His first two wins came with Aidan Coleman on for whom this was an emotional time as the Wyatt family who own Bertenbar had given him his first ride in this country. On the 3rd occasion Andrew Thornthon, who had won on him twice before, gained his 992nd winwhich gave us all great pleasure. This was a good team […]

Alan and Joe had been plotting for weeks and we worked out that if luck was on our side we could go through the card at Kimble. This would take an enormous slice of luck and also for the forecast rain to hold off. So when we woke on Easter Saturday to light drizzle we were note hopeful. This then […]

After a year’s planning and weeks of media scrutiny the Gold Cup and Foxhunters Day arrived. Victoria Pendleton, Alan, Paul, Yogi, Barry Orr and I had attended a media morning in London 10 days earlier to confirm/announce that Victoria would ride Pacha De Polder in the Fox Hunters at Cheltenham. We went in convoy to Cheltenham and Alice Plunkett had […]