We trust that everyone was able to have a bit of fun over the festive period and wish all our readers all the best for 2021 – hard to imagine that it can be worse for everyone than 2020 but who knows!
It feels like we have been struggling against the weather for weeks now. With hard frosts most days at the moment it takes a lot of work simply to get the horses out on exercise let alone work them properly but thanks to a huge effort by all the team here that is exactly what has happened. Wet and freezing conditions are the most difficult for us to deal with.

Much of the racing in the North has been abandoned so we have had no runners for a while. We have entered a couple for Kelso on the 17th but the weather doesn’t look particularly promising so we will wait and see