No AGA action today but the opportunity to visit Ampton for the first time was too good to miss, plus, thanks to Mr & Mrs Ellis, I was driven to the races in style (and very nice it was too). We set off at a very reasonable time, and I also contributed to the Ellis […]Read More Warm welcome for the AGA man at Ampton as the Dunston Harriers put on a pointing treat
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!
There’s a grandstand made out of hay bales, some melt in the mouth beef rolls, an ice cream van, lots of nice people and some pretty impressive horses, oh, and pigs, ducks, chickens and puppies! Welcome to life at Blackgrounds Farm in Chipping Warden, where Doug Harkin has a microphone in his hand as he prepares to […]Read More Brilliant Open Day at Pauline and Doug Harkin Racing
12 months ago we made a memorable trip to Ireland for an International Point-to-Point challenge, as we prepare to head out there again at the end of next week, I thought it would be a good idea to remind everyone just how good last years trip was. Here’s the blog post that I published in […]Read More Team Ireland v Team GB – a look back at the 2013 Tattersalls International Point-to-Point Challenge
There were a lot of fixtures to choose from during the Easter period, and with AGA championship points at stake, as well as qualification for the AGA final, choosing well was essential. Sandon was a very good choice!Read More Cottage Oak qualifies for the AGA final with an easy win at Sandon
With the start of the point-to-point season on the horizon, Pauline and Doug Harkin had invited their owners to Blackgrounds Farm for their traditional pre-season open morning. They had also invited the AGA man, so I asked my colleagues from AGA Cookshop if I could borrow their rather smart AGA Iconic Mini. They said yes and I set off for […]Read More The AGA Iconic Mini is a surprise guest at Pauline and Doug Harkin’s open morning