon. We have the big spring festivals around the corner, while our home fixtures at Kingston Blount and Kimble are looming large too. Today one of our biggest guns is being unleashed at Doncaster for a hunter chase we won in 2013 with […]

After two winners from two runners on Sunday I’m having to pinch myself a little bit as to how well the season is going – long may it continue. The big news came from Godstone where Consigliere won the Mens Open, thereby securing his ticket to the Cheltenham Festival next month for the Foxhunter. He did it in great style […]

You have to win ugly sometimes and that’s exactly what Harbour Court did on Sunday at Milborne St Andrew. It’s a strange feeling when you win but aren’t overjoyed with the way it happened. But that’s how myself and James Tudor felt after his victory. Maybe it’s just his style. Even in his biggest wins at Cheltenham and Stratford, it […]