Things are looking up for the resumption of racing, both on the flat and over jumps. The flat looks set to start on 1st June, whilst jumps fixtures are being planned from the start of July. We will have a few flat runners ready to go in June, while our twenty or so first phase jumpers have completed their steady work and are heading to Arlary this week to start sprinting ready for July.
The past six weeks have been extraordinary as we adapt to life in lockdown.
While the majority of horses are relaxing in the fields the team has continued to improve the yard and gallops. Pictured are Emirat de Catana and Caboy delighted to hear that work is being done somewhere.
The woodchip at Kilduff and Arlary has been refurbished as has the deep sand gallop in preparation for…
When the 2019/20 British Jumps season was brought to a premature halt after the conclusion of racing at Taunton and Wetherby on Tuesday 17th March, Lucinda Russell Racing was sitting in a respectable 30th place in the trainer’s table with 32 winners from 332 starters and total prize money of £343,886, thus ensuring the yard was the leading Scottish stable for the eleventh season…
The 2019/20 season is over, ending unexpectedly, but giving us every reason to be proud and excited for the future.
With 32 winners and £342,000 in prizemoney we were in 30th position in the GB jumps trainers table we have continued to hold our own despite not having a crack at the end of season valuable races. The improving three mile hurdler, Mighty Thunder was our leading prizemoney…
The Coronavirus crisis has escalated rapidly in the past week and we are now in lockdown as the country tries desperately to slow the spread and diminish a peak of cases. It is a most serious issue and one that makes training and racing horses of very small relevance.
Of course, we must continue to look after our horses and we are doing so within the social distancing regulations and with…
These are difficult times for all as the threat of Coronavirus heightens and social distancing becomes the order for the future.
British horse racing has been banned despite our efforts to continue behind closed doors, while the Irish are able to keep racing, albeit that the situation may change at any moment. Of course, we are hugely disappointed to not be able to race on; our horses are…
The Cheltenham Festival was magnificent with high class racing and an incredible time in our Edinburgh Gin hospitality box. We are delighted to offer this facility to all of our owners and Edinburgh Gin is extremely generous in providing it.
Big River made the first day a cause for celebration; he jumped with fluency and stayed on up the hill to be beaten just three lengths into a close…
The lorry left for Cheltenham this morning driven by Jaimie with Hannah beside her. Both Big River and Mighty Thunder had a canter before they went and a ten minute session on the water treadmill.
Big River runs in the Ultima tomorrow, a race he was fourth in last year. His preparation then had been interrupted and this year we have been much happier with him. He also arrives on the back…
Sunday's are usually relaxed on the yard as the horses have a day off unless they are racing later that week, but today there is an extra excitement as the Cheltenham Festival starts on Tuesday.
We have two entries that are likely to run; Big River on Tuesday in the Ultima and Mighty Thunder on Thursday if he gets in to the Pertemps. Mighty needs five horses to come out and we will know…
We were justifiably delighted with the run of Max Appeal who won the bumper this afternoon at Ayr for One Team One Dream. A big chasing type with a strong pedigree the five year old was green but galloped away from his rivals in the closing stages to win on his debut. Anthea Smythe who bred Max, and her team of friends have a super type on their hands and we are looking forward to the future with…