It was the end of an era for me last Friday at Stratford Racecourse and I enjoyed every minute of a long but happy day. The day started with the PPORA awards lunch and the Paddock Pavilion was bursting at the seams as 320 people gathered to listen to guest speaker, Nicky Henderson. He was followed by Luke Harvey – who hosted what […]Read More Farewell to the AGA final, it was fun while it lasted!
Is it really five years? That was the question I asked myself in the build-up to this, our fifth AGA final, and the fourth one where I have been organiser and front man. There will, of course, be lots of other questions to ask during the coming weeks, along with some detailed analysis. However, one […]Read More Pride and relief as the curtain comes down on another exciting season
What a contrast to Easter Monday 2014, Lydstep was my destination on that day, an eight hour round trip! This year, it was a short hop down the Fosse Way to Paxford, back home in time for tea! Lydstep was wonderful I might add, but next time I go I’m definitely staying over. Anyway, here […]Read More Spring sunshine, old friends and oh so close to a Royal AGA winner at Paxford
April has been and gone, we’re halfway through May and I’m playing catch up with my blog! That could involve an awful lot of words so I think the best plan is for me to let the photos do the talking, starting with a selection from Kimble!Read More A great day at Kimble ensures that April starts with a bang for AGA
The AGA All Comers championship reached the halfway stage on Saturday (28th March) at Larkhill. It was what you would call typical Larkhill weather (cold), but the welcome was as warm as ever and there was another landmark for the AGA sponsorship as we sponsored our first ever Mens Open race.Read More The AGA All Comers championship is too close to call as we reach the halfway stage
Where has the last month gone? It doesn’t seem like five minutes since we were stood in the freezing rain at Chaddesley Corbett back in February and now April is just around the corner – and I’m playing catch up with my blog posts (4 to catch up on). The first of the 4 was at […]Read More It’s catch up time for the AGA man with three point-to-point fixtures in one blog post – Chaddesley Corbett, Kingston Blount and Hackwood Park!
We had a good feeling as we headed down the Fosse Way to Cocklebarrow Farm on Sunday (25th January), in fact such was the good mood that we were even singing along to Steve Wright’s Sunday Love Songs (we like Wrighty but we don’t usually do love songs!). Anticipation was high that we would witness some […]Read More Point-to-point horse racing with a difference as the Heythrop provide something for everyone on a superb day in the Cotswolds
It’s 6am, the car is completely white and it is foggy and freezing outside. I’m grumpy and I don’t want to leave the house, I even put this on social media (along with a photo of me looking suitably grumpy). Mrs S is a non-runner so I hit the road on my own, along with […]Read More Slow start for the AGA man but Larkhill is a huge success, despite the dodgy playlist!