JULY 2023 news…….We are well on course to have our best ever year here at GHR so let me start by thanking all our Owners for their trust and support. One of those owners had a very memorable day at Ffos Las at the start of the month. Sue Maine had her first ever winner when The Cola Kid won in tremendous style under promising apprentice Connor Planas and gave Sue a day she will remember forever. This was fully deserved after this lovely grey was just touched off by a short head in his previous run. Cola went on to run a close third beaten half a length at Bath and then a fast closing second at the same track. Halifax once again ran another nice race, this time at Newton Abbot when finishing third and is really consistent when the ground is right for him. Symbol of Hope ran a great race at Newbury when a fast finishing second and only a pixel behind the winner! A week later, same course and another fine run when third. Hopefully there’s a race waiting for him back at Bath. I don’t like running horses when ‘out of the handicap’ but there is no option sometimes and it proved to be the right decision when Justshortofabubble came second at Newton Abbot. Bubbles will go up steeply in the handicap for the run but should still be running off the minimum mark. Interestingly he remains on a lesser mark over hurdles! The month ended in frustration at Chepstow when all our three runners finished third but I was encouraged with the run of Thewaytothestars who despite being slightly impeded stayed on really well beaten in a three-way photo. She is on a winning mark now.GHR have their annual open day on Sunday 20 August, it’s a day for us to say thank you to our owners and racing club members. It’s a chance to see all our horses and will be particularly interesting now that the winter jumpers are back in. If you are thinking of getting a horse or being part of a syndicate or joining the Racing Club then give me a call and I will arrange an invitation. Come along, meet the wonderful team here and have a close look at our facilities and how each horse gets the individual attention it needs. We all look forward to seeing you. Take care everyone!